See? There is the famed burger mentioned in the title.
So this tour I'm on, so far, is 46 or 47 dates (I've forgotten which and refuse to count). I'm trying to get it up to 50.
Here's the list.
Jul 12, 2012 Ruby Moon Thunder Bay, ON
Jul 13, 2012 Pappy's Cafe Wabigoon, ON
Jul 14, 2012 Shooters Kenora, ON
Jul 16, 2012 Shannon's Winnipeg, MB
Jul 18, 2012 Spadina Freehouse Saskatoon, SK
Jul 19, 2012 23 Main Street Moose Jaw, SK
Jul 20, 2012 Akropol Swift Current, SK
Jul 21, 2012 The Area Calgary, AB
Jul 26, 2012 Haven Cafe Sherwood Park, AB
Jul 27, 2012 Velvet Olive Red Deer, AB
Jul 28, 2012 Rum Runner Coleman, AB
Jul 31, 2012 The Storm Cellar Banff, AB
Aug 01, 2012 The Storm Cellar Banff, AB
Aug 02, 2012 Tonics Kelowna, BC
Aug 03, 2012 The Last Drop Revelstoke, BC
Aug 04, 2012 Hell's Kitchen Vancouver, BC
Aug 05, 2012 Elephant Island Penticton, BC
Aug 05, 2012 Voodoos Penticton, BC
Aug 08, 2012 Bushwakker Brewery Regina, SK
Aug 09, 2012 Centre for the Art Qu'Appelle, SK
Aug 10, 2012 Ellice Cafe Winnipeg, MB
Aug 11, 2012 Lakeshore Hotel Kenora, ON
Aug 16, 2012 Bossy's Pub Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Aug 17, 2012 The Local Barrie, ON
Aug 24, 2012 Callahan's Brighton, ON
Aug 25, 2012 The Old Nick Toronto, ON
Aug 28, 2012 The Spill Peterborough, ON
Aug 29, 2012 DG & Newf's House Bowmanville, ON
Aug 30, 2012 The Stinking Rose Campbellford, ON
Aug 31, 2012 La Maison Tavern Cornwall, ON
Sep 01, 2012 Avant Guarde Ottawa, ON
Sep 07, 2012 The Loyalist Inn Shelburne, NS
Sep 08, 2012 Rudders Yarmouth, NS
Sep 09, 2012 House Concert Yarmouth, NS
Sep 11, 2012 House Concert Lunenburg, NS
Sep 12, 2012 Plan B Moncton, NB
Sep 13, 2012 The Split Crow Truro, NS
Sep 14, 2012 The Cellar Fredericton, NB
Sep 15, 2012 Log Cabin Diner Woodstock, NB
Sep 19, 2012 The Rainbow Ottawa, ON
Sep 20, 2012 Clark Hall Pub Kingston, ON
Sep 21, 2012 Burritoville Montreal, QC
Sep 22, 2012 Studio 310 Belleville, ON
Sep 23, 2012 CJ's Cafe Bronte, ON
Sep 24, 2012 The Old Nick Toronto, ON
Sep 28, 2012 The Griffon Bracebridge, ON
Before I left I modelled for a magazine (Pie) I played the uncle.
Can't say I agreed on all the clothing I wore.
And I celebrated a birthday at The Local Gastropub, where the dinner theme was Bacon.
This is what Scott brought out first. I almost ate it.
"Uh, this looks burnt." As I reached for a piece.
It had been in his oven for a week.
Caesar Salad Soup
2 pieces of steak, bacon mashed potatoes with bacon, and bacon gravy
Chocolate ice cream float...with bacon.
Here are some dudes that came out.
Saw the Tragically Hip on Canada Day. Lost everyone and enjoyed the show on my own.
Someone received a MacBook
and that is how I can type right now!
Here are some tour notes.
Photos of me are lacking as I am on my own.
Thunder Bay, ON
2 shows this night. The Outlet where my mother, who came with my aunt and grandmother, asked in one of those loud whispers that is not a whisper at all, "Where is everyone?" She also had an half confused half angry look on her face.
It was a quiet show had about 13 people out to watch. Nothing crazy but I didn't really expect a big turn out as it was a weekday.
Afterwards I went to The Ruby Moon and had a jam with Aubry and Jenn here's a clip
This is the tail end of Standing at The Podium. Click the link it's posted on Facebook.
Photo courtesy of T to tha Jack
In the Morning I did a radio interview at LU radio with Kayla.
Next was Wabigoon.
Immediately after my second set everyone went straight for the door. No lingering for them.
It was odd. But they did seem to enjoy the show, clapping, toe tapping, and all that jazz.
They cooked my a dinner for 3 for 1. It became lunch and dinner the next day.
Kenora was great. I did end up blowing my voice for the next show but we had a fairly busy Shooters Bar!
Day off jam after a day on the lake was cancelled by rain.
We still made an effort hoping it would stop. Leaning in to the boat's windshield clutching our cans of pre mixed Mott's Caesars. We turned around defeated.
Winnipeg: you were slow on a Monday. Not too many out at Shannon's Irish Pub that night.
Which I'm almost glad for since my voice was shit from 3 sets in Kenora.
One jovial (and in jovial I mean drunk) fellow asked for requests and bought me a shot. He was having a good time.
After the show I asked him "What are you doing here on a Monday?"
He looks at me with a scowl "What are YOU doing here?"
"Huh, Ya!" shoves him self away from the bar and storms out, leaving his beer.
What a great guy. I feel we really connected.
I drive barefoot most times.
While on the Manitoba Highway I had to pee.
Pulled over, got out of the car, grabbed my sandals walked around the car sandals in hand, placed them on the ground, pee'd, picked up sandals walked back around and placed them in the car.
Not until I sat down. I thought to myself. Why didn't I put the sandals on?
And to this day the mystery remains unsolved.
And I will leave it at that as I am tired of typing I'm going to have another drink. After I finish this (it's Steam Whistle) and do a little Calgary wander. More later.