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

Hello From Konocti Harbor...

Downtown Rocks
Modesto, CA
October 8 2004

Hello Friends,

We arrived here in Clear Lake, CA around, let's see, you know I don't know when we arrived, but Lawrence and I were the last to check in which was around 11 AM this morning. Any way, we're here now, looking forward to a sound check/rehearsal so we can go over "Criminal Mind" and "Suite Madame Blue." We're dusting them off especially for our upcoming shows in Canada later this week.

Last night we played a street fair in downtown Modesto, CA. It was a beautiful, cloudless October night and the streets were bulging with Modestonites who came to ROCK. Man was it fun. The wind kicked up during Renegade and Lawrence and I were kidding afterward that we looked like a Michael Jackson video (not the ones with him and the plaintiffs), like "Dirty Diana." I guess you had to be there... It was funnier last night :-I

We watched Brian Wilson's "Beautiful Dreamer" again on Showtime on the way here last night. It was even better the second time. Miss Taylor looked beautiful in every shot, which isn't surprising since she's all that in real life and a great singer to boot. Afterwards as we were winding down, Lawrence found an independent film about hanky panky in a 16th century manor where an entomologist truly believed he had the good fortune of marrying into the wealthy family only to find his wife up to the ultimate taboo (no, this was not on the SPICE channel) with her brother. I'm telling you this because Lawrence told me today how it ended. I was actually sound asleep within minutes of turning it on in my bunk.

...Just back from soundcheck and we got our two songs squared away. Once more before we play them next week and we'll be good to go. I don't have my electric 12 string or my mandolin with me so I had to transpose ACM to the acoustic 12 string and also played SMB on it which we all agreed sounded better than the electric 12. Maybe that's how I should do it next week? Oh, sorry--talking to myself...

When we were through with the business at hand we tried to jam on some of the music on SMILE. HA! Not exactly 12 bar blues, but every so often we stumbled through some of it. Part of the charm of SMILE is that it is not done to a click (the electronic metronome which is behind virtually all modern recording). The human factor is there, pushing and pulling in a very subtle way which makes it organic even as it glides, spirals and soars through each movement.

The views here in Konocti Harbor are spectacular, especially down behind the venue. Earlier there were ski races going on and skiers must have been doing 50 mph behind these souped up boats which sounded more like dragsters. No one fell as far as I could tell and I'm glad. It must hurt like hell to bite the lake at that speed.

Thank you again Modestonians for the California hospitality last night. You hung in there to the very end and we hated to go, but we'll be back!

See you tonight down by the lake...



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