Hello from Lockdown

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The vegetable garden getting more attention then usual

State of the YD nation

So how are we all doing? Seems like a lot of us are on lockdown now. We can move about individually to take care of necessities but that’s about it. As you can imagine that’s not easy for someone with my personality type. I can’t stand hanging out with “me”. I need ears for my senseless banter and people around in general. It’s only been two days since the California Governor told us all to stay home and I’m already climbing the walls.

For those of us with school age kids it’s another challenge. Jake is 17 and all he wants to do is hang out with his buddies. I’m proud to say he and his pals get it and are self quarantining until we get a grip on this. They understand the importance of all of us doing this together so we can get back to normality. There will be learning challenges ahead with all of us trying our hand at “home schooling” but it’s vital that they don’t fall behind at such a critical time in their education. Big test kids, but you got this!

I am staying busy with band stuff and extra curricular activities such as gardening and fixing things (or trying to, thank goodness for youtube). I happen to have a tee shirt printing press where I try out new design ideas before we add them to the Dubs store and it is coming in very handy now.

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The MAMA shirt

In an attempt to keep the Young Dubs wheels turning we are offering you this “MAMA . Make America Mates Again” tee shirt.
It was prompted by our sadness at how polarized the US had become and we wanted to send a message that, no matter what political differences we all have, we should try to remain friends and instead of fighting, try to have meaningful debates about the upcoming election. Now, with the onslaught of this virus, we are seeing amazing cooperation and a “coming together” that has not been seen in here for many years. For that reason we hope you will want to wear our tee shirt proudly and make sure that we stay on this positive path and Make America Mates Again.
CLICK HERE to get yours.

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My last pint of guinness before the shutdown

The New Recordings

Obviously we can’t get together as a band until this craziness is over and the world is set right but we are all working on material individually and via email. In the coming weeks we will fill you in on all the details for our next recording.


The Ireland Trip

Thanks to all of you who have signed up for our new dates. You have no idea what a relief it is to know that we are back on track. It is now up on our website for all of you to see so come join us if you can. I can only imagine what a feeling it will be to finally make this happen.
CLICK HERE for the details.


I know you’ve probably all seen this but I couldn’t resist. We all need a good laugh right now. Hopefully it won’t come to this.

See you all soon,
Keith, Chas, Justin, Dave, Ethan, Woofy and all our crew around the world.

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