Tuesday, February 19, 2008
hello from sunny melbourne! although today is as grey as everyday in seattle... they say there's been a 'cool change' come through. it's really nice, especially since it was in the high 30's the last few days. been here since friday and having a blast. lots of 'pots' of carlton have been consumed, probably too much for this belly. the afl season is about to start so there is a buzz in the air, especially with my st. kilda friends. the cricket is all over the tele as well, so you know it's summer down unda. sonic youth plays daydream nation live tonight. will check in tomorrow about the show.
sorry all... the laneway shows have now been nixed. i was all set to play a special spiral set with my friends from 'broken social scene'. unfortunately, we just couldn't make it work in time. i will still be around for the laneway shows in all cities though. hopefully see you there. and if you're around in melbourne march 4th, please come see me at the tote. i'm playing a spiral set with my friends from 'gersey' along with the legendary mr. julian wu. we are playing second on the night, so get there early.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
last night in seattle, some friends of mine threw a house party. i knew coming over that some bands might play down in the basement, which was gonna be cool as it was, but imagine my surprise upon arriving hearing that black mountain was gonna play later. i missed them the night before at their club show and was pretty bummed, so this news was music to my ears (as they say). whale bones and howlin' rain also played to a basement full of seattle's hipsters. and when black mountain finally played, they did not disappoint. they played the great 'wucan' from their new record "from the future" and 'don't run our heart's around' among others. if you don't have their records, go out right now and buy em. or download, as we all do now and then.
Friday, February 1, 2008
to all my friends who reside down unda (the lovely continent most of us call australia), i'll be making my annual 17 hour journey to your shores this february. i arrive the 15th. for the first time, i'll be participating in the world's only rock festival put on in a smelly alley. it's the 2008 st. jerome's laneway festival. instead of just being the "director of directions", i'll be playing on some of the dates this year. under the moniker 'sacred heart' (don't ask!), i'll probably be playing some of the new songs i've been working on. try to check it out, there will be some very special special guests with me on stage. if you can't make it to laneway, i might be playing a show in melbourne at the tote on march 4. check back for more info. ta!