Temporary Things

Early. Raggedy. Punk-assed. Glad to be alive. Joy filled. Disturbed. I don’t think I was even there! This thing, that thing, and the other; you, me, and everyone else; any which way you look at it it’s just a temporary thing. We played Lou Reed’s song often and meant it every time. We never recorded it in a studio. There’s only these shadows and scraps.

June 9, 2006

phone poster

We toured a lot with Oakley Hall, rambling around the USA for a couple of years; they were (are?) a great band and good companions. This poster is from a show in San Francisco. (Thank you kindly to the poster artist, who’s name I’ve lost). I think we played Spencer Davis Group’s I’m A Man at this show, which we did again (or had done; the chronology is muddled) in a medley with Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man at the Horseshoe in Toronto with The Deadly Snakes. There was a lot of men on stage that night. A lot of beards and a lot of guitars.But that’s a story for another time.

Anyways, Pat, Rachel, Jesse, Claudia, Fred, Greg, and Ezra hope you are doing well.

Will Kidman surveys the scene; soundcheck


On August 29th, 2014 we played at the Molson Amphitheatre (Apatheatre!) in Toronto, ON opening for the Arcade Fire. It is a strange place to play music. This shot is from soundcheck that afternoon. We checked it out. There was a lot of reverb. Thanks to our wonderful sound guy Cam for wrangling the beast, and Brad for making sure we could hear it too. And many thanks to Arcade Fire for being rad and inviting us out.