June 21, 2012

Jun 21

Sweetwater festival was a dream about explosions and tulips. I had such a nice time with new and old friends. Shred Kelly had an enormous pyrotechnic display during their set that they entirely did not intend… and didn’t know was happening. It was pretty impressive to those of us cowering below. Ms. Quincy, Folky Strum Strum, Go Go Bonkers… plenty...

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May 8, 2012

May 08

Well, I’m nearly finished all of the recorded bits for my new record. Next we mix the whole thing. That will take a some doing. Fortunately Nick makes a mean home-brew red wine. That’s bound to help keep our heads on right for the task. I’m playing in Toronto this Saturday at Rancho Relaxo. Hope you can make it. I had a killer time in St....

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April 15, 2012

Apr 15

have some interesting things happening these days. 1. I’m recording a new thing at the White House. The Kettle Black is helping me. It is going very well. It will be out in the summer. 2. I’m playing a show in London, Ontario on Saturday, April 28th at Fitzray’s (110 Dundas St.). Entry is Freeeeeee! (eeeeee!) 3. I’m flying out to St....

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February 11, 2012

Feb 11

What are some of the things that we can do together? We can play a paper/scissors game. We can do cutsypasties. We can make cakes. There are many more things that I can think of doing together with you!!! What do you think??? My friend Mark Bragg is coming to town soon. Mark is the best guy from the second best town: St. John’s, Newfoundland. It’s the...

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December 6th, 2011

Dec 06

I have some shows coming up and I mean to tell you about them, but first I will type a thing or two about my days these days. In November I toured Ontario — just on the weekends — with my pal BA Johnston. We had a very nice time. Things finished off with a debaucherous run through Kingston, Montreal and Ottawa. I think I busted the joy noodle in my brain...

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October 11, 2011

Oct 11

I’m home from my recent tour of Europe. It was a doozy! The shows were wonderful. The travel was harrowing. I dearly miss my German friends already. I took the train to some strange new towns — Mannheim, Crailsheim and Bielefeld (it is real… else I was having a fever-dream) — as well as many places I know and love from past travels: Berlin,...

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September 16, 2011

Sep 16

Just realized I haven’t updated this for a while! I’m touring Germany at the moment. It’s still plenty amazing here. They let me drink beer on the streets, buy espressos made by big, noisy machines at the trainstation… but you have to pay to use the washroom. I’m travelling by train. It’s slightly more classy than the greyhound,...

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August 24, 2011

Aug 24

Hello, I’m at home in Hamilton now, spending a few more lovely days and nights here before I travel once again (the last for a long while… I swear). We just had a Tornado warning. It lasted about 40 minutes and then was promptly cancelled. Fun things are always called-off in the last moment here. The wind has picked up though… and some fierce...

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August 14, 2011

Aug 14

I only have a few shows left on this Western Insomnia Tour! I’m sitting in the Saskatoon Greyhound station, waiting for the bus to Bruno, SK. There I will be playing a matinee show in an old bank that has been converted into a curious music venue. My friend Tyler runs the place. He bought it for $25. He has managed to bring the whole community together in...

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August 3rd, 2011

Aug 03

Thank you to everyone who donated or offered encouraging words after my cash and ID were stolen in Calgary. This tour would not have continued without you. I should be able to hack into my bank account today and start piecing my identity back together. Yesterday I left Wells BC. with the sun at my back and a bittersweetness plucking at my catgut heart. This...

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