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ByJoCo December 3, 2006

I’m at the Columbus airport now enjoying the free wifi that would exist in every airport if there was any justice in this world. Last night we played the Canal Street Tavern in Dayton, and (no offense other cities) it was the best show of the week. I really liked the room, and the audience sat through three hours of very different music, seemingly enjoying themselves a great deal the whole time.

The all-around good feelings were no doubt enhanced by the presence of Sometimes Why, with whom I was completely smitten by the end of the night, as I suspected I might be when I checked out their stuff earlier this week. They, like, play instruments and everything, because they are real musicians. But they’re also wonderful songwriters with beautiful voices, really nice sparse arrangements, and delicious bluegrass harmonies. I’m trying to avoid calling them Sirens, but I don’t think I can because THEY ARE SIRENS. Seriously, I had to plug my ears with beeswax and everything.

All of which should not detract from all the other shows this week, each of which was awesome in its own way. Thanks to everyone who came out to see us, everyone who hung posters and sold merch, and Paul and Storm for letting me ride around in their van. A few more stops this month: Johnny D’s in Somerville, MA on 12/12, Mo Pitkin’s in NYC on 12/15, Milkboy in Ardmore, PA on 12/16, and Jammin’ Java in Vienna, VA on 12/17.


Erica says

Thank you again for coming to Ohio! Come back sometime!

Also, enjoy your smit. Personally, I would have gone with the "Tie me to the mast" solution as opposed to the beeswax, but there's always next time.

Zachhkh says

Everyone at Canal Street was so awesome! Not only did you all play great music, but you were all hilariously funny at all times. It was one of the best times I've ever had. Thanks for a great night!

Carrie says

Thanks for coming to Dayton! It was the best show I've been to in a long long time. Please come back!

-Carrie (that annoying huggy girl taking pictures all night)

Mike says

Absolutely incredible night at Canal Street! Jonathan was great! It will be a night to remember!

Carrie - Great pictures too!

manstraw says

JC meant to put this link for "their stuff". http://www.myspace.com/sometymeswhy

really, he did.

JoCo says

So I did manstraw. But I failed.

Navigator says

The Canal Street Tavern show was great. You rocked the house.

(I was the guy with the big fat black marker. Hello!)

Tim Fuller says

What a great show! Canal Street was a great little place, very relaxed atmosphere. All the music was good, but Jonathan, your set was the best. You really got the place jumping. Come back again soon.

Cindy says

Thank you so much for coming to Dayton! Everyone in my group loved it, and I can't wait to see you again!

Matty says

I am now a believer! I believe... in monkeys....

I have faith that JC WILL beat Hillary in 08'. She can't entertain me like that.... unless........

bill says

Yes, indeed -- thanks for coming to Dayton, Jonathan.

As you said, P&S were good, SW were impressive and sirenic and all, but you left them some huge shoes to fill. No offense to the others, but the order of acts was reversed.

Glad you liked CST. Your set Saturday was better than the Temple Bar videos that were posted before. More relaxed, not as rushed feeling. Come back soon.

thewiz says

thanks for the praise...dayton loves you.
hope to see you back very soon

Damon says

JC, thanks for coming to Columbus -- it was a great night!