Keep on keepin' on.....
It's been a whirlwind of a week for us. Thank you to everyone who came out to the Ottobar to support us last Friday. It was a great show and a ton of fun (as always). Definitely one of our favorite clubs.
As a point of reference, while defenders. is a new(ish) project, we've all been playing in bands and touring the world for years. The Ottobar always just feels like home to us. Great staff.. great vibes etc...
On another, sadder note... I found out today that one of my best friends from childhood took his own life 2 days ago. I don't care to put his business out there publicly, but needless to say it's a tragedy.
No matter how bad things may seem, or how much stress you have, the real victims of suicides are the families and friends left behind when you are gone. It's not a judgement, but a reality. I know his family and can't imagine what they are dealing with. He was one of the smartest people I've ever met and I shared a lot of laughs with him. His mischievous smile, charm and quick wit were a one of a kind. The world will miss you. RIP my friend.
It sounds simple, but sometimes you have to take time, clear your mind and focus on the good things in life. You are loved.