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It’s 11 here in Vancouver and I keep waking up at 6 for some unearthly reason. Jet lag normally doesn’t bug me too much, but I guess this is the best kind. Had a good first day yesterday, tons of sunshine and walking. I’m staying in a part of town called English bay which is super pretty. Hotel window looks out on to the water which is nice. We’re about 10 minutes from stanley park which is big and pretty and fairly easy to get lost in as I found out this morning.
Had a really funny experience yesterday along the water under a bridge. I don’t generally start stories that way…anyway, I was getting my H4 out to record some boat sounds and happened to notice a guy a few feet away with headphones on, plugged into an H2. Then I noticed a girl on the other side of me doing the same. Then another. And 3 more. I realized I was surrounded by people all recording the aural landscape. It was pretty remarkable in a scary twilight zone/David Lynch way. Turns out they were all in a journalism class and were sent out to practice nature sound recording techniques. The girl I was talking to said ” yeah, this is really dumb. I mean, who actually does this? It’s so weird and lame right?”. Ummmm yeah, hahaha nervous laughter igottagobye……
The island is in full Olympic effect, people are loving it and smiling and happy. Lots of red and white and flags everywhere, and all in all it’s a pretty feel good vibe. We play a couple shows at the Atlantic Canada house today, then home tomorrow morning. If you’re in Vancouver let me know and I’ll be sure to get you in.