Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Quiet time

Two years ago this day, we were playing the Middle East Downstairs for the first time -- headlining our two-year anniversary. It was an OK show. One year ago on Sunday, July 5, we were playing our three-year anniversary show at The Paradise Rock Club. The show was iffy at best. This year, we bypassed the show for a few reasons, instead opting to plan a big CD release for September (working on that soon, I promise) and a REALLY big five-year anniversary next year. Instead, we spent our four-year anniversary weekend (and Fourth of July) in Stockbridge, Vt., playing the Tweed River Festival with some bands I'd call heroes of ours. From Tim Gearan to our old friend Jabe to my main man Jeremy Moses Curtis (and Bow Thayer), this weekend was something it was hard to believe we were a part of.

That doesn't mean in was a dream all the time. It rained pretty frequently, making it chilly and tough to get into the swing of things. Also, our set was subpar at best, thanks to some bad luck and malfunctioning instruments. We did our best to push through, and apparently, according to a letter from Jeremy, we still made a good impression. Actually, most people were fairly kind (and no one was rude). A man said his wife wrote down our name because were "definitely worth remembering." The lead singer of Sticky repeatedly told us we made him cry. Not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing. Either way, it was a weekend definitely worth remembering, with some swimming in the COLD Tweed River and a lucky bail-out by Joe, who thought to bring a tarp.

SET LIST: Ordinary Girls / Lights On / Don't Get Me Wrong / Golden Fleece / Someday Darling / On the Lam / Seek Cover / Cedar / Shotgun Wedding / Shine a Light

Now, we're decompressing, I suppose. Scott is gone for three weeks, exploring the other side of the world. I'm settling into a new house and hoping for some good weather to justify getting a beach house. It's all quiet -- and that's good, because I think a break was necessary. Life has been too crazy lately. Now, it's time to just unwind a bit and come back full force. See you soon.

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Anonymous scott said...

alls i asks is that you guys don't eat at chili's while i'm gone or else i'll stay gone forever. i already forced myself not to eat at the chili's at the airport. actually i cant stay here anyway, too many pete yorn videos playing in a row. but just don't eat there.

08 July, 2009 00:55  

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