For the 2-3 of you Washingtonians who check this blog on a regular basis, be sure mark your calendars for the 2008 Sasquatch Festival, three days of indie-rock bliss over Memorial Day Weekend at the Gorge in George, Washington!! The Polson Kids (well, 4 out of 5 of us...plus Cousin Martha!) are crossing the mountains yet again to get sunburned, pelted by golf-ball size hail (perhaps), drink overpriced beer, and listen to some fabulous music in a truly sublime setting.
Here's just a taste of the aural wonders we'll be taking in.... Jealous?
Saturday, May 24: REM, Modest Mouse (Love), MIA, The New Pornagraphers, The National (LOVE - 3rd time I've seen them this year), Beirut (La-La-LOVE), Okkervil River.
Sunday, May 25: The Cure, Death Cab for Cutie (LOVE), Cold War Kids (3rd time in 2 years), Mates of State (LOVE - 2nd time), Rogue Wave (Who doesn't love Lake Michigan??), White Rabbits (Yeah, Brooklyn!)
Monday, May 26: Flight of the Conchords (!!!), Built to Spill (La-La-LOVE-Longtime), The Hives, Yeasayer, Battles (AMAZING. Again, go Brooklyn.), The Little Ones
Mmhmm...that's right. All that musical goodness in one place. Get your tickets now! And let me know if you want to bunk with me and Nick at the luxurious Traditional Inn in Quincy (closest motel to the Gorge).
Sadly, I won't be in town the week before to attend a festival nearly as fabulous as Sasquatch: THE SEATTLE CHEESE FESTIVAL!!! Mmm... I loves me some cheese.
"There are so few people given us to love. I want to tell my daughters this, that each time you fall in love it is important, even at nineteen. Especially at nineteen. And if you can, at nineteen, count the people you love on one hand, you will not, at forty, have run out of fingers on the other. There are so few people given us to love and they all stick."
Kit – Thom do you know any one that is gay because this guy I used to work with is now selling Avon who keeps trying to be my friend. Me – Yea I have friends & family that are gay. Kit – I don’t know what it is, maybe the way I was raised but I just don’t believe that god made people to be that way. Me – Ok Kit – Yeah I don’t have any gay friends but I think they just chose that lifestyle Kit – He sells Avon, hehehe!
Then she finally stopped talking after I kept ignoring her.
(TP's commentary) Are you serious! And mom says I only tell stories about her because I don’t like her…
I love the effects of poverty & ignorance… Keep going to church, the praying is really paying off.
I'm all for life-long learning and teaching old dogs new tricks and whatnot, but I really could have done without William Safire using his new words in this weekend's NYTimes Magazine ("The College Issue") :
"I am not about to yam on (“humiliate”) readers with a lexicon of making purple or doing the do other than to note that the most original compound along the amatory line is the verb sexile, defined as “being locked out by your roommate who is using the premises for an assignation to which you are not invited.” This is somehow related to hallcest, the definition of which has not been vouchsafed to me, but I suspect it is an extreme example of what diplomats call “proximity talks.”
Sexile?! Hallcest (or floorcest, as it was known back on C6)!! Sure, I had occasion to use these words many times during my four-year, fun-filled stay uptown; but it does not mean that they should be printed in the New York Times. Sheesh.... Is Safire off of his meds again?
The high life as lived by a 27 yr old native Seattle-ite in NYC. Associate Director of Dev-Ops, bona fide Master in French Studies, big sister to four younger brothers, bleeding-heart liberal and lover of the Angelika, coffee, indie rock, trader joes, NPR, road trips and morning jogs in fort greene park.