time has come to talk of many things. Like, for example, where the hell
we've been all summer. Blind Tiger, Tiger would just like to formally
apologize for disappearing over the past couple months. We had
important business to attend to: camping, tubing, visiting parents,
falling off our bikes, drinking, swearing off drinking, slipping on
seaweed, poking jellyfish, and ceasing to use the Internet.
really haven't been using email, facebook, or myspace for about a
month, so if anyone has messaged me and I haven't responded, I
I haven't even seen some of our band
members for a while. I hear Sean is uncertain as to whether Blind
Tiger, Tiger still exists. Well, I'll tell him right after I tell all
of you: we do!
Actually, while we've been slacking off, the
internet and radio has been doing good work for us. We're apparently
charting in Toronto and St. Catharine's and on various other college
radio stations. Plus, we're currently sitting at number 26 on CBC Radio
3's R3-30. That's really awesome and gratifying. Speaking just for
myself, I feel really grateful to the CBC for doing so much for
fledgling bands. It's so cool to hear us being played on a national
radio show that I already listen to.
Anyway, we'll be getting
back to playing shows really soon. We had to turn down a bunch of shows
because we were all out of town and out of practice, but we've got some
really exciting stuff coming up.
Anyway, with this excessive
use of the word 'exciting', I feel like some kind of filthy
slick-haired marketing goon with big square teeth and an iron
handshake. So please don't take it that way. I really am excited.
A few unrelated things.
1. I went to visit my mom in Nanaimo and went to a petting zoo, where I encountered the animal that is pictured with this post.
ISN'T IT THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING YOU'VE EVER SEEN???
2. I can't stop listening to this song. What is wrong with me?
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3. Our very own, very talented guitar player/cellist/vocalist
extraordinaire, Catherine Hiltz, has composed two anthems for the
Hockey Night in Canada theme song contest. For those of you who don't
know, Hockey Night in Canada has lost the rights to its theme song and
has started a contest asking anyone, everyone, to write a new theme.
Voting for the new theme starts on October 4th, but for now, you can listen to and rate anthems on the website.
Catherine's submissions can be found here and here. Please check them out! If she wins, she'll buy us a tour van!!