So we get two days in Seattle. This is nice. Seattle is nice. We know folk here and our gig at Gallery 1412 will be attended.
We have a fine salmon lunch with my college friend, Joe Snapp at ‘Chinooks’ in Ballard. A nice place on the water with the Alaskan fleet docked outside the windows. Hanging out with Joe is always entertaining and he wows us with his command of the Palm Treo PDA. Joe buys us lunch, takes our photo, and gives us the sub-plot theme of the tour, ‘Experimental music? Oh I get it, a credit card tour – audience optional.’ Indeed.
The night before, Sean, a friend of Tim Romain’s (a musical cohort from Ramona the Pest and the HO) bought everyone dinner. It seems that I have nice, generous friends. However, this has given Rob the idea that all my nice, generous friends should and will eventually, buy us a meal.
The show is excellent. My childhood friend, Chris Jordan comes to the show. He is an amazing artist (and doing very well – Radiohead has a link to him on their site’s front page). We have not seen each other since childhood, so I was pleased to have played a good set for him and a full room.
Did I mention that playing solo can be terrifying? Tonight it was not – ‘the flow’ was in the house. Rob and Dave played a really great set too – they picked up on the flow as well.
photo by joe snapp