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Well, now it’s Eric’s turn to be sick. Poor guy. But despite that, he gave his all to play a Raise the Rent single release party/birthday party/pre-Whalie party at the Oasis Pub last night.

The 2012 Whalie Awards are tonight! The People’s Choice Awards closed off last night. As a matter of fact, while Raise the Rent was playing and with less then 2 hours left to vote, it was announced that a record high of 10,000 votes had been cast this year! A very special thank you to all our friends, family, and fans for casting your votes and helping us out. We really appreciate your support, even if we don’t win any awards, it means a lot that you guys rallied for us.

Eric and I are heading over to the Hygienic in about an hour to set things up and such. If you’re in the area you definitely should stop by! The red carpet starts at 6:00 (and we got some fancy clothes to be fancy with!) and then at 7:00 Pocket Vinyl & Raise the Rent will actually be opening the entire event with a two song medley, and I’ll be painting during the entire thing. Yes, that’s right: I will be creating an 8-minute painting tonight. That may be the shortest full-sized oil painting I’ve ever attempted. Ha. We’ll see how that goes. Wish us luck!