Posted on November 24th, 2010 in The Blog
The Naam restaurant is a legendary Vancouver institution that has happily served people great vegetarian food for 40 plus years. Starting in 1968 in the glory days of ’60’s Vancouver, its stood the test of time, feeding generations of hungry locals and visitors alike. With the speed of cold molasses from the kitchen Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on November 15th, 2010 in The Blog
November 14th, 2010 Chicago epilogue.
I came out into the windy streets of this Chicago sunday morning, turned onto Michigan ave. and made my way thru the sea of football fans heading to the Bear’s game happening down a few blocks. The sun was shining, the wind brisk and chilly, the buildings looked as grand as ever, sun soaked and bracing strong Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on November 13th, 2010 in The Blog
November 13th, 2010
Quiet is the name of the game right now, the thick windows of my hotel room keep the clanging and banging of downtown Chicago to a level where my system can handle it, all I really hear is the oceanic drone of tires on wet streets, it’s calming. With my first green tea of the day down, I have already begun to Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on November 12th, 2010 in The Blog
I am 19 floors up in Blackstone Hotel on Michigan ave. here in Chicago, my room is safely tucked away in the corner giving me views of the lake and downtown, in all its glorious stone and brick splendor. I like a good building, and there are loads here, these monoliths that have stood the test of time thus far with many lifetimes worth of people passing by, day by day, like the Buddha mountains that Kerouac describes. I Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on November 11th, 2010 in The Blog
November 11, 2010, I’m on a non stop flight to Chicago, 2 sea breezes and a ativan into my flight I decided that was going to be unable to read Kerouacs “Big Sur” due to turbulence and his wacked out, drunken ramblings that we just got minor tastes of in his previous books. Not that I dont love those rants that only he can do, i just need to have my feet on the ground to do so. I like getting places quick, but I am not much Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on November 10th, 2010 in The Blog
Yes, the snow is on the mountains, the days grow short.. I always have loved this time of year. We are going into the studio in December, Im pretty excited about the new batch of tunes and the way we are going to record them. This record is going to be more intimate and guitar based, I loved the last record with all its bell’s and whistles but I am going to only draw from what I have closest to me this time around. I am leaving for Chicago tomorrow to document my friend Courtenay Pollocks latest backdrop in action as it hangs behind Bob Weir and Phil Lesh’s band Furthur. He has created this amazing piece of art that resonates thru the ages, harking back to the days when his work covered the speakers or hung behind the Grateful Dead, so many moons ago. Then, on November 19th, the Tree Shepherds will ride again, playing at the Cafe Deux Soleils at 9;30. We will be playing a lot of the new tunes that will be coming out on the record in early 2011. So, lots of stuff happening so stay tuned!!