Weekend was a flurry of pink champagne, electropop and skipping sleep. Woke up at 4 am in our hotel room at the Jupiter with ringing ears, throbbing feet and a throat scratchy from singing because
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
The lure of Tomo Nakayama really knows no bounds these days.
It was enough to drag us out of the CD last Monday, into the rain, to Patty Murray's pre-election concert at Neumo's, where a lineup of watered-down folk awaited us (btw, guys, I'm really gonna need more help with understanding the appeal of folk music. Just, why? Ashton tried to explain the story aspect, the way they use their voice, the way they blah blah blah, but all I know is that as soon as Scribes came on and a ray of hiphop sunshine broke through, I felt physically relieved).
But Tomo... on whom we both have minor crushes and who I've mentioned after his band Grand Hallway played at Squeak and Squawk over the summer... well, the man is seriously, seriously talented. To the point where mid-set, Ashton was overcome with emotion and cried at the stage, "I'M A TOMOSEXUAL!"
Heat of the moment and all. We're making t-shirts, get on this before it gets too big. This one's the gravy train to Pop Catchpraseville.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Happy 27th, Marlo A. Hartung! As usual, you are full of great ideas: escaping the rainy city for the vibrant leaves and peaceful fog of the mountains to celebrate your old age? Sign me up. A girl could really get used to sleeping in a beautiful cabin all snug as a bug and waking up to this view with her coffee:
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Sometimes you end up on the Jose Rizal Bridge taking too many jumping shots because you are overjoyed at the view. If you live in Seattle and haven't played on the Rizal Bridge, what are you waiting for? It's the most breathtaking view of the city one could possibly imagine, especially at sunset. Just look at how happy Dower is! Look!
Sometimes you end up getting 1 am dim sum in the middle of the International District, the only whities in the whole place, wondering if it's better to order pig skin or cow intestine or both.
Sometimes your "friends" wake you up at the crack of dawn to go for a walk, only to reward your efforts with even more cracks of dawn.
Somtimes you just need to keep playing, because it's autumn and the leaves are all waiting to be scooped up and thrown somewhere.
And sometimes you decide that even though it's only been 7 hours since you last had it, you need more dim sum for breakfast.
Sometimes I wish all days could be sleepless, uneventful, and somehow exactly what I want to be doing.
1. Added stress of now having to show your passport at the border, like Canada thinks it's a different country or something and not the 51st state. It's like sorority rush because you reeeeeally want the border guard to like you, even though HELLO, you're CANADA; it would be your great honor and pleasure to let us in.
2. There are things to eat there that aren't pitchers of beer or street cart hot dogs at 3 am (even though those items still haven't lost their luster). In fact, they have entire other food groups available for consumption, some of which are even on the food pyramid!