Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Almost Famous

So, in the midst of a busy weekend of gigs, we got some cool news from one of our fans who lives in Round Rock. We made the Round Rock Leader newspaper!

The ever-loyal Jan C. sent us a note Saturday morning to let us know we were in the Places & Faces section of the Leader, so on our way to our gig in Lake Whitney, we stopped in Round Rock and picked up a copy so we could see for ourselves. Admittedly, only one of us is visible in the shot, but we're all mentioned, and they even gave a little shout out for Sex & Coffee, so we're very pleased!

The photographer who took the picture, Henry Huey, came to one of our gigs at Junior's Icehouse in Round Rock in July. He took several photos, which he allowed us to share on our Facebook page, but it was a lot of fun to see the shot in the actual newspaper. There's something thrilling about makin' the ole newsprint!

So, a big thank you to the Round Rock Leader for featuring us, and another big thank you to Jan C. for letting us know we'd hit the newsstands - I'd have cried real tears if I'd missed it (or cursed...sometimes I curse)!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Monitors - who needs 'em?!

Just when you think you're gettin' all fancy pants with endorsements and stuff, you get knocked down a your own gear!

We had our monthly gig at Little Woodrow's in Bee Cave this past weekend, and in most regards, it was a good show. We were there early and had a relaxed, easy setup. It was hot, but the sun dropped behind the trees before we hit the stage, and there was a nice breeze, so the temperature was comfortable by go time. We had a good crowd with most of the tables full, and we were all healthy and ready to rock, which we did.

Unfortunately, though, in the second set, the "rock" part of things got a little difficult for Johnny.

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Another milestone moment in the lives of The Staylyns - we got our first endorsement this week!

We are now officially endorsed by Clayton, Inc.:
Sweet logo, right?

Clayton makes really cool custom picks. Custom picks have been a staple of The Staylyns gear since Johnny first launched the band under his name as Johnny Austin, so it's a great fit. The endorsement gives us the opportunity to promote gear that we use and believe in and to get a discount on that gear for singing its praises to our fans. Everybody wins!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Someone hates our phones

We almost had another phone casualty right before our gig at Junior's on Friday night. This time it was my phone, and again it was a near drowning. It involved this guy:

I won't talk about what I had to do to rescue said phone, but let's just say I didn't have time think about it - I just had to act. And Junior's needs to do a better job keeping their soap dispenser stocked. I'd also suggest keeping some hand/arm sanitizer handy.

After the immediate rescue, I pulled the phone apart, dried everything with paper towels, then stashed it in pieces and open in my purse. As soon as we got home, I put it in rice, and by Saturday evening, it was operational, though with an abstract kind of screen.

By Sunday morning, the screen looked normal again, but the touch isn't quite as sensitive as usual. We'll see if that resolves itself, but I'm just happy I'm all back and tethered again to the mobile Interwebs. I was pretty sure all day Saturday that people were trying to call me and thought I was ignoring them. "No, I'm not answering your calls. You know what you did!"

Hopefully this is the end of our phone drama for a while. I don't know why God hates our phones, but if he wants us to start using iPads or something, all he has to do is give us free ones.