Touring is a real bitch. Unless you're Jimmy Eat World, nobody really wants to put on a show for you Sunday through Thursday. Tough shit. Somehow you talk a Mormon youth center in Ogden into a Tuesday night. They do fuck-all to promote it and 17 people show up, or they turn it into a private party, or they add a second touring band and you divide the cash in half. Sixty-five percent of the time, you get what you're owed. So what about the 35 percent when you're getting fucked? Are you opposed to violence? I don't take a dime at local shows, but I will not tolerate getting screwed out of what we are owed, especially on the road, and have drawn blood to make my point. recommended