Posts from November 2019

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” by Eva Walker, Julia Massey, & Alaia D’Alessandro

"Won't You Be My Neighbor" by Eva Walker, Julia Massey, & Alaia D'Alessandro

These guys…

Three Seattle musical powerhouses, Eva Walker of The Black Tones, Julia Massey of Warren Dunes, and Alaia D’Alessandro of Tres Leches, have collaborated on a cover version of the Mister Rogers theme song. With twinkling pianos, sublime strings, and soaring harmonies, it is as delightful and pleasurable as you would expect:

Go grab a tissue to wipe your eyes. You have now been pleasured.

Categories: Music, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Friday, 15 November 2019

Go See Open Mike Eagle & Baron Vaughn’s “The New Negroes” Live in Seattle Tonight!

Baron Vaughn (left) & Open Mike Eagle (right) present The New Negroes

These guys…

TONIGHT TONIGHT TONIGHT! Open Mike Eagle and Baron Vaughn are bringing the live stage version of The New Negroes (which I’ve written about quite a bit on this site) right here to the Freemont Abbey in Seattle. It’s gonna be a night full of standup comedy and music.

Aaagh, It’s been over two years since I’ve seen Mike! I miss him, but I can’t make it to this show due to just the sheer power of logistics and distance.

But that just means that YOU should go, especially my friends who live nearby!

The New Negroes Live

That’s “live” as in “happening right now” not “live” as in “They Live.” But you probably got that…

The New Negroes Live
Friday, November 15th, 8:30 PM
@ Freemont Abbey
4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle 98103 (map)
All-Ages, $20 (tickets)

Categories: Concerts/Shows, My Famous Friends, Seattle.

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Short Court Style” by Natalie Prass

Natalie Prass: Short Court Style

‘Round and ’round had ups and downs…

I first heard Natalie Prass playing in an Ikea store of all places. A weird bit of cross-promotion, but it worked! I went and bought her album from it. It’s got some good, white-girl groove to it. I dig it, and it fits in very well with my current musical leanings.

This video is basically divided into two chapters, which I call “Merry Go Round” and “Ribbon Dancers” for obvious reasons (there’s of course a mashup of the two chapters towards the end of the video). Listen and be pleasured:

The video, to be honest, is not much to speak about. I dig her jumpsuit, but the low-budgetness of it all is obvious, and the time of year that it was filmed gives everything a weirdly desolate undertone.

Anyway, you have now been pleasured.

Categories: Music, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Nostalgia” by Fine Prince

Fine Prince: Nostalgia

I’ve never seen as many stars as I can see right now…

Fine Prince, one of my favorite Seattle bands (because they’re just so idiosyncratic, lovely, and weird), released a new two-song EP a few weeks ago! It’s called Drive Slow // Television Eyes and the two songs on it are called “Drive Slow” and “Television Eyes.”

Anyhoo, to celebrate, please watch/listen and be pleasured by this official music video for “Nostalgia,” from their previous EP, Lookout. In it an elderly couple escapes from a hospital(??) and goes about pranking the various members of the band in lovingly-filmed slow motion. It’s very nice:

I really like the double-synth/guitar/harmony pop that Fine Prince just excels at. Here is their new EP if you’d like to keep listening (and you should):

You have now been finely pleasured.

Categories: Music, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.