There's something about being on tour with an old school punk band that just makes me feel at home. There's still all the old bullshit, but for some reason, when you're out with a band that's been doing it for as long, or longer than you have, it just makes the little things easier to look over. We head into Portland today, and then Seattle before taking a long sojourn through what is quite possibly my least favorite country on the planet. Ok, i don't actually hate Canada, in fact, there are many things about Canada that i like, but touring in Canada with a band is a bit like kicking yourself in the nuts all day. But I'm making a good faith effort to stay positive and have a good time and just enjoy the scenery, because at the end of the day, Canada is a beautiful country, it just happens to have (with the exception of France) the worst live music industry in the civilized world.