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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