Driving down the I5 was an experience in itself. 5-lanes of traffic both ways? Where are all these cars going? In circles? Highways in BC are made of a slow lane, passing lane, and a carpool lane closer to the big cities. When I tried to explain my awe to our bass player Matty, who is from Oregon, I described it as such: imagine that one day instead of humans having two legs, they have five! That’s what it felt like on the road- so many cars changing lanes. I ended up just staying in one lane, despite the signs describing how against the law it is to stay in passing lanes. Oops.
Last night, we played an impromptu show for a neighbour’s garden party. It was the most American thing I’ve ever seen. You know how in True Blood, they have these lavish southern celebrations? I mean c’mon, I sampled not one or two, but FOUR different kinds of potato salads. At the end of the night, the local men gathered on stage for a blues-style jam session that was so beautiful and gritty and raw. The light that bounced off a man’s harmonica was a perfect setting as the wind picked up farm smells from the surrounding fields. We also made some new friends. Portland’s sweetest blues-rock band The Gemtones played a stellar cover of Grace Potter’s “Paris” as well as some rockin originals. We haz an impressed. Check them out!
Well, as for our recording schedule, we are full-steam ahead. We’ve recorded every part of our song “Dark Shorelines”. As I write this, Gina’s voice is filling up this house.
Check back tomorrow for some updates!