Two years ago we were invited to play PAX. As is often the case with my band, we had some staffing difficulties and due to a last minute dropout we had to cancel PAX at the eleventh hour, which sadly they haven’t forgotten about. We’ve got some great supporters out there who want us to play PAX this August (and I want to, too) but the short answer was “no.” I feel a general undirected anger and need to vent about that – not anger directed at PAX, it’s hardly their fault – just about the situation and how it came to be. And anger about the fact that even if PAX said “yes,” as much as I’d like to take control of the situation there’s just nothing I can do about the fact that there are three other people in the band and a border crossing involved, and I have no power over those forces. So mixed in with that frustration is a little bit of relief. It would suck even worse if they said okay and then despite my best efforts we fail to pull through again. I think the answer is: NERDY SIDE PROJECT! In fact that could be the name of the band. Who’s in? Must have a valid passport and driver’s licence! It’s even better if you live in Washington – because that’s where your equipment would have to end up! Talent optional.