As we’re about to roll into October, I am coming to terms with the fact that some stuff I had planned for here ain’t never gonna happen. So to steal a concept from Aggie, I present Worth Getting Up For (Summer Edition):
* Concerts at the Zoo: Carbon Leaf, full of DIY joy and encouraging everyone who has a CL album to make it two, give it to a friend, bring ‘em to a show. Great Big Sea, where we learned that Murray singing bass still makes my socks roll up and down & that Alan must start drinking really early if he thinks (in the midafternoon) that Dick’s makes life-changing burgers. Being out on the meadow in general, warm evenings knitting in the sun, eating Rainier cherries, watching tiny children dancing.
* Concerts everywhere else: The Paperboys at the Triple Door, such a swank room, & Geoff Kelly dancing always makes me happy. Slaid Cleaves at the Tractor, two sets, no opener. Sarah Harmer at the Triple Door from the very front row.
* And, of course, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Weekend on the happiest beach on earth, Doctor Who paper lanterns, frozen bananas, finally buying a cheesy sun hat, discovering my new favorite artists (Nathan Rogers is my new boyfriend; Tao Seeger provided tough competition until Nathan’s throat singing workshop oh em gee), finally being there for the whole damn festival, the beautiful duo Luluc, Nathan leading the singalong of “Northwest Passage” at the mainstage Sunday night, and so much more. Best!
* Cheap and free theater! Kindred Spirits & Sex in Seattle 18, both free at Hugo House, Much Ado About Nothing (though now I know Seattle Center is a terrible venue for outdoor theater if you’re not there crazy early. Next summer I’m all about Sand Point), & A Doctor In Spite of Himself (hilarious, & still playing, so hit up Goldstar).
* And more! Stitch & Pitch, even though we lost (of course), Greg Proops (even though he was in Bellevue, which is terrifying), the street art exhibit at Bumbershoot (which I still hope to post photos from), and best of all, a too-short visit from Kat, including a trip to Portland for roller derby, Burgerville, and book buying. Huzzah!
…and that’s all for now. Someday I might manage to show you guys all the knitting I’ve done since the last time I posted. Which is. um. Lots.
I hope you all are well!