Monthly Archives: September 2008

Nick Cave & Sustainable Ballard – Come say Hi!

Hey folks,

No, Nick Cave won’t be at the Sustainable Ballard Festival, but I’ll be volunteering at the Bicycle Alliance table this weekend on Saturday from 2 to 5, stop by and say Hi. Going to Ballard, and sitting outside in our lovely fall weather, means I get a cupcake from cupcake royale. Last time I was there they did not have the Lavender one, how could that be? Though I’m hoping they have some sort of festive carrot cake one. And if anyone is a mega-chocoholic we can go get truffles from the Art Coop.

Anyway, about Nick Cave. I went to the show last night. The performance was great, but boy does the sound really suck in that venue! Did anyone find a good spot? There were zero mids. A ton of highs and some low rumble but no definition….Most disappointing at $57 a ticket, especially since the band was playing well and Nick was singing great. The one thing I can say is the Showbox SODO can actually make a drink, as the Showbox Market has forever been plagued by their choice to charge a lot for drinks with hardly any alcohol in them. The $7 sapphire and tonic at the SODO venue is worth $7, though if the sound is as shitty as last night, I’ll have to have a few to bare it.

West Coast Tour – Oct. 23-Nov. 2

Hey Folks,

Half Light are busy bees booking our first West Coast Tour.  Want us to come to your town?  Drop us a note with a venue recommendation and we will start working it, if we aren’t already.  We have got some really nice press lately – head over and check out our press page.

We are also playing a gig this FRIDAY SEPT. 5th at the Comet.  We love the Comet, we love to be so close to y’all.  We will be playing 2 never before heard tunes.  They currrently have band working titles – which is a subject that should have a book.  Most bands don’t actually have titles for their songs until it comes time to write it out in the liner notes.  They have titles like E-jam, or heavy MF, or 6/8 song.  Or fans name them, like Wilco’s “kidsmoke” which is still referred to as “Spiders.”  Speaking of spiders, I had a spider induced panic attack last night when a spider so big that I could hear its footfalls came creeping along the floor.  Anyway, our two new working titles are “The Pretty One” and “Cardboard Boxey Box.”  You can guess which one is which, hey, you can even give them names.  Soon we will have “War2″ ready to play.

Cheers! – Dayna