Date Title
Feb 26, 2004 Lowell
Feb 27, 2004 Emotional Night
Mar 18, 2004 Hello Atlanta
Mar 18, 2004 Z93 and Styx Rock Atlanta Hard Rock Cafe
Mar 22, 2004 Did You Know?
Mar 27, 2004 Life Is A Beach
Apr 01, 2004 Does This Look Like A Man Who's Ready To Go Back On The Road?
Apr 09, 2004 No, Your Honor, I Said I Was Going To TAMPER With Her
Apr 10, 2004 Thank You Tampa/St. Pete
Apr 15, 2004 Let's Get This Engine Started
Apr 26, 2004 Styx 1st To Record At Chess Studios 2120 S. Michigan In 15 Years
Apr 27, 2004 We're Here! This Is The View From My Room
Apr 29, 2004 Johnnie Johnson Speaks at 2120 News Conference
Apr 29, 2004 Chicago Tribune
Apr 30, 2004 Hey Memphis!
May 03, 2004 Getting Close
May 06, 2004 Thank You Cleveland, Hello Indianapolis!
May 07, 2004 Styx Follows VH1 Outing With Headlining Tour
May 08, 2004 Giving New Meaning To The Term "Front Men"
May 11, 2004 VH1 Music First
May 15, 2004 Texas Views
May 16, 2004 Houston Ruled
May 18, 2004 Albuquerque, We're Here, We're Caffeinated, and Ready To Rock!
May 19, 2004 Thank You Alarqueque
May 19, 2004 Luke AFB, Thanks For The Hospitality
May 20, 2004 VH1 Music First
May 25, 2004 Greetings From Colorado
May 28, 2004 JY: Styx On Tour
May 28, 2004 Hello, Salt Lake City
May 29, 2004 2120 Signals New Era For STYX
May 29, 2004 Thank You Idaho Falls, Idaho and Hello George Washington
Jun 05, 2004 LA Times On Eric Clapton's Monumental Weekend
Jun 08, 2004 Ronald Reagan
Jun 19, 2004 Jay Mouton Reviews Chatanooga Show
Jun 20, 2004 Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 23, 2004 Hello, NYC!
Jun 23, 2004 Todd Rips It Up In NYC
Jun 25, 2004 VH1 Music First
Jul 04, 2004 Hello, Ohio
Jul 07, 2004 What A Difference A Couple of Days Make
Jul 07, 2004 New Member Of The Family
Jul 09, 2004 Aidin Vaziri insults Styx and Styx Fans
Jul 10, 2004 Hot Springs, Arkansas, you Were Awesome
Jul 11, 2004 Making Up Was Easy To Do
Jul 12, 2004 Spokane
Jul 15, 2004 So Long Spokane
Jul 21, 2004 We'll Be Right Back
Jul 22, 2004 Does This Look Like A Man Who's On Vacation
Aug 03, 2004 Styx at the Vic
Aug 07, 2004 Hello Colorado
Aug 07, 2004 Ole' Ole' Ole' Oh Lay Thah!!!
Aug 08, 2004 Rockin' At The Buffalo Chip
Aug 14, 2004 The Dells Sure Rang Our Bells
Aug 15, 2004 Nick Rogers reviews Styx in Springfield, IL
Aug 20, 2004 Hello Boise
Aug 22, 2004 Greetings From The Road
Aug 24, 2004 Suiting Up For The Show
Aug 24, 2004 Alaska, YOU Are Awesome!!!
Aug 26, 2004 We Love Alaska
Sep 10, 2004 We Are Here, Are You?
Sep 11. 2004 We Are Still Here, Encore!
Sep 15, 2004 Hello Montana
Sep 15, 2004 Montana Rocked!
Sep 17, 2004 Hello, Washington State
Sep 17, 2004 Puyallup, WA, Rocked In The Rain
Sep 18, 2004 Massula ROCKED Hard!
Sep 24, 2004 Albuquerque Was A Smokin' Gig
Sep 25, 2004 Unleashed In Henderson...
Sep 28, 2004 Back On Our Heads
Sep 28, 2004 SMILE/Thank You Alpine and Vejas!
Sep 30, 2004 Saratoga Ruled!
Oct 01, 2004 When In Ventura, Do What The Venturas Do!
Oct 06, 2004 Today In The Life
Oct 08, 2004 Hello From Konocti Harbor
Oct 15, 2004 Styx Is In Rama, Mama!
Oct 16, 2004 Gowan in Gowanville
Oct 23, 2004 Hola De Puerto Rico
Oct 25, 2004 Loose Lips, Synch Ships
Oct 26, 2004 New Orleans In October...
Oct 28, 2004 New Orleans, Updated
Nov 18, 2004 Inmates Running The Assylum at 135 Stations
Nov 21, 2004 If It Weren't for Flashbacks, We'd Have No Memory At All...
Nov 22, 2004 Styx To Play Christmas Party
Nov 27, 2004 Styx Rocked The Boat
Dec 04, 2004 All Star Jams
Dec 06, 2004 Styx To Play Christmas Party
Dec 07, 2004 Q104 Christmas Bash Was A Smash
Dec 09, 2004 Back In The Studio



Life Is A Beach...

MARCH 27, 2004

Hello Friends,

Thank you to everyone who came to last night's show in the desert town of Coachella, CA, a few miles outside Palm Springs. Our favorite STYX CHYX helped to make it another unforgettable night in STYXworld.

Thanks also goes to Ronee and Andrea Pena who came all the way from Los Angeles. It was the first time Ronee had gotten a chance to hear the baritone Jazzmaster he built for me, and I was thrilled because I knew he was gonna love it. Many of you probably recognized him from our site. He also delivered "Li'l J" to me, the standard tuning brother Jazzmaster to my baritone. It's a dandy, with a capital D!

Mike Casey and I have been the best of friends since I had a home in Palm Desert back in the late 70's. Mike taught me how to play tennis and has been there for me through thick and thin. I've watched his son Christopher go from a little tyke to fine full grown man with a great life of his own.

Bobby Riccio and his family have kept me feeling Italian with the insanely delicious food from "Riccio's," their restaurant in Palm Springs that has been a favorite of people in the entertainment industry for decades, including Frank Sinatra, Robert Evans, Andy Williams, Harry Caray and an endless list of others who know where to go for the real thing. Bobby and his brothers and sisters took over from his Uncle Tony years ago and the tradition lives on. He set us up with a box of food for the bus ride back to Los Angeles that included two different pasta dishes, fish, calamari, a selection of home made bread, and two quarter wheels of Italian cheese that had us in a mild quandary as to how we would divvy it up once we got home. (I pledged to get it cut into threes and to get Ricky and Todd their shares). Not to bore you with food stories, but you have to understand, dining on Riccio's food is almost a religious experience!

If anybody noticed a big Band-Aid on my right thumb, it was from a home improvement accident last Monday. I overestimated my ambidexterity when scoring a large piece of plastic sheeting and slipped and poked my thumb really good with a razor. I should have gotten stitches, but as an old horseman I knew in Michigan used to like to say, "It's a long way from my heart" and instead Jeanne put a good pressure bandage on it and it's healing nicely. You ever notice how whenever you ding yourself up, that this seems to be the spot where your friends give you a good smack, or you'll bump into a doorway as you pass through? Last night at the end of the show I was handing out a few guitar picks to people at the foot of the stage when one eager young lady grabbed my hand and dug her fingernail into my bandaged thumb. "Yikes!" I said to myself, but also I was pleased to see that it had healed enough that it didn't open back up. It's the little things in life, isn't it? And apparently, there really is always a bright side...

Jeanne and I couldn't resist heading to the beach today. Us and a quite a few like-minded others laid out on blankets and towels and listened to the sound of the waves, watched kids, dogs, surfers, couples of all ages, shapes and sizes all enjoying the perfect day. Clyde lost two sticks in the pounding surf, having decided early on that he didn't care for getting engulfed by the waves. You've never seen happier dogs than when they are at the beach. A dog's life indeed

But now it's time to head back home, catch up on a few CSI's and NYPD's on tiVo, and call it a day. I'm still buzzing from the gig last night. Thanks again to everyone who made it so.

Next STYX stop, FLORIDA!


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