Sep 25, 2012
Acres Fall Tour Blog #4
“The new word for ‘Awesome’ should be ‘Scientific.'” – Billy The Kid, raising a good point, as always You know when you return home after being away for so long you can’t remember when you left and you have that one day and night off from everything to just simply exist and contemplate, eat a home cooked meal with your friends, slowly sip a few fingers of some finely aged fire, listen to some truly brilliant tunes and walk up and down the streets of the town you’ve grown to love so well, for all it’s faults, greatness and beauty? That’s exactly what I got the chance to do this weekend upon my Greyhound bus return to Vancouver and Victoria, while simultaneously playing a couple great solo shows with one >> read more
Sep 20, 2012
Acres Fall Tour Blog #3
“How ’bout you go get me another juicebox, Juicebox!” – Shane, screaming in Tyson’s continuous juicebox drinking face You know how sometimes you get bummed out a little bit because you want summer to continue so badly; the warm weather, the barely dressed good-looking people walking around everywhere unashamed with their parts out, the summer treats like iced coffee and slush puppies easily consumed due to your brain being on fire, the boat rides out on the lake for fun and not just fishing or getting rid of cruel mistakes? Well, we were truly blessed for our time in Kelowna. We got to spend 4 magically scorching days in the sun with friends, wake-boarding on lake Okanagan, playing a couple amazing gigs and drinking a seemingly endless supply of delicious >> read more
Sep 13, 2012
Acres Fall Tour Blog #2
“Jesus Christ, that’s a big fucking bear!” – Shane, imitating Gord Downie So, the handle broke off of our van’s sliding door.. again, leaving us to work as a team, those sitting in the front seats to kindly let everyone out of the back seats lest ye want to make the awkward climb over and out through the passenger door (which makes you look stupid, and you should feel stupid). It is also leaving us to wonder in which cheap-and-easy manner we shall re-attach the handle. Drill it out and screw it back on? Use a screwdriver as a handle? (It works) Tack it on with a welder ala Shane Deyotte welding skills? Decisions, decisions. We will keep you updated on our rolling, soon-to-be flaming, watery prison-grave, but for now, >> read more
Sep 10, 2012
Acres Fall Tour Blog #1
“I hope we get the ‘Spider-Man’ room!” – Shane Deyotte, as he walks by all of the themed rooms in a Prestige Inn We are back on the road again with Jobfest 2012! It’s so nice to be back. As you may or may not know, earlier this year (April – July, to be exact) we toured the northern communities of British Columbia with a BC government funded program called Jobfest 2012, bringing online career applications and options to young people all over the province. We were the hired entertainment, and it was just fantastic to be able to connect with so many awesome people along the way, and also, to be able to perform in so many areas of the province, places like Haida Gwaii and northern towns along >> read more
Aug 31, 2012
Acres Demo Blog #1: #4dudes1house
“I have 4 stage-moves when playing the bass: ‘The Swoop,’ ‘The Dan Ball 1-2-3,’ ‘The Bobble-Head’ and I always like to finish with ‘The Final Stroke.'” – Dan Ball, a man of many charms The magic is definitely happening, and depending on what your interpretation of “magic” is, it’s a good thing and not gross at all! For those of you who are not aware, we have been living in a house located in South-East Edmonton for the past two weeks writing new songs and recording them in demo format for a brand new album. Hazeldean, the locals call the area, and so far so good. The songwriting magic is bright, the creative energy is flowing, the murder-spasms are slight, and what’s more, these are our first ever writing sessions >> read more