Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Is this thing on???


Hi kids, what the %&*@$! is up? This is the first post to my new blog (what the hell does blog mean anyway?) What a great time being down at the Cabo Wabo for Sammy's "Are We Having Any Fun Yet?" boat cruise bash. The Wabos were on fire and The Other Half was officially in the house!

I'm in the San Fran area and we just wrapped up rehearsals for the Other Half tour. Everybody is smokin' and the set list is on fire! Vic and Bro are kicking ass!!! I'm excited as hell for the first show in Lake Tahoe. We've got a few surprises in store - some songs we haven't played in quite some time and I'm really looking forward to rockin' with all of our fans this summer.

It feels like such a long time since the last VH tour ended. Sammy and I can't wait to get out there again and party with each and every one of you crazy mofos!!!!!

I hope you'll check in with me and my blog regularly as I'll be posting often about what's happening on and off stage throughout the summer tour.

Here's a few pix from rehearsals to kick things off. See ya at the Tahoe Wabo! Ow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Click HERE to view pix!
Michael

32 Comments:

Blogger sdm said...

have fun & best of luck!!

sdm

7:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike...
It is so good to see you and Sam out there having fun. To be honest with you, the state of VH is pretty dismal and we can only hope it gets better. But for now, you and Sam need to go out there and tear it up like nobody's bizness.

Jon Pool

8:03 AM  
Blogger Bonzoholic said...

Rock the nation guyz. Say Mike, will The Insulters be opening any of these dates ;-)

8:04 AM  
Blogger theAxeman said...

It's on, Mike!

8:17 AM  
Blogger TN Squire said...

Love the blog. Got tix to the Nashvegas show & can't wait. Taking my 10 y/o who is pumped! Pull out "Simple Rhyme"

8:47 AM  
Anonymous Trevor L. Johnson said...

Mikey can't wait to CU N TAHO!! The wife and I and Timmy Bones and Tanya are hitt'n all 3 shows the first weekend, and on-stage for the gig on the 6th. 1 day, 4 hours, 9 minutes and 42 seconds until it is time to ROCK.

Thanks for keepin' it real and rock'n us each and everytime.

Your pal,
Trevor
chetou812

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mikey...
I saw you and Sam tear it up with Matt Sorum on October 15th in Cabo. I was on your side of the stage just rockin' out. Anyhoo, I'm seein' you two again on June 3rd, and I can't wait!
Also, your hot sauce and mustard kicked my ass... It's great!

See ya on the 3rd!!!


myspace.com/travisbarton

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rock everyones socks off guys. Can't wait for the tour i got my tix already :)

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best of luck! To you guys hope you tear it up. I already got my tix already :)

10:40 AM  
Blogger BailOrgana said...

Oh man, please play
HEAR ABOUT IT LATER and FEELS SO GOOD

Owwwwwwwww. ;)

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can only dream about you guys touring this outside the US!..please come to Asia!!!!

2:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is cool! I love updates fromt he road. Thanks for being so nice to us in Cabo last Thursday and for all the great pictures!

5:10 AM  
Blogger timxx said...

Mike,
Great to hear you and Sam will be jamming together again. I'll be at the Nashville show, celebrating my (gasp!) 40th BIRTHDAY! So if you get a chance, raise a glass that night for Tim X.
ROCK ON BOYS!

7:10 AM  
Blogger EmpyreLounge said...

hope you guys hit the boston area soon...would love to check out the show!! right now looking forward to seeing gary & nuno rocking out with a mini run of Extreme dates!

7:31 AM  
Anonymous batch said...

Hi Mike, Hi readers!
... Just a quick and simple question.. hope to have an answer:
Any chance to see you in Europe (ITALY) anytime soon??

8:20 AM  
Anonymous Jim said...

You guys are so damn rockin for doing this!

Is there a tour schedule anywhere? Hope you hit the backroads of North Carolina! I'll be there!

Jim

8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mikey - love the blog! I'll see you on Sat the 6th - VIP Baby!

9:00 AM  
Anonymous John said...

Hey Mikey,
Best of luck to you guys on the tour. I know you'll have a ball. I look forward to seeing you guys down in San Diego. I play in a Sammy / Van Halen tribute band called OU812. We are doing a show for CABO WABO at the WAVEHOUSE in Mission Beach on July 30th and then jumping on the party bus to the show. Come on by. www.OU812BAND.COM

9:15 AM  
Blogger MadPotsy said...

Mikey

Really looking forward to hearing you and Sam together again with the other half, should be wild, thanks for sticking things out there again for the fans, will be heading out from Ontario Canada to see the shows in Buffalo and Detroit on back to back nights in July, can't wait... by the way the Hot Sauce is great, will have to place another order soon as it seems to get used up way fast....
Thanks again this summer should be "On The Beach"

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike you are da man. Got to thank you and Sam for keeping the Spirit of VH alive. Can't wait for thr "homecoming" to Glen Helen Regional Parrrk! Rock On.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Chicago Socialista said...

http://madanthonyblog.blogspot.com/atom.xml

"Blog" is colloquially defined as being short for "Weblog." Like Captain Kirk's log, only on the web...

Or something equally silly. ;)

Welcome to Blogspot. See you this summer!

Bonnie 8^)

12:09 PM  
Blogger Kevin C said...

Thanks for keeping the music alive! Will see you in Tahoe and probably the south bay later in the summer.

Would love to see you guys do hear about it later, so this is love and atomic punk.

Oh, and you guys should bring Y&T out with you!

12:58 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

Hey Mike! I wonder what these "surprise" songs will be. And are you singing lead on any songs? :)

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Gord said...

Mike,

Good luck with the tour! How about extending it to include some Canadian dates?

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike, glad to see you guys having fun, I just wanted to know if there was any chance of the Other Half making it to Southern Ontario, Canada?

Thx,
Chris

11:05 AM  
Blogger CaboLance said...

Good luck with the new tour. Unfortunately, like the 2004 tour with Van Halen, I will miss this one. I am currently serving my second tour in Iraq. Any chance for a USO tour of Iraq and Afghanistan?!?!?!?!

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Grover said...

Mike,

Thank you for taking the time to talk to your fans. If only a certain guitar player you've worked with cared that much...

You are a class act and the fans know it.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Marcia Marcia Marcia said...

Hey Mikey....thanks for playing on Thurs., the night BEFORE the cruise goers in Cabo....us Ohio sisters had an awesome time, even if we don't remember it (damn CTW!)
*Drunker & Drunker* will see you in Columbus, Pittsburgh & Indy shows! Love ya!
Marcia :)

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Drummerchick said...

Mikey, your heart has always been in the right place. Your humility & passion for music is beautiful.We appreciate it very much!!
Hey, Play some solos like the old days. You were a little conservative in the last tour. You are an exciting & skilled player- kick out some riffs from the old days!
Please tell Sammy to play, "High Hopes"- I love that song!!! Also were praying for Ed, he seems like he is slipping away. I wish he would wake-up. If everyone could leave their ego's at the door....Anyway, You have a great spirit- See ya- Drummerchick, (yes, I play drums & I'm a chick-haha)

7:59 PM  
Blogger Danny Mac said...

Hey Mike...

As a fellow lefty who plays righthanded bass, I have to say you're one of my absolute favorite bassists- because you obviously have the chops to rip shit up, but you also know when to chill out and hold it down. I'm amazed that you've managed to stay grounded after all you've experienced. Keep up the awesome work.

6:24 PM  
Blogger CJDavidson said...

"How the FUCK you been?"
..great blog!!
thx

3:57 AM  
Blogger WaboratzX2 said...

Wow,,,I'm not much of a computer girl..The blog sign up thing kinda scared me off a bit so I sent a "Thank You" to your comments email section for our 2 flippin' awesome shows here in Bakersfield. Also an email regarding the great shirts we bought from your "store" which are perfect!!!Tonight I took the plunge and figured out the blogger account.(?) Brave New World for this Baby Boomer..
Dan and Karen from Bakersfield
PS HEY Lois!!!

11:24 PM  

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