Jobfest 2012 Blog (Entry 12)

May 16th, 17th and 18th

Jeff: “Hey Tyson, do you have any blank CD’s?

Tyson: “What are those??”

Hey there again, friends! Just dropping you all a line from New Hazelton beside the glorious Highway 16, the “Totem Pole capitol of the world!” We are staying at one of the nicest joints on the block, Robber’s Roost Motel, where the livin’ is easy, the wifi is abundant and the locals are amazingly talented and kind folks!

Our few days here in the Hazeltons, which consist of three separate areas, were awesome. The areas include “New Hazelton,” where we slept, ate delicious Pho and made friends at The Roadhouse Pub; “Old Hazelton” and “South Hazelton” where we visited the ‘Ksan Historical Museum and learned much about the lives of the Gitxsan people, the generosity of Black Jack MacDonell, the “King of saloon keepers,” and the Union Bank Robberies of 1913 and 1914. It was an amazing history lesson, and it was something else to walk through such a beautiful setting and that history preserved. We highly recommend “The Historic BC Cafe” if you’re ever in the area. With treats like buttermilk fried chicken, a $1.00 “add poutine” option and a vast deep-fried ice cream selection, you won’t be disappointed. It was a definite food-highlight of the tour so far! Pictures of food are great, don’t you think?

We set up the Jobfest 2012 site at the Northwest Community College, and in addition to having CFNR Classic Rock radio presence once again and some great community speakers come out for the day, we also had the pleasure of playing with some incredible local talents, an acoustic set by “JP Muldoe” and a quite prophetic performance by 16 year old geniuses “The Racket.” So good. All of us were blown away! A big thank you to everyone who came out to the site and enjoyed themselves. We had such a great time playing for you all day that Jeff cut his hand open on his guitar. He looked really cool until he washed it off. What a chump!

We are coasting into over a month on the Jobfest 2012 tour and are still going strong through BC! We are forming some undeniably strong bonds, friends and allies as we move onto Mcbride! Wish us luck, pals! Talk to you soon!

– jeff, and those other gutter-flowers in Acres