Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Scene from the street on a rainy Wednesday morning.

I had to reproduce it for you in a sketch, because traffic wouldn't permit an actual picture. How sweet and sad, the abandoned little televisions consoling each other on a dreary day.


Our Valentines dateness actually took place last Thursday. James and I ventured over to the Southgate House in Kentucky to see the Sea and Cake.

Here is my blobby cell phone representation of the beauty of the Sea and Cake. Apologies in advance:

We sat on the back corner of the balcony. The railing in front of us lined our view of the stage. We shared a Three Philosophers cherry lambic and watched the smoke curl around the room. I felt at home. Tears did not well up in my eyes with recognition of particular songs (which is usually bound to happen with any show that I've waited this long to see). Instead, I closed my eyes. I reveled in the repetition of Sam Prekop's vocals, the intricate drums, my god the intricate drums....the drummer was incredible. I can tell you that I hardly understood a word of what Sam was singing, my ears were waiting for what John McEntire would do next.


(well, you kids that live in Cincinnati)

February 23, 2009
Juana Molina @ the Southgate House

March 4, 2009
The Annuals @ the Southgate House

March 6-8, 2009

March 26, 2009
The High Strung @ the Comet


colleen said...

i am so down with bockfest it's not even funny.

Anonymous said...

and the defeated little television said, "Before you slay me, grant me this: raise your glass beaver that I may look upon your true face."

But then the conquering enormous 65" said, "No, no, little one. Now drown in god's spittle."

Sara Leah said...

Colleen - sweet!! Let's definitely go. Also that weekend is a show at Art Damage featuring Wolf Eyes.

Mr. Anonymous - Nice.

colleen said...

Wolf Eyes isn't really my thing- I'm not a huge fan of noise. But Bockfest is a must.

Nick is in Louisville for a conference until Saturday night. If you're free tomorrow evening, do you want to come over for a drink?