27 May 2010

The Curry is but a Metaphor

To the left is the Gummi House in Moncton, New Brunswick. We played our second Martimes show here with a bunch of great local bands who cooked veggie burgers and veggie dogs for us, as well as let us sleep on their couches. This was the only house show on the tour, so we made it count. It was one of our tightest performances so far. We also played in our underwear due to the intense heat accumulating in the house (and because it was funny).
This drawing was my little gift to our new friends in Moncton for having us play, letting me use their shower, and giving us couches to sleep on.
The next day, we ate at an excellent vegetarian restaurant and swam in the Atlantic Ocean before heading to the next show. It was really cold, but seeing a bunch of jellyfish, sand dollars, and hermit crabs was totally worth it.
The show in Halifax was more or less canceled, but I got to skate at a pretty rad spot and managed to buy a couple of Superchunk CDs from a used record store.
Yesterday, we were off and managed to make the drive from Halifax to Quebec City (which is no small feat in an Econoline full of four tired guys and a good thousand pounds of equipment). We made a few detours; stopping to see and feed some cows in New Brunswick, another quick swimming stop, and eating sandwiches at a Quizno's at which the employees traded us a sandwich for a CD and then (hilariously) requested autographs, even though they had never heard the band.
Tonight, we're in Quebec City. Two more shows to go after tonight, and then I'll be playing one last Montreal show with these guys. Then I've got to get back to Illinois and back to work. I can't wait!

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