Twenty years ago I was preparing to make this, my second album, From The Blue House. Twenty years later I'm starting work on my sixth album, and it's a kind of perspective that the girl on this album cover couldn't have even imagined...Read More
fri, feb 25: arrive in london.
sat, feb 26: showcase for dreamy records and rough trade records shops at the notting hill arts center to promote 7" single 'song for a boy'/'look like shit'. onstage around 5:15, audience of mostly too-cool london indie fans:
well, it's finished: we dropped off karmen's record to be mastered yesterday.
last night, to celebrate, we went to a friends house and listened to the record while playing "i've never" and drinking buckets of red wine. by two a.m. i remembered why i don't usually drink
almost done with karmen's record.
so psyched to be going to europe.
… "i have a new philosophy. it's called 'fuck it'
not like 'fuck you' or 'fuck it all', not agressive or passive-agressive, just live-and-let-live and be-here-now and i-could-die-tomorrow-so-fuck-it!
the three pitch-a-tent shows i just did with kitty snyder, david lowery, steve koester, and sometimes LP, were pretty much the most fun i have ever had playing live.Read More
… on saturday morning i drove to philadelphia to be a part of brenda kahn's planet girl thing. it was an all-day party with 12 different female artists and female-fronted bands. she put it on at indre recording studio's soundstage and recorded it.Read More
i just finished reading marilyn manson's autobiography.
i found it interesting that someone who i thought i had absolutely nothing in common with could show himself to be, in many ways, simply human, and thus much like me or anyone.
… we are two days into what is turning into a rather amusing trip.
karmen and i left charlottesville on tuesday and drove for to new york city, listening to tori, ani, peter griesar's highly inspired 'disposable love songs' and ivy's 'apartment life'.
it has been amazing for me to watch someone go from playing in my parents house, to local community festivals, to regular club dates, to stadiums and mtv and magazine covers. but seeing him interviewed on charlie roseRead More