Quote on the Weakerthans’ tour page:
“Persons wanted: for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger,safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.”
SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON, January 13, 1914; The Endurance Expedition
I’m having trouble convincing all of the Spokes to go to Regina and Saskatoon at the end of September for 2 days, and I’m trying to make it sound FUN…
Dunno for sure if John K. came up w/ the idea of putting that quote up there, but it sure sounds/feels like his sense of humour. I love that guy, and his songs. A Canadian treasure, for sure. Speaking of valuable Canadiana, get to the Weakerthans’ shows early this fall, as Ottawa’s Jim Bryson is opening, and he’s one of the best We’ve got by a country kilometer.
Can someone tell me why indie-kids think I’m a country singer, and why folk-nazis can’t get past even the SIGHT of an electric guitar in someone other than Richard Thompson’s hands?
And why is it so confusing to people when they find out I make records, and ask me what I do, and I say “I write songs and then I sing ’em”, they look at me like I got a zucchini growing outta my left ear?
Shit. I’m goin tabed.