On Facebook, I found that my friend Kenny Lewis was getting his old band, No Promises, back together for a gig. I told Kenny that I'd call him and set up a time to talk to the boys.
I found out that the rehearsal space is Todd Buckner's shop, which is close to my house. So I went to the interview and instead of going all the way back downtown, just went home.
I'll write the story for next week's To Do.
It's amazing how these guys have grown up and are grown-ups. OK, they're still goofy, but they're men now.
Thinking of these guys, when I got on FB tonight, I got one of those instant messages from Billy Mack Sanders. Mack was the guitarist for Anthem, the South Carolina-based band that used to play the Zodiac Lounge on Buena Vista Road for several years back in the 1970s.
A few weeks ago, I e-mailed David Berry, Anthem's leader, and my best friend. A co-worker wanted me to ask if he still had copies of the first Anthem album. Yes, I said album. Disc. He did, and mailed it to me. There is a very happy woman at the Ledger-Enquirer.
David and I spoke on Skype a couple of times. I absolutely love Skype. Whoever invented that is a genius!
Mack is a DJ Friday-Saturday between 8 p.m.-midnight on www.mixradio.com I'm going to listen, and those of you who are Anthem fans might want to also. He says it's mostly indie music.
Anthem had a reunion show a couple of years ago.
There are a couple of things these two bands have in common is No Promises is reuniting for a gig and Anthem did one. And they are all great friends.
One other thing. the guys in Anthem are my age. No Promises are younger. Much younger.
But I know they'll have as much fun as Anthem did.