I think I’m going to give up coffee for the sake of my voice. I’ve been reading that caffeine is bad for the vocal chords. So is sugar, surprisingly. So sugary coffee is probably really bad. I love coffee, and have loved it since High School so this is going to be a big sacrifice for me. I haven’t had any the past two days and I do feel a bit cranky and tired, but oh well.
I love the smell of coffee. I’m going to crave it when I smell it. Just thinking about it right now makes me want some. Darn it. This is going to be hard.
Lovespirals will be playing a show next month with The Flir. This is their first performance since the 2002 Tour. Ryan and Anji will be doing an all-new set composed mainly of tracks from their upcoming album, Free & Easy. It’s a very moody set with lots of soulful, bluesy numbers and plenty of guitar work. Copies of “Windblown Kiss” will be on hand for sale, which the band will gladly autograph. Come on out and get a sneak peek at what Lovespirals have
been up to the past few years!
April 14, 2005 at 14 Below
1348 14th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Cost: $7 ($6 w/ flyer) | 21+ with ID
Doors open 8 pm
The Flir go on at 9:30 and Lovespirals follow them at 10:30.
Don’t forget to download and print the official flyer for your discount.
Many people I know have been praising this as a great comedy. I’m into odd comedies as much as the next person (ie: Spinal Tap, Ishtar, Death to Smoochie) but I didn’t get this one at all. I feel like I must have missed something, but I don’t think so. So if anybody who ‘got it’ could help me out here, I’ll listen to what you have to say.
We’ve begun practicing an all-new live set featuring mostly songs from our upcoming album, “Free & Easy.” Last night we ended up jamming for hours and totally skipped Gabe’s housewarming party. When he had his moving out party a few weeks ago, we were recording our cover of “Cymbaline” and missed out. Yikes! Speaking of “Cymbaline,” our live version sounded really good. We might even open with that.
We’re discussing doing a show in Santa Monica next month with The Flir and several other local bands, so stay tuned for news on that soon!
Man, I thought the rain was finally over in So Cal, but here it is, raining again. I think we got all of the Pacific Northwest’s rain for the season. Houses are sliding off of hillsides everywhere, streets are crumbling away… When will it end?
Picked up a copy of Tim Buckley’s Happy Sad the other day and was blown away. I loved Goodbye and Hello but had mixed feelings about some of the other stuff I’d heard. This album is really dreamy and groovy all the way through. One of the songs that most grabbed my attention was “Love from Room 109 at the Islander (On Pacific Coast Highway).” I’ve read that Buckley was originally an Orange County musician who performed locally, and The Islander sounded familiar, like I’d seen it around, so I looked it up. Indeed, there’s an Islander Motel not too far from here. On a whim, I went out to see it, with Happy Sad loaded into my iPod shuffle. I can’t say for sure it’s the same place, but the architecture is classic 60’s and it’s right near the beach (hence the ocean sounds in the song). The size of the hotel seems to fit the 109 room number. I resisted the urge to get out and actually look for it. Anyway… just a romantic gesture for a romantic song by a romantic artist.