*continued from TOUR STORIES part 1*
Immediately after playing Vancouver, we decided not to hang around vancouver too much longer, and went to gas up. heres where things got tricky for a bit... pulling up to the gas station we were approached by a few drunk girls who seemed very impressed with our van and the fact we were a band. (we thought we hit a goldmine at first lol "no way!?") This is also the same time when Kris realised his only guitar was left behind at the venue... so here i am with my arm around a sweet girl with quite the buzz on, talking about our tour and enjoying the attention that GOOD bands never seem to actually get. while Kris, frantic about losing his guitar and annoyed with my distracted state, stormed around in a rage trying to get me to care more about his dilemma and not soo much about the female company. tricky situation lol. so as this is all going on I noticed a couple Police officers approaching the van and it wasnt a great feeling. They started talking with Kurt (our kick ass bassist and night driver of the van) and eventually asked him how much he had to drink. "im good" he says. I thought our tour was OVER right then and there (suddenly it was really hard to care about drunk girls anymore, the danger of kurt being intoxicated became my main focus, considering we'd definately be searched after. goodies anyone?). so the cops ask kurt to step out of the vehicle as they proceeded to test his alcohol level. guess what? apparently Kurt only had a couple beers over the course of the night. pfffhhhhhh!! So the cops left us alone. boy band dudes showed up to rescue the drunk girls from the bearded monsters (i guess they had dibbs, oh well... ) and Kris finally calmed down about losing his guitar (nothing we could have done then anyway).
Bewildered, we left for the ferry boat and caught a tiny bit a sleep waiting before the first Ferry at 5am was ready to go.
The ferry ride kicked soo much ass. definately one of the highlights of the trip. sounds kind of gay, but if youve been on the ferry, you know what im talking about. especially when the sun is just coming up. Beautiful but overpriced.
We showed up to The Black Swan Pub in Shawnigan Lake and it felt like we'd landed in paradise...canadian paradise anyway lol. Thick green forest everywhere with a calm yet spooky vibe. the perfect place to bust out our brand of stoner metal. We were welcomed by local promoter Chris Gooding, who we cant thank enough. He gave us a place to stay/party while we stayed on the island, drove our ass around and showed us the best possible time we could have had. not to mention bought us waaayyyy too many drinks (even after being warned he may regret it, not knowing how much we usually drink $$$$$ ( i personally feel bad for drinking 80 bucks worth of double rye and cokes, then puking it all up after a jager shot :( sorry bro, but THANKS!). so one more time we'd like to say THANK YOU, to Chris Gooding. The show went great and we made many friends during our stay. The people in shawnigan lake were definitely the nicest of the whole tour and i still cant believe the hospitality we received. We look forward to returning to the island next year for a solid island tour as well as a tour of all of western canada. Thanks to everyone who was a part of this tour, and thanks to everyone who supports us. also, thanks to Bloated Pig who made the trip WAAAYY more fun. we drank all day and cried laughing. good times.
Also, We are starting to write material for our full length debut album. more info soon!
p.s. Kris found his guitar eventually. it is being mailed back to him soon.
Hello there, Greetings again from the Lordosis camp.
We just got home from our little tour and can safely say we had the time of our lives!! We hit Edmonton first, joined by Bloated Pig and played the Rendezvous to decent crowd for edmonton standards (i have the feeling they like their Death Metal and Grindcore there, definately weird territory for a stoner band.) extra special thanks to Calvin at the Rendezvous for knowing how to treat a band on the road, and for introducing us to the most intense shot on the planet: The Churchburner!! (Yuck!) also, we gotta give a shout out to Rodney Ordell, the best soundguy ever. have a drink with him sometime and find out why. Wicked live sound bro!!
After Edmonton we made our way east (without Bloated Pig) to Lloydminster to play the Phunkin Gruuve with local Calgary act STINGER!!. The venue here was top notch, including a VIP room that actually looked like a VIP room (it even had a velvet rope to get in!) The show went great despite being yelled at imediately after getting off stage lol (i ventured outside with my beer to catch my breath and got yelled at like a little kid by the bar owner. i guess he didnt see the other 9 people outside, also with beers, not getting yelled at. lol i dont hold it against him. though it did ruin my good mood for most of the night. (R.G.)) we look forward to returning to Lloyd to play this venue again. great stage/sound and definately one of the best crowds of the tour.
After Lloyd we took a couple days off to get some rest before we headed out west to beautiful British Columbia. Vancouver was our next show.
After a long drive and after many bowls smoked we finally arrived at The Funky Winkerbeans pub. smack dab in one of the worst parts of downtown Vancouver. We were told by the bartender not to park anywhere near the venue if we didnt want our van getting broken into. not having any better ideas, we simply parked across the street in front of the venue and kept a close eye on the van (the best view was inside, drinking whiskey and smoking lol). Bloated Pig joined us again for this show and it was great to have friends with us in such a different environment then what we are used to. i hate to say it but downtown Vancouver really felt like Winnipeg this time. scary stuff lol. the show went great and the sound was killer. local vancouver bands GRAVES and DEVOTION put on a great set. and we hope to share the stage with em again. Thanks to Wendy Thirteen for setting the show up.
to read the second part, Check out the TOUR STORIES / NEW ALBUM blog
ITS BLOG TIME AGAIN...
OUR FIRST SHOW WAS A SUCCESS! THANKS TO THOSE WHO CAME OUT! AFTEREARTH AND ADVERSE REACTION KICKED MUCH ASS AND WE HOPE TO SHARE THE STAGE WITH EM AGAIN SOON. WE FILMED THE SHOW SO WE MIGHT END UP POSTING A SONG OR TWO FOR YA'LL TO CHECK OUT.
OUR NEXT SHOW WILL BE AT THE BLOATED PIG / LORDOSIS TOUR FUNDRAISER, HELD AT THE LORDOSIS RANCH. $5 PER PERSON TO ATTEND, WHICH WILL BE DONATED TO HELP OUT ON GAS FOR OUR BC TOUR. IF YOU NEED DIRECTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL US AT LORDOSISMUSIC@GMAIL.COM
HERE IS THE EVENT PAGE FOR THE SHOW: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=108960842533104
AT LEAST 2 MORE BANDS TO BE ANNOUNCED!! DETAILS SOON!
ALSO, MAKE SURE TO GRAB A COPY OF THE AUGUST ISSUE OF BEATROUTE. WE DID AN INTERVIEW RECENTLY THAT WILL BE FEATURED SOMEWHERE IN THE MAGAZINE. IT WILL ALSO BE POSTED ONLINE EARLY AUGUST AT http://www.beatroute.ca/ SO CHECK IT OUT!
AND FINALLY, WE'LL SOON BE GOING BACK TO ELECTRIC PARK STUDIO (3!! NEW LOCATION!!http://www.electricparkstudio.com) TO RECORD VOCALS FOR THE UPCOMING 4 SONG "LORDOSIS EP". WE WILL BE RELEASING THE EP ON AUGUST 18TH AT LORD NELSONS WITH BLOATED PIG AND STATUE OF DEMUR. HERES THE EVENT PAGE FOR IT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=248308855187082
THATS ALL FOR NOW FOLKS... PEACE TIL NEXT TIME.
SO WE SPENT A DAY IN THE STUDIO LAST WEEK AT ELECTRIC PARK STUDIO (http://www.electricparkstudio.com)TO RECORD OUR FIRST RELEASE. WE HAMMERED OUT 4 SONGS IN ONE DAY!! WHICH WAS A LITTLE TOUGH BUT WE PULLED IT OFF AND THE RESULTS HAVE GOTTEN US ALL EXCITED TO FINALLY HAVE SOMETHING TO REPRESENT THIS BAND PROPERLY. (OUR FIRST MYSPACE RECORDING JUST DIDNT DO THE TRICK LOL). WE'VE POSTED THE FIRST ROUGH MIXES OF 3 OF THE 4 SONGS WE RECORDED BUT THE SONGS ARE GOING TO BE REMIXED AND REPOSTED ONCE WE GET THE FINAL MIX BACK. WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED.
ALSO, THE TIME HAS COME TO DEBUT LORDOSIS IN A LIVE ENVIRONMENT. OUR FIRST SHOW IS BOOKED AND WE'RE STOKED TO FINALLY PLAY FOR CROWD AND SHOW OFF THESE SONGS LIVE! THE SHOW IS AT VERNS TAVERN (622 8th ave SW) ON FRIDAY JULY 29TH HERE IN CALGARY WITH OUR BUDS ADVERSE REACTION (http://www.myspace.com/gre..asyriffs). SO MAKE SURE TO BE THERE!! HERE IS THE EVENT PAGE FOR THE SHOW: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=188273751226351
THATS ALL FOR NOW FOLKS... MORE NEWS ON OUR BC TOUR SOON.
THE LATEST NEWS FROM LORDOSIS... ...WE HAVE NO BASS!!!!!!
IN THE PAST MONTH OF JAMMING WE SEEM TO HAVE TURNED INTO A 2 PIECE BAND (!!!). ITS TOUGH TO FIND A BASS PLAYER THAT ISNT ALREADY A BUSY MOTHERFUCKER. SO WE'RE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR A NEW MEMBER TO THE BAND THATS DOWN FOR ROCKING THE BASS WITH US PERMANENTLY. IF YOU OR ANYBODY YOU KNOW IS A HALF DECENT BASS PLAYER AND IS LOOKING FOR A BAND, LET US KNOW!!!
( LORDOSISMUSIC@GMAIL.COM )
WE ALREADY HAVE ALL THE MUSIC WRITTEN FOR OUR 5 SONG EP SO WE CAN SHOW ANYONE THE BASS LINES BUT WE'RE ALSO LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO EXPAND UPON WHATS ALREADY BEEN WRITTEN IF POSSIBLE.
IN THE MEANTIME ME(RUSS) AND KRIS ARE FOCUSING ON OUR FIRST RELEASE. THE 5 SONG "LORDOSIS EP" WILL BE RECORDED SOMETIME IN JUNE AND WILL BE RELEASED SHORTLY AFTER. ME AND KRIS WILL MOST LIKELY BE HANDLING THE BASS DUTIES ON THE ALBUM AND ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING SO. UNLESS OF COURSE WE FIND SOMEONE CAPABLE BEFORE WE START RECORDING.
ALSO, WE HAVE A SURPRISE TREAT PLANNED FOR VOCALS. I CANT SAY TOO MUCH. ITS GOING TO BE NEAT THO...
WE ALSO HAVE PLANS FOR A SHORT TOUR AT THE END OF THE SUMMER . MORE DETAILS TO COME.
HEY ALL. ITS MAY 1ST AND TIME FOR ANOTHER UPDATE FROM CAMP LORDOSIS.
WE'VE BEEN JAMMING OUR ASSES OFF AND HAVE FINISHED WRITING THE MUSIC FOR OUR 5 SONG EP THAT WILL BE RECORDED BY IAN DILLON AT ELECTRIC PARK STUDIO IN JUNE (IF EVERYTHING GOES RIGHT). WE ARE CURRENTLY GETTING THE SONGS TIGHT AND STILL NEED TO TACKLE PUTTING THE RIGHT VOCALS OVER EM. BUT AT LEAST THE MUSIC IS DONE. TIME FOR LYRICS AND VOCALS!
WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR ANOTHER MEMBER... BUT NOT A MUSICIAN.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO HELP US WITH MAKING OUR LIVE SHOW AS TRIPPY AND AS PSYCHEDELIC AS WE NEED IT TO BE. SOMEONE WITH KNOWLEDGE OF COMPUTERS, VIDEO EDITING, LIGHTS AND PROJECTING TRIPPY VISUALS ON A SCREEN BEHIND US WHILE WE PLAY. IF YOU OR ANYBODY YOU KNOW SOUNDS LIKE THEY COULD BE THE PERSON FOR THE JOB, LET US KNOW AT LORDOSISMUSIC@GMAIL.COM
HMM, I THINK THATS ALL FOR NOW FOLKS. IN THE MEANTIME WE'LL BE BUSY JAMMING AND SCREAMING/SINGING OUR FACES OFF TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT VOCALS WORK WHERE. I'D SAY ONE MORE MONTH OF SOLID JAMMING WE'LL BE READY TO BOOK OUR FIRST SHOW.
UNTIL NEXT TIME, TURN ON. TUNE IN. AND DROP OUT.