Whereabouts: Marysville Residence | Fredericton, NB
- September 29, 2011
- Weather: A nice warm, crisp autumn day
The Journey Continues....
I just completed my second mini-tour a few days ago and if my life will consist of me playing music until the day that I die, then I will be one happy dude. It is truly one of the most beautiful experiences to be able to share your art and have people observe and appreciate what it is that you do. With every positive comment comes a feeling of reassurance. And to those who have given positive feedback, I can only say one thing: Thank You!
This was the first trip that I took with my new steed, a 1998 Volvo V70XC; which still needs a couple of minor repairs. The journey began with a trip to Moncton for a show at Plan B. The sky was clear, the stars were out and excitement gave me a tingle in my chest. I have always felt some tension with Moncton and have never truly found my place in that city. Nonetheless, I arrive and there is a 3-piece punk band opening for me, which totally brought me back to like grade 10 when I used to play in punk bands. But skepticism aside, I go up and do my thing and the audience is super attentive and very much into what I do. So....thank you Moncton!
The next day we had some time to kill so we ate at the Pumphouse Brewery and spent some time at Cafe Aberdeen on Botsford. I am VERY quickly growing an obsession with cafes and slowly working my way towards being a coffee snob. If you like coffee and want to check out some local coffee roasters, search up Down East coffe from Moncton and Java Moose from Saint John: delicious! But my last message about Moncton: it is not a place that I could live, but no hard feelings.
Thursday and Friday I had two shows lined up in Saint John, so that meant some time to get to know Port City. My notes about Saint John.....The Lookout at Rockwood Park is a nice place to kill 1-2 hours. If you like a mash of southern and french food, go eat at Bourbon Quarter (seriously!) and if you like Thai Food, than certainly spend some time at Pepper's Pub/Lemongrass and grab yourself some grub there. The shows in Saint John went very well and many positive comments came my way. So......thank you Saint John!
Lastly, on Saturday we made our way to my homeland in PEI. Alberton, which is about 15 minutes from where I grew up just recently opened a pub called the Albert & Crown. All I have to say is.....it is about time a place like this is set up back home. It is a small pub with capacity of 50 and there happened to be 41 tickets sold for my show. I was so happy to go home and play for the people who have seen me grow up or who have grown up with me. Such a nice treat. AND I got to jump in the ocean one last time before it gets too cold. Great!
On a forward looking thought for this note. I am beginning to play Pirate Soul tunes with a drummer and a bassist. We will be known to the world as Pirate Soul Trio. Playing by myself is fun, but playing with other people is FAR more better. I will have my good buddies Andrew (Weak Size Fish) playing bass for me and Mumble (Gordon Gets Lost) holding down the beats. Our first shows will be in November as we open three dates for FM Hi Low as they come back to the East Coast. The trio will be nice and mellow but will make you want to boogie.
To end this off here's something for thought:
Success is subjective
Perfection does not exist
So dream on and follow the path with confidence
Anything is possible
Peace and thank YOU!
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