i love seattle: skagit county tulip fest

skagit county tulip festival

this last weekend we went for a drive north up to mount vernon to see a sh*tload of tulips! and it was a perfect saturday for it with temps in the lovely mid-60’s. i am not a fan of flowers, mostly because of the smell. but omg, there are acres upon acres of tulips in a variety of colors. it made me speechless and i took almost 100 photos! playing with some plastic colored filters from photojojo, i got some cool shots. this “festival” lasts the whole month of april and for more info visit: http://www.tulipfestival.org/


everything in its right place

so for some reason i can’t listen to anything but radiohead today. i am still getting use to the new album, the king of limbs. i like it but am still at the acquaintance stage, as is the same with meeting a new potential friend. the new album and i will become very good friends real soon!

i actually forgot to post this last month…but radiohead released a newspaper to accompany the release of the king of limbs album. seattle was one of the select cities to get them… and with 2 locations in ballard and capitol hill!! i happened to see lots of posts on twitter about a radiohead newspaper the day it was released and had no clue what was going on. so after some quick research online, i realized i had less than 20 minutes to get to the hand out location in ballard (i figured capitol hill would be a zoo). so i rushed out the door with no makeup (and no bra) in hopes of getting a copy. i made it and to my surprise, there was no line. weird. so, i got 3 copies! there is a silly picture of me with my copy on the universal sigh website here. haha

here’s a blurb from the universal sigh:

To commemorate this momentous occasion, Radiohead have produced a newspaper which will be given away, free, gratis, without cost to the consumer by accredited vendors from a multitude of locations WORLDWIDE! In the USA, in the Netherlands, in Belgium, Poland, Germany, Austria, in the Czech Republic, in Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Ireland, France, Italy, Slovakia, Finland, Greece, Norway, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Hungary, Australia, Latvia, Iceland, Romania, New Zealand, the UK and a load of other places around the globe, our dedicated teams of newspaper delivery people will be handing out copies of THE UNIVERSAL SIGH to anyone who wants one, until we run out!

Music Monday: The Generationals

the generationals

local band to: new orleans louisiana

riyl: indie pop, surf rock, the eames era, two door cinema club

the two men behind the creation of generationals – ted joyner and grant widmer – don’t know what they’ve done. they couldn’t possibly have that sort of clairvoyance to perceive the effect that one of the songs they wrote has had on the few and will have on the many before the year is up. the song in question – “when they fight they fight” – is a hit recording the likes of which summers cream for, the likes of which makes everyone go a little woozy and a lot bananas. it’s the sunlight accentuated. it’s a pulsing, slow-drip of motown bass and slinky guitar, melded with plenty of sing-a-long moments and the most perfect set of pop lyrics about fighting and what seems to be unconditional love through the thicks and thins. but “con law,” the debut full-length from this new orleans-based band doesn’t stop there. it’s a record that’s solid from front to back, serving up songs that are meant for unburdened afternoons meant for strolling, crawfish boils, lengthy and enjoyable conversations with dear friends, never-ending hugs, watermelons being sliced into pieces as thick as four plates and no hint of a sunset. joyner and widmer were formerly of the band the eames era, which took its name from the furniture designed by charles and ray eames, known for its sleek and simply beautiful formations. they’ve expanded those principles and that simplicity into their current musical offerings, packing generationals songs with enough teeth and muscle so that they could never been heard as over-simplified, but giving them all the touch of effortless flight. source

i just love this song: trust

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can i do it?

at the end of the evening tonight, i had a thought to stretch my little twitter muscles and see if i can get to 3,000 total tweets before midnight cst on 4/14/11…a milestone so to speak. is it possible to post exactly 100 tweets in under 24 hours (22.5 hours now) with the obstacles of sleep, work, sitting in traffic, going to a concert and finding somewhat tweet worthy stuff in the meantime? there is no reward, just the pure satisfaction of completing a set goal. hopefully this will get the ball rolling for larger goals. follow @wackdelly

Music Monday: The Mother Truckers

the mother truckers

local band to: austin texas

riyl: alt-rock, roots-rock, country

i’ve had the pleasure to see the mother truckers live at the continental club a few years back. and they are so damn fun live! there is incredible energy onstage and teal collins’ vocals have remained strong over the years. if you ever find yourself in the heart of texas, go check out the mother truckers!!

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so lately i have been kinda uninspired and it has shown with the lack of posts. i’ve even been neglecting my daily blog reading. *gasp* i have not abandoned my little blog though. i promise! i like it too much. this is merely a note to let my readers know this…all three of you.

when my head is not on straight and there is clearly a lack of focus, music brings me back to where i need to be. i’ve been listening to a lot of balmorhea today. they are incredible live and i was actually at this show.

the seedy seeds

the cincinnati trio that is the seedy seeds was on my list to see at sxsw a few weeks ago, but i decided to skip them since they were playing back in seattle just a week later. i missed the two opening acts at high dive in fremont since i played in a poker game earlier and couldn’t pull myself away from the table (i was doing good).

i’ve been a fan since last year when i heard them on a 2009 sxsw compilation. the seedy seeds have a cohesive indie pop folk sound and i just love the banjo and accordion. the show was so fun and i met a nice couple who happened to be in town from cincinnati and have seen their local seedy seeds about 2o times live…crazy! kudos to the drummer, brian, who played with the flu.  it was a great little set in a sweet venue. see the videos below, but please forgive the filming/formatting…i left my camera at home and had to rely on my iphone which still sounded pretty damn good, i must say. the camera shake is due to juggling a beer, filming and a bit of dancing.

the seedy seeds were featured as my very first music monday band last year. hope you like em as much as i do!

the seedy seeds: telephone the constrictor and coyote song (my favorite, as you can hear in the video). these versions can be found on the roll deep ep.

the seedy seeds: drive me to the center. it can be found on count the days.

count the days: 2008

verb noun: 2011