Thursday, April 23, 2009

Persistence pays off

"You are the most persistent person I've ever met" — Chris Neal, Mid-Fi Guy and road manager for the Supersuckers.

Riveter got to open for the Supersuckers.

Of course, we also wrote a song about lead singer Eddie Spaghetti (called Spot the Bunny — that song title is a long story, but basically it's called that because Laurena is mean). We also wrote a song, called Creepy Girl, about how one of us in the band stalked the Supersuckers obsessively (OK, it's about me).

And now here we are.

Earlier this year we released our EP "Snatch" which includes "Get Out" — our song inspired by Bret Michaels and the glorious VH-1 show, Rock of Love.

We're opening for the Bret Michaels Band tomorrow at the Mesa Theater.

This didn't happen because we're lucky or were in the right place at the right time. This happened because we made it happen.

Our song (much to the contrary of popular opinion) "Snatch" is about seizing opportunity whenever possible.

We've had to beg, promise, cajole, plead, do a little dance, make many phone calls, send many e-mails, make many in-person visits and then work our asses off to get where we are today.

And you know what? It totally pays off.

On our way to dinner last night I was telling Margaret that this was a good opportunity for her to see how hard work and persistence does pay off.

This is how she replied: "Yeah, OK, but you don't have to be all crazy about it."

Having a rock-star mom who is opening for Bret Michaels tomorrow night is just so boring to an 8-year-old — but it's beyond exciting for her mama.

1 comment:

Ladybug650 said...

Congrats! Don't forget all the little people now that you're like gonna be famous!