Better Late than Never?

Man. I feel like I’ve been such a slacker and that I’ve neglected y’all in Blog world. Well I have been a lil busy so it’s not like nothings been going on….

We just finished a quickie with Ontario and then did our annual three night run in St. Andrews NB at The Red Herring. We have a long history with the folks who own that bar and it’s always like going home. This past weekend was no exception. We had a killer time and the crowds were awesome. Big ups to everyone who came out on the Sunday. What a freakin’ time!

Since I’m still homeless I’ve been hanging the past week at the family camp at Davidson Lake. It’s been awesome but there is no internet so I gotta come to the city to work. Oh well pros n cons I guess. I Just finished a radio bit with Matt Rainnie at CBC in Charlottetown that will air today. We’re promoting the Cd release show that happens Saturday at The Alibi in Charlottetown. We’re stoked to get back to the island and rock a new joint! Show starts at 9.30pm and the cover is $10. Tell a friend!

Ok, so I FINALLY edited up some more footage of our west coast tour video. This is a little compilation of our time at the amazing Black Rock Resort in Ucluelet BC. We get to see some beautiful places and this joint was right near the top. Imagine The Bastards staying at a world class resort! We were beside ourselves. This is definitely the nicest place we’ve ever stayed. I’m editing some video of the other end of the accommodation spectrum now so I hope to have that done in a week or so! Enjoy this video and remember if you are viewing on Facebook visit www.rossneilsen.com as the video’s don’t play so well. Also the video is from my crappy camera so it’s poor quality but hey, it’s all I got!

I hope y’all are well and enjoying summer! Rock ya soon,

Ross

CKUA Interview with Holger Petersen

It was pretty cool for me to finally get a chance to chat with Holger. I’ve listened to him for a long time so to be on the other end of the program was a little surreal. We had a great chat. We spoke at great length about the recording of Redemption as well as the life and times of the great Jim Dickinson and his amazing family. Interview is broken into two parts. I hope you enjoy listening.
01 Holger Interview Track 01

And here is Part two:
02 Holger interviewTrack 02

On Tour: Tattoo Night.

So last Friday at Blues On Whyte we met a lady named Dixie. Dixie is a friend of my best friend Jim. Dixie owns a Tattoo Shop with a dude named Kris Schule. The Shop is called Zen Custom Tattooing. After some chatting about it, I told Dixie we’d stop in to see what’s what on Monday.

Well Today is Monday. We stopped by the shop this afternoon but the young apprentice we spoke with said they were booked until Wednesday. Of course we had to leave town on Wednesday so that wouldn’t work. After a few moments, Kris, the aforementioned owner came by to say hi. After some chit chat Kris suggested we come back at 10pm and he would stay late and tattoo us.

After a brief foray to the Mall and Hudsons, we hit the internet to gather tattoo ideas. Around 9pm we gathered ourselves to head on over to the shop. All went well. Shawn and I got in for some work, unfortunately for our pal Jim we used up all the time so Jim had to reschedule (as he is from Edmontown and could come back later). Sorry Jim!!!! We’d like to say a big thanks to Kris Schule for working late and squeezing us in. This is a great shop folks. If you are in Edmonton hit ’em up…..
Zen Custom Tattooing.
Email: ink@zencustomtattooing.com
Website: http://64.37.66.221/~zencusto/?page_id=14
Location:
5908 104ST (Calgary Trail)
Edmonton, AB

Here are some pics. Enjoy!





On Tour – Poison Song of The Week II

As indicated in Episode 1, we take requests each week for a classic Poison cover by ole Master Bastard. This week we have guest appearance by Jeem. The Edmonton Compound Manager. After sifting through THOUSANDS of requests this is what we have come up with. Enjoy
Poison_song_of_the_week_2

On Tour: BBQ at Aunties