TSWYCSOT = The Sixth Word You Can't Say On Television Which is the only way I can give you the band name here... After a years hiatus in 2017, while the singer did Spartan races (which is stupid, they don't run naked, and they aren't allowed to attack the other runners, that's not Sparta...) we broke with our usual eastern tour, and brought some friends from down east out to the left coast for a short tour in 2018. This year we go back east. Per the guitar player, we've already started tour, a few shows in nearby towns over the past couple weekends, but for me, it's not tour until the next drive is out of province, so the first four shows on the back of the tour shirt I'll be putting up later, don't count to me, but do to the guitar player, and he does most of the promo too. But I'll digress into the general shortcomings of any musician who doesn't play bass if I stay on that tack so... Kick off tonight at a local BBQ joint, the Palomino... The Palomino The Palomino does right by the talent, we'll be fed and watered, and they stepped up when the original venue for the show lost their entertainment license. The place has two floors and there is some kind of metal show going on the in basement, with a punk show upstairs, one admission gets you into either show or back and forth as you like. First time I think they've done this, and much appreciated... But, the owner also is big-time into pinball, so are the guitar player and I, and we spend much time at his pinball bar, and Matt (Guitar player) played in the league there. Networking isn't always at live music venues with bands folks... I've been excreting bricks all week, I woke up Monday with a ferocious pain in my right wrist and thumb, I'm a predominantly pick player, but I couldn't hold a pick, and trying to play finger-style, too much pain... We have a sub, but he'd only have been able to cover the first show, maybe the second... But I had a doctors appointment already set up yesterday to go over some test results (no bladder or kidney stones, no strange shadows or growths, Yay!) so I brought it up to him. His first take, was maybe gout, since there was swelling, redness and the area was warmer than it should. But he also sent me for an X-ray, but when he was examining my hand, he dug in pretty good at the base of the thumb, which was excruciating, followed by a little numb, followed by a weird almost tingling going up from the wrist to the shoulder. I've popped my shoulder a few times, and it was pretty much the same thing, so I guess I dislocated something in that area and the doc unwittingly fixed it. Today, full motion, no pain, but I've added Voltaren, A535, a microwavable hot compress and an ace bandage to the road kit. Like I said I'll upload the back of the tour shirt later, but the towns we'll be hitting: Calgary Regina Winnipeg Thunder Bay Sudbury Toronto Ajax Ottawa Montreal Oshawa Hamilton This year, we decided not to do any prospecting other than Ajax, and we're dead-heading home after Hamilton. But the best part of tour this year? It got me out of going to my brother-in-laws wedding, he's a phenomenal musician and composer, but infuriating in any other context, and being around him is a constant exercise in checking my tongue... However Mrs. Tedious is not so lucky, so she get's to fly to Vegas (which she hates, she doesn't gamble, and she could care less about the shopping, and more than a month out from Punk Rock Bowling...) Anyways, time to stop slacking at work, I'll be posting photos later tonight, or more likely tomorrow from 'the road.'