Sunday, August 10, 2008

Maritime Adventure

This is a continuation of my last blog entry.
My maritime adventure has finished. And every place I went to has left an interesting imprint in my mind. Even though I missed Vancouver dearly, I still enjoyed my time in the maritimes; eating, talking, laughing, et cetera. I've decided to post a blog entry along with some of the music that was associated with my trip.

Saint John, NB:

There were A LOT of deer in Saint John. I was talking to a girl on the plane ride over there and she warned me about their deer overpopulation but I didn't think it was going to be as intense as it was.
I think I saw like 40 joke. It was amazing.

Fredericton, NB:

The memories I have of Fredericton consist of lobster, crappy shopping, family chats and reminiscing.
"When we were kids..."
"When you were young..."
"Remember when we used to..."

MGMT - Kids (youtube link)

Nackawic, NB (home of the world's largest axe):

MGMT - Pieces of You
Linda Ronstadt - Keep me from blowing away (youtube link)

Prince Edward Island:

Ok, why is this place a province? First of all, it's tiny (you can drive across the island within an hour). Second of all, the tourist industry is the island's only source of income therefore they make you pay a toll to see most of their beaches and sell t-shirts dyed with their red dirt.
Though, I surprisingly discovered Sam Sparro there in a CD Plus. And enjoyed some "authentic" celtic music at the Old Dublin pub.

Moonshiner (youtube link)
Sam Sparro - Black & Gold (youtube link)

Charlo, NB:

In Charlo, we met up with the rest of the family and I shared a cottage with my distant cousins. Most of us were from Vancouver so we talked about Vancouver and how New Brunswick just wouldn't do it for us. One of my cousins put it very well, he said: "If I lived here, I would slit my wrists with plastic knives in the bathtub while listening to Enya"
So healthy.

Halifax, NS:

I loved Halifax. I went there alone, stayed in the Halifax Backpackers hostel for one night and then with my mom's cousin the second night. The hostel was full of great people that I ended up hanging out with on the rooftop overlooking downtown. The second night, Ellen and I went to one of her regular spots where I talked to a former sound technician of The Band, The Who, Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton and more. Then we went to the Marquee where some female DJ's were "spinning" to raise money for breast cancer (aka Chicks with Decks).
I spent one morning in a local cafe which played Sigur Rós and I also watched a folk "singer songwriter circle".
This city was full of music and it made me feel at home. I do like wildlife and relaxation but I feel like at this time in my life, I belong in a city. I'm kind of hyper.

Sigur Rós - Sæglópur
The Mountain Goats - Lion's Teeth
Daft Punk - Around the world (youtube link)
Yelle - À cause des garçons (Tepr Remix)

The trip finished with a big feast, lightening storms, shooting stars, cool air and...
Lykke Li - Time Flies


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Anonymous said...

Hi I really enjoyed your post on your trip to the Maritimes. Especially when you posted that you and your cousins from Vancouver couldn't live in N.B. Now you can understand why I moved to Vancouver. Though I still love to visit family in N.B.