“I’m Back In Baby’s Arms”

So, here’s a little story about Albany.

Brian Hope arranged a gig for us in Albany and promised me a bit of stage time with a chance for more gigs if I joined him on the trip.
Having never been in the New York State capital, I figured, hey, the road is the road. Six hours out ain’t too bad.

Next thing I knew we were in for a Pride Week-Style gay ol’ time.

Down and Ups

Wherever, I like to pay shit back. Not just debts to guys named Ant’ny in order to preserve my knees, because I do enjoy my summer soccer, but I like to help out with fundraisers and the like where I can. Most to all of us are given the opportunity to go through life unmolested by disease, catastrophe, or even molesters, really. But the ability to ply something that you like to do into a fundraising opportunity is something I like to do where possible.

Saying such things tend to put you in places like Cobourg.

Again With The TwitterCast…My Other Night @TheRiv

So, yeah. I figured “What the hell, I’ll fire it up again” and did the AltDot New Material Night. Main motivation? I hadn’t put the first one to video. So now thanks to a couple of my best pals, I’ve got it in the can. I’ll work on getting it posted soon to the “Videos” section of the website.

The Week That Was…

The past seven days have been the type where you decide one day to look at your calendar and realize that for some reason you’re busier than Stephen Harper’s budget-making all-nighter. It seemed to go gig after gig after gig without relent and it all finished with a familiar theme at the Alt Dot last night.

Lard Tunderin’ Bay

Normally I’ll go out of my way to do a spot, pretty much anywhere. Thunder Bay fell in my lap, so how do I refuse? Besides, I’d be on a show with Brian Hope and Andrew Evans. So, at least there’d be Thunder Bay to go and sight-see. I did this on the back of using Air Miles, thinking the flight would be close to free. Once the booking fee through WestJet was added in, I’d be making a total of $8.66. I was able to make money on the trip, but it took me winning some cash at the Thunder Bay casino. With Andrew booking himself on a different flight, Brian and I arrived on Thursday evening to find out that our flight originally booked for 9:15 departure would be delayed for more than an hour. So…off to the bar, then.

No bars made themselves available so we found our way into the Mahogany Grill bar across the street from Terminal 3, settled in for a couple of pints that, when the bill came, weighed in at $10 per pint. Of Keith’s. This would turn out to not only be the most expensive beer of the trip, but also the biggest at-once purchase. This includes an eventual car rental when we soon discovered after half-a-dozen cab rides that there is a mathematical anomaly in Thunder Bay. Any two given points are at least $20 away from each other by taxi. This portion of the blog brought to you by Enterprise Car Rental, folks who don’t giggle when you ask them, “What’s your cheapest car I can get today?”