October Tour Diary

#FROMTHEVAULT #SORRYSOLATE! So I’m going to listen to a lot of suicide silence and finally write the tour diary. Better late than never. MOSH!

October 7th – Pittsburgh PA at the VIA Music and New Media Festival

The sound guy was playing the new Nickelback while we were loading in, always a good omen. I don’t care what Detroit says Nickelback is my favorite Canadian Republican band, maybe ever.

We checked out the new Mega Target beforehand and picked up a venti from the imbedded Starbucks. I almost bought some Shaun White clothes in the boys’ section but instead opted to purchase two rubber rats from the dollar section.

I drank a six pack of vitamin water at the show – that stuff’ll run through you! There were so many techs in the house it was really impressive. After we finished playing our stuff was ushered off the stage in two shakes of a lambs tale.

October 8th – Bronx NY at the Museum of Moving Image with Anamanaguchi

Got up early and drove all day to get back to NYC. Stopped at a few Sheetz, loaded into the Museum of Moving Image. Anamanaguchi were there sounding hella tight during thier sound check. The green room was covered in grapes, which is the best food to eat on tour-very hydrating and refreshing. Guess which grape was preferred over the other, green or purple?

A lot of young people in the house, even my 23 year old friends were like, “I feel old” ☹ Box_eyes showed up with his crew and raged in the front row, so many internet heads were there: ryder, Leiaj, Lulinternet, bajamenjr, Ginsang.

Here is a video of our performance at MoMI.

Left the party with Lil_Hulchy and the _Youngbaby_ and went to Applebee’s. It was awesome! Turns out it was the best Applebee’s in the country! FYI, Queens you have to take advantage of this (there was a plaque, wish I had taken a twitpic!). I got a long island iced tea in a fish bowl. Standing outside after the show we saw country music legend, Jonny Corndawg.

This is Jonny Corndawg. I met him almost 10 years ago at the second Extreme Animals show ever. I live in his old room now. Yes, it has mojo.

October 9th – Philadelphia PA at Little Bar with Veiled

Ordered a bean taco when I got there which I totally respect them offering. A bean taco is a very rare beast, unlike the bean burrito. But the bean taco is so beautiful – so delicate. Met @spidertec from Providence which was cray cray. Talked about push ups with Andrew Jeffery Wright who had been working out. Learned you have to keep your elbows in underneath your body, not outside.

Veiled was insane, a polished product – total professionals. My only complaint is that they were too good. I would really like to do an internship with Rob Francisco some day and follow him around and learn how to live and be. After the show we went to Wawa and I got a cheese sandwich with mayo, wasabi and pickles. It was kind of disgusting but no regrets.

October 10th – Baltimore MD at The Depot with Future Islands, DJ Dan Deacon, DJ Schwarz, DJ Mark Brown. Hosted by Narwhalz.

So many twitter nerds were in the house that I kind of freaked out. Met MaggieLand – she bad. Talked to Narwhalz who wasn’t funny at all and was boring as hell. Schwartz and Mark Brown rocked the night on the turntables. People were moshing so hard to Future Islands that I could’nt even get into see them. It was packed “body to body”, “Mono y mono,” “Body Mods”. Light some drum and bass and glitch house from 1997. Dan Deacon DJ’d some obscure tracks at the end of the night.

Extreme Animals @ the Depot

Extreme Animals

October 11th – Day off

Woke up early and went to this Starbucks that I always go to in Baltimore. Drew a squirtle. A guy walked in with a giant jade necklace.

October 12th – Brooklyn NY at Death by Audio

One guy really raged out at this show, like he had his own way of dancing that I had never seen before. It was really great – part martial art, part parent dance moves, part trollstep – all focusing on his fanny pack. I think he kind of stole the shows with these insane moves. I mean I really don’t even have the kind of vocabulary in movement and dance to further describe what he was doing.

Extreme Animals at Death by Audio 10-12-2011. 2

I love how at this venue they always give you glass stones as drink tickets. It is hard to decide if I want to keep the magic stones or trade for a beer. A real “Jack and the bean stock” predicament. And you know it is not a bad show when the guy working the refreshment center buys a DVD, thank you sir! I think after the show we went to this place and bought fried pickles and salad. I’ve eaten more fried pickles in New York than I have in the entire time I lived in the South. It’s a crazy, crazy world.

October 13th – Providence at Paragon

Wow this place is laaaid back! Felt like I was entering Dre’s studio when I got there. Hung out with Mandysezz most of the night. Saw Mincemeat or Tenspeed play for the first time in like 2 years. I thought his new stuff was really amazing, he is definitely taking his sonic world to the next level. I love how he moves and dances while he plays, like a ballerina.

We played last for the tr00 heads who stuck around, it was awkward because everyone was like what ha ha kewl. It was a good night. I saw Xander and she was like the nicest person I saw on the entire tour. Maybe she thought I was someone else, it was like seeing my best friend from first grade or something. How is it that people just saying hi can make you feel that good?

October 14th – Boston MA at the Home Grown III festival

This show was part of a multi-day festival organized by my girl Dan Shea. Total professional sh*t. All of the bands played at the beginning all of this music and stuff. Anywayz, there were a lot of great young bands in a “robin style.”

makin music!

Horse Spirit Penetrates played and it was exciting and weird. Kieran broke a string, I wonder what gauge he uses? Maybe 11s? Anyways, they rolled with the flow and just kept going. That’s musicianship! #protip

Big Digits worked the crowd into a frenzy. They had two djs and brought their own lamps. I love how they are one of the few hip hop acts that think about “the space” ha ha very important. We played last. Jacob threw a bottled water on me. See you next year, 2012 is looking bright! ☺

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