Day 39: Home

Leaving Philadelphia, originally uploaded by Rich in Orderly Manor. Currently sitting in traffic somewhere in upstate NY. In a mere thirteen hours I’ll be back home… *** After the goodbyes the day is spent dealing with delays, missed stand-bys, $9 dollar sandwiches, rain, overweight luggage and general busy-ness of airports. Only on the second flight ...

Day 38: Montreal

15. October 2009 Touring 0
Bus shakes us awake in Montreal. Parking won’t be easy today. The last day. Freezing. Well, probably not that bad but compared to Jet Skis a couple of weeks ago this is ridiculous. Mars and I do the wander of the town. It appears we are playing the rainbow district tonight; some odd christmas ornaments ...

Day 37: Toronto

14. October 2009 Touring 0
It’s 3ish when we hit the border. They make us sit in a room for half an hour and search the bus, take passports, ask question. It’s all pretty harmless but its also late. We’re back on the road and into canada by 4ish. The last two dates ahead. Wander Toronto a little with Richard ...

Day 36: Pontiac, MI

13. October 2009 Touring 0
Awakened by the sound of the engine stopping. Going on deck to see where we are. Ah, Pontiac, MI. Detroit if you’re not being picky. So the last US date. As the end draws near things are changing. Leaves. Minds. Pedals. Band relations. Some questions occur: How to re-establish contact with normality upon leaving the ...

Day 35: Columbus, OH

12. October 2009 Touring 1
Its late and the bus is rolling gently away from Columbus, OH en route to Pontiac, MI; the last of the US dates. Tonight was ridiculously loud but a ton of fun for me; everything went smooth and the stage was a good little intimate theatre stage. Usually carpet is not so good but the ...

Day 33: Boston

11. October 2009 Touring 0
Where i awoke., originally uploaded by Rich in Orderly Manor. Boston started with some conflict between the powers that be. There’s been some of this already and its not pretty. Fortunately, relations between the PF and HM band members and most crew has been, and is, completely fine; its just other parties within the organizations ...

Day 32: New York City

10. October 2009 Touring 0
I love New York. I realised that once again on this trip. It’s an unbelieveably vibrant place. But its also crazy how you can never escape people. Claustrophobia is always a short pull away. I’ve become a space-aholic living where I live. I need to have peace and quiet and plenty of sky. I was ...

Day 31: Autumn in New York

08. October 2009 Touring 0
Day off in NYC, originally uploaded by Rich in Orderly Manor. We bought $4 shades and day-glo socks. Had a great day in NY with my lady. Had great coffee breakfast at Cafe Reggio, ran into Mars and Knox Chandler (he’s going to rock some cello on PG tomorrow!) wandered the village, saw Charlie Parker’s ...

Day 30: Philadelphia

07. October 2009 Touring 0
I need to catch up on this. Will endeavour today. Philadelphia today… I see a blue bridge, chinatown and a rather uncompromising, cranky, lack of sleep. Trocadero tonight.