from Friday, May9th of the year2008.
I am just saying goodbye to my last houseguest for the week, and have about an hour in the apartment to myself. Action taken: floor swept, litter changed, couch pillows de-linted (and by lint I mean cat hair), stamps found, volume pedal dusted, fans cleaned, vitamins organized. Last night, Valgeir, Nadia, Abby, Caleb, Chris, Helgi Hrafn, Thomas and I played a show at Merkin Hall. Last week, Valgeir and Sam and I all played on East Village radio and there is footage of it:
There is something very satisfying about having had so many people staying in the apartment this last week, with stuff on every surface, and then cleaning it off “” which isn’t to say it’s not great to have a full house (in fact, it is my favorite thing in the universe), but more that I am very pleased that our apartment can accommodate such a wide variety of situations. We had a rehearsal here, conducted with scores in laps while sitting around the kitchen/dining/only table “” I ordered guacamole and chips.
The day after a concert is always exhausting. We all joined up with the New Amsterdam Records after-party downtown, which was sort of weird and totally great (“How was your concert?” “Great! How was yours?” “Great! Cheers!”). Today, it is pouring rain, insanely cold, the cats are despondent and I am laying low.