Nov 22, 2011
Acres Tour Journal, Entry 7
Quote of the day: “I eat so much because I don’t have the intelligence to stop. I’m like a cow. If I could, I’d eat until I died.” – Lewis Carter Friday, November 11th, 9:00 am, Victoria, Remembrance Day, 2011 I wake up in my own bed next to the box of Cheerios I ate half of while passing out to “Law and Order.” Oh, to be spoiled by the simple existence that is my life at home. It was weird, to be back only for a day, attempting to tie up loose ends, making mandatory payments for my ghost while I’m away, calling all friends to come to the show tonight. The boys in Ten Second Epic roll up around noon and fill my house with good cheer and >> read more
Nov 20, 2011
Acres Tour Journal, Entry 6
Thursday, November 10th, 7:00 am Today consisted of a twelve-hour drive from Calgary to the Tsawwassen terminal in Vancouver. We had packed the night before, so we would not waste time on trying to make the 9:00pm ferry to Victoria and just make it. The morning was like every other morning; groggy, confused, nauseous, searing Alberta sun through Kelly and Jayme’s enormous living room windows, a fine contrast to the many degrees below zero it actually was outside. It was a great stay and had been our home for almost five days, so we said goodbye and attempted to clean up after ourselves before we left, so as to feel a little less like small children and more like teenagers on an ill-advised road trip. I make apologies to Kelly >> read more
Nov 19, 2011
Acres Tour Journal, Entry 5
Quote of the day: “So, let’s have a hand for that comet that didn’t hit us, huh?” – Andrew, Ten Second Epic Wednesday, November 9th, 12:00pm, Calgary We wake up from a blur of a night before spent exploring the streets of Calgary, an excellent performance by the Dojo Workhorse at the Ironwood, and drinking tequila with our glorious host, Kelly. It was quite the night full of our friends in The Dudes, and to this day I still get a little giddy when I talk to those boys. Call me starstruck, they’re just that good, and handsome too. Watching Bob play slide guitar and their drummer Scott is always a treat. “Tightest drummer in Alberta,” to quote Dan, the singer. I find that you don’t come across bands like >> read more
Nov 15, 2011
Acres Tour Journal, Entry 4
Sunday, November 6th, 9:00 am, Edmonton No show tonight. I wake up and call my mother, to check in, as she has taken ill recently. At the end of the conversation she tells me to “F**kin giv’er, dude!” And my adulthood starts to make more sense. I listen to Skrillex all morning while I work and desperately try to get it. I watch the video for “Equinox” and am slightly creeped out and I say to myself “Oooh, right” as I recall the early 2000 Goth-punk Screamo adventure that was “From First To Last.” TSE Dan and I go get breakfast at a local diner called “Friends and Family” and we return to find the boys have made it back in one piece. Dan (Ball) enlightens us with his explorations >> read more
Nov 15, 2011
Acres Tour Journal, Entry 3
Saturday, November 5th, 10:00 am, Edmonton We wake up to shame and regret, surrounded by McDonald’s containers, a common late-night after-show mistake. I try to recall from the haze if I had splurged and eaten anything poisonous and am relieved to find that I am in the clear. Lewis, however, groans all morning, clutching his stomach, and randomly belches out questions like “Why?” and “how come my shirt doesn’t fit?”. I also remember sharing whiskey with Dan and Andrew from TSE and having lusty conversations with the boys in “The Red Threat.” Seriously, the show last night was amazing. Our show with Ten Second Epic in Lloydminster tonight has been cancelled due to venue complications so we have an all-day LAN-party sending emails, playing the original Diablo (yes, even on >> read more