Coat Cooke

El Barrio and the DIY ethos

Played El Barrio with Swanvista last night. I really find that playing with Chad, Tommy and Skye to be a great experience.

I just wanted to note the Cole Schmidt has been booking El Barrio for some time and want to say how appreciative I am

of his efforts. He's consistently giving Vancouver players another much needed venue to play their original music.

It's really important that players adopt the DIY ethos and make things happen.

Also in this regard, I have to give a shout out to Poib Fehr for his Audio Hallucinations series at the Nyala Restaurant

on Main St. and Jared Burrows and Clyde Reed programming the Presentation House Salon in North Vancouver.

We can't support these efforts enough.