Friday, May 25, 2007

Toronto ;

Two great nights at the Opera House and the end of ASHTRAY ROCK TOUR 07 leg one . Thanks to everyone for coming out and partying . Night two was filmed and , unlike some previous jittery celluloid forays , should represent the tour nicely ( even the 12 string chose night one to eff up ) after the miles of kilometres kneaded the band into a old faithful like space racket . Also , TIM ' Miniature Tim ' Stewart ascending the stage for LOVE THIS TOWN = Legendary .
Heaps of old pals in attendance ( Mike , Mark , Mike , Tom , Tom , Matt , Matt , LC , Steph , Buck , Allison , McGetts and DJ Maruna , Babs , Steve , Amanda , Cam , Jack , John Angus ,Colin , Stewart , Sherri and O' Connor ...on and on . And big mod props to Jeff Cohen and crew for the hospitality .
See you at Kingfest Festival , Friday June 22 . on a line up with Nova Scotia ex pats SLOAN and The TREWS ( a regular chip-eater's dream come true ) .

A rocking - as - ever night at the Starlight , made especially party city with the first ever guest appearance by Kelly ' Mr. Chill ' Hoppe . Ashtray Rock , Snowed In / Cruisin' and Maybe we should just go home never sounded so good .

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Rama Lama ding dong .

Barnyard requests ...?

Monday, May 21, 2007

4 days off !

Then Waterloo will be 'Blown -a -parte ' ... ( just can't be original ) . And Toronto's Rock Opera House .

Friday, May 18, 2007

VANCOUVER , The Commodore Ballroom

900 plus JPE fans raring to go . Good times .

Good to see some ol east coast faces including ; Shaun , Sally , and Sebastian .

HALIFAX ex pat LUCY PULLEN shows us the way to Victoria

Victoria ; where the sea planes land like loons on the Black Brook Lake . Elkas band is on stage and the punters seem in a good mood . Will our Chris Logan show ?

It was a family affair ..... for Joel , last night , at a great sold out show at Sugar . The in-laws were out , and the cousins were kissin' , the music as pretty as the sound of summer lawns hissing .

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


... now , just break down the gear , load up the truck and trailer , and drive fifteen hours to Victoria at 8am tomorrow . The glamour never ends .
Steve McClellan Smith ; EMERGENCY soundman ,tour manager , driver , merch guy and all round MABOU scooper .

Monday, May 14, 2007

BANFF , AB. The James Gang 's got nothing on us .

Sunday, May 13, 2007

EDMONTON shows up to party .

The Pete Elkas Band really tore it up last night in Edmonton .

No gig in SASKATOON would be complete without the traditional morning after stop at the Mussolini family bakery for our basket of soccer inspired toasted sandwiches . Faves include The Maldini , The Beckham , and the Gatusso . What , no Vinny Jones ?

Oh yes , and Blair predicts AC MILAN will stomp my LIVERPOOL in the Champions League final . Does he not remember ISTANBUL !!!!!!
T is for Texas
P is for ... Prairies

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

LL COOL j ...........................don't they .

Well we made into Winnipeg after two days of driving through the woods in glorious sunshine . Joel flew to Paris or something and will meet us here tomorrow for the show at the ol' West End Cultural Centre . Then on to Saskatoon and Edmonton .
What's all this about perezhilton .com and our mugs ? Hotel computer won't let me go .
Too bad ,I got some nice pics of a black bear we met too .

By the by , Sudbury was a blast and good luck to the Wolves .

Monday, May 07, 2007

Monster Trucks and hockey pucks , Go Wolves Go

Here we come Sudbury .

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Montreal , PQ . If you're ever on St. Laurent and see yourself in a shop window and think out loud , ' Jesus , I look like sh*t ' . Just stroll into the Toula Salon right south of Sherbrooke . She is a Greek Stylist who knows her arm from her Elba . She's terrific . Worked wonders.

Ottawa tonight. Expecting hot and heavy at the New Capital . Especially if the Senators win down there in Jersey . I can hear the Yankee anthem somewhere in the hotel so dat's my cue .

If tonights show was anything like the hoe down in Montreal last night it should be goodnight nurse in Ottawa.


PS AND..... The Dela Hoya / Mayweather donneybrook goes down at midnight. Mayweather on points .

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Liverpool off to the finals ...
Chelski was no match for the mighty Reds . Need to spend another 500 million pounds .