Last night Dave Hause made his second appearance as a solo act in Denver. There were a lot of choices music wise in the metro area last night, and I’m 100% I made the right choice. Hause is one of the many Springsteen hopefuls, but he has a whole hell of a lot of heart and a killer voice that make him stand out in my heart and mind. This song opened the show last night and I’ve had it in my head every since.
I started this post to say that I just got emotional about a music video. I suppose that isn’t out of the ordinary, or even rare, but it is for me. The ones I actually make it through usually leave little to no impact and require a lot of sitting still. It just isn’t my medium. I watched this one because “Don’t Fuck With Our Dreams” is one of my favorite songs and I figured I at least owed it pressing play. What I found was a montage of scenes from The Smith Street Band's various tours and of course, a huge chunk of that being the Frank Turner North American one. I recognized some of my favorite moments from the stage (Jeff Rosenstock at Terminal 5, Boston's epic piñata party), a lot of friendly faces, and drives I’ve made countless times. So here is a fucking fantastic song set to a great set of footage. Check it out and remember some great times with me.
In the spirit of stepping out of my comfort zone, I’m hitting up the Timber! festival outside of Seattle at the end of July. After hearing friends go on about the amazing experience of Doe Bay and last year’s inaugural Timber, I’m finally taking the plunge and getting a ticket. Honestly, it’s not about the line up for me, it’s about the experience, but I know I will enjoy the acts anyway. It’s nice to just let someone else take care of that for once and go along for the ride. I’m looking forward to the adventure of camping in Tolt-Macdonald Park for three days after seeing a city I’ve never been to. I’m excited to drink whiskey under the stars with some people I adore while talking about life and music and lovely day we’ve just had. I can’t wait to escape from the city and work and responsibility for days spent exploring the forest and floating in the river.
This week I (Tiffiny) did the interview with Mr. Farren because Barlow didn’t know “who or what a Kitten was”. I have gladly stepped up to the plate and come up with a set of hard hitting questions to really give the general public an inside glimpse of the ‘Chris…
Yesterday an interview I did with chrisfarren went live on The Ruckus. I didn’t tumbl it until today, because I was busy observing Presidents’ Day, like a good American.
This song has been drifting in and out of my head for days now. I keep meaning to add it to my phone and then forgetting until I NEED to hear it again. So, here it is. Tegan and Sara's impact on my life has been far and wide and here is one of the earliest examples. I love how dark and brutally honest it is.
it’s a silly time to learn to swim / when you start to drown