23 September 06
We spent the day walking around Portland. It was rainy though, so we went back to Nire’s house, hung out with the dogs for a while, and had some hot chocolate. Later we went to Mississippi Pizza and had some really good pizza. Ray from Castanets and Scout Niblett came to the show. Also Randy from Junkface and Nire.
20 September 06
We went in the morning to Powell’s City of Books, and browsed for a while. It’s an amazing bookstore. There is a new Haruki Murakami collection of stories that I really want to get. I’ve read all of his books, and he’s one of my favorite authors. Chuck Klosterman also has a new book out that looks interesting.
15 September 06
Tuesday we went to Manhattan, KS. We drove through endless fields of sunflowers and sleeping cows, only to reach this tiny oasis of a town filled with college bookstores and bars. Our show was at Auntie Mae’s Parlor, a decent-sized bar with a tiny corner stage. Tiger Saw performed first. This was a late booking, and no one really knew who we were.
12 September 06
The Ann Arbor show was fun. It was a house show, and lots of young people showed up. I made a little brown bat doll earlier in the day. When Annie and I were on tour this summer, we made all kinds of felt monsters and animals to sell. They’re fun to make, and people like them. We have been taking pictures of the people with their monsters when they buy them.
5 September 2006
Oberlin is a cute little town. We hit two ice cream shops, and strolled around campus and watched people play Frisbee. It’s the last night before classes start, and we’re playing in a dorm. We get a good-sized audience. Chris opens the night, followed by Tony, and then Dustin & the Furniture. Dustin is a one-man bad.
3 September 2006
Dillsburg was amazing! What a great night. Our friend Justin moved into a new house, and we played to about fifty people. Tony opened the night with a few songs. His performance is very sage-like. I really like his song ‘Sober as a Songbird’. After Tony played, we heard the Royal Malcontents and Raise Up Roofbeams.
1 September 2006
"This is how we do it."
It feels like summer is over. The cat is rolling around in the driveway. I will miss him. I grab a bunch of magazines and a Fela Kuti biography, and we set out for tour. It will be some time before I am home again. Each tour is different. Different Tigers, and a somewhat different sound.