Today’s car-park home is in Regina, Canada. Apparently, it’s pronounced to rhyme with the female anatomy; fuck that, I’m sticking with “Reg-eee-na”, and Canada can love it or leave it. Edmonton and Calgary were fun – the show in Edmonton was in the largest mall in the observable universe (or something), complete with ice-rink, shooting range and a sea-lion enclosure. I saw a penguin.
A couple of things for people to consider. The Mark Mulcahy tribute album to which I contributed a song, “Ciao My Shining Star“, is out today. It’s a great collection of songs by a great singer, and it’s for a good cause as well. The CD features me and an embarrassment of other talents (Thom Yorke, Michael Stipe, Dinosaur Jr, Unbelievable Truth, Josh Rouse etc.), and the iTunes version has a massive 20 more songs as well. It’s definitely worth your time, and you can find out more here.
Secondly, my old friends The Holloways have a new single, Jukebox Sunshine, out today. You can get it on iTunes and the like. Check it out.
Finally, looking ahead to the October UK tour, the guys in Fake Problems are trying to schedule places to stay after the shows. If you can help out, drop them an email. I can vouch for their being house-broken (well, apart from Derek). Any assistance much appreciated, I’m sure. Thanks everyone.