Dear Diary,

Last night I saw a girl get her throat cut and her heart pulled out of her chest. The music just kept pumping and the band played on happily. I took a walk and saw the House of Braids. There were a few people at the show and one of them danced in the lobby. The girl with the cut throat starred in a movie. We ate at Olympia and the kind waitress was very concerned for our well-being. The night was humid and you could see lightning on the horizon a long ways away, too far to hear. We slept over with Feral Children, who gave us five CDs, one that caught the glare of the sun this morning as we started driving through to Winnipeg.


Crotchety stiff legs. (A.K.A Knots)


Apparently I am to not censor Knots in his writing.... I really don't like the part about the cut throat girl though, so rather then making him take it out, i'll just point out that it makes my parts feel funny. Which parts he asks? The parts that matter.

Last night we arrived in Saskatoon at this-must-be-gothic-venue-because-of-the-all-black-walls-and-cement-rooms-and-unfinished-cellar-stairs-leading-to-the-basement, whatever. But to top it off they had playing this TERRIBLE MOVIE which i believe had paris hilton with googly eyes and black hair, anyways, as I'm watching a very stunning solo act, these hands, whom is singing 'so you wrote it in a book' i look to my right a little, apparently i just had to look to the right, and there is this movie depicting a woman having her throat you know, and then her heart, you know, and then i walked with neal to go and eat some meat, so you know, it was just..... ironic, and irony contributes to one feeling especially strange, especially when under slept. Apparently there were some deer just now. So far no hits.

We went back to our friends apartment and had the floors to ourselves. He offered me some pot, said he'd found a bag of it so if anyone could have some if they wanted. I asked him, 'well is it clean?' and he said 'well it made me feel pretty crazy, but i think I was just paranoid.' I didn't have some but it was a nice offer. I love people.

I was a stoner for a good four months in high school, time seemed to fly by fast, time already flies by fast so I stopped doing it. People must laugh at a good four months. Whatever. We'd go up onto this hill that was out behind the school, filled with trees. It was the hill of an elementary school, I always felt bad about that. They were a new group of friends I was trying to fit in with. They'd sit in a circle all cross legged, very bohemian like, a word I later used to describe them from stores like H+M and Urban Outfit, pertaining to the Alternative Artist in ALL OF US. I thought it was great. I had to cary visine around, I got to have some sort of fruit with creme perfume sprayed over me before class. I was even getting 80's in math for the first time. I guess that one begins reminiscing when sitting in a van for 9 hours.

Well back to what is happening, we woke this morning at 7:30 am to meet our 8:30 departure so that we can arrive for our 7:00pm soundcheck and our 11:30 performance. It all numbers from here. Maybe I should start smoking pot again.

Yours truly,


ps. Feral Children is awesome and one should go see him if they ever get the chance.

yours truly,




Sundyk, augsy 23rd.

Hi hguy.s

O sm knots. I am touring with pbraids right nows and I think thwy are my favourstie bansd to watch. last night was a good show we playind tin an house with a vouclple ouf ofther beandts and I think that there was so wmcuhc sweat on my bodie I could see people glowing in thes baseement through the foleorbooards. I hsa a coupke of beears with this girl from manitoba and a goirl with a cat suit ora rabbit suti and we gave a ways ome beetas and then I watcheds a bands. anywayhs. I am in the care not driving to ssaskatchewan wno wait i'm already in saskatechwayn hahahaha. i am typing on a laptop wahyt whs I doing? onh yeah hahaha, I was writing a bolg bpost for the neighbourhood council and this is it now !

Old Moigny
Listen here peach pie

Your new neighbourhood council, braids

We are on the road through Saskatchewan trying to get to our show in time, but not really rushing, we stopped and ate bread and tomato. We forgot about the time difference. Is there even a time difference??????
Last night we were in Edmonton at a 'venue' called Castle Awesome I say
venue' because it's a house that almost 200 people come to whenever shows are hosted. There were 150 people in this basement that would feel crowded with 30 people. I looked down and my legs were dripping with sweat- I don't usually sweat... and my legs were sweating..... THE HOUSE WAS SWEATING! THE WALLS HAD BEADS, THE PAINT WAS COMING OFF THE FLOORS! THE BOY IN FRONT OF ME WAS WEARING A HOODY, HE WAS INTO DARK THINGS, HE WAS SWEATING, A GIRL IN AN ORANGE DRESS GLOWED, SHE WAS SWEATING SEXY, DO YOU KNOW HOW SWEATY THAT IS! DO YOU!?
Gobble Gobble was up next. I never know what to do when they play... always get stiff legged, I LIKE IT THOUGH, Katie freaked out about it, she had some insightful things to say about the show... here is a question and answer between katie and I about the show:

Raphie: So katie, what did you REALLY think about the show last night?
Katie: Well Raphie, I thought it was fucking great.
R: Were there any bent kneecaps kind of like when a giraffe sits down and you knotice that its knees are bending backwards?
K: There were definitely some bent kneecaps and bent bodies but most bent of all was my mind.


Thank you for typing that Knots.

So I guess everyone thinks it's really funny that Braids is touring with Knots. YEAH? Well I think you're pretty clever. HOPE YOU FOUND A GREEN LEAF CLOVER TO KEEP YOU GOOD LUCK BECAUSE I TOLD MY PEOPLE ABOUT YOU.
Last night Knots was involved in a Braids sandwich.
Our friend let us stay with him last night in his cool downtown apartment, he said, "Raph, You should stay at my house, we'll have waffles in the morning."
I thought it was very cute when he woke up really hung over and then austin said "who wants egos!", I mean, "who wants eggos?" I liked the morning.

yours truly,


Updated show time!

Hey everyone, the show tonight at the New Black Center is an early one, but a good one that. We are really excited to be playing with such wonderful and talented friends!
The doors open at 6 and the show starts at 7.
Hope to see you there.



Calgary Show

Dear Calgary Folk

After much, who, what, where, how, we have finally booked our show.
We play at The New Black Centre, a new, much anticipated all ages venue, located in Ingle Wood: 200 - 919 9th Avenue SE.

The lineup is as follows

FRIENDO- a dirty garage project with Mike Wallace, Nicole Brunel and Henry Henry. MYSPACE
FREE NUDE CELEBS- Jordan Hossack of Azeda Booth's freak acoustic set. MYSPACE
KNOTS- Neal Moignard's set with something beautiful, he's been practicing with our drummer Austin, writing some cool new tunes. MYSPACE
BRAIDS- us playing songs that most people haven't heard yet. MYSPACE

It's Knots and Braids last show for probably a year or more to come.
As it's an all ages venue ALL AGES WELCOME
The show will probably start at around 9pm but we'll post more information when we know what's REALLY going on.
We're all very excited. Sure to be an awesome show!
if you have any questions send us an e mail braidsmusic@gmail.com

Love, Indiensoci