I just found out last night that one of my favorite local bands – EastonAshe – has split up, gone their separate ways, basically kaputzville. I am not happy about this. They’re a talented bunch of guys. Okay, they haven’t completely broken up. There’s one remaining member. That would be the lovely blue-eyed lead singer Ryan Sims. He’s a sweetheart and I love him to death.
Geoff Jouas is quite possibly one of the best drummers I’ve seen. He’s always reminded me of Tommy Lee. I remember thinking that as I sat across from him at the Saddle Ranch Chop House in West Hollywood after their show.
Over the last however many years it’s been, I have spent a lot of time with the boys of EastonAshe, with exception to this last year. I’ve seen three different bassists – GK Mack (also solo now), Nathan, and Jason, all wonderful guys – and have attended many concerts. I’ve even worked for them during a New Year’s Eve bash in Cave Creek. Too bad I was drugged that night, but that’s another story that may exist somewhere in this blog. I’ve celebrated birthdays with them, and on one occasion, had Tony the light guy and my fellow Italian sing to me on his birthday three days after mine. These guys are like family to me and I love every one of them. It’s so sad to see this happen.
I wish all of you the best, guys, and I will miss seeing your shows and hanging out. Hell, I miss that anyway.
I hope you all find your dreams, whatever they may be!