Capture the Flag

Red and I are back at it again. I’m so excited about this one I actually got that self-satisfied feeling that I believe some people call “pride” or “smugness.” Really, I’m just pleased as punch that we can bring together such a range of musical geniuses (yes, I said it) in one place for you all to hear. So. Without further ado:

The Ghosts Project, Jill Tracy, Nathaniel Johnstone,
Magpie Killjoy, Schrödinger’s Cat, and DJ Q
October 5, 2008 at 7:30 pm
The Little Red Studio
750 Harrison St, Seattle WA
18+, $13

Free refreshments provided, including custom chocolates by Naftali.

If you’ve never seen or heard of any of these people, let me completely fail to convey how awesome they are. I’ve never been good at music. But after spending most of my existence around people who are, I can at least discern between people who are technically good, who are inspired, who are innovative, or who are just having a good time. And each of these individuals is all of the above. The songs Paul has pulled out of his Loves (his violins, his viola) have made me cry on occasion. The rhythms Davis can get out of a drum set make my brain fuse to itself. Jill can make me feel dark and sensual on a single note. Nathan makes me curse his name when he jokingly pulls a new song out of thin air. Magpie and Brandon are both so good as to cause me to turn around on the street to give them my food money. Qais’s taste in music constantly has me asking “what is this?” in the best of possible ways, and Nafalti chocolates make my mouth weep with joy (if you were at the Anachrotechnofetishism show and had a chocolate, you know what I mean).

So yeah. It’s going to be a pretty kick-ass show.

Contact me via e-mail if you want to help, want to attend but can’t necessarily afford it, have questions about booze options, etc. This is going to be amazing, but Red and I are also rekindling the idea of community here in Seattle. It takes a good network of people to make these events even better. If you’re that kind of person, let me know.

we futurists have Gypsy Mansions, too

Yesterday after work drove down to Portland to see The Ghosts Project with Petra. It was such an amazing time that it was completely worth the trip – despite getting turned around in Tacoma, a horrifically expensive speeding ticket (he was in a Mustang, what?), and getting so lost on the way to drop P off that I just drove straight home – arriving at 7a this morning. I am not young enough to pull that sort of thing off any more. Today my body is wrecked, but I learned my lesson AND saw some awesome people (and heard amazing music).

This was my last time using my car, as it has also been sold. After I get the parking tickets and speeding ticket I’ve received since getting here I should be well on my way to stability and adulthood. I think I’m already there, but loose ends drive me nuts.

Comicon is tomorrow and Sunday, though I’m just attending tomorrow. Will be going to lunch at The Wild Ginger at 12:30, any and all are welcome to join me. Please do say hello regardless. (Awesome points: David Malaki from Wondermark! is going to be there.)