Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy Pride And Soundgarden

We pulled onto our friends property in northern Ontario on Canada day and surprised them. I posted pics of their place where we went new years eve and it was a nice treat for Stagg to see the area in summer as opposed to the snow in winter.I have so many things I want to write and much catching up to do here but we haven't had much chance of getting wifi. Revamped for two daysoutside thunder bay and then fairly booted it east as I had a Soundgarden concert to get to on July 2nd.

We had a great visit with our friends in their lodge 3 hours north of Toronto and then made pur way through intense long weekend cottage traffic to meet my daughter for the concert cutting it pretty close! I sawSpundgarden at the Commodore in Vancouver in 1989. I saw Audioslave (singer Chris Cornel from Spundgarden with Tom and gang from Rage Against The Machine) in 2005. Both those concerts are in my top 10 best shows ever... And the anticipation was big for the re-grouped reunited Soundgarden, who all broke up 13 years ago.

First impression? Wow great sound and really important... Cornel had grown his hair long again! Sigh! All is well with the universe. The sold out show was the opening night of their reunion tour and the band was AWESOMe. A total west coast evening where Komi Hendrix married led Zeppelin and sub pop records was born with bands like pearl jam nirvana and Soundgarden. Fantastic concert and evening.

Met with the family the next morning and five of us went for brunch to celebrate pride.

We are so close to wrapping up this strange long trip that it's been and I feel bittersweet happy and curious what oirnext moves will be...

Looking forward to seeing Tuffy p mister anchovy and our friends and family here this week... Today we are busking on queen west...


mister anchovy said...

wow, you've been everywhere, and now you're here. Looking forward to seeing you.

Four Dinners said...

Apprently it is Independence Day over in the good ol' USA.

Happy Independence Day babe x

I sincerely hope Will Smith doesn't appear or we're being invaded by Martians....;-)

Still...on the plus side...if the Brits had ignored independence then we'd have had America instead of The Falklands...;-)

Me being me...I quite like The Falklands...;-)

4D xx said...

wow.. miss you terribly.. hope you are enjoying your selves up there/over there.

thehealingroom said...

Sounds fantastic.
What a journey you two have had!!
Miss you already!

S.M. Elliott said...

Wow, whirlwind summer for you guys!

X. Dell said...

Wow, you really have been away from hi-fi.

It has been quite a journey, and you seem to have gotten your money's worth out of that car already.