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The Pack Family Journal is a place where we gather text and images of our lives, adventures and travels. This is a very personal site, written openly and honestly. Enjoy.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Another Good Day!

Another good day today! We might have a dream come true, send us positive thoughts. The Phoenix Dance Conservatory got back to us and want to meet to discuss their working with us on our new opera. Nearly all year we have been working on writing a guitar dance opera. It is the story of a charmed guitar and the lives of the musicians the guitar encounters along the way from 1945 to present day.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

SUNDAYS Everyday!

Sunday is the best day of the week. Rachel says every day is Sunday for us and she might be right, but I still like the real deal. Today we made it that much better by calling both our moms just to say "hi" and let them know we love and think of them. Oh yah, and I get to eat bacon guilt free. Today we are just going to play music all day. We are working on some new swing, jazz and jump blues tunes, that we're really diggin'. I'm even learning some new gypsy jazz, which I'm a big fan of. I figure if Django played it with only 2 fingers on his fretting hand, I should have no problem with all 5 fingers :-) In any case, make your Sunday great too. If you want to hear some great music Google Django Reinhardt, you might dig him too. Django and Ernest Ranglin are my two new favorite guitar players.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

A Tire Bubble That Almost Cost an Amp

It was almost a perfect day. Stopped to get gas on the way to meeting a guy to get a new guitar amp and as I ALWAYS DO, I check my tires. I'm always a bit paranoid about tires, since our entire house and home rides on them. Well, wouldn't you know it, the inside dually (two tires together) had a Nerf football size bubble in it on the sidewall. 

Once I knew that, we couldn't take the freeway of course, but then again I didn't want to lose the chance at this new amp. So we limped slowly on sides streets the 15 miles to meet the guy with the amp. We were late of course, but he was cool about it. We made the deal, got the amp and then limped back to our campgrounds. 

I'm sure if Mom, either of them read this they might be upset that I drove it like this. We discussed it,

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Boondocking Life is Good!

Life is good. Boondocking in Phoenix west valley waiting for the show in Puerto Penasco. Found a really great place with lots of trails and with only the sounds of passing planes or coyotes and we have the whole place to ourselves. Great cell service and plenty of time to get things done. New songs, a new play, the Blues Against Hunger compilation CD, Baja Blues Against Hunger tour, Baja Hunger Fest 2018, and lots of Baja Good Life Club parties - this is going to be a great season. - Rachel & Sixx.

Monday, October 9, 2017

On the Move Edwards to Albuquerque Running from the Cold!

On the move and running from the cold. We played Friday night in Edwards Colorado with our drummer for the night Avon City Councilman Jake Wolf. It was fun and what a BEAUTIFUL PLACE...near Vail, Avon, Beaver Creek that area...started getting pretty darn cold. We stayed the night at the brewery and enjoyed some amazing beers. My favorite was Hookiebobb (which mean to hitch a ride up a hill by a car bumper in the pre-ski lift days and the 20 Hop IPA the bartender gave me as a gift...a special beer aged 6 months, with an ABV of 8.6% (alcohol), SRM of 6 (malt color), and IBU of 90 (International Bitterness Rating), $20 a bottle or $10 a glass and worth every drop. LOVE CRAZY MOUNTAIN BREWING.

Balloon Fiesta all week until the 15th
Edwards Colorado
Then on Saturday morning, we hauled ass over the Vail-Summit to Denver... warm beautiful day. Again what a fun jam and our drummer for the night was Carleton Pike, an incredible drummer. Every song was as if he had been playing with us for years. He reminded us of first time we met our good friend and drummer Ron Rando in San Felipe. In any case, great night and we even had a new great friend Sis', a bass player