Jul
29
2008

Giant Waterfalls, Giant Donuts, Giant Chicken

Miss Edna

It has been too long since I posted one of our photo blog/road journals. We have been busy working on the release of our new album “The Whole Fam Damnily.” It comes out August 5th! And now… The Miss Edna in Saugatuck, MI.

Superman

Superman watches over Metropolis, IL way down on the Ohio River.

Super Museum

More from Metropolis, IL

Rev Tattoo

Check out this awesome tattoo on a fan from Ohio. It is the Rev. Peyton face from the Big Damn Nation album cover, complete with an inked in Rev. Peyton signature. What a supreme honor.

Amanda's House

We are fortunate to have been able to meet some really amazing people across the world. Our dear friend Jason Webley introduced us to another one, Amanda Palmer. She is in the Dresden Dolls, and these are pictures from the home in Boston where she lives. It looks like something out of a twisted fairy tale. Amazing to say the least. She was kind enough to let us all stay there when we toured through Boston with Jason.

Amanda's Yard

This is more from Amanda’s house.

Virginia Lighthouses

Lighthouses off the coast of Virginia. I put these two pics together.

Sarah's Kitchen

One of the last real Mississippi Delta Jukes in existence is Sarah’s Kitchen in Clarksdale, MS. Miss Sarah said that our last show there set an attendance record. What an honor. Here we are with Miss Sarah herself outside of her famous establishment.

Roger Stolle

This photo is taken inside Cat Head also in Clarksdale, MS. Here I am with our pal Roger Stolle. He promotes shows and owns Cat Head – one of the coolest places on the planet. Folk art and Blues music record store. We are lucky to know someone as dedicated as Roger.

Bumper Chicken

A giant metal chicken made out of car bumpers. Brundidge, AL. Words cannot describe how killer this is.

Bama Highest Point

Breezy and Jayme stand in awe at the highest point in Alabama with Otis Gibbs who was opening for us on tour, and Dave our pal who has been on the road helping to tour manage, etc. We drove hours out of our way to get to this point. I can’t say we were disappointed , but it wasn’t the vista we expected.

Otis in Nashville

Otis Gibbs figured we should get a picture in front of this landmark spot in Nashville, TN while we were there.

Big Al's

While driving through Post Falls, Idaho on the way to Seattle we passed Big Al’s. Breezy and I celebrated our anniversary at the Mud Bog’s being hosted there.

Hogwash

This is a photo of “Hogwash” at the Mud rally in Post Falls, ID.

Revstock Shirt

Our first headlining music festival, Revstock 08, was a HUGE success. Hundreds came, and everyone had fun – even the cops. Here we see a young lady posing in her homemade Revstock shirt.

Revstock Sign

This is the sign that volunteers painted for outside of the festival. This event really was special. Unfortunately I only got a few pics. If you have some please send them in, or post them at the new forum at www.bigdamnband.com.

Snake River Bridge

This bridge over the Snake River in Idaho is massive. BASE Jumping is legal there! One of the few places in the world.

Basejump

Below the bridge we saw this posted.

Snake River Canyon

The Snake River Canyon, Twin Falls, ID.

Shoshone Falls

Over the last couple of months we have seen some of the most amazing waterfalls in the world. This is Shoshone Falls in Twin Falls, ID. At 212 feet, the falls are higher than Niagara Falls.

Jayme at the Falls

Jayme stands near a smaller waterfall just yards from Shoshone.

Jayme Hiking Smith River

This is Jayme hiking the Smith River.

Wooden Indian

This is the wooden indian that stands guard at the O’Brien Country store in O’Brien, OR.

O'Brien's Restroom

This is the restroom at the O’Brien Country store in O’Brien, OR. They give you a key attached to a giant fly swatter for the facilities.

Horsetail Falls

This is Horsetail falls. It is just outside of Portland, OR. The 178 foot high, 15 foot wide Horsetail Falls plunges down a cliff on the northwest side of Larch Mountain in the shape of a giant, white horsetail. Just yards from Multnomah Falls.

Multnomah Falls

This is Multnomah Falls. It is spectacular. You can find it on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Multnomah Falls is the second-tallest year-round waterfall in the US. The water of the Falls drops 620 feet from its origin on Larch Mountain.

Voodoo Donut

In addition to giant waterfalls in Portland, we had giant donuts. This is from Voodoo Donuts in Portland, OR.

State of Jefferson

Our van overheated on top of this mountain in Northern California. There was a giant plaque near here that commemorated the State of Jefferson. In 1941 part of Northern California tried to secede from the union. This spot was deep in the heart of the short lived rebellion.

Redwood

Jayme and Breezy stand in front of a redwood tree in Northern California.

Jayme On a Redwood

Here Jayme stands ON a redwood tree.

Goofy Hat

This man tried to sell us this Goofy Hat in Atlanta, GA.

Breezy at Fort

Breezy at the old fort Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, FL. The show in St. Augustine was really special, and we ended up getting some great pics while there.

Fort Window

This picture is through the window behind where Breezy was standing.

Haunted Fort

The fort is rumored to be haunted. This is the room that was discovered that supposedly had bones in it.

Crawl Room

To get to the room you have to crawl.

St. Augustine Church

Church in St. Augustine.

St. Augustine Graveyard

St. Augustine graveyard.

Palm Tree

Palm tree in St. Augustine

Unicycle

Man on a unicycle in St. Augustine.

Seal

On the other side of the country in Malibu, California we spotted this seal or sea lion out in the water. At first Breezy thought it was a dog drowning. In her defense it did look like it!

Ocean Beach Pier

This is the pier at Ocean Beach in San Diego, CA. It is the longest pier on the west coast. You can fish without a license too!

Breezy Cheers

For what ever reason we ended up seeing all of these waterfalls, and it wouldn’t be complete without this one, Niagara Falls. This is Breezy and our pal Dave. Breezy is cheering as we are all being drenched. They give you rain coats, but the sheer force of the water throws “mist” and water everywhere. It is awe inspiring.

Flag on the Maid of the Mist

We took a trip aboard the “Maid of the Mist” it goes right up to the Canadian part of the falls – Horseshoe Falls. When we travel we can only do cheap or free things when we find any time, and the boat trip was pretty cheap. I couldn’t believe it. Would have been worth it at twice the price.

Niagra Falls at Night

This is a picture of the American falls at night. The American side has a light show on it every night.

Ostrich Racing

Ostrich racing in Altoona, IA.

Camel Jockey

Camel Racing in Altoona, IA.

Gorilla Head

This is an amazing piece of art is hanging on the wall in Incision Tattoo in Phoenix, AZ. Mike, one of the owners has hooked me up with tattoos, and I love them. People have asked for photos of them, but I have none. Maybe I’ll get some for the next blog. Mike did a great job by the way! Don’t forget about the new album, and check out the new look and the new forums at www.bigdamnband.com

  • ampmagmatt

    i’m pretty jealous of all this cool stuff you’ve seen – especially the ostrich racing, haha. hope you guys are doing well – we miss you dudes…and gal.

  • brinegaj

    yes, but was it big gay al’s? Or just some dudes jockin’ my style. I’m going to trademark it and send them a cease and desist ASAP.

  • Geranimojess

    Being on the wrong side of the Atlantic I can only marvel at the Beauty Spots you Guys see on your Tours,I drive a Coach in Ireland and if your ever looking for a Driver give me a holler.I just received my copy of ” The Whole Fam Damnily” ,you Guys are living my Dream,your Music is just pure awesome any chance you could give us a visit in the Emerald Isle.