Kevin Drew, the braintrust behind Canada’s premiere art-rock collective-typ band, is now trying his hand at travel writing. But instead of selling a blurb on Ft Lauderdale to Maclean’s or something of that ilk, the easy-on-the-eyes singer went to Silver Spring, Maryland to sell articles about Toronto.
For Harp Magazine, a U.S. music magazine, Drew wrote a quick-hits, some nonsense guide to Toronto. He highlights Rotate This, a bar that’s been closed for some time, a strip club he won’t name (For Your Eyes Only?) and Kensington Market. He also makes a special mention of the Air Canada Centre (?). The most entertaining section of Drew’s venture as tourism agent comes when he describes the Stars and Sons recording studio:
Stars and Sons is a great studio in a bad neighborhood. It’s a tiny place that BSS producer Dave Newfeld basically built himself. The only negative is that there are no windows inside, so it’s like an oven. We recorded our second album, You Forgot It in People, there in the summer. There was one day when it was about 90 degrees outside and 110 inside. All of us were crammed into this little studio in our underwear trying to make music.
Kevin Drew in underwear? Is there a magazine willing to run something on that?