I’m so incredibly glad Mike’s in town. His tour with Pogo, (the video remixer known most famously for Alice), seemed to have him touring everywhere but the Pacific Northwest, leaving me to miss him even more than usual! (I was quite looking forward to finally meeting Pogo, too, but something went down last week and he had to cancel the rest of the tour and skip back home to Australia. Don’t know what happened yet, but hopefully nothing too dire.) Still, the timing seems perfect, given the onset on fall and its overbearing skies. Even though it’s been several years since we split, I still find there’s something soothing and perfect about him, as if his delightfully puckish and easy-going good nature is literally infectious, an airborne pathogen that makes everything okay.
My wackiest sweetheart Mike, That 1 Guy, has done it again, this time wearing all black out in the middle of the hot Nevada desert to wear fake mustaches for your amusement.
The new video is so much fun, he’s devoting the next leg of his never ending tour to Mustaches and Laserbeams!! If you buy tickets for November’s Mustaches & Laserbeams Tour before Aug 27, you get a free download of Ki:Theory’s remix of Mustaches. Also, every presale ticket enters you to win a signed Mustaches & Laserbeams silk screen poster & tour t-shirt. (One winner per show.)
November 5: Sioux Falls, SD. Nutty’s North.
November 6: Fargo, ND. The Aquarium – Dempsey’s Upstairs.
November 7: Minneapolis, MN. The Cabooze.
November 11: Montreal, QC. L’Astral.
November 12 : South Burlington, VT. Higher Ground.
November 13: Allston, MA. Harpers Ferry.
November 14: Philadelphia, PA. World Cafe Live.
November 15: Vienna, VA. Jammin’ Java.
November 20: Denver, CO. Quixote’s True Blue.
November 21: Fort Collins, CO. Hodi’s Half Note.
November 22: Aspen, CO. The Belly Up.
September 12: Clarks Grove, MN – Harvestfest at Harmony Park.
September 15: Seattle, WA – The Moore Theatre, (supporting Porcupine Tree).
September 16: Portland, OR – The Roseland Theatre, (supporting Porcupine Tree).
September 18: San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre, (supporting Porcupine Tree).
September 25: Bloomington, IN – Lotus World Music & Arts Festival.
September 27: Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen Chicago.
October 1 – 5 : Noumea, New Caledonia – Femmes Funk.
365: 41 – 10.02.09
Thank you to everyone for the overwhelming response to my post regarding the potentially illegal use of my image in a pro logging campaign. Your support is appreciated and very welcome. I will do my best to keep everyone updated as information comes in. So far I have yet to discover what company it was or even when the campaign ran, but I’ve tracked down the photographer, (a very nice fellow I do not want to damage), though have not yet spoken to him, and have been promised a copy of the poster, which I will likely pick up next week. (I can already tell I’m going to feel uncomfortable having a life sized poster of myself in residence. Creeeeepy.) Everything else is going to have to wait until I get back from my weekend trip to the states.
Which reminds me…
Come out to a show, point us toward where the good food lives, or even just say Hi!
We’ll be arriving in Portland late tonight, probably too late for anything special, but should have almost all tomorrow free for exploration, meeting people, and general bumming about. Our current Things To Visit is a whopping list of two, (Sock Dreams, Voodoo Doughnuts), so we’re open to suggestions. I think we’ll head up to Seattle late Saturday morning or early afternoon, and spend the rest of our weekend there, with a quick Sunday gig stop with Mike in Bellingham on the way back. Bon voyage! I can’t wait to get out of dodge.
February 12, Bend, OR, Silver Moon Brewing Co. (facebook)
February 18, Moscow, IS, John’s Alley (facebook)
February 19, Missoula, MT, The Palace (basement bar) (facebook)
February 20, Bozeman, MT, Filling Station (Girl Talk After Party) (facebook)
February 21, Billings, MT, The Garage at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co. (facebook)
February 25, Winnipeg, MB, Pyramid Cabaret (facebook)
March 5, Holland, MI, Park Theatre (facebook)
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I’ve started to plan my trip down the coast for That Mike‘s gigs, calling people, asking who’s going to be where, and trying to figure out how to get around.
I really like the idea of spending time out of town on Valentine’s Day, though it means my friends in Seattle might mostly be “busy” elsewhere. Already I’m considering buying another pair of ridiculously skimpy panties to throw at him to celebrate. I’ve never had a pleasant Valentines. One of my better ones involved someone locking me out of the house in the rain. Last year Mike was in playing over in Australia for Valentines, and Stéphane had just died, so I instead of going out, I was effectively single, alone, and in mourning. The highlight of my day was when Ben Peek wrote me into an autobiographical story introduced by a large picture containing the word COCK.
So far things seem to be falling into place. Nick called last night to tell me his van survived the fire somehow unscathed and that he and Nicole want to come as a romantic trip of their own. (That word again.) If it all works out, we’ll drive down to Portland on Thursday morning, love life there for a day, groovy down that night with Mike, drive up to Seattle, groovy with Mike some more, then spend the rest of the weekend drifting happily around Seattle like vacationing techno-hippies, and get back in time for my work on Monday morning. Depending on money, we might even make it down to his Wednesday night gig in Bend, which I find a delightful idea not least because I like the idea of a town named Bend. Seriously. You liked a place so much you decided to settle there, and that’s what you come up with? Bend? I love you guys.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEETHEART!
Mike’s birthday was yesterday, and it was the most low key, anticlimactic one yet. He didn’t even have a gig, he spent it driving from Albuquerque to Tucson, ate Subway for lunch and Taco bell for dinner, so I want everyone to comment here with Happy Birthday wishes to make up for it!
November 15 – The Rialto Theatre w/ Buckethead – Tucson, AZ
November 16 – The Clubhouse Music Venue w/ Buckethead – Tempe, AZ
November 19 – McNear’s Mystic Theater w/ Buckethead – Petaluma, CA
November 20 – The Catalyst w/ Buckethead – Santa Cruz, CA
November 21 – Big Fox Night Club w/ Buckethead – Redwood City, CA
November 22 – House of Blues w/ Buckethead – Anaheim, CA
If any of you are in Montreal, now you know where you need to be tonight.