Nov 29, 2011
Acres Tour Journal, Entry 12
Quote of the day: Jeff: “Have you ever seen Ferngully? It’s actually pretty rad.” Dan: “Ferngully? Like the prequel to Avatar?” Friday, November 18th, 9:00 am, Regina We spend the morning in our friend Erin’s house, abusing her facilities, making her dogs crazy, Lewis and I have a beer for breakfast. It’s pretty rough. The night before we watch the grand finale of the Peak Performance Project streamed live from the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver and it is the most heart-wrenching event so far on the tour. Watching all our friends in The Boom Booms, Current Swell and The Matinee kill it without us there makes us slightly homesick, but when the winners are crowned we celebrate loudly with whiskey and crush our twitter feed with drunken praise. After texting >> read more
Nov 28, 2011
Acres Tour Journal, Entry 11
Quote of the day: “We appreciate women and what they do for us, and without women, we wouldn’t have anywhere to put our penises, really.” – Lead singer of Steel Panther Thursday, November 17th, 10:00 am, Saskatoon A hangover is a truly beautiful thing. I find that 9 times out of 10, it reminds you of how you are still alive, still as human as you’ll ever be, like falling in love or whatever for the first time or hiking up a big goddam mountain, surrounded by nature. But the remaining 1 time out of that 10 makes you wish you were never born, screaming in agony, the cliche, “I’ll never drink again.” Rising early in the morning with a goal in mind can snap you out of that hungover >> read more
Nov 25, 2011
Acres Tour Journal, Entry 10
Quote of the day: “Beers for years!” – Acres/TSE tour salute/cheers Wednesday, November 16th, 9:00 am, Calgary We spend a night in Calgary after driving all day Tuesday from Nelson. We left early in the morning and were more than surprised when we didn’t hit any snow. The day was a beauty, for sure. We hang out with Kelly and Jayme again, drinking tequila and watching “Hoarders” while trying to book a few more shows along the way of the tour. It is colder than I am used to and make subtle complaints to the boys all day. You know, like “Man, it’s crisp out, hey?” or “I think I need better gloves.” or “My feet are taking forever to warm up!” When, really, all I’m saying with those characteristically >> read more
Nov 25, 2011
Acres Tour Journal, Entry 9
Quote of the day: “F**k you, pay me.” – Dan’s answer to Tyson when asking to switch seats. Sunday/Monday/Tuesday, November 13th/14th/15th, Nelson We leave Vancouver Sunday morning after sleeping for 3 hours at our friend Christine’s. She is awesome and gives us homemade trail mix bars for the road. We decide to go back to the old homestead, in the Kootenays, where Dan and I became the stalwart gentleman we are today, reliable and savvy! We have 3 days to kill before we are in Saskatchewan so we spend them with our parents, a quick visit and re-charge for the impending doom that is the rest of the cross-tundra tour, which we are now calling the “Beers For Years” tour, 2011. After getting a good sleep, we spend monday in >> read more
Nov 22, 2011
Acres Tour Journal, Entry 8
Quote of the day: “Hey, Freddy Frugal! Slow and steady don’t win this race!” – Craig, taunting Pat, Ten Second Epic Saturday, November 12th, 9:00 am, Victoria This morning I split up with the rest of the boys in my band because my wallet has been found, Hallelueja, and has been returned to my bank. If you can’t recall my previous words on the subject of “dumb things to do before going on tour,” (#) I lost my wallet the day before I left. We have an interview at noon in Vancouver so I am forced to stay behind and roll with the TSE boys to catch the bank when it opens. Apparently, Tyson had a little too much beauty sleep and had to race to pick up Lew and >> read more