Sierra Madre

I am staying in a place called Sierra Madre for a couple days while Hollerado plays an Ottawa Senators game up in- you guessed it – Ottawa.

Sierra Madre is just outside of Los Angeles and happens to be one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen.

Here’s a picture:


So… uh… how’s Canada and stuff?



Seriously, I am. I’ve been missing in action, big time. Haven’t had internet in 48 hours and my phone is still offline so I can’t update from the van, only when we get to a hotel… IF they have wireless.

Who know unlocking a phone would be such an ordeal? I didn’t. But, on the bright side, I’ve gotten to see several of America’s fine shopping centres. I think I’ve spent at least 5 hours in malls in the last couple days just trying to get my phone working. At least they have good food courts!

We’re about to pile in the van and head from Kansas City to Denver. It’s gonna be a long drive and apparently I’m going to have driving duty at some point. I’ve never driven the van. It’s a beast. I’m afraid. I’ll make sure someone takes video.

In the meantime, this is my usual view in the van, from the back seat (which happens to also be the best seat for napping).

And here’s a shot from their show in Welland on the weekend. It was at a pizza place/bar called the Rex Hotel. It reminded me of my grandpa’s house but with really good pizza, tons of booze and rad people. And also, Hollerado playing live with Topanga and the Snips.

And here’s what I get to come home to every night:

Jake and Dean in something "more comfortable"

Jake and Nick in the photo I think they should put on their Christmas card this year

I know, I know, you’re jealous. But just try to remember… beer + boys + hours and hours together in enclosed spaces = I kind of wish I brought a clothespin. For my nose.

And now, TO DENVER!

First Stop: Buffalo

My touring adventure with Hollerado has begun! We’re in Buffalo, after being held up at the border for a little while by a REALLY NICE GUY WHO WAS REALLY NICE. On an unrelated note, what’s the best way to communicate sarcasm on the internet?

Everyone talks a lot of shit about Buffalo, but it’s actually a pretty rad place… except that we’ve hardly seen ANY people. Had some of the best French Onion soup I’ve ever tasted at this place called Gabriel’s Gate for lunch, and then headed over to check out the venue. It’s called the Town Ballroom, and Hollerado and Wildlife are playing with the Arkells. It should be a messy, Canadian night. Especially because we stopped at the Duty Free on the way here. You can never have too many litres of whiskey! AM I RIGHT?

Now that we’re in the States, I’m gonna start posting photos and videos. You’ve been warned.