Originally published in nin.com on October 7, 2005

God DAMN I am tired. These last few days have been a pain in the ass trying to get the drummer situation squared away. Add to that a ridiculous amount of travel and attempting to cram in rehearsals and AAAGH.

Anyway, Josh Freese helped us out by playing the SLC and Denver shows as a substitute, while Alex Carapetis took over tonight in Chicago. We played the set with Alex for the first time at midnight the night before... not exactly how I like to do things but the only other alternative was to cancel more shows and I am NOT going to do that. I can't begin to tell you what a difficult job it is to replace your drummer in this band, and these guys have truly risen to the high-pressure situation that it is.



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