[Sent: August 20, 2022]
August 23, 2018 - A Bad Trip
After my best friend and I attended a music festival, we actually decided to ingest more of a substance you would find in a forest on an empty stomach. This was a terrible experience but it was also enlightening and I couldn’t have gone through it without her. Seeing flashes of my trauma every time I closed my eyes made me realize that I needed therapy. When the worst of it was over, I stood in front of her while she smoked a cigarette and we had a conversation about how she would end her long-term relationship. That night, Brendon was at a strip club for a bachelor party.
I stared at my phone with its highly saturated colours staring into my soul. I desperately wanted to call Brendon to save me.
Me: Can we call Brendon and ask him to come home?
August 1, 2019 - First Show
The first show we ever played as Unsociably High was with our friend Shawn Scissons at Black Squirrel Books. There were a lot of issues behind the scenes but it was still memorable nonetheless. I recall feeling nervous but cozy at the same time being surrounded by books. I kept the small paper bag which held our combined earnings with the dollar amount written on the outside in Sharpie.
August 2020 - Coming Home
As many others in this particular year, we had to accept our fate of canceling our travels and having to move back home. I remember coming back and home feeling so foreign. My bones kept shaking and the hairs on my arms never rested. Streets I had known my entire life were galaxies I had never even known existed.
August 6, 2020 - A very sad journal entry where I beat myself up.
August 7, 2020 - Literally me scratching my head in public because I was overstimulated.
August 7, 2020 - Taking photos to calm myself down again. This restaurant is like a second home to us.
August 30, 2020 - An optimistic journal entry.
Last year we did a local tour through town where we did live stream performances at some of our favourite shops in town:
August 8, 2021 - Venus Envy
August 15, 2021 - McCrank's Cycles
August 22, 2021 - Blue Blood Custom Tattoos
August 2022 - What’s Next?
Behind the scenes we have been planning what the next steps are for Unsociably High; who we want to be and what we want to say. These are goals that will not happen overnight, but below is a few of the events we have planned that may help get us there.
August 26, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m. - Artist Takeover on Arts Net Ottawa’s Instagram
August 27, 2022 @ 5:00 p.m. - Playing music on our front porch (Please send us a message on Instagram, Facebook, or reply to this email for details).
October 13, 2022 @ 8:00 p.m. - Life Drawing Performance at Live On Elgin
*Kiss sound* *Kiss sound*