If you aren't laughing during this one then your earbuds are broken. This chapter is exactly what we've set out to do with this podcast...which is tell fantastic stories. We revisit for the first time (trust me, that's accurate) with our pal Andrew from the band Torche and recap their North American tour. Andrew wrote a tour diary and we pick some highlight stories. Like...Grand Rapids, MI is connected to New Zealand by a magical Lord Of The Rings pinball time machine. ...CC Deville of Poison has awful ideas about guitar sponsership in Toledo. ...There is a secret place of solace for bands in Montreal. ...Philadelphia almost killed Andrew by way of diarrhea. We get a little personal and talk about life off the road and the in-between stuff of a professional musician and how precious it is to cut your grass.
One last thing: There is a great guy out there named Jonathan Dick. He writes a lot and if you're into music you may have already read some of his stuff. His daughter is suffering from a respiratory disorder called ciliary dyskinesia. Follow the link below and just read.
Torche website, swing by and play a video game for free: http://www.torchemusic.com
Torche's label: http://www.relapse.com
Andrew's other band TILTS and they're amazing: https://tilts.bandcamp.com
"Andalf the Grey" nerds out here: http://beavisaudio.com
Live footage taken by Trav's phone of Torche's "Barrier Hammer" in Philly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIojA8WlRtk (...bear in mind, Andrew walked backstage and threw up about eight minutes later)
Andrew's tour diary "Everybody pukes" from Noisey.com: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/torche-tour-diary-part-three
Please read this about John Dick's daughter; give if you can: http://www.gofundme.com/snxepw
Chapter Five Music:
Glenn Yarbrough - "Thats what Bilbo Baggins Hates"
Torche - "Letting Go"
Glenn Yarbrough - "Rollin' Down The Hole"
Torche - "Annhiliation Affair" (check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWt7V-E9S7U )
Glenn Yarbrough - "Down, Down to Goblin Town"
All the time stuff:
Stephen's podcast: http://thetouristtrap.net
Trav's drumming site: http://mynameistrav.com
Listen to Unteachers (Stephen and Trav's band): https://unteachers.bandcamp.com
Free download of Half Bomber (Trav's band): https://veritasvinyl.bandcamp.com/album/prink