Farewell and Thank You to The Overcast!

A heartfelt congrats, and thanks to Chad Pelley and everyone at The Overcast. The paper will be sorely missed!
I remember helping deliver the first few issues, and the collective sigh of relief was audible. The Scope had long been a fixture of town, with a considerable readership across the city. When they announced their departure I think everyone in/around the arts community felt like they had lost a confidant. Then the Overcast swooped in, not missing a beat. Keeping a similar format, and even incorporating the old Scope racks used throughout the city. There was a buzz of excitement and curiosity. It was heartwarming to witness people’s reaction upon those first deliveries.
The crew at the Overcast were always supportive of my artistic pursuits and I’m very thankful for that. They’ve helped me through reviews, awards, and an overall kindness second to none. Chad even let me write a few articles when I wanted to test the waters. The Overcast also launched at a point in my life where I would still actually leave the house and be social. For me, it was an era of playing in slew of different groups, gigging and touring, and generally feeling even less responsibility than I do right now. It was great.
The Overcast reminds me of playing two sets at the Ship the night before, cooped down behind the front counter of a quiet coffee shop, scruffy, hungover, sipping coffee from a favourite mug, and generally feeling a greater sense of connection with the world/community around me. I guess, what I’m trying to say is… I’m gonna miss the Overcast. Thanks for all you’ve done for the city, and for me personally.
Love you forever.