by Sean
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You have got to be kidding me. After five years of waiting, including a failed roadtrip to Cambridge MA which ended with an exploded engine in rural Vermont and a scramble to sell a car to one of the dozen residents of scenic Waterbury, Songs:Ohia is coming to Montreal, but exactly one week after I leave the freakin' continent! For ages and ages I've waited, willing to go the extra mile to witness one of my favourite musicians in action... But now, just as he decides to grace Canada with his presence, he resolves to take a month off between his St Louis and Detroit dates, leaving enough room for me to hop a plane for London and likely lose the opportunity to ever hear him perform. My life is cursed! Argh x 6 million.

(i hate because i love.)

[via chromewaves]

Posted by Sean at June 5, 2004 12:23 PM

I feel your pain. We're going to try and play Pop Montreal this year, and if we do, guess which weekend that is? Yup - same one that Songs:Ohia are in Toronto. Alas.

Posted by frank at June 5, 2004 1:51 PM

aww... so sorry sean. i will just have to go in your place. :-(

Posted by monica at June 5, 2004 2:17 PM

i so know how you feel. for me it was flying from london to montreal with the intention of seeing gy!be (i'm from australia and i know they will never tour there) and finding out they'd arranged to play in london the day i flew out! grrrrrr. back in london now, so if you need suggestions of bands to check out, drop me a line:)

Posted by nat at June 7, 2004 4:18 PM

i will enjoy it for you too.

Posted by kyla at June 7, 2004 5:29 PM

Well, that makes two of us not seeing him (though I concede that you are more deserving). I missed the Magnolia Electric Co. show in Chicago due to not being 21 at the time or able to fudge it, now I'll be gone all summer when he passes through Texas, plus I don't see a Chicago date for the fall. But hopefully they will add more.

Posted by Adam at June 7, 2004 7:04 PM

[envy envy envy] (kyla you will have to send me a report.)

nat - i will be in London this Fall. if you are still there (and willing), i will take you up on your offer in person!

Posted by Sean at June 8, 2004 1:19 AM

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