Krista and Shane at Irene's

Flyer for the show at Irene's Pub

I asked Julie to come to the show with me. I did it with trep­i­da­tion, because I con­sid­ered it a big favour, and felt like I didn’t know her well enough to ask. But Blake was out of town and she was going out on Saturday, so it just hap­pened that she decided to keep her Friday free.

It pretty much saved me. When dri­ving to the pub, I was hit with an anx­i­ety attack, which I’ll elab­o­rate on in another entry someday.

Julie was the per­fect per­son to bring, I imag­ine because she has expe­ri­ence with peo­ple who suf­fer from anx­i­ety. I told her I may sud­denly want to leave at any point, pos­si­bly even on the way there. She told me she didn’t mind com­ing, she didn’t mind leav­ing, she didn’t even mind stand­ing out­side the pub with me for a cou­ple min­utes in –16°C weather while I men­tally pre­pared myself. I owe her big time.

Me and Julie

We played cards to get my mind off the anx­i­ety. I taught her how to play Slapjack, she taught me how to play Egyptian War. It worked.

While wait­ing for the show to start, I gave Krista the large prints from the pre­vi­ous shows. Krista gave us some ran­dom Larry and Bob bal­loon stick­ers she found on the bus (Julie and I think they were from a deaf per­son). Julie also met Cory there, her school­mate from hor­ti­cul­ture col­lege, and Krista’s sister.

At the first show, I told Shane he should make an acoustic ver­sion of his album. Since I paid him in per­son for a pre-release EP that night, he told me he did have an acoustic ver­sion and promised to give it to me. I asked him ear­lier this week if he could bring it, which he did, but he for­got it in his suit­case. Quite a pity, since he told me he was in the stu­dio mak­ing sure he mixed it right for me. He felt ter­ri­ble about it, and told me he’d mail it to me instead. March 14th is when the album offi­cially comes out.

The sets were rather short. Shanker and Romps opened for them, a garage rock­a­billy duo. Our view of this per­for­mance was a bunch of peo­ple who were much taller than ourselves.

The high­light of the show was see­ing Shane per­form It’s A Drag (and get­ting a video of it!), my favourite song on the album. Krista did the backup vocals. This is the only time you’ll hear such a dul­cet har­mony from another awe­some artist, cer­tainly some­thing you can only expe­ri­ence from a tour. Krista also got Cory up on stage for the Bumblebee Song as an encore.

Julie asked me if I still had a crush on Krista. I had to think about it for a lit­tle bit, and the fact that I had to think about it made me real­ize that I don’t anymore.

Other shows with Krista Muir and Shane Watt

  1. At the Workshop Studio & Boutique
  2. At Le Petit Salon des Arts
  3. At Irene’s Pub


  1. In Chinese face read­ing, a high and wide fore­head rep­re­sents intel­li­gence. Julie has that. Minimal make-up (if any) and untweezed brows sug­gest self-confidence. There’s just an air of magninim­ity on her face. No?

  2. That’s amazing…you should take up a career in face read­ing. Do me!

    I’m not sure about the mag­na­nim­ity because I don’t know her well enough yet. The air is there, but I’m not sure if it’s reflec­tive of her personality.

  3. First, I don’t do males. Second, Your face looks too young for face read­ing :)
    Frankly, I don’t believe in face reading.

  4. Julie is hot.

    I don’t under­stand why your crush for Krista faded though.

  5. @Uncle Joe — I guess it’s some­what like astrol­ogy. One can read into it as much as one wants. And it’s funny you say that my face is too young, because Julie is five years younger than me, which is a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence at this age.

    @Causalien — Yeah, Julie can pull off hot, cute, and any­thing in between.

    Krista did a cou­ple things I wasn’t too impressed with. Without even real­iz­ing it myself, it killed the attrac­tion. There was a lit­tle while when her songs didn’t sound as good any­more, and I didn’t know why. Now I do. I got over that in time though, and it never took away from her as a musi­cian or entertainer.

  6. So you had a crush on Michael Jackson? :D

    The trans­gres­sions that Krista com­mit­ted were some­what per­sonal though, which is per­haps why it affected me so much.

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