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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

Albuquerque, We're Here, We're Caffeinated And Ready To ROCK!

Journal Pavilion
Alberqueque, NM
May 18, 2004

Hello Friends,

We're in Albuquerque today and the change in altitude and humidity (lack thereof) tell us we're not in Texas anymore. It's an incredibly beautiful ride through the desert which Ricky and I awoke early enough to catch a good amount of yesterday morning. I don't think you can ever get used to beauty of the New Mexico desert. And then the gradual change to green as you near Albuquerque is made all the more dynamic by contrast.

To all our friends in San Antonio who spent the evening with STYX there, our sincere thanks. We had a great time there as always. I got to visit with Bill Stevens, who was our sound engineer back in the late 70's and has been a college professor in Austin for quite a few years since traveling with STYX back in the day. Texas life has been good to Bill and he always likes to come see the latest technology we employ in our current productions. Curiosity may have killed the cat, but for us upright two-legged variety, it's what keeps us alive and looking forward to the next day ahead of us. Bill's still got it big time, and it's always nice to see STYX alumni as we travel.

We were relieved that the storm that knocked our Oklahoma City show out for the time being didn't follow us across the country to Dallas, Houston and San Antonio the way it was threatening to. You can imagine, weather is just something that comes with the notion of playing Amphitheaters in the spring and summer time, and as much as we dread their eminence, often when they do come, as was the case in Nashville, these shows become more memorable than almost all the others, just because we all got to play in the rain the way we used to when we were kids. But when the temperatures dip too low, and conditions are too miserable and perhaps dangerous for you and us, sometimes we have to pull the trigger and do the right thing, which regrettably is to reschedule.

I don't think weather will be a factor here tonight, other than maybe drinking a little more water to keep the vocal cords lubed up!

STYX fan Gabriel Ortiz, who works at Starbuck's in Albuquerque, got me good yesterday when he said they would not accept my Starbuck's card, nor would he accept cash from me. He then said he would like to buy my coffee as a gesture of his appreciation. Man, got me GOOD! But I got him back. He's now on my guest list for tonight and he's giving his ticket (he'd already bought) to his brother. One good deed deserves another! It's good to be in STYX!!!

P.S. Oh yes, here's another laugh you can have at my expense. After the show in San Antonio, I was enjoying the great water pressure and comfortable temperature of an after-show shower in the dressing room there at the venue. I should preface this by telling you that in a large percentage of places we play, the showers are often a grab bag of crazy old shower heads, little or no hot water, not much pressure, ot way too much pressure and in general not like the comfort of home. When they are good, we all appreciate it. This was a dandy and I was there for a good soaking. I started thinking to myself, "Chuck took my Hard Rock hooded bath robe that was in the empty bunk on our bus, thinking it was his and I bet HIS is still in it's plastic wrapper in his wardrobe case..." (I had been trying to unravel the case of my missing robe which was a gift from our manager to us all in Chicago, and EUREKA! I thought I'd figured it out!) In my excitement I reached to turn off the water but instead of turning it off, I turned it to scalding hot! YEOW! And as I bobbed and weaved to avoid the blistering water on vital parts of my anatomy, I grabbed for the handle again and slammed my thumb up against the rough edge of it sending a flash of OUCH up my arm before shutting it off. Now I'm a little scalded, bleeding, smarting but at the same time very amused at the crazy 2 or 3 seconds of mayhem I'd just experienced, smacking me out of my little shower day dream. So if you're close enough to see the cut on my right thumb tonight, you can have another little giggle on my tab.

It's on the house. I'm happy to be of service...



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