Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Here's the latest and greatest! EAST BOUND AND UP #6: hiking w/ hangovers!

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
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 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?
EAST BOUND AND UP VIDEO #5 Live footage from the road! Playing Montreal tonight! green room 8pm!

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:

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!!!!
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 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! 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!


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!