Saturday, April 18, 2009
We have come to the midway point. Soon we will be heading out to the coast. Last night we had a show at a very unique place called Lorenzo's Cafe. It is just outside of a small town in BC called Enderby.
The building is an old one room school house converted into a venue/restaurant/apartment. The floor is made from old bowling lanes, there is a ladder you climb onto a closet, up another ladder out into the sky. It is a very cool place. You see so much of the same depressing infrastructure along the road that a new place is very refreshing.
The stage was even set into the ground, which created a really cool vibe. It is more like we are offering our music up to people, asking them to look in and take a listen as opposed to the typical, we are above the crowd, preaching our music down at them. I liked it.
Our stay in Kelowna was quite fun as well. The Minstrel Cafe was a very cool place. It was built around a giant tree that is from the settler's time. Perhaps not the best club for a full out rock show, but we had a good time and people were receptive which is most important. Big thanks to Kaitlyn for letting us stay at her place. That is her dog, Levon, above.
Time to throw my belongings back into a bag and get back onto the bus.
Posted by vacuity at 1:59 PM
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
We've disappeared into the mountains. Internet communication seems silly when surrounded by such splendid beauty. I can spend time lining up shots behind the lens, or I can actually be here, breathe in the fresh air and wander the streets drinking coffee.
Off day number one is always refreshing. Day two can go either way. Day three the itch to move on starts begging to be scratched. The newest Doves album will help keep me content today. They don't ever miss a beat.
After 2 nights in Atlas we checked into a motel today. Good call. We have a kitchen and a bathroom and all those normal amenities. Paul is going to crawl beneath Atlas and attempt to reconnect the exhaust. I have faith in him. As I've said before, he is relentless. It might be part duct tape, part chewing gum, but if it runs I will not complain.
The show at The Royal here in Nelson was awesome. Mr. Feeley and the Touch tore it up for a good hour before we hit the stage. Super tight, very impressive works. We had a small audience, but they were listening and that always goes so much further. Our music isn't really, 'rock out and get drunk while you try to get laid' bar music so tuning in does help. For us and you. The circle is completed.
Apparently a visit to the hot springs is in the cards today. Given the current chill outside, the idea doesn't appeal to me greatly, but I'll tag along for the experience.
Time. For. More. Coffee.
Posted by vacuity at 3:31 PM
- ► 2010 (30)
- ▼ 04/12 - 04/19 (4)
- ► 2008 (130)