02:06 PM on 12/29/08
Ive known Jarrett for around 10 years and he is one of the hardest working, most driven, crack head (in a good sense) motivated band dude ever. I have also toured with those boys and they are all awesome dudes. One thing I have learned in life is that sooner or later... Everyone Comes Home...
That doesnt just mean a physical place of living and residing. It also can be a spiritual place where you just get over who you were, thought you wanted to be, thought you HAD to be whether obligation or drive kept you there, and you simply put your cards down with Aces high and you come home.
I really hate it when I read things from people ever getting down on a member leaving or a band ending for the right reasons. I know the emotional attachment its like to have on a band, but no one understands the emotional deaths, we endure being a band going town to town every night, missing our girlfriends, our best friends who arent band related, our dogs, cats, families, our local bars, our local deli's etc. Anything to make us feel at "home". We ended up finding home in YOU everynight, and we adapt to sleeping on your floor, cause its better than a hotel, we adapt to eating shitty food and living in a van and im def not complaining. These are some of the greatest things you get to do as a band, believe it or not, because they bring the most interesting moments into your life, however, you start to realize that every night, those kids get to go home and crawl in bed, kiss their girl, boy, dog, and hug their families and friends and your left driving 10 hours to the next "home" thats not really your home.
Jarrett, i love you bud and even more so, im soooooo proud of all you have done as a person, and as a band and this new growth step is going to be incredible for you. You always have my number. Do it up.