i am writing you from portland, OREGON. this is my first time here, and it's alternating between being overcast and raining. bummer. i hear that happens a lot around these parts. it's nice though! there are lots of cool little organic cafes/eateries and markets to help us stay healthy in this crazy lifestyle. we've had about 10 minutes of free time in the last 4 days, but it's been grrrrreat.
yesterday we played the SASQUATCH mUSICAL FESTIVAL in George, Washington. that was one of the most beautiful places i've ever seen. and they treated us super nice. lot's of good food and free ice cream. wooopeeedooo. got to see our buddies in white rabbits play, and they of course blew everyone away. we had to play pretty early, but to our surprise, a lot of kids came out! thanks to everyone for singing and dancing in the rain!
the day before we played a show in vancouver. i'm not gonna go too much more into it because tim will be posting a sweet photo blog really soon, and that should be a lot more interesting than this babble. word up!!
here's some sweet stuff that's happened while we've been away:
a bunch of awesome pictures from the cd release show at 330 ritch the other night. thanks clay and misha!
Pics from SF Record Release Show:
Clay (blood and all): http://www.severegentlemen.com/roboto_050908/
Great AllMusic.com Album Review: http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:anfqxzqjldje
Baeble Featured Artist: http://www.baeblemusic.com/baebleBlog.aspx?bid=898
Great Westword Preview (Denver): http://blogs.westword.com/backbeat/2008/05/beyond_playlist_the_morning_be_2.php
Live Review of 330 ritch Record Release Show: http://www.thebaybridged.com/2008/05/16/morning-benders-330-ritch/
Slant Magazine Album Review: http://www.slantmagazine.com/music/music_review.asp?ID=1378
Check out features in LA Opinion and UR Chicago as well. I can't post them because they are print-only.
OH. The super homies at PUMA let us design our own shoes and they actually made them for us. We thought it was a joke, but then they gave them to us. AMAZING#!%!#%#!%#!!! We'll take some photos soon, here's mine though:
MY SHOE from SHOE BBQ
wheewwwww. sorry if that's too much to take in, but we really are so grateful.... thanks so much for everyone who has supported "talking through tin cans." it's been a long time coming for us, and we are just so thrilled that people are enjoying the record.
time to play a show now. THANK YOU PORTLANDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD.
the morning benders