Monday, July 20, 2009
maybe it's because i worship sade as a god(ess) and i know nick krgovich does as well (he recorded an amazing lo-fi version of her 2000 album lovers rock in its entirety), but i can safely say that no kids is hands down my favorite vancouver band. they are about as un-rocking as you can possibly get. nick krgovich's songwriting makes me feel like i'm some furry troglodyte, bashing at my guitar with giant inarticulate fists and howling inane nonsense about girls and how nobody understands me. not saying that that's true, it's just his songs are so fucking good. beautiful songs of fabulous loneliness. and how adorable is julia chirka? forget about it. anyway, no kids is amazing.
this last weekend i had the privilege of accompanying nick and the gang down to beautiful anacortes, washington where we did a reprise of his prison musical "in the yard, having fun" starring ryan and i as well as members of oakland, california's cryptacize (who are excellent) for phil elverum's annual what the heck festival.
the festival itself was pretty cool, lot's of k records bands, as well as some real doozies like fucking EARTH(!) and the pacific northwest's finest ambient eco-black metal band wolves in the throne room. but perhaps the best thing i saw all weekend was phil elverum's mount eerie perform his new album "wind's poem" with a full band (2 goddamn drummers!). i was pretty blown away. the album is amazing, there's a real black metal influence without the music being overtly metal. the packaging is amazing, the whole thing is just classy as fuck. several of the songs were written with the above mentioned nick krgovich (damn him! if i didn't love him so much i'd slit his fucking throat. just kidding.)
run out and buy the vinyl. do it NOW!
anyway, good times were had.
oh ya, i also got to see our old buddy calvin johnson perform his hit "sitting alone at the movies" among others...
god bless him!