Salut tout le monde,
We’re writing this from the Dundas, Ontario homestead. We’re in full recovery mode now, after yesterday’s mission took us from Chicago to Toronto, where we hung out for a few hours before our NXNE show at The Central. A weird sort of jet-lag from the past few days of constant driving through time zones and general lack of sleep had us all feeling like the living dead as we waited for our scheduled 1am time slot (urgh). Fortunately, we reserved enough energy to power through the show and close the night feeling good about everything. It was also nice to check out the other bands playing this showcase. It’d have been fun to have spent some more time at the festival, but our obligations meant we had to depart in the wee hours of the morning. We did find time, however, for a brief trip to Sonic Boom. Dave was like a kid in a candy store among the tape collection.
Today we received a visit from Mitch Fillion, from the Southern Souls video series. We shot 2 songs in 2 different locations; Blades of Grass and Family Bonds. We’d tell more, but it’d be nicer to keep the mystique until they’re online, right?
Now today’s business is taken care of, we can chill. We have a few days before the eastern leg of the tour kicks off in Quebec City. There’s excitement in the air at the prospect of playing some more shows but not having to drive as much. Those 12 hour stints in the van nearly killed us off.
In bird news, we managed to replace the lost bird guides with a fancy Ipod app. It’s not really true to the nature of birding, but it does the job and was quite useful in helping us identify a prairie falcon and a barn swallow as we drove towards Detroit yesterday. Here’s hoping we can spot some more as we make our way to the Maritimes.
We’ll be updating the site with links to the Steaming Cafe and Southern Souls videos over the next week or so, hopefully in time for when our expedition takes flight again. In the meantime, feel free to feast your reading eyes on a really positive review of our Vancouver show from Discorder magazine: http://discorder.ca/discorder-magazine/index.php/2012/06/13/the-never-surprise/