It'salwaysnice to come homeagainafter havingbeen outon the roads. We had a blast and the United Stateslived up to myexpectationsand more. I really hope to go back soon again. Thanks to everyone whomade this tourpossible! Foat, my main man, love ya even more now after I met you in person. We saw and played with so many awesome bands, and we slept at some cool houses too. We eat nothing but junk though. Hehe. It was so much funto finally meeteveryone that Ionlyhad contact with in person. Thanks for all your support, it means alot. My camerabroke downinPortlandand Ihave had verylimitedaccess to theinternet,but I have somephotos thatImightpost shortly... Wellback home, I was greeted by veryvery sad news. An old andgood friend of minepassed awaywhile we werein the states.Ihavehim to thank fora lot andyou could saythat he was mymentorwhen Istarted to release recordsin the mid/late90s.Wehadmany collaborationsin the beginningandhe taught mea lot. Ifit wasn't for him,maybeit wouldn't havebeen anyD&R Rec. today.Wedidn't havethat goodcontact the lastfew years, butwetalkedonthe phoneas recently assix months ago. As always, he was excited about everything, andhehadjust setuphisrecordingequipmentagain. Iwill truly miss himand ourlong conversationsaboutpunk, releasesand devotion.Rest in peacemyfriend, see you on the other side!
It only took 24h and 1min from Rissne centrum via Chicago and Seattle to Anza Club, Vancouver. Fucking bizzare trip. I'm having a cold, maybe not the best start on a two weeks tour. Our show last night got canceled too. Double duh. But we're playing tonight instead. Time for afternoone show with Condition, Hoax etc... Smell ya later.
The D&R shop/mail is now officially closed for at least three weeks ahead and I don't know how often I will have access to a computer and internet. No orders will be handled during this period as you might understand. I will take care of all mails/orders as soon as I'm back and back in bizz. To all my americanandcanadian friends, come join us on the road to mangel. Speaking of previous post, just got this hilarious video in the mail (thanks David!). Maybeyou can relate and understand myfrustration withthe way it lookstoday with all this "new" technology and cell-phone/internet abuse a littlebetter afteryou've seenit. I feellike the girlwho playsthe lead role amongmy friends at times.
Q: Annoying? A: Yes, very annoying!
I might update the blog with some pics/reports along the highway.