I am sitting in a room different from the one in which you are sitting now.
Here I type, in Pressed Cafe in Ottawa, which will be the setting for our last show on tour. We're playing a set on Ottawa college radio tomorrow, so tour isn't quite over, but today still has an air of finality about it. Pressed is a pleasant place with vegan desserts and wild boar soup and craft beer, and over one hundred people are attending the facebook event, so it seems like tour will end on a good note.
|Your correspondent at work.|
Now, to the recap.
Two nights ago we played in Peterborough, a town of 81,000 people an hour or two outside of Toronto that somehow manages to support a rad college radio station, a music scene that varies from blooze-rock to noise and a very respectable alt-weekly. One thing this tour has done is that it completely destroyed my supercilious city-slicker notions about the backwardness/boringness of smaller municipalities.
We had a sort of knuckle-clenching ride to Peterborough because we were scheduled for a live-on-air interview on Trent radio that we were in very real danger of being late to because of evil Tronno traffic. Fortunately, we made it, and got interviewed there by a dude named Pat who asked us probably the most insightful questions of any interviewer we've ever had. Thanks Pat!
|Ersatz in Peterborough.|
|The Spill from another angle.|
|Our first sight in Toronto. This guy really wanted to let people know he wasn't cheating the balancing.|
|Here we are, being all profound.|
|Spicy cold chicken, a recipe I had read about and was really curious to try. I really had to convince our waitress to let me order it. She was sure I would think it was awful.|
|Eli smells the flower we were given by a lady on roller skates on account of it being such a gorgeous day.|
|Eli takes a tour shower on 7.|