Thursday April 28th at Neumo's Crystal Ball Reading room on Capitol Hill. It's a See It First! show put on by our good friends at
Nadamucho.com, who work tirelessly to bring fresh fruit to you rotting vegitables.
Sharing the bill with us are:

Plan B
At the Spine
Touchdown Eagle

We go on second, probably around 10PM.

Upcoming gigs, info about the bands we're playing with and other
goodies are available at www.feyray.com

P.S. -- We have some comp tickets, so be sure to get in touch with one
of us if you want to get in for free!


I'm Gonna Win...

I'm Gonna Win...

...In Sin Cit-tay!
Guess what movie I saw tonight? Yeah, after much procrastinatin' and blowing it off. Stu, Sarah, Rachel, Scott, Cindy and I went down to the Cinerama for the early showing of Frank Miller's Sin City.
The movie's stark imagery and noir setups are faithful to the graphic novels, which I enjoyed very much. I've read some reviews that touch on morality and gender issues (or lack thereof) but since those eggheads tend to be on some sort of mission to bleed all the fun out of everything, 'can't we have an entertaining movie with guns, explosions and boobies innit and leave it at that?!
I did note that Clive Owen's American accent makes him sound like a dork, which immediately got Rachel and Sarah on my case. Go figure.

On a totally unrelated note:

Back in the day (circa 1990 or so) I used to accompany my friend Jeff to the Vogue (back when it was on 1st Ave.) on Thursday nights. Our ritual was to show up early, get our hands stamped, then go down the street to the old Frontier Room, catch a buzz, then go back to Vogue. Jeff would spend the night (and most of his money) buying drinks for girls and musician friends, while I would park under the huge video screen and dance for 2-3 hours straight. I hardly talked to anyone, except the few regulars I'd see every week. Then I'd take a bus back to Magnolia or (after I moved to First Hill) walk home (through Freeway Park!)
Anyway, we were listening to Bauhaus today and I wondered if the video (which they used to play at the Vogue back then) was hosted somewhere...and it is!
Check it out...it's so crude it's sort of laughable and "oh so goth!", but it's some the stuff on which I was raised. Now if I could find some old Tuxedomoon and Mink DeVille...sigh.


Wotcher Readin' Fer?

Wotcher Readin' Fer?

Matt passed me the stick and since I never pass up a chance to act the pretentious git, here goes:

You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?

*In case you don't know, Fahrenheit 451 (1953) is a dystopian fiction novel by Ray Bradbury. In it, fireman don't put out fires, they start them to burn books. The idea is that you must rush to memorize a book (or a few) to preserve them. (thanks Leslie!)

I'm a lazy bastard, so it would have to short...and weird. Nicholson Baker's
Vox, or The Fermata would fit the bill nicely!

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
In a book? I don't think so. Maybe Molly Millions from William Gibson's
However, I do remember with devestating clarity the day Jean Grey (AKA Phoenix) from the X-Men died - I must have been 13-14. I think that was my first really crushing loss.

I'm such a nerd...

The last book you bought is?
The Odyssey, trans. Robert Fagles.

What are you currently reading?
My work is taking all my focus right now and I can't concentrate on anything for very long. I've been bouncing back and forth between The Odyssey, and the good Doctor's
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (which, I am convinced is nothing but a huge put-on).

Five books you would take to a deserted island?
The Lords of Discipline - Pat Conroy
A Wild Sheep Chase - Haruki Murakami
The Sadness of Sex - Barry Yourgrau
Sunglasses After Dark - Nancy A. Collins
Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut

Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?
Frito, our tastes in lit are similar -- and different. George, 'cause he always makes me go, "Dammit! Why didn't I think of that?" and Michelle because she's in school and allays into that big-brained stuff about art n culture n shit.


It's April Already...

It's April Already...

I guess I can't complain...not when I advocate skipping the first two months of the year, anyway. Someday I'll take long vacations in January and February, perferably someplace warm and sunny!
Anyway, there's so much going on right now, I can barely think of it all!
I worked on Saturday, then caught the Sun Tzu crew at the Baltic Room. They're playing at Nectar on Saturday the 9th, if you feel like dancing. Frito and I will be at Neumo's catching the mighty Clem Snide, however.
On Sunday, Laura passed her MSF course with flying colors! I took her out to one the serveral neighborhood sushi joints to celebrate. I'll have at least one riding partner this summer, hopefully more, if Chad isn't too cool to be seen with us on his new BMW touring bike!
I think I mentioned that Adam has joined Fey Ray! The first practice was a tad chaotic, as we were getting used to the new configuration. But the second practice was something else entirely!
We have a gig coming up on April 28th at the aforementioned Neumo's. We've got a couple of new songs and everything is quickly falling into place! I can't wait to run around on that big stage!
I missed Stu's gig with the Seattle School crew on the weekend -- sorry dude!

R.I.P. to

Mitch Hedberg
Bass Wolf
Terry Schivo
John Paul II
Johnnie Cochran
Saul Bellow

Get well soon to:

Neil Young