...and representing Halifax. Made it to Buffalo this year with some old friends; great time. Must've had the soundboard recording in my vehicle for a good several weeks afterward. My recollections of being a Canadian Head were the humourous but good-natured exchanges with American Heads and venue staff who didn't quite grasp the geographic realities of getting around the country during tour time. Like, "You're from Nova Scotia?!? That's practically up in Canada, isn't it?" I remember one time for the Alpine Valley run in the late 80's, a guy the next car over thought he'd like to do the following show in Toronto by driving across the northern shore of Lake Superior instead of the more direct route via Chicago-Detroit. "Well, it's a great drive, and full points for your sense of adventure, but Kingswood's the day after tomorrow. You'd pretty much have to duck out during tonight's encore, and drive non-stop for the next 30 hours." Mind you, it had its advantages. Like one time I missed the GDTS lottery for a Hampton run, and instead ordered direct from the Coliseum. Then calling up later to check on the status of my order, the lady on the phone exclaiming to her co-workers in the box-office "It's the boy from Nova Scotia calling about his tickets!" ( I guess they didn't get too many).
Holidays are wrapping up, and I'm feeling fresh & sparkly. Hope you've all been enjoying a bit of good weather while you can. Thanks Playin for your kind words - feeling for you too.
Just started my Rothbury coverage on the blog:
Check it out and thanks for waiting! K
Sorry to hear of the loss of your great uncle. I recentlky lost a great uncle and aunt (one month a part). They were a great inspiration to me and many others. They were two of the most loving and inclusive people I have ever met. I am lucky and enriched to have been included in their lives.
On a lighter note, it looks like we are all on summer vacation.....weee.
Well I must get back at it.
K, I'll check out that blog of yours in September when I need a break from things, until then its back to vacation for me!!!!!!
P.S. I enjoyed reading the book "In search for the Sound" by Phil Lesh. It opened my eyes a little wider to this group, the music, the experimentation of the Haight Days and the members of the band. Thinking of Phil, makes me smile. Peace.
All the Best,
Playing in the Tower with Eyes on Fire in El Paso with a Cat
I wanted to post it in the Memorial section, but I thought it might be better received here...
My great uncle died on Friday - he was the closest thing I had to a Grandpa. He was also a famous Canadian: Ted "Teeder" Kennedy played for the Leafs from '43-'57, he was their captain, 5-time Stanley Cup champion and winner of the Hart trophy. He was 83 and had a very good life, was adored by all of us kids, and was just the most gentle soul you'd ever meet. He will be sorely missed by our family and many hockey fans. If you want to check out a great video interview, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5BuUysYEeM
I didn't even know there was video footage of him. He was a team player... maybe he helped instill in me my strong interest in collectivity and collaboration =) An inspiring character for sure - I feel lucky to have known him.
Heureuse de reprendre l'interlocution. Pour toi, les vacances s'agissent d'une collaboration avec une vedette du théâtre - Lepage - wow, t'es chanceux. J'adore la projection sur l'écran urbain - ça me fait penser de mon enfance quand mes parents organisaient des festivals de rue où l'on présentaient des films sur les murs du centreville. Affichez des photos SVP!
Merci d'avoir visité mon nouveau blog - j'espère être capable d'offrir un commentaire pertinent, si personnel. Bonnes vacances et amusez-vous bien au capital.
Bonjour Kirsten, tu as l'air d'avoir fait un beau voyage. Je suis passé par St-John quand je tournais avec les Grands Ballets Canadiens. Moi aussi j'ai adoré. Je me rappelle des jams guitares-mandolines l'après-midi dans les bars. Les gens y sont vraiment sympathiques.
Pour moi, les (courtes) vacances c'est la semaine prochaine. Long wek-end dans la ville de Québec. Visite au musée et assister à la projection du "Moulin à image"de Robert Lepage (il s'agit d,une manière de light-show sur un building de 600 pieds de long) sont déjà planifiés.
Maintenant, je vais visiter ton blog.
A la prochaine, Richard.
Hi buddies! No, I didn't spontaneously combust at Rothbury, nor did I fall off the edge of the earth, though I came close... Went to the furthest place East in North America - Cape Spear, Newfoundland, as part of our maritimes family vacation part 2. I've been on perpetual holiday since the last time we spoke. Our launching point was Sackville NB for a Canadian Studies conference at Mount Allison. Hit the north shore of Nova Scotia, went to a Ceilidh in Mabou, went round the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Highlands Nat'l Park, took the ferry to Newfoundland where we partied in St. John's with our buddies' reggae band, the Idlers (St. John's is probably my favourite Canadian city now - this visit was very convincing), drove to the west coast of NL to hike up the Gros Morne and ogle at the gorgeous mountains. Delayed 11h waiting for the ferry back to N. Sydney, went to the Alexander Graham Bell museum in Baddeck, Cape Breton (amazing mind - what an innovator - he's my new hero), over the bridge to PEI, then burned it back through N.B. and Quebec and now we're back home in beautiful Peterborough! I loved swimming in the ocean again, and this time not as cold as on the south shore of NS!
So I promised you all a Rothbury update. So I will deliver if you've got the time... Big, fat, yummy 4 days. Couldn't see and do it all, but we shure as hell tried...
I think it's too much to post here, so I was inspired to create a blog ... I'm kind of excited - I started with coverage of MSG and will add Rothbury in the next couple of days. My address is:
I think this is a good option as I can add photos and blab on as long as I want.
I hope you are all having a great summer - though topsy-turvy - cold and rainy in Ontario, hot and dry with fires on the West coast. Westsiderider: there is another BC head here - FranklinsFanatic. Check out the previous posts to hook up.
Good to be back - I missed you guys.
howdy just wondered if there's any dead heads in b.c adios
Rothbury audience recording !!!!
K, how was Rothbury? :)
Playing in the Tower with Eyes on Fire in El Paso with a Cat