North by North North

August 31, 2009 at 1:25 am (Uncategorized)

Well, well, well… the weather is starting to get beautiful here at the north pole… the nights are perfect for sleeping, the days are veering away from “beach” and towards “some-sort-of-long-sleeve-shirt,” and I just purchased some highlighters.  You know what that means!  Schoolz in! for! the school year!

Tor sent some rough mixes from the city of angels to my computer last week, and they are sounding mighty fine.  The way the room mics captured the natural bounce and glow of the Colfax Attic is very apparent.  I am really excited to start flushing out these songs in a live setting with Chris, Karen, and Ben.  We are having a party at the Colfax House on Sep. 6 to raise money for Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos, the Dominican orphanage where Ben volunteered/resided for the summer.  Musical guests will include: The Wapsipinicon, myself (w/ Chris, Karen, and Ben), and Coach Said Not To.  It’s going to be a fantastic night.  On Sep. 13, Chris and I will be playing a benefit for adults with disabilities at MOA sponsored by Midwest Special Services.

Also, make sure you check out the No Bird Sing release party at the Triple Rock in a couple weeks (http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=110638381308&ref=ts).  Those guys are amazing.

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The Grill is Hot and the Pool is Luke

August 16, 2009 at 6:26 am (Uncategorized)

Well… I tried to purchase tickets today to see Sufjan Stevens at the 400 Bar in September.  That didn’t work.  So, I ended up spending my day on an acreage in Lonsdale.  I played soccer with a delightful young lad and talked to some old friends.  I recently took a trip to the Dominican Republic.  It is poor.  It is also hot.  The people of the DR are made of stronger things than I am.  My roommate Ben is made of stronger things than most.  He volunteered at an orphanage outside of San Pedro DR for six weeks over the summer.  In other news, this same roommate Ben played some radical accordion takes on my new record.  Tor said he’ll be sending some rough mixes my direction this week.  I have a meeting with David on Wednesday to discuss release dates and such through Draw Fire Records.  It looks like the winter will descend before the record surfaces.

If you missed the show at the KCK last week, Karen stole the show.  Her singing was absolutely phenomenal.  Chris’ playing was equally phenomenal, but I wanted to give a shout out to Karen for a job-well-done on her first full-fledged Minneapolis rock set.  The next show I’ll be playing is this one http://www.mwsservices.org/index.asp?Type=B_EV&SEC={5B2BAF96-8E8F-47AA-8348-D1E6F5C03F5B} at the Mall-Of-America.  I know, I know… you’re saying “but Adam, the Mall-Of-America is weird.”  My response is two-fold: 1) The show is to benefit and raise awareness for adults with disabilities, 2) Nordstrom Rack is really excellent.

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