Monday, July 28, 2008

Highway 61

Big Sky

Been a while since I could get logged on, budget hotel internet sucks. We're in Seattle, show tomorrow. Last few shows have been cool. Denver in particular. Dino Jr manager Brian came to the show and liked it.

We stopped in the town where Twin Peaks was filmed, pretty cool. 

One more week on this tour, really need to find something for August.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Rocky Mountain Way

In Denver, doing laundry, not much to say really.

Torche in Kansas

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

These Days

Day off yesterday. We drove from Chicago to Omaha, beautiful country. It was nice to get 8 hours sleep. Show tonight in Omaha.

Pitchfork Festival

Monday, July 21, 2008

Get It On

Big day in Chicago Sunday. Mixed Boris and Dinosaur Jr at the Pitchfork Festival and Boris again at the Empty Bottle. Good day all around. Got to see some friends and hang out out a bit.
Pitchfork was pretty cool even though their generators couldn't handle Boris, breakers kept blowing and the band ended up cutting their set short. Drag cause the crowd was  going wild for them

Dino cabinets, yeah!

Larry Palm Dino Guitar tech extroidinaire

Atsuo does it his way

Ascending to heaven in Milwaukee

Tomas tour managing

Saturday, July 19, 2008

He used to Load That Econoline Van

Good show at St. Andrews in Detroit tonight, pics later. I like that place. An old friend from New York showed up, Eric Meyers. It was great to see him. We drove  around Detroit listening to Neil Young  "Tonight's the Night", pretty weird.

Shows in Buffalo and Cleveland were cool. Two more weeks on this tour. I need work for August so if anbody out there needs a sound guy leave your info as a comment, I won't publish it.

Still having trouble loading pics, here's one though.

Swampy, house sound at Grog Shop in Cleveland, good guy

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

In the Free World

Played Buffalo tonight, cool, good club etc. Went to Niagra Falls earlier in the day, nice. The Canadian side is better than the US side. Atsuo played drums with Torche tonight, pretty rockin' Hoping to do laundry tomorrow.

Atsuo rocks with Torche

Nachtmystium  in Buffalo

The Falls

Our posh hotel in Toronto

Cinema verite

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It Ain't Easy

Takeshi load

Can't seem to upload  pictures easily these days, thus just one. Anyway, show in Ottawa ok despite PA in serious disrepair. Tonight was Lee's Palace in Toronto, good place, good show, sold out. Later

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Lost in the Flood

Boris played Friday night in Boston, at the Middle East. Good show, always is there. Would be nice if they bought a new console, their Soundcraft is getting a bit long in the tooth.

Tonight, Saturday, show at La Sala Rosa in Montreal. One of the worst load ins ever, two flights of stairs. The club is cool though and the show was good. Boris first time in Montreal and they sold out the club.

Torche at the Middle East

Tomas, TM, also great loader

Friday, July 11, 2008

Fighting My Way Back

Tomas, Boris tour manager joined us today, a good thing. Will miss Brandon. 

Played at Unitarian Church in Philadelphia Wednesday night, turned out to be real good. I was a bit worried. Tonight was Webster Hall in New York,very good.

No cool pics so here's some random stuff

Lonesome Cowboy Brandon

Mercs in DC

Blimp over Brooklyn

Monday, July 7, 2008

99th Floor

Show last night at Cats Cradle was great. The club made some improvements and it sounds really good. Day off today in D.C., nice. We play at the Black Cat tomorrow, looking forward to it. The band is sounding really good right now.


Sunday, July 6, 2008

Monkey Island

Last two shows were great, Orlando and Atlanta. Both clubs had great staffs and the gear was good. Particularly liked the PA at the Social in Orlando. We're at the Cats Cradle in Carrboro North Carolina tonight. Cool place should be a great show.

Atsuo in Orlando 

Michio in Atlanta

Torche guys and Henry (right) the promoter in Atlanta

Atsuo flies in Atlanta (The Earl)

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Tuesdays Gone

Last night in Gainsville was a good show, band is playing well. We're at The Social in Orlando tonight, nice place, good PA. Looking forward to being in New York for a few hours next week.
Lot of shows before that though. Still feeling lousy. More pics:

Bad photo of Gainsville show

Monitor in Orlando, nice

Boris soundcheck Orlando

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Southern Accents

So, we're in Gainsville, Florida tonight. The club is nice and it should be a good show. Last night in Baton Rouge worked out well, the club is small but the sound was pretty good considering how loud Boris are. It's hard to make it sound like I think it should without a big room and PA.
I don't know, maybe I'm not into mixing in these smaller places like I used to be. 

Nine hour drive today, Brandon did it without batting an eye, he's good. Orlando tomorrow, maybe we'll see Mickey Mouse.

Lots of gear in Gainsville

Boris and Torche

Boris in Baton Rouge


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

All Down the Line

A friend of mine died last Saturday night, Matthew, guitar player for the Candy Snatchers. We had some good times together, he will be missed.

We're in Baton Rouge, show tonight. San Antonio ok  except power kept going out. I've got a cold and feel lousy. Here's some pictures

San Antonio stage, big

BBQ smoke house in San Antonio

The Mohawk in Austin, outdoor show

Atsuo and Takeshi in Austin