It has been madness for me over the last few days. I have been preparing for the Ache Records Super sale; stickering, stuffing, and packing records; loading up carloads and unloading carloads; putting the final touches on the website, etc. What I had thought to be a 4 or 5 hour task ended up taking about 16 hours and that's with calling in some extra help for the second half of it (thanks Erin and Pops!).
But it is done for the most part! All of the participating record stores in Vancouver have the stock and the website is up and ready to process your order. Go ahead, Vancouverite, and look through your couch cushions for those toonies you lost last week and drop by any of the fine folks at Red Cat, Scratch, Zulu, Audiopile, Dandelion or Zoo Zhop for a record or two. Then go home, throw on the album and bask in the music and the feeling of supporting us.
We had the first of several events go down last night. Despite functioning on 2 hours of sleep, I managed to have a blast. Thanks to Spirals, Hari Legs, David Zoo Zhop, and my fellow band mates for knocking it out of the park.
So now I'm at home after the kind of deep sleep that one wakes up from with a feeling that he or she was in a boxing match the night before. I feel rested but dazed. The sun is shinning, I'm drinking a fantastic coffee, taking a deep breath, and stretching out my muscles which ache (pun intended) from carrying so many boxes of records. This is either the eye of the storm or it has passed by and it will be smooth sailing from here on in. Who knows? But as my friend, Luc's, ominous fortune cookie once read: Hope for the best but expect the worst.
Next up is a party at the elusive Red Gate in Vancouver tonight. Babe Rainbow and my newest band, Mt Career are playing.... and exhale. Gotta run!