John Roderick is the singer and songwriter responsible for Seattle's the Long Winters. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is but a taste of John Roderick's next Answers & Advice column. Read it the January issue of SW's Reverb Monthlyonline, on your Kindle, or find it inside the Weekly TOMORROW!
Dear John: Why is it that there are never any shows in January?
Roderick: If you'd ever tried to catch three hours of sleep--four guys in a Ford van--with your breath freezing in the air, parked in front of a Canadian television station in a minus-20 degree ice storm because you were playing two songs on Good Morning Winnipeg at 7 a.m. between the woman who made little animals out of deviled eggs and the couple who played "singing bowls" and slept under a copper pyramid, you would know the answer to this question.