Hi. I'm going up to upstate New York, and to New England for 5 days to play some shows. Along for the trip is my good friend Tony. Rock. Here is a picture of me with my weird colored teeth-piece:
Wednesday January 24th
Thursday January 25th
Tony and I arose, and our kind hosts had gotten us bagels. We ate them and drove up to Syracuse, while listening to Radiohead, Halobenders, and Pinback, and arrived at around 1:30 to meet my friend Shawn from Ottawa, Ontario. Shawn was running late, so we're sitting in a coffee shop near Syracuse University.
(many hours pass)
Shawn arrived and we went looking for food where we found a cafe that had the "Earth Crisis Vegan Meal of the Day" (see photo). Afterwards, we found a big thriftstore where no one bought anything. The show was particularly fun... fun enthusiastic people and two mohawks.
PHOTOS (from l to r):Tony and I sitting in the coffee shop; The Earth Crisis Vegan Meal of the Day sign and Atom; A photograph by Shawn Scallen.
Friday January 26th
The three of us woke up at Jeff and Sara's place in Syracuse at 7am. Shawn departed for Ottawa, and Tony and I drove for 5 hours to Boston where we visited our friends who run a record distribution called Surefire. We hung around there for the afternoon and went record shopping... The show was at a room at the Massachusetts College of Art... and lots more people showed up than could fit into the room, so unfortunately some people were turned away. The show was super fun, and lots of old friends I hadn't seen for a while showed up, so it was "dec" (the shortened version of "decent", pronounced with the long e sound). After the show, we went back to our friend Chuckamunga's house. Fun had. Sleep. Tired.
Sunday January 28th
We ate the traditional breakfast, as we always do at the Palmer restaurant and took off for Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. Tony and I saw the movie Snatch. I liked it... Tony didn't. Indian food for dinner, and off to the show. The show was at the punk-ish house on campus. 'Twas a nice show. My friend Phillip showed up with a photo album of his recent trip to China. In the "Forbidden City" in Beijing, there is, no shit, a basketball court, which is roped off with velvet ropes. Ahh, the forbidden basketball court. The show was fun, and speedy and Tony and I headed back to Philadelphia at around 12:30 am. We listened to Shellac and lots more on the ride home, and I was in my own bed by 5 am. Fun trip. Sleep.