Thursday, December 31, 2009

love to y'all! 2010 is going to be awesome!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

if you enjoy shooting hoops, AND wasting time online, this is the best game EVER: http://ping.fm/f3DMu

Friday, December 25, 2009

apparently there are only 600 nene goose left worldwide, about 400 were rowdy outside my tent last night, perhaps they had xmas eve party?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

sky 2 sea trek take 2! if I had a camera, I'd take pics like: http://ping.fm/LAedZ

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Trek postponed due to rain! Going to see avatar with my mom instead
backpacking solo from the haleakala crator summit to the sea.. setting off tommorrow morning, (if the weather forcast says YES)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Reading "a wild sheep chase," I highly recommend it! Makes me hungry for existential lamb chops

Friday, December 18, 2009

Muppets are the best invention ever! http://ping.fm/CB0bz Which celeb would make the best muppet? I vote steven tyler

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Holy Shit, listening to detroit mercy on deep roots, cbc radio two!
Really weird licence plate on the car in front of me: LHASAPOO

Friday, December 11, 2009

Today's catch phrase: void of course
wondering if anyone has ever clawed their own eyes out while waiting at traffic court? 2 Hrs and counting
Waiting on a window at traffic court, AND my foot is asleep! I blame the government

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Listen now! Opening act just hit the stage!
Tonights show is being streamed online at http://ping.fm/ckThr
Excited to rock out tonight with the band @ C'est What! music starts at 9:30, I'm on after 10!!!
1pm charity show today at Empress Walk second cup for camp oochigeas!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ah, the glorious fresh blanket of slush! Makes toronto Drivers feel young again... As in pre licenced

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Am i alone in feeling that 'glee' is one of the most annoying pieces of television ever created?

A Year Come and Gone, another approaches, A show on Dec 10th

To all who share a thirst for life, love, music and everything in between, This year has been quite a whirlwind; January's Hugh's Room 100th show celebration lead to the new recordings which lead to a ton of gigs and culminated in two incredible east coast tours. I plan on carrying the momentum into 2010 with musical expeditions to Memphis, Nashville, a return to Newfoundland (my new favorite place in Canada), and if all goes according to plan, a cross country tour heading west this summer! Before I say another word, let me wish you all a wonderful and stress free holiday season... its upon us, no sense in denying it! As we walk past endless jingles, tinsel and cheerful decor, I hope we all take the time to connect with loved ones, share a bevy or two, deck the halls, light the candles, dance a jig, and appreciate the break in the monotony! In the meantime, I'd like to invite you out to one final full band show! Haven't played in hometown Tarana in some months, so this Thursday I'm "getting the band back together" and hosting a couple of great maritime artists at C'est What! here are the details: DECEMBER 10th, 2009 Location: C'est What Street: 67 Front Street East City/Town: Toronto, On $6 9:30pm start time, I'm headlining at around 10:30 W/ Mary Stewart http://www.marystewartmusic.com/ David Macmichael (The Danger Bees) Http://www.thedangerbees.com Also On Thursday, December 10th, Second Cup at Empress Walk will host the first ever Sip for a Cause. 100% proceeds from the day's beverage sales will be donated to Camp Oochigeas, a camp for children with cancer. I'm playing a solo set at 1pm, come say hello and have a cup of joe! As we speak, I'm working on the video blogs to commemorate the recently completed "East Side Ride 09" tour w/ the talented Jadea Kelly, I'm going to release them in early January, when the holiday dust settles. In the meantime, check out this one from the "East Bound and Up" Series: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-OKxNdD9SI It'll give you an idea of what to expect! Many thanks to all who joined my facebook "fan page," ( http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-Borins/20447603918 ) I say this with a nod and a wink, because I've yet to find a way to distinguish between friend and fan. I hope I never have to! You can be sure I'll be in touch soon, but please drop me a line and let me know how you've been spending your time! Always looking for new music to hear and discover, so send me recommendations! Much Love, see you on Thursday or as soon as possible! db


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"let there be songs, to fill the air.."
- Robert Hunter

Monday, December 7, 2009

Watching leon redbone play ragtime at hugh's room... 'don't take a stab at it, thats not nice'
Gig week! This thursday night the band will be melting faces!
Monday isn't old if you're a tree

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Dave 2, breathalizer 0 ! RIDE on bathurst, must be office party season

Friday, December 4, 2009

I'm going to be an uncle! Brother Larry shoots and scores!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Oh man, there's a fireplace channel! In HD no less

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Banana peels are by far the most hilarious form of littering

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

just finished the movie "che"... crazy twist ending; totally didn't expect him to start a band called "Rage Against The Machine"
Bored @ work, anagrams for my name: a bird's oven, absorb vein, ravine bods!
As if there wasn't enough this time of year, Itunes free single of the week is a christmas ballad! They should offer a .99 cent credit
As if there wasn't enough this time of year, Itunes free single of the week is a christmas ballad! They should offer a .99 cent

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The retired hazan from my shul is currently buying underwear at MEC
Apparently the opposite of a boycott is a 'buycott' thus explaining today's increased demand for israeli made underwear at MEC
Collingwood house concert was a blast! Thanks to our hosts for amazing hospitality and late night hottubs!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

At the collingwood house concert! Great finger foods
home from kingston at 4:30am, should have stayed the night, off to collingwood for a house concert tommorrow, apparently there is a hot tub !

Friday, November 27, 2009

My mom's description of seeing the movie twilight: 'well, there was a lot of longing'

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

According to the toronto sun, barbera bush Turned 28 Today!
I think 'Prince' invented text/msn language: i would die 4 U

Monday, November 23, 2009

Home, home again! Drove through 4 provinces in 24 hrs! Not even sick of the band yet! Can't wait to start cutting the video blogs!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

back for an afternoon show at the bridgestreet, I think I've played more gigs in sackville NB than toronto in the past 3 months
far too early morning after far too late a night, far to long a drive ahead...

Friday, November 20, 2009

After sneaking into the hopewell rocks, we've rolled into moncton, back at plan b, greAt place! Halifax tommorrow!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

we've decided to settle in sackville! (except for @JadeaKelly , she's been exiled)
trouble started when @JadeaKelly got whiskey shots for underage protest the hero fans who then got kicked out of the bar: @tenthavenue angry
Open bar for the band last night, things kinda escalated from there....

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

at a lovely student flat in Sackville.... MOunt Allison University Pub show tonight should be BANGIN'!!! Dj Timmy D will be rockin' the mike

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fredericton gig tonight... crumbs cafe... Tell all the frederictonians! (Frederictonites? Fredericians? Freddies?)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Stow and go seats help turn the minivan into the perfect motor inn, thanks fredrickton!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Third time in ottawa in the past two months, still can't stand the sens! Back @ the Rainbow bistrotonight

Friday, November 13, 2009

Dropped by the mansion after the show, caught luther wright and the wrongs with sarah harmer on drums
Day one is very rock'n'roll: family dinner with the @jadeaKelly clan!
Van is loaded, next stop: rockin out east!
As predicted, i'm tuburculosis free! I feel like i just wasted government heathcaremoney
still packing!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Recording a few backup vocal tracks with @chrismara then playing a warm up gig @ czehoski's 10pm

Tommorrow we RIDE!!!!!!!!!!

After countless hours of planning, the tour sets sail tommorrow! Honestly couldn't be more excited for the adventure!

Stay tuned, we'll be blogging and communicating in various forms throughout the trip. Its going to be a bit of a whirlwind, and we hope to take you all along with us through the world wide web!

here are the upcoming shows, if you or anyone you know is anywhere near these places, makes sure to come by and say hi, have a drink and give us a nutritious snack (you try injesting tim hortons, wendy's and whiskey for 11 days straight)

13 Nov Mill Street Cafe, Syndenham Ontario

14 Nov The Rainbow, w/ lindsay ferguson Ottawa, Ontario

17 Nov Crumbs Cafe, Fredericton, New Brunswick

18 Nov Mount Allison Student Pub, Sackville, New Brunswick

19 Nov Vintage Bistro, Hampton, New Brunswick

20 Nov plan B Moncton, New Brunswick

21 Nov The Seahorse Halifax, Nova Scotia

22 Nov Bridge Street Cafe, Sackville, New Brunswick

Much love

Dave, Jadea and the East Side Riders!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoaCwQq-F4g

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Just walked by 2 people necking to whitesnake in a 20 Year old corvette! Did i just invent time travel?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Misread a sign outside a jamaican restaurant thought it said 'jerk porn sandwich' way more funny then pork

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Directions to venue: 'turn left at old school road' i totally kicked that louie like we used to!
Heading out to the lovely hamlet of Glen Williams Ontario for an afternoon show! Hopefully there will be homemade pie!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Great idea for a new app: idefibrillator

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Looks like newfoundland might be in the cards for spring!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Dressing up as a 'backpacker' at M.E.C today, worried i'll just look normal

Friday, October 30, 2009

As 'season of the witch' comes on the halloween themed radio station, i begin to have flashbacks of my old costume shop job
Question from customer holding a toy poodle: 'did anyone find a bag of weed near the waterproof breathables?'

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Soundcheck at the rivoli, love this speaker system! Playing a solo set in a half hour
playing a last minute opening gig tonight at the rivoli, on at 9:30! come party!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Raps and leafs win their first game within a few days of each other! Looks like everythings turning up milthouse
19 year old toronto singer/songwriter Taylor Mitchell passed away last night. huge loss! visit http://ping.fm/4rtdV

Monday, October 26, 2009

so hard! http://ping.fm/MsiL4
Why does a three goal lead with three minutes left still seem unsafe?
It is sad that winning one regular season is cause for this much celebration! Screw you leafs
This hockey game is causing me stress

Sunday, October 25, 2009

I'm the musical guest at 'the comedy bar' for 'sunday night live' tonight! 9 pm, come by to laugh.. With me or at me

Thursday, October 22, 2009

RT @tenthavenue http://bit.ly/5K1as Review in Exclaim! for Joshua Cockerill's debut record!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I'm pretty sure that 'wondering where the lions are' is one of the best songs one could hear in the morning! Any suggestions of the WORST song?

Monday, October 19, 2009

At the movie theater, they charged a 1.09 amusement tax! I'm not Frickin amused
recovering from an intense and joyous ocff weekend in ottawa!

Friday, October 16, 2009

@Ocff : socan reception, bob ezrin is about to speak, holy cow

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I hear that #balloonboy is actually stuck in a well surrounded by wolves
watched #balloonboy land on cnn while getting haircut, really hope kid is ok so we can all find the whole thing hilarious instead of tragic
The DMV has 12 framed inspirational word pics on the wall!i'm so motivated to renew my licence!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Does anyone have an itrip i can borrow for the weekend?
surprisingly awesome remix of one of my favorite early dylan tunes: http://ping.fm/XISqR here's to a cool wee hr track

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Just got off stage @indieweek finals, so much fun, best of luck to all who rocks out tonight!
looking forward to a wild finals night @indieweek this eve! Playing at 8:30, holy joes, with 30 bands on three stages... crazy logistics!

Friday, October 9, 2009

RT @indieweek Congrats to Wed. FreeTimes Cafe winners @daveborins & Jessica Lalonde! Check em out at the finals at Holy Joe's on Saturday!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

RT @indieweek Congrats to Wed. FreeTimes Cafe winners @daveborins & Jessica Lalonde! Check em out at the finals at Holy Joe's on Saturday!!
Booked tix to Memphis and nashville in feb! Free vouchers on United; please don't break my guitar!
Congrats to my mother for finally getting one of those newfangled mobile telephone machines

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

show was a huge blast, could have played three times as long. great to share the stage with blaise, jordan, rich and dave again! thanks all
Forgot my cell phone, but I'm still playing a 10:30 set at the freetimes! Full band, can't wait!
GIG NIGHT! 10:30, half hour set, full band, indie week!
http://ping.fm/yPN2D
RT @iFreddie NOOOO!!! "Conservatives to increase taxes on superstrength alcohol" http://ping.fm/2n9rb popeye mourns

Thursday, October 1, 2009

day one of the leafs quest to regain our collective trust! dear burke, please release me from perpetual apathy
really Old ladies driving kick ass silver firebirds from the early eighties are super hot

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Here's the latest and greatest! EAST BOUND AND UP #6: hiking w/ hangovers! http://ping.fm/Qlbkd

EAST BOUND AND UP VBLOG #6: St Johns 2/3: Hiking w/ hangovers

From analog to digital (The Telegram, 04 Sep 2009, Page B2)




From analog to digital
BY JUSTIN BRAKE SPECIAL TO THE TELEGRAM
The Telegram
04 Sep 2009

Toronto musician Dave Borins brings insightful brand of acoustic rock รข€�n’ roll Dave Borins has an inquisitive mind and an impulse for adventure. From the time he graduated high school nearly a decade ago, the 26-year-old expert backcountry guide has...read more...
Mitch Hedberg: 'a severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer...'
left my cell phone charger in montreal... email me or FB me with any urgent messages

Monday, September 28, 2009

I'm developing a dangerous addiction to chicken soup! If not for the noodles i'd hook up an IV

Sunday, September 27, 2009

A and w in kingston is selling two teens for six dollars, now thats a deal!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

@zcappe is soooo wasted

Friday, September 25, 2009

Guy just nearly walked of with my martin, gotta love montreal
At the montreal venue, other bands are rockin the sound track, on in an hour or so
And we're off to montreal! Did you check the new vblog? http://ping.fm/s860o
EAST BOUND AND UP VIDEO #5 Live footage from the road! Playing Montreal tonight! green room 8pm!
http://ping.fm/pwQNu

EAST BOUND AND UP VBLOG #5: St Johns 2/3: Giggin'

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Stuck in construction near kingston... Ottawa bound, ten pm showtime at the rainbow in byward market! Montreal tomorrow
HONESTLY, I"M AT A TOTAL LOSS.... screw you IMOVIE, Time to hit the road......... OTTAWA RAINBOW ROOM TONIGHT, 10pm, be there! VBLOG pending
Why does imovie hate me all of a sudden! New vblog is delayed due to audio issues!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

finally finished the fifth installment of the EAST BOUND AND UP video blog, stay tuned for St Johns 2/3, uploading as we speak
getting tired of the apple tutorial video music
working at MEC for the first time in a while, where did all this winter wear come from... Seems a little foreboding
Gov't fishery accidentaly posted phone sex number as contact on website; fishermen rejoice

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

they could probably film the live action remake of the cartoon "Racoons" in the lot behind my apartment without hiring a casting director

Monday, September 21, 2009

Great, now i'm lost on the campus
Stuck in longest bus lineup i've ever seen! Boo york u, can't believe people must do this every day, maybe i'll hitchhike!
Speed trap: bathurst, southbound north of st clair! You've been warned

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New set time: 10pm, @ the el mocombo, on spadina @ college, come party for a great cause!
Gig night in Toronto @ the el mocombo, benefit for save darfur & kiva, I'm on solo at 9:30, back on the road next week vblog: http://ping.fm/lIY4Y

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Kae sun's lion on a leash on CBC ONE wicked track
eleventh commandment: Thou shalt not update status whilst the ark is open

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

VIDEO BLOG #4 Part One of the St John's Trilogy!

just finished editing EAST BOUND AND UP VBlog #4: part 1 of the st johns trilogy: the people! uploading very slowly as we speak!!!! http://ping.fm/NP4U7
How did i end up at 'place milton' for breakfast in montreal? Where did sackville go? What day is it?
If newfoundland decided to seperate, i'm immigrating!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

just achieved a higher symmetry by eating a wagonwheel while listening to wagon wheel! Ahhh so

Birthday in Sackville

Just about to go on for my last set at the bridge street cafe in lovely sackville NB.
Heading home to toronto for a week before my next run of shows! This tour has been amazing, so much to see out east, and we're doing everything we can to really see the places we visit! This has caused us many sleepless nights (back from bar @ 5am, out hiking at 9am etc etc) but the effort has been a success!

Just wanted to thank everyone for the birthday wishes, its tough to be away from home and friends on a birthday, and I think I had my first legitimate bout of homesickness! That being said, with this tour under the belt, my desire to get out on the road for longer stretches to farther places has never been stronger! What a great way to see the earth, but moreso, what a great way to connect with people across the earth! When playing in a strange town, people are all the more curious, and the hospitality we've recieved has been nothing short of spectacular!

Incredible footage from each place we've visited, I'm going to spend a full day in montreal tommorrow editing and processing it! check http://www.youtube.com/daveborins in the coming days to see the latest crazyness!!!!

Having a single malt birthday toast with safedawg before next set, thanks for all the bday wishes, miss you all!
playin' at the bridge street cafe in sackville NB, at 2pm and 7pm!
Sackville bound!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Spending the night in a yert, atypical tour digs, cooking over the fire with our host, remi, an acadian environmentalist
We're going to MONCTON the hell outta tonight!
Just posted the 3rd installment of my Tour Video Blog! http://ping.fm/X1LtL playin' moncton tonight! stay tuned!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Bye NFLD, 8hr ferry w/ wi/fi! will finally have a chance to digest, edit and post all the crazy footage I've been stockpileing! Stay tuned

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Playing on broadway tonight!!!! ........ (50 broadway street, cornerbrook NFLD)

Friday, September 11, 2009

George street, friday night. Bring it!
at sugarloaf head on the east coast trail, despite a late night we're Almost as fresh as the blueberries

Thursday, September 10, 2009

This status update is proof that 'signal hill' is not just a clever name! On rogers no less!
Post gig wagon wheel jam with awesome and kind st johns bluegrass musicians, may have been the trip's musical hightlight thus far!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

After last night's St Johns Debut, the bartender kept the place locked and running till 5:30am..... HOLY

Monday, September 7, 2009

Ferry at sunset! Jordan remarks 'i wish i was here with my girl' i'm slightly offended but willing to cuddle
A roadsign near sydney NS: 'an unforgettable experience... 40min' gives no other details! can't wait
The water is blue, the trees are green, the coast is lovely and so is jordan

Sunday, September 6, 2009

It's impossible to combine the words 'monkey' and 'donkey' WOW... hi @balleyne says jordan
A video from the road east:

At the Keith's brewery, they make a stout? Wow!

East Bound and UP: Chapter One

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia 4:30am Atlantic time

Once I figure out how to use the editing software, I'll be posting video blogs from the road! Please stay tuned and be patient!

Jordan and I have safely arrived at the Atlantic ocean! Many bugs were unable to avoid destruction at the hands of our windshield! Got here at nearly 2am, and unsuccessfully tried to find an open bar. Instead, we checked out tomorrow's venue and wandered towards a lovely pizza parlor where we gazed lovingly into each other's eyes and talked about our feelings!


First time in Halifax, I'll have lots to write about in chapter two!


Lets back peddle for a second. Technically, this tour started a few days ago. The Czehoski's show in downtown Toronto was a blast! Despite the late start, we had a full room of fans, friends and family to send us off proper!


The band: Blaise Alleyne (violin), Alastair Whitehead (bass), Rich Piasetski (drums), Angie Hilts (vocals and imaginary banjo) and Jordan Safer (harmonica, slide guitar)... I love playing with these guys, and look forward to dragging them all across the country someday (sooner then later)!


T- shirts were sold, wine was spilled, music was played!
Matt Singer, and Great Elk were on tour from Brooklyn and played great sets! My little bro put them up at my family home... the after party nearly broke into a spontaneous game of "risk" but cooler heads prevailed!


I packed through the whole night, although I did take a nap midway through, on top of the various garments that littered my mattress. After such an eventful night, it was well deserved


We left Toronto just before one pm (we had foolishly planned for 10am) and the road became out proverbial oyster!


First night, I stayed with my buddy Cyrus and his lovely lady friend Kat. Not only were they great hosts, but Cyrus spent a couple hours upgrading my mac programs and showing me how little I know about my machine! One day I'll be a shortcut master!


I then took to the town and relived my university days by drinking at my old haunts. Nothing has changed but the patrons; an unfortunate symptom of graduation.


How did I repay the kindness of Kat and Cyrus? I ran off with their spare key which has yet to be of use on the Atlantic coast. Might as well just send it back to them via Canada post!

Safer was a champ on the road today, we arrived in Halifax in under 15 hours, I took the nighttime driving shift! New Brunswick and Quebec are beautiful to drive through, Nova Scotia has a full moon and interesting, bright night clouds... i'm guessing its always like that since the moon has been full 100% of the nights i've spent driving here!

Thanks to Ben Zittell for putting us up! I promise I won't steal your keys!

We've decided that we only want to listen to full albums while driving, none of this shuffle nonsense (god's playlist)

Highlights from today's soundtrack:
Pet Sounds by The Beach boys
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Use Your Illusion 1 - guns and roses
Ashtray Rock - Joel Plaskett
Until The Freeze - The Black Crowes
Arcade Fire - funeral
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust - david bowie
The Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails
Reckoning - The Grateful Dead
Chad Van Gaalen - Soft Airplane
Three - Joel Plaskett (we put this on just as we entered the maritimes, a fitting intro to the east, and the PERFECT road trip album)

First Show on the east is @ Bearly's Blues and Ribs, at 6:30, everyone we meet says its a great place to play! Can't wait!

db


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Acorn restaurant just outside of fredrickton has free wi/fi... score!
Entering new brunswick, this looks nothing like 'ye ole brunswick' ... 'Watch out for the moose'
demetri martin: 'the easiest time to ad insult to injury... Is when you're signing someone's cast'
Ah the familiar montreal morning groggyness.. oh wait, I don't remember ever seeing morning in montreal back in the day! on the road in 5
stopped over in montreal! SO VIBRANT! beautiful women, cheap booze, lots of guys w/ mustaches! reliving uni! halifax bound tommorrow! 8*)

Friday, September 4, 2009

We've entered the poutine mecca, jordan looks hungry and cannibalistic, should i be worried?
Nearly got on the westbound 401, Which would have been a strange way to begin an east coast tour... And we're off!
Minutes away from setting sail! Last night's send off was ideal!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Dave borins: the t shirt - now in existance! Just had my first sale!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Just successfully endured a nine vile blood checkup, i think the woman was a vampire due to her transylvanian accent
my friend Amy Mangan wrote: An open letter to festival ADs everywhere. Sorry to every musician I've ever booked at 11am.http://ping.fm/9BLle

Friday, August 28, 2009

Stuck in traffic on route to cottage party, i blame dim sum
Got a raise at mec, extra 25 cents per hour, does this knock me into a new tax bracket?
It takes a village to grow a moustache

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Kawartha dairy milkshakes bring all the boys to the yard

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I love listening to jerry garcia sing 'when first unto this country' makes traffic jams relaxing
Heading up to Madawaska for a good old fashioned Hootenany! Leading 700 volleyball athletes in song... tallest audience ever!
EASTBOUND AND UP: new blog post about my east coast tour: http://ping.fm/ROXJn

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

There is no way that the song 'umbrella' is going to encourage shoppers here at mountain co op

Eastbound and UP: East coast tour announcement

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"We were all delighted, we all realized we were leaving confusion and nonsense behind and performing our one noble function of the time, move."

"Every now and then a clear harmonic cry gave new suggestions of a tune that would someday be the only tune in the world and would raise men's souls to joy."

- Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Well folks,
the time has come, I'm hitting the road. I've done a lot of "boomerang gigs" in places not so far off, but this is different;
Its a road trip, a concert tour, and an adventure all rolled into one. Its as though I've reached the next logical step, and hopefully this is first of an endless string of tours of all shapes and sizes. How can I call myself a Canadian performing artist if I haven't covered the land from coast to coast? To me, music is the spouse of discovery, I intend to nurture that relationship on this road.

The venues are small, the distances are long, but the music will be spreading! I'm sure I'll have a million ideas of how to improve the next time around, but that's the point! The first step leads to the second and so forth we walk!

I plan on blogging almost every day, and we're bringing a digital video camera to record music and experiences along the way. Everything will be updated on my blog "songwriting, etc.": http://daveborins.blogspot.com/

I'll be travelling with the talented Guitarist/ harmonica player Jordan Safer (urban preacher, Julian Fauth), who has been an instrumental force in booking the tour, and helping out in all ways necessary! His commitment was a major catalyst!

The east coast tour will stretch from Toronto to Newfoundland, and back through Montreal and Ottawa. I haven't been on the Canadian east coast since I was a uber wee lad, and I intend to explore as thoroughly as time permits. We've got a rest day scheduled in Gros Morne National Park, Jordan is going to be dragged up a mountain, I've yet to break this to him, but he's got no choice!

I would love to hear from people who have visited or have lived in these places.... please give me a line on any good local music, food, hikes, people, scenes etc etc.
I intend to really travel and these spots, as opposed to blowing through without full experiencing the various locations. This tour is about discovering my homeland, that's why we're heading all the way east, then all the way west in November, stay tuned for those dates!

I've also attached, the brand new T-shirts I've commissioned for the road. I'm trying to get them printed for the launch show at Czehoski's on Sept. 3rd, stay tuned for mail order info. If you are interested, contact me directly at this email address!

here is the full list of tour dates:
facebook event for Czehoski Launch: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116670319097
3 Sep 2009 22:00
Czehoski (full band show to send me off on east coast tour) Toronto, Ontario
6 Sep 2009 6:30
Bearly’s House of Blues and Ribs Halifax, Nova Scotia
8 Sep 2009 22:00
The Grapevine st Johns, Newfoundland
9 Sep 2009 21:00
CBTG’s St Johns, Newfoundland
10 Sep 2009 22:30
Whalen’s Pub st Johns, Newfoundland
11 Sep 2009 22:00
Whalen’s Pub St Johns, Newfoundland
12 Sep 2009 20:00
The Bar Room Cornerbrook, Newfoundland
14 Sep 2009 20:00
Plan B Moncton, New Brunswick
15 Sep 2009 20:00
Bridge Street Cafe Sackville, New Brunswick
24 Sep 2009 22:00
the rainbow room Ottawa, Ontario
25 Sep 2009 20:00
the green room Montreal, Quebec

Thank you all for your love of music! please help me spread the word!
db

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http://www.itunes.com/daveborins - brand new EP "the lucky ones" for sale

http://www.myspace.com/daveborins

http://www.youtube.com/daveborins

http://www.twitter.com/daveborins

http://daveborins.blogspot.com/

"let there be songs, to fill the air...La La La La"
- Robert Hunter


Here is the official press release, forward it to any contacts you may or may not have:

* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ACOUSTIC ROCK'N' ROLL - DAVE BORINS EAST COAST TOUR!!!


ATTN: TORONTO LAUNCH: Sept 03rd @ Czehoski's 678 queen west, set time 11pm... contact for guest list

TORONTO, August 18th, 2009 – After a summer of canoe tripping, music fests and campfire concerts, Toronto-based acoustic roots rocker Dave Borins and harmonica/ slide player Jordan Safer (Urban Preacher) will tour across Canada from sea to shining sea.


With the onstage energy of Neil Young and Joel Plaskett, the humor of Louden Wainwright, and the wisdom of Townes Van Zandt, Borins has been been gaining a lot of attention. Based in Toronto, he was nominated for "Best Live Acoustic Performer" and "Best Folk Artist" at the 2008 "Toronto Indie Music Awards." He has played to sold out audiences in NY city, and all over Southern Ontario. His 100th show was celebrated in 2009 with a sell out Debut at Toronto's storied "Hugh's Room."


Launching in September 2009, the four-month music and media tour will promote Borins’ EP entitled “Lucky Ones” and mark Dave’s first set of performances east of Quebec and west of Ontario.


"how can I call myself a Canadian performing artist if I haven't covered the land from coast to coast? To me, music is the spouse of discovery, I intend to nurture that relationship on this road. that's why we're taking the time to stop in national parks, and sleep in the houses of strangers."

- dave borins


Throughout the tour, Borins will be keeping an updated blog, follow his journey: http://daveborins.blogspot.com/


The East coast leg kicks off in Toronto on September 3rd 2009 at czehoski's.

Borins will hit the following eastern stages:

Sept 3rd Czehoski's Toronto, ON.

Sept 6th Bearly's House of Blues Halifax, NS

Sept 8th The Grapevine Argentia, NL

Sept 9th CBTG's St Johns, NL

Sept 10th Whalen's Pub St Johns, NL

Sept 11th Whalen's Pub St Johns, NL

Sept 12th The Bar Room Cornerbrook, NL

Sept 14th Plan B Moncton, NB

Sept 15th Bridge st. Cafe Sackville, NB (Dave's birthday show)

Sept 24th The Rainbow Room Ottawa, ON

Sept 25th The Green Room Montreal, QC


Look for Dave’s new EP “The Lucky Ones”, available for preview on his Myspace page, and for sale on Itunes. The west coast leg of the tour is set for November, and dates are still being finalized. If you are interested in booking Dave, please email daveborinsbooking@gmail.com


"The
Lucky Ones, a five-song EP, fuses the warmth of late 60's Island Record
releases with a modern country/roots flair. Sometimes jaunty, sometimes
melancholy, but always familiar..... a testament to his ease on the
stage and command of the space. No studio is needed to weave Borins'
magic; he's got it naturally." - Lucid Forge - Canadian Arts and Entertainment Mag



For all press inquiries,

please call 416-844-5399

or email the artist directly: daveborins@gmail.com

just watched the first "Inglorious Bastards" out of curiousity... great flick if you like italian genre movies from the 60's otherwise, pass

Monday, August 24, 2009

victor jara! beautiful

Saturday, August 22, 2009

gig night in orillia.... 25 front st south, liquid lounge! come party! i'm on around 9pm!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Anyone know the logistics of travelling across canada by horseback?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

GIG NIGHT!!! @ graffiti's 170 baldwin street w/ matt paxton and before the flood! Music @ 9:30, i'll be on around 11! I love gig night!
Behind my apart. Is the pudgiest racoon ever! Apparently not all toronto residents abhorred this summer's trash strike

Monday, August 17, 2009

I'm strangely chipper this monday morning... Must have fallen into a parallel world

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The frickin beauties!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

just saw "the night of the hunter" a weird and wonderful screen gem... crazy that "the dude abides" was an allusion to it's conclusion! http://ping.fm/p1Knf

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

phish tommorrow! its been 5 years.... darien lake just like the old days (circa 2000)... hopefully less rain this time round
Promo pics for upcoming fall tour! Tell me your favorite, so i can choose which to go to press with! http://ping.fm/jHHz6

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

thoughts on the Wabakimi canoe trip

My sleep patterns are quite erratic! When i get an excited buzz, slumber is simply not an option! I played my post canoe trip concert this evening, the show was a ton of fun, and I still feel the energy despite it being nearly 7am! We cannot choose our productive hours, therefore I'd like to use these wee hours to muse about the canoe trip I was on these last couple weeks!

The vastness and remoteness of our trip was emphasized by the 18 hour drive to the town of Armstrong Ontario. A tiny community near a first nations reserve

Armstrong was our launching point, and the jumbo burger at E and J's served as the talisman that marked both the start and conclusion of our wilderness journey!

On the road to Armstrong, we viewed wildlife in abundance, wolves, moose, bears and foxes all seemed to wave as we passed... in the park, all we saw were various vicious types of flies, half a dozen uncomfortable but ultimately delicious fish, and a ton of bald eagles... who knew Canada's wilderness was home to so many of these
imperialistic emblems? Who knew large forest dwelling mammals liked to tease us by showing up only while we moved past at 100km/hr?




My companions, Adam Haller, Rob Trager and Handsome Hartland Jackson, and I turned out
to be a perfect foursome! nary a fight unfolded and many a song was sung!

Top 3 car songs (we played these tunes on
the hour, every hour to stay awake during our nonstop red eye home
1) Fashionable People (Joel Plaskett Emergency from the album Ashtray Rock)

2) Wagon Wheel (by the old crow medicine show)
3) Rolling Rolling Rolling (Joel Plaskett from "three")
I was obsessed with Joel Plaskett the whole time because I recently saw him play at mariposa and was blown away!

Rob's Ford escape had satellite radio, it kept us entertained ... as did candy

The weather in percentages:
80% rain
60% wind in our faces, 30% at our backs, 10% none to speak of
battling the headwind on the largest lakes for three days straight was a serious kick in the rear! That being said, we did have two great days sailing:
video

Perhaps the highlight of our trip was meeting some wonderful folk from Indiana! They were so curious about our tarp sailboat rig that they invited us over to their lodge! they'd been flown in for the week by sea plane! Since they were leaving the following day, it was necessary for us to help them finish their cold beer! Things escalated till we decided to pitch our camp next to their cabin, and we had a good ole fashioned fish fry! The meal consisted of baked beans, string beans and gravy, enough fried fish to clog an artery, mashed taters, biscuits and many
many cans of beer!

I brought out my guitalele and sang em a bunch of tunes, it was a full on hootenanny! We
learned
about hunting, metallurgy (they turned out to be elevator/ weapons manufacturers) football, F1 racing and about life in Brazil, Indiana! More hospitable people I could not have imagined! They even inspired us to catch some fish for our own dinner on subsequent nights! Even Rob's twenty buck Canadian tire rod was proficient at catching huge fish in those plentiful "honey holes." When I'm old and fishing with my children, i shall recognize this experience as being the week that I finally "got" fishing!

Perhaps the most beautiful part of our trip was the day we reached the Kopka River!
We dropped into a picturesque gorge filled with exposed cliffs and raging waterfalls! Till this point the scenery was vast and beautiful, but not unlike other canoe trip settings like Algonquin. All of a sudden, everything escalated; the portages became more technical, beauty of this river gorge was astounding:




Another highlight for me was sitting round the fire playing music! Singing songs and canoe tripping are different sides of the same coin! Since I began leading trips at various summer camps, I've always brought my Mini ukalele/Guitar (fits right in my pack)! Every night i practiced a few songs, took stabs at writing new ones, and entertained the boys with random pickin!'

at the end of the trip, we took a couple videos of the songs I was working on! Here is "no place to fall" by the late great Townes Van Zandt:

Now we've returned to the real world, had my first show back, and sure enough, our friends from Indiana attended the show @ Czehoski's... we might even go visit them for the Indy 500

All and all, Hart, rob, adam and myself, covered 250km by boat, 3500km by car, suffered no major problems, and had an amazing time!

Next year, in The Nahanni!

As for my music career, stay tuned I've got a lot to announce!!!!

much love to you all, drop me a line asap!


db

Tonight's show was a huge success! thanks to the players, the viewers and the organizers! Czehoski's tuesday music never disappoints!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

GIG NIGHT (woo hoo) @ Czehoski's
678 Queen Street West, i'm on after 11pm! no cover! So excited to play

Monday, July 6, 2009

twenty minutes till we arrive in thunder bay, been driving since 7am, just had our first delirious political arguement
Stayed up all night packing, left at seven am, almost crashed on a detour in perry sound, sudbury by noon,trager says hi

Saturday, July 4, 2009

@ mariposa watching a song circle w/ luke ducet, steven page, joel plasket, jen grant! Serious!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

There seems to be a lot of germans at mec today, makes me hungry for strudle beer and discipline
A man is dead if he no longer appreciates a beautiful woman. He is also dead if his wife catches him staring!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Ugh, one hour left at work, can't wait for tonight's gig!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday seems to be my most productive day, I think I have it backwards... I should be on a patio or something... oh well, off to MEC

Thursday, June 25, 2009

I'm looking for wheels, perhaps I should get in on this! http://ping.fm/KfImA
Did the king of pop just kick the bucket?
without realizing it,I just clapped at the end of a song on my ipod, others on the the bus are giving me stink eye

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Can't wait to play on the PATIO this evening at the Global Village Hostel @ king and spadina! Last of the residence! 9:30pm NO COVER

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

No cube for dave, thanks a ton for all the support!
@hypercube soundcheck at Circa... the soundsystem is incredible, playing "late night hero" at 9:25, win or not, it's going to be a fun night
Sparks by The Who: best intro ever?
Today is the day of the CUBE! Will I win? Please send good vibrations into the Universe on my behalf! MOCK MEDIA RELEASE: http://ping.fm/rIt8W

Monday, June 22, 2009

Got reviewed! not even sure how! http://ping.fm/pCIIl

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Its impossible to look cool while on rollerblades
Dad's on tv! Go dad!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Still at work, but playing tonight at the global village backpacker's hostel, NW corner of king and spadina, starting right after work, 9:30

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Czehoski gig was so much fun! Thanks to all who came, thanks to all who played! Global village tomorrow night! Come party!
GIG NIGHT @ Czehoski, FULL BAND, NO COVER! Here is the facebook event info: http://ping.fm/L4MmW I'm really excited for this one!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Tomorrow's gig @ Czehoski, Here is the facebook event info: http://ping.fm/L4MmW NO COVER 9:00pm

Friday, June 12, 2009

I'm on Pandora, very very cool!
I think the movie "network" should be required viewing http://ping.fm/Dzrnm

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Is the opposite of 'no hard feelings,' 'lots of soft feelings'?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I think there should be a sport called mooseback riding
Can't wait for tonight's gig @ the global village, king and spadina going straight from work, on at nine thirty
And out of nowhere BOOCH appears from BC for 1 night.... hopefully he'll perform w/ me tonight @ the Global Village

The Global Village, Into The Wild, The Cube Question


Isn't it amazing how quickly winter is forgotten? When the city streets fill with sunshine, skin and festivals, everything seems a little more possible!
 
 
THE GLOBAL VILLAGE... and other shows:
I'm planning on getting out of town as much as possible come july, but until then, I'm playing a slew of small free shows to close out the top half of '09.
 
1) For the next three Wednesdays (starting TONIGHT) I'll be performing as a duo (w/ Jordan Safer on harmonica/ slide guitar) 
 
Where?: the Global Backpacker's Hostel.. (potential for meeting sexy foreigners: %100)
460 King Street West (@ spadina)
When?: Wed June 10th, 17th, 24th.... around 9:30pm (thursday morning is the new Sunday)
How Much?: Free (but cash/ sexy gifts are accepted)
Why?: Why not?
 
2) Playing the opening slot at the weekly music series "Live @ Czehoski" I checked this show out a few weeks ago and was amazed at how crazy the party was for a Tuesday night....it will be rammed so get there early,
Where? Czehoski 678 queen West (don't worry, no one knows how to pronounce the name)
When? Tuesday June 16th 9pm (aka sexy time)
How Much? Freeeeeeee (see above comments)
Why? Because all the cool kids are doing it
 
3) Opening up for my talented friend Mike Celia, Sunday June 14th @ the Trane studio http://www.tranestudio.com/
964 Bathurst St (2 blocks north of Bloor)
Still learning the details, but check out the facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=85404703642&ref=mf
Doors: 8pm
Show Starts: 9:30pm 
Cover: $10
 
INTO THE WILD
 
The centerpiece of my summer will be a lengthy trip to Wabakimi National Park:
 
If you click this link, you'll realize its a very very long drive, and frankly, after spending most of the past two years running around the cement of Toronto, getting back to the dirt is exactly what I need! My partners in crime (tripper buddies rob, haller and hart) and I will be tripping hard: white water, unmarked trails and portages, massive lakes!  I intend to spend a large chunk of my evenings writing songs, and telling stories round the fire! Wish me luck, I hope I don't get eaten by a caribou.
 
In addition to this trip, I will be doing my usual round of summer camp touring 

balancing the natural w/ the urban is very important to my music and my sanity.

THE CUBE QUESTION

I've been amazed by how many people have asked me about the results of "that cube thing".... so many of you voted, I cannot thank you enough!

I find out the results at a private gala which will take place simultaneously in three canadian cities on June 23. The toronto one is at Circa, and they've asked me to perform a 15 minute set... which is a good sign, but they emphasized that it does not mean I have won!

The Fall Tour is still in the planning stages, but many questions and routes will be answered depending on the outcome of the cube!

Wish me Luck!

Thats enough for now.... as always, check out my twitter, myspace and youtube, itunes!
If you do visit, don't forget to rate me high, this helps increase my visibility!
send the links to friends, and keep coming out to shows.... Your support means everything to me

Be well

db

http://www.itunes.com/daveborins - brand new EP for sale

http://daveborins.blogspot.com/ 

 

"let there be songs, to fill the air...La La La La"
            - Robert Hunter

Monday, June 8, 2009

Tune in to Roger's TV, i'm playing the lucky ones, jamming backstage and kickin it old school.... RIGHT NOW (8pm) channel 10 i think

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Quebec city till friday, hence the lack ofcommunication

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

@ the Plains of abraham, the tour guides keep talking about 'taking quebec city in the rear'

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

backstage @Allisjourney chillin with @peterkatzmusic @balleyne and robyn dell'unto! The veggie wraps are delicious

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

For those in thornhill, i'm being interviewed at eight pm on 90.7 ... vaughn road radio

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Dylan tribute night! Whats you favorite low pro tune? I'm going with 'moonshiner'

Friday, May 22, 2009

No bar at venue tonight, really cool space byob
Tonight's pre music lecture by MECCA NORMAL: how art and music can change the world! 8pm sharp!
INFO for tonight's show: http://ping.fm/7Nhx0
or http://ping.fm/ajjo0
I think smooth jazz was invented to infuriate retail employees

Thursday, May 21, 2009

This week's 'savage love' is hilarious
Last eve's TIMA showcase was a ton of fun! Thanks to all who came, all who played, and to all the organizers!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tonight (Wednesday) I'll be playing at the Central, 603 Markham street, just south of bloor and just west of bathurst!!!!
I'm on at 9:15pm SHARP, be there if ya can, its a showcase for the Toronto Independant Music Awards, I've been nominated three times, and hopefully this year I'll bring home the Peameal (or at least, get to hear some great bands!

this is the band for the evening!:

Dave Borins - acoustic guitar, vocals
David Henriques - bass
Blaise Alleyne - Violin
Jordan Safer - Harmonica/ slide guitar
Graydon James - Drums
Adrian gross - mandolin
Angie Hilts - vocals
tonight's settime is nine fifteen.. Full band rockin @ the central! 603 markham street!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Playing this fest, friday night... http://ping.fm/XSG31

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Playing the EL MOCOMBO tonight @ 10pm... come party! Here is a link to the event: http://ping.fm/izdnv

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hypercube Media Relase

* For
Immediate Release





From
Toronto to Tofino:


Borins
tours his tunes, one cubic kilometre at a time





TORONTO
— June 21, 2009
Nissan
Canada Inc
.
distributed 50 cube® vehicles to winners of the ‘hypercube’
contest in three ceremonies held in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
The three month social media campaign inspired hundreds of creative
thinkers across Canada to submit their virtual canvasses for judging.
The judges, Greig Nori, Leanne Pelosi and Dustin Rabin, sought out
“cubist-type people” with creative and “awesome”
qualities. Among the winners was acoustic roots rocker, Dave Borins,
who would stop at nothing to “tour his tunes”.





And
that’s no hycubole.


Dave’s
“Hypercube Hyperfest” show at Global Village in Toronto,
in addition to his social media outreach via Facebook, Myspace and
Twitter, garnered the judges’ attention. They saw a dedicated
artist who, like the cube®, is anything but ordinary.


After
releasing his new EP entitled “The Lucky Ones”, Dave was
anxious to share his music with anyone who would listen. His only set
back? No car. Driven, yet carless, Dave saw the ‘hypercube’
contest as an opportunity to mobilize his creativity.


In
November 2009, Borins will hit the road with fellow musician Jordan
Safer (Urban Preacher) for his first west coast tour aptly named
“Hypercube Tour 2009”. The boys will play 19 stages in 21
days, starting in Toronto, Ontario and ending in Tofino, British
Columbia.


Dave
will continue Nissan’s social media campaign with an
interactive blog, where he will post photos and videos from the road.


For
a list of tour dates, contact information and music, please visit
www.myspace.com/daveborins


Link
to the winning canvass:
http://hypercube.ca/en/Canvas.aspx?id=e51aec04-0678-4c4f-aaefae3e61ee7194&lang=en


-
30 -






For
media inquires: Elana Ziluk – elana.ziluk@gmail.com





Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Can't wait for Thursday's solo gig @ The freetimes (college, just west of spadina) Show @ 9:30 w/ Two Foot Falls http://ping.fm/ylhP4

Saturday, May 2, 2009

On air interview @ 11:25 http://ping.fm/8hJxA TUNE IN/ Call In.... tell your homies

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Last night's cubefest was awesome, thanks to all who came out to support my @hypercube bid! Lots more in store, need those wheels to tour!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I frickin love when its GIG NIGHT! playing at The global village, 9:30 pm... no cover... corner of King and spadina.... CUBEFEST, Be there!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

BORINS TO THE POWER OF 3 (AKA DAVE NEEDS WHEELS)

Before I say anything.... go here and vote EVERYDAY:
http://www.hypercube.ca/en/Canvas.aspx?id=e51aec04-0678-4c4f-aaef-ae3e61ee7194〈=en
ok, now i'll explain:

As some of you might be aware of, I'm working on booking a substantial tour for September! I don't want to make any announcements, because things are speculative at best, but in order for me to pull this off, I need a vehicle. (my parent's van won't work, believe me... I've asked!).

I was contacted about a month ago by some people running an online car launch called hypercube... The Cube happens to be a great touring vehicle... its weird square dimensions are perfect for loading gear!

basically, they are choosing 500 Canadians to compete for 50 cars....
The hypercube folk said they loved "late night hero" and thought I'd have a good chance of winning....
I said "cool" and filled out a profile....
lo and behold, I got chosen as one of the 500...
now all I have to do is make it into the top 50 and the car is mine as long as i'm shameless.... since i am, here goes nothing:

Ladies and gentlemen... I give you.............. THE CUBE:
http://www.hypercube.ca/en/Canvas.aspx?id=e51aec04-0678-4c4f-aaef-ae3e61ee7194〈=en

VOTE FOR ME ONCE EVERYDAY.... make it part of your morning routine, like coffee, sportscenter or cialis

To escalate my cube campaign, I'm hosting a gig called CUBEFEST!
APRIL 29th @ GLOBAL VILLAGE (460 king street west)
NO COVER, show starts at 9:30 pm

If you vote, and email me that you have done so, I will enter your name into a draw!
if I win my new car...my cube and I will be the prize of the draw.... I'll be your designated driver, give you lifts to buy groceries!
If you are out of town, I'll book a gig near you and come visit

here is that link again: http://www.hypercube.ca/en/Canvas.aspx?id=e51aec04-0678-4c4f-aaef-ae3e61ee7194〈=en

Hell, the first person who votes and emails me that they've done so will automatically win a free lift if I win the car... everyone else will be entered into the draw and 10 people will win!

Please help me win... tell your friends.... it'd would make my touring plans almost %90 more logistically possible!


db

P.S. bunch of videos are up on www.youtube.com/daveborins

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

just shaved my kick ass una-bomber beard... I hope I don't get asked for ID at the LCBO

Monday, April 20, 2009

really excited to be performing a tune at Hugh's Room tonight for Blair's Birthday jam!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

you can watch the video from tonight's show right on http://ping.fm/sJH4J thrilled with how it went, thanks to all who came!
So excited for Alli's Journey gig @ the supermarket... i'm on at 11pm... does Ping.fm really work?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

REPOST: It Takes a Village

Welcome to The Borins Blog! I've chosen to start off with reflections on my 100th show... this post was first published on myspace.com/daveborins on Jan 23rd 2009,
from now on, my blog will contain only freshness!

I played a dream tonight!

I dream of being on stage, feeling in unison with a gracious crowd!
Tonight I felt love, tonight I felt hope.

As I walked into the venue, I could tell the establishment was pleased.... the phones had been ringing off the hook, the tickets were nearly gone... they told me each phone call held a sincere enthusiasm... my village was mobilized, ready to absorb a celebration!

All week I'd felt a strange calm, so much preperation, but it never seemed like work... it seemed right... each phone call and email had a purpose... each practice was fruitful, each meeting was joyous! I felt mobilized, organized like never before... This coming from the master of the late night exam cram, the last minute rabbit out of a hat act was never needed.

Walking on stage, I felt a profound sense of relaxation! My excitement was through the roof, this fed the band and the crowd, both of whom completed the circle by sending it back to me tenfold

The band kicked frickin ass:

Robyn Dell'Unto sang like a bird (perfectly sofened my sometimes jagged delivery) http://www.myspace.com/robyndellunto

Jordan Safer wailed on the harp and slide like a man possessed
http://www.myspace.com/urbanpreacher

Blaise Alleyne's violin smoothed out the rough edges and made everything a little more glorious http://blaise.ca/

David Henriques
held down the bass with precision a fortitude... what a producer, so happy to work with him! http://www.hiddentrailmedia.com/

Graydon James' joy was evident in each drumbeat... If I ever needed an energy boost, all I had to do was turn around! http://www.myspace.com/graydonjames

Meher Steinberg nailed every keyboard part without blinking... it was seamless and we'd never even performed together... he recorded on my first disc, but that was over a year ago http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj7jp-AjbXw

Last but not least, my brother Marc Borins sang harmony like a pro (and a bro) so glad we have such complementary voices http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2173507/filmorate

My 100th show could not have been a success without these amazing talents!

They say it takes a village to raise a child, I feel like my entire village came to Hugh's Room this evening to watch me grow!

Thank you all so much!

db

P.S.
The following people went beyond the call of duty to make this happen, I would like to publicly thank them all:

The venue: http://www.hughsroom.com - treated us like kings!

"7 minutes in Heaven" - opening act... got the place in hysterics
http://www.myspace.com/7minutesinheavencomedy

Mitch Girio: recorded the whole event
http://www.kingkonggirio.com/

Eric the camera man, and steam films:
http://www.steamfilms.ca/

Jowi Taylor - gave me a chance to perform on the "6 string nation guitar" what an honor! http://www.sixstringnation.com/

Ryan Johnson and Jen Arron did all the visuals
http://www.conradj.com
http://www.jenarronphotography.com/

publicity:
cat fawcett: http://www.catpr.ca/
with some amazing help from Elana Ziluk and Val Dooly

my family: sooooooooo supportive

To those in attendance, please know... I was overwhelmed by your support, a million thank you's, I pledge to work harder to make better music and put on greater events! This was a start, not a destination

much love

db