Last night we did our Boston (Allston) show. The venue was in a bustling part of town, but I noticed as Neptune and I walked around a bit looking for a park, that there were three predominant kinds of stores: liquor stores, pharmacies and real estate brokers. Looking for a grocery store, I thought the proportions were only slightly strange.
Even though last night was our first show of this tour, it felt like the eighteenth. We crossed the border very late Monday night. There’s a major flu going around on the bus…Murray and Lisa and now Neptune and I’m fighting it big time. I don’t feel it coming on but my body just feels like it needs more sleep. At some points during the show last night, I felt asleep: keeping my eyes closed to hold my focus, they just felt good there. In all the pacing was good: not entirely fierce/fireball performance but definitely appropriate for the evening.
Why so tired and run down? The trip to London was great but tough on the jet lag…basically we never got into it but our bodies still felt messed with. To top it off, Friday we flew back to Toronto, got Neptune and then stiil had to drive back to Montreal on Saturday. We had two days, leading up to both the album release and leaving on tour. Sunday and Monday was mainly running around all day, on errands, picking things up, dropping others off, then doing laundry, packing for myself, packing for Neptune.
We got it all done, but in the evening, after our daughter’s bedtime, we had to work on the website. With the help of Sumo and Cardboard Box Project, we put our new site together: we wanted it to be be a site that could grow with us but also one that documented our past. This meant LOTS of content management, uploading, fact checking and finding files. At one point Sunday night five people in two cities were working on the site getting it loaded up for launch.
I’m really excited about it: thedears.org. There’s a whole tour archive section where people (like you) can upload their own photos, videos and reviews of the shows they saw. Also Murray started a docu-mocku-rockumentary and the first episode is up. Check it out.