Grandfather Child's Lucas Gorham On the Mend After Nasty Spill
|Photo by Craig Hlavaty|
|Gorham at the first Free Press Summer Fest in 2009|
"I don't have the mental patience and energy to sit in front of the computer all day and book a show," he says. "Book it, promote it, worry about the payout, all this stuff that I normally do I just don't wanna do. I mean, who does a benefit show for themselves? It's very unheard of."
Gorham's fall has likewise prevented him from performing, but he expects to be ready to play again by SXSW. (Nothing official has been announced yet, but a spokeswoman for GFC's record label, New West Records, says, "they will be in Austin, I can tell you that.")
"They said the recovery time was about six to eight weeks. It happened two weeks ago, and I have maybe another four to five weeks before South by. It should be OK, but until then my working is limited. I can't really fuckin' live my life."
Besides the fall, Gorham says things are going well for Grandfather Child. He says he may be close to landing a booking agent, and hopes to have the band on tour again in April. His unfortunate accident has left him with at least one unexpected blessing.
"Things are going good for us, man," he says. "I've been using this opportunity to write some new tunes. Since I'm not having to work, I'm just at home playing video games and chillin'. I'm like, "Hey, let me write some new tunes," and I already have.
"I'm pretty jazzed up about it," he adds. "It's just one of those things where my life is kind of on hold until my arm gets better."