Calexico - 11/18/08 - Toronto, ON

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Here we are at the Phoenix club. Little did I know that Toronto had such talented whistlers. During the song "El Gatillo," Martin's whistle melody is matched with a wild chorus.

The crowd is a raucous and rowdy bunch. The night keeps spinning faster and faster. Even though it's a Tuesday night, it feels like we've struck the heart of that Friday night feel. Thanks to Leslie and Craig taking good care of us.

After the show I head to the Dakota Tavern for some Guinness and rubbing elbows with the locals. I walk out of the bar with snowflakes falling and a copy of Michael Ondaatje's Coming Through Slaughter under my arm.