SPINDOTCOM seems to have the same glowing feelings about the band as I do. [Though "In Love With United State of Electronica" is no short list.] Earlier this year I got together with the band to take new photos in preparation for the release of LOVEWORLD. A few lovely moments that didn't make the cut... For full U.S.E. goodness visit usemusic.com.
I've known my dear Katie for almost ten years now. We've had many adventures together - eons ago we lived in the same apartment building, cute studios just two floors apart. We've gone through career changes, heartbreak, cross country moves, all the best + worst of the past decade. I cried tears of joy at her wedding, just as she did at mine. Her new and most amaz[...]
Damien and I unexpectedly skipped town Sunday evening. After a beautiful afternoon show on Sunday, we got word from Jenny J that we'd need to reschedule our Monday dinner + photo tutorial. Though less time with Jenny is never a good thing, we jumped at the chance to escape the city. We got in the car and just drove; I tried to spark an imaginative conversation abou[...]
Last night Neumo's hosted the final night of the Vera Project's annual "A Drink For The Kids" fundraiser. The killer lineup of Grand Hallway, Throw Me The Statue, and Robin Pecknold was a perfect conclusion to the week's celebrations. Hoquiam had played earlier in the evening at VAIN Ballard's art opening [more on that soon!] which meant we missed Grand Hall[...]
It's hard to wake up to this for a few days, then return to 'real' life. Not that I'm disputing the beauty of the Puget Sound or the joy I get when I see the Fauntleroy ferry crossing to Vashon right in our backyard. But Granada was a fairy tale, a place I didn't think could be real; the shock of finding it and having to leave has been difficult. Casa M[...]