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Draplin Design Co., North America
September 27, 2012
Tour Manager Face
Posted at 09:54 AM


GET TO KNOW THIS FACE, NORTHEAST IOWA: That’s the “Tour Manager Hire” for our Northeast Iowa leg of our half-ass, ramshackle, foreskin-of-our-teeth DDC 2012 Fall Tour. We sat down with Dana, via internet tubes, and got to the bottom of some shit. Read every word.

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Just how the fuck did you land the tour manager gig for the “Northeastern Iowa” leg of my tour? I mean, shit, I book this shit, and still don’t get it.
It all started with a light caress…sweet nothings whispered in ears…promises were made…(but fingers were crossed!). In all reality, the Slipknot guys were too busy working on their new masks, and I was number two in line. But seriously folks, a timid email conversation was started and the next thing I knew, I was given an ‘official’ title from the DDC!

What are we driving? Tell me you have a set of wheels, Dana.
The official DDC NE Iowa traveling tour machine (DDC-075) is a 2010 VW Passat. Turbo. Charcoal color. (Warning: The DDC does not endorse charcoal…a nice orange would be preferred)…the two child safe seats will be removed before the tour starts. Plenty of trunk space for swag and junkin’ finds.

What are you listening to this month? List three records.
The top three albums for September 2012:
01. Bob Mould - Silver Age
02. Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet On Sky
03. Sundials - When I Couldn’t Breathe’
04. Bonus album(s): Archers of Loaf - Merge Reissues, all four of ‘em

Any surprises in store for our time together? Sounds like we are dating. That’s weird.
The biggest surprise will be for my three year old son, Zeke… when he wakes up in the morning to a different breed of bear laying next to him in bed. And speaking of surprises, or lack of actually, V wants to know what type of food you like so we can have the fridge well stocked. Lactose intolerant? Vegan? Hostess or Little Debbie? I hope you like meat, cause I’m going to grill you a killer top of Iowa sirloin…

I’ll eat whatever you put in front of me, and my constitution is strong. I could pass a tin can. We gonna go hit a couple homers at the Field of Dreams? I’ve got five bucks on that fact that I would die if I actually ran the bases with any might. Wanna take that bet?
I’ve never been to the Field of Dreams… so it sounds like a must stop destination. more preferable would be the future birthing site of James T. Kirk, but I digress. I think instead of placing bets and running bases at the FoD, we just toss out a few of the ‘Game Day’ Field Notes editions (available now! fieldnotesbrand.com) and then high tail it before we get busted for littering.

Sounds like a plan, buster. And, and…what the fuck are we gonna do in Dubuque? I can’t wait to go.
Dubuque! Moondog Music, casino action, horse racing. We can then cross the river and get into some serious shenanigans in East Dubuque.

Here’s yer chance for shout-outs, so, hell, make ‘em count, bud.
Shout outs?! Thanks for everyone involved in helping bring Draplin to Northeast Iowa (especially Lee Ann Eddins and the University of Iowa). Thanks to everyone who is planning on coming out! It’s going to be a helluva show! Thanks to Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. Thanks to Jenn Williams. Thanks to Dale (you must have a really strong back, sir). Thanks to Michigan! And thank you to the fearless leader of the DDC… draplin himself.

That’s me! Wow. Okay, buddy, get the fuck back on the phone and secure those hotel rooms, contracts, A/V requests, Triple AAA maps, corn planting strategies and DDC merch drop shipments!

Let’s do this, buddy!

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AND FOR THE RECORD: Anyone who fucks with Dana Lechtenberg, fucks with the entire DDC!

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Awesome stuff Dana! So honored to have worked under this guy when he was still wrangling bezier curves with us mere mortals.

Posted by: Alex Cue on 10/05/12 at 5:34 AM
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