Today my heart lept when I found Elvis Perkins‘ tour schedule to have been altered to include a Portland date. I thought for a moment I’d miss it because I’ve already booked a flight to Denver for a weekend camping trip tradition with my brother and friends, but found in a fortuitous alignment of schedule that I’d booked the ticket for Friday morning instead of Thursday night like I typically would. Mr. Perkins plays Thursday, September 3rd at the Doug Fir, I hope to see you there.
Caught Mr. M.Ward tonight in Portland on his last stop of his latest tour, ending here in his home town. I felt as though I were in a fairy tale for the entire show. I can’t say enough to do the man justice, so all I can do is say thank you, Mr. Ward.
Saw these guys by chance at a bar in Hood River with my lovely friends Mo and Ashly. Phenomenally good. I’m too use to seeing random bands in the midwest and being disgusted at how terrible they are. The northwest seems, so far, to be attempting to reverse my assumption that most obscure live music sucks. If you live in the Portland area, check Sudden Anthem out.
Yes, guy #3 at the front is playing a mandolin. Like I said, phenomenal.
Seriously, few things are easier to catch photographic beauty than a girl playing the cello.
If you fail to see a problem,
(Which I find hard to believe)
Or if you’re hanging on from branches
Licking honey from the leaves you say
“The hopelessness of living, the childishness of suicide”
But there’s a call to love my brother
That can never be destroyed however much you talk,
However well you talk you make a certain sense
It’s still only stupid talk, however much I strut around,
However loud I sing the Shining One inside me won’t say anything,
Oh, to want one thing!
Purity of heart is to want one thing.
All I want is to want one thing.
Such beauty and simplicity do I rarely find. One place I always find it is in mewithoutYou. This is from a song called “Leaf”.