chaiya: (right path)
We got rained out of her main stage performance for the second year in a row. So they've set up sound in the staff tent, and she's playing the roof down. Omg. (But the tent will stay up this year -- no tornado, just a thunderstorm.)
chaiya: (zomg!)
Okay, the totally adorable cellist (Julia) was impossibly adorable. Making an audience member who was a classical pianist get up on stage and play ("with six glasses of wine under my belt!") Chopin's minute waltz was fabulous. Singing her songs and doing her banter was the usual high-quality entertainment. But the most impressively entertaining and fabulous moment of the show had to be the "modern classical ode to marshmallow peeps" that was inspired by audience members who had also been at last weekend's Girlyman show.

For. The. Win.

I *so* needed this. :)
chaiya: (dvn attacks fangirl!)

chaiya: (flute)
Club Passim is nearing the end of their window for matching funds on their donation drive. If you've been thinking about joining and/or making a donation for a while, please do so in the next week! The matching funds are only available until July 2nd, apparently, and they don't get the matching funds unless they collect the first $20K themselves. Passim could really use the money! There's not a lot of money to be had when operating a folk venue with lots of new artist performers, particularly when the economy is going down the tubes. :(
chaiya: (right path)
This icon is me at Falconridge this past year. You can't see it, but further up in the picture is my friend Karen holding a sign over my head and pointing down at me. Her sign reads WRONG WAY.

I really love Falconridge. I can't wait for this year's festival! :)

(Also, I have been carrying around a "Falconridge dollar" for a couple of years now in my wallet. It's time to trade it in for a newly-minted piece of paper. Mine is getting ratty. It's a great comfort, though -- feels like I'm carrying around a piece of the festival all year long.)
chaiya: (brown hat)
I've accomplished things today. And had some fun. And handed around some good cheer. Time to go see Vance Gilbert at Passim as my reward. :)
chaiya: (flute)
I'm posting [ profile] hope_persists's version, since she and I have the most concerts in common so far.

Here is how it works. Copy this list. Leave in the bands you've seen perform live. Delete the ones you haven't and add new ones that you have seen until you reach 25 50. Sorry, folks, I really did try to limit it. An asterisk means the previous person had it on their list. Two asterisks means the last two people who did this before you had that band on their list. It's about music, so you know it got a little lengthy. )

Bonus Round! People I want to see live but haven't yet:
Patty Griffin, Patty Larkin, Abi Tapia, The Weepies, The Clumsy Lovers (coming up in Allston this week!), Abra Moore (because that one time I saw her she had a really rough night, so I don't count it), The Kimberly Trip, Sean Altman, Alix Olson, Sting, The Police, Shawn Colvin, The Decemberists, Counting Crows, Billy Joel, Holly Figueroa, Dave Matthews Band, The Sundays, Stuart Davis, Liquid Pie, They Might Be Giants, Aimee Mann, Pony Up!, The Ditty Bops, The Duhks, Jill Sobule, Eliza Gilkyson, Equation, Adam Sweeney, Davy Jones (of the Monkees), Melanie Doane, Bruce Springsteen.

People I'm going to see in concert in the next week or so:
Edie Carey/Ellis/Anne Heaton/Elana Arian tonight at Passim
Arrogant Worms tomorrow night
Clumsy Lovers Tuesday
Haleli possibly Wednesday
Anne Heaton next week

I take in a lot of music, eh? :) I think it's compensation for how little I can entertain folks at home right now.
chaiya: (crystal as menolly)
Members of the Society for the Preservation of Pluto as a Planet (or just fans) should take a look at Anthony da Costa's song "Poor Poor Pluto." I'm trying to convince him to make a version available for download. ;)
chaiya: (dvn attacks fangirl!)
I'll admit it -- I hadn't seen Teddy Goldstein perform in a long time, probably not since Live From New York stopped touring together. I've corresponded with him, and kept track of where he's been, but the timing was always off to go to his shows, and he was the least highly ranked of the LFNY folks in my priorities.

Teddy Goldstein put together a really fun, funny, good show tonight. He sang a lot of my old favorites, and a lot of new songs with promise, and he threaded it all together with sarcasm and wit and love. Plus his last encore song had Anne Heaton on harmonies, which warmed the cockles of my heart.

I have a soft spot for LFNY members. Good to see it's for a good reason. :) Any chance any of y'all have to see Teddy, or Anne, or Edie Carey, or Andrew Kerr -- just do it. You'll thank me later.

Hush, [ profile] hakamadare. We do not speak of that traitor, Sam Shaber, who callously left LFNY.
chaiya: (flute)
I am being a consumer again, and buying some folk music, some massage music, and some happy-making music. I browsed extensively through the $5 apiece listings, and found a lot that I liked.

Yay, music! The list, for them what's interested. Yes, Jess, I bought Lindsay Mac. :) )
chaiya: (dvn attacks fangirl!)
I'm going. [ profile] hakamadare is going. Even [ profile] noeltheone is going! Don't you want to go, too?

If you do, [ profile] liamstliam has an extra ticket. And he bought his way before we bought ours, so it's likely better than what I got. Cost around $40 with the fees, and the show is worth *far* more than that. Join us! Email bill at goonbox dot com now! :)

Also? Despite not going to the chumetzfest last night, I am so, so happy to have chumetz back. I am eating *cheesecake* for lunch, dammit!

Music Meme

Apr. 8th, 2007 10:11 am
chaiya: (dvn attacks fangirl!)
Via [ profile] hope_persists:

Randomly list your top 10 favorite artists without looking at the quiz below...
1 Edie Carey
2 Anne Heaton
3 Ani DiFranco
4 Emm Gryner
5 Eddie From Ohio
6 Ellis
7 Rachael Sage
8 Groovelily
9 We're About 9
10 Richard Shindell

Music quiz! How can I resist? )

What's interesting to me is that I decided not to list Moxy Fruvous or DaVinci's Notebook, even though they're both dear to my heart, because they're no longer together. Their breaking up has moved them down on my list of favorite performers, because concerts are how I become a fan of most musicians. I guess I like that personal connection. Likewise, I think Paul & Storm and Jonathan Coulton are gaining ground since I saw them live a few months ago, and I'm hopefully seeing them again this month.

Dan Bern?

Mar. 4th, 2007 10:29 pm
chaiya: (oh noes)
How is it that I once owned all of the Dan Bern discs that had been published, and now I can only find My Country II, New American Language, and Fleeting Days (plus the Live at Paradise Lounge bootleg [ profile] hakamadare found for me somewhere)? I am jonesing for "Cure for AIDS" and "Marilyn" and "Jerusalem" and "I'm Not the Guy" and "Gambling With My Love!"

Did someone borrow my music out there? Can I borrow it back? Please help! *issues cry of anguish*
chaiya: (flute)
Via [ profile] rosefox, iConcertCal, which finds local concerts based on my iTunes library ... Teh nifty! And free!

A Contest.

Jul. 7th, 2006 09:35 am
chaiya: (flute)
The person who posts the best (by my judgement) happy-mood-making song *that I don't already have*, and includes a link where I can download ( or otherwise listen to the song for free (, gets a bar of lemon verbena soap mailed to them by yours truly. I just took some out of the molds this morning, and it smells amazingly good. And I need some happy-mood-making songs. I'll mail the soap in a week or two, so you have until then to send me your best shot. :)

[ profile] mactavish and [ profile] deyo, you can participate if you want, but I'm also sending a bit of soap with your wedding present, since I still haven't managed to close the box and mail it to you. Today! Today I should get that done. *hugs*
chaiya: (dvn attacks fangirl!)
Go to Teddy Goldstein's website and look at the entries under "driving telemarketers crazy." Listen to them. Teddy Goldstein is so fabulously solid gold! ;)


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