Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My jam when everyone leaves the office

I always blast this

Little Steven was in our hotel

I kept missing him but wanted to tell him how much I like this song:

We had a Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul poster next to the drum set in our living room growing up.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

scandalous times at tiga tomorrow

slim and i djing. i got a few new records and some new old records too and some other records. slim has records too.

Friday, March 20, 2009


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Tuesday night

After some really pricey margaritas we went over to the Omni Hotel and the Thermals met up with us for a few more margaritas (Portia had 6 I think?!)

Okay I have to run and see Thao play at the NPR party but I will be posting the showcase photos soon!!!

Tuesday at SXSW

So I am a little behind with my posts, sorry! the first night we got into town Portia, Ingrid and I went straight to the pool:

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Jackson not at work

The worst part about Maggie and Portia leaving at the "ass crack of dawn" for SXSW is that Jackson is in Olympia visiting his family. We miss the little dude! We are still finding ways to have a GOOD AFTERNOON, though.

we are not drinking beer at work

hey! just listing some of the stuff we are absolutely not doing today at work.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Update from the Denver Airport

We made it, sans Slim who is now in route to Austin via Chicago, to our first stop at the Denver airport. I went to go get an iced tea and come back to find Ingrid and Portia already drinking margaritas! I guess I better catch up

I keep trying to upload a photo but the Denver WIFi doesn't want to work. So more later!


Monday, March 16, 2009

Jackson at work

Portia and I are leaving tomorrow morning (as P says at the "ass crack of dawn") for SXSW. This means that Jackson is also out of town visiting his Olympia family. I know Ben misses the little guy when he's gone so I put this up just for him when it's time for a dog break...

daily poll

should james and i take our cats to work while maggie and portia are at south by southwest?

Indie-Rock Man's Best Friend:

Finish your cereal, Que-tong! It's take your cat to work week!

Friday, March 13, 2009

daily poll

do you like big holes or small holes in your 7"?

explode into colors in sf tomorrow

i got an email asking if i'd post this flier, sooooo....

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Alternate Text

"Arguably the greatest rock band without a rhythm section ever, the duo of acid-voiced singer Jean Smith and guitar hero David Lester must be seen to be believed." -Douglas Wolk

Announcing the Smarten UP! Records iTunes re-release of two Mecca Normal albums - Who Shot Elvis? (Matador, 1997) and Sitting on Snaps(Matador, 1995).

Attraction is Ephemeral (Kill Rock Stars, 2006). A self-portrait film by Jean Smith.

New songs - demos - on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/meccanormal

"How Art & Music Can Change the World" -- a lecture, art exhibit and performance event in university classrooms and bookstores. Jean Smith and David Lester of the underground literary rock duo Mecca Normal intend to inspire audiences towards considering political content in their creative self-expression. http://howartandmusiccanchangetheworld.blogspot.com

- Vancouver - March 28 - The Vinegar Factory - "How Art & Music Can Change the World"
- Vancouver - April 1 - Windermere High School - "How Art & Music Can Change the World"
- Bellingham, WA - April 3 - Underground Coffeehouse
- Seattle -- April 4 - Vera Project
- Battle Ground, WA - April 5
- Olympia - April 7 - All Ages Project
- Portland - April 8 - Holocene
- Salem, OR - April 9 - Cherry City Music Festival
- Salem, OR - April 10 - Willamette University -- "How Art & Music Can Change the World"
- Eugene, OR - April 10 - Wandering Goat
- Arcata, CA - April 11 - The Green House
- San Francisco - April 12 - Hemlock Tavern
- LA - April 14 - CalArts - "How Art & Music Can Change the World"
- LA - April 15 - Knitting Factory Hollywood
- Durham, NC - April 18 - DuoFest III
- DC - April 19 - The Red & The Black Bar
- New York - April 20 - Cake Shop
- New York - April 21 - Bluestockings Books - "How Art & Music Can Change the World"
- Philly - April 22 - Nexus - "How Art & Music Can Change the World"
- Turners Falls, MA - April 23 - Rendezvous
- Boston - April 25 - Megapolis Audio Festival - "How Art & Music Can Change the World"
- Providence - April 25 - AS220

Horse Feathers playing to the horses

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

i saw 10 dogs on the walk back from lunch break

good ones too! looks like the dog daze are starting a little early this year if you know what i mean... WOOF WOOF
sorry, no pics.

happy goat totally looks like jar jar:

Happy Goat Totally Looks Like Jar Jar Binks from Star Wars
see more Celeb Look-A-Likes

Nora - cat piano star!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Explode Into Colors

have been added to our SXSW day party and I just found this awesome video of them at Holocene:


Monday, March 9, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

Oh my god, this is amazing

I am crying

john locke from lost?

nope. it's phil collins!
weird huh...
also does anybody else think ben linus from lost looks like a less whiny thom yorke?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

My trip to DC

Tuesday was one of the best days ever for many reason but mostly because I met this guy:

and this lady:

AND this lady:

oh and these guys walked in the room too but I didn't get to meet them:

More details on the why coming shortly!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

check out all the thao tweets