Wednesday, September 28, 2005

mixed palette.

i'm sorry i haven't written anything inna while. i have been incredibly busy. i feel like all i do lately is work and when i am not i don't even know what to do with myself. thank god there has been some great shows.

last coupla weeks i have seen Atmosphere start their tour up in Duluth. the Sights in the Entry same night as Sufjan Stevens in the Mainroom. i saw Beck at Roy Wilkins with Amy. that was really fun. then there is Arcade Fire in the Mainroom this week the same night as M.I.A. at the Fine line.

i am most psyched about Arcade Fire. i missed them in Austin last year as they sold out by the time we were going to go down there. i think the wine made us lost at some point, who knows..

but i imagine the Mainroom being the perfect spot to see them for the first time anyway. i love when a good band like them can fill up that room with sound. it is like no other, is it?

the last time i remember experiencing this feeling was when Godspeed You! Black Emporer played there the night our country started bombing Iraq. needless to say it was pretty intense.

so. i am in this art show coming up. i love the Steven's Square people. they do really great stuff in a neighborhood that is slowly turning into something other than drug dealers and prostitutes.

the show is 8 painters from the area. i don't know any of the others. but have seen some of the stuff and it's nice work.

sadly i can't be at the opening this weekend. but i would reccomend stopping by or sometime this month to check out the wares.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

milo at one month.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

"they're tyrin' to wash us away".

scratch that.

i know exactly how i feel about seeing another white politican or "director" of something give another press confrence. i am very definate in my feelings about that. i will let you guess my feelings about that.

so Fri. nite i got a pair of tickets from MPR to go to the "Prairie Home Companion" at the State Fair. they recorded the show Fri. nite to broadcast this weekend.

i have never seen the show being recorded or a concert in the Grandstand so this was a perfect opportunity all around.

i love radio. i love the idea of live radio. i always thought it'd be cool to do our version of Garrison Keillor when we were at Radio K in Rarig Center. they have an enormous theater in the building after all.

regrdless, this was incredible. in particular was the tribute to New Orleans. Pat Donohue doing Randy Newman's "Louisiana 1927" brought the whole Grandstand to tears. i highly encourage y'all to listen to it.

the Dirty Dozen Brass Band were on as well and this to me was the music i think of when i think of New Orleans and made things uplifting like only brass band music can. they were on tour on there way home when they got a call that they couldn't come home. so they came up here and rocked!

the birthplace of American music fo' sho'.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

self sound.

in a weird way i feel selfish about the whole new orleans thing.

the reality to me at this point seems totally unreal and all i can think about is how i won't ever get to experience that place again. politics aside, it is really troubling trying to make any sense of all this..

i had a very short visit to N'ahlins once and i freaked for that place. it was a pretty amazing place.

anyone else been?

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Keef, Ronny, Mick, are on the guest list!

TUES., September 6, 2005.
Eleganza! is rocking a Stone's "after party" in the city that always sleeps, St. Paul, MN.
we will be playing much from our "Exile on Main Street" tribute show, some other spare Stones hits and some old school classic rock and soul stuff including some Dylan, Ike and Tina, Sam and Dave, Mell McDaniels, etc..
word is Keith, Ronny or Charlie are coming down to the show to hopefully jam. this may just be a rumor but if you spread it then hopefully it will become more than just words.
see'yall Tuesday nite!