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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