First off the new KIRBY KRACKLE album, "E For Everyone" is off to the printers after mastering last week at panicSTUDIOS as of yesterday. We're getting ready for it's release at this years Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle on March 13th and 14th. It's the show KK partner Jim Demonakos runs with his other business partners from The Comic Stop francise and like every year returns better than ever. Big name guests this year include Stan Lee (Creator of Marvel Comics), and Lenord Nimoy (Spock from Star Trek). What better place to release an album with songs from the perspective of vigilantes and about dating Saturday morning Cartoon girls? Yep, my thoughts exactly. Next week I'll be debuting the album cover from "E For Everyone" and start talking about the song's subject matter on our 2nd offering. Woo!
This past weekend I went on a short day trip across the ferry to Vashon Island, a small little island and nice day getaway just outside of West Seattle. Not much town to see but I did get to talk to some really nice little mom and pop shop owners, buy some bees wax candles and sample the local fare. If you get a chance to go make sure you check out "The Hardware Store" eatery in the main downtown area of action. You can't miss it...cause it's only 5 blocks long. Now, I know already that I'm not the best with maps but the "Official" Vashon Island visitor map turned out to be reverse in layout from how it is listed and resulted in me going to the complete other side of the island accidentally and getting kinda lost. I have a witness to this. It was a good kinda lost though, and led us to some really nice beaches and hidden areas that maybe I wouldn't have seen. Bizarrely, the map says it was released in 2007 so you'd think that someone would have noticed by now. Maybe the webs is filled with blog entries just like this saying the same thing and no one is proactive about it. Hmmmm. Northwest passive-aggressiveness will always have a soft spot in my heart...
Gramps had his 86th birthday and to celebrate we went to the Seattle Pie Company yet again for the obligatory meatloaf sammo and pie selection that you can't go wrong with no matter what you choose. Did you fly a fighter plane in WW2? No, I thought not. Happy Birthday to the coolest old guy I know.
I just really really really like this beer logo I found at Central Market. Too pretty to drink. Classic and clean. The end.
This weekend I head into the studio for recording debauchery with EXPLONE as Patrick and the gang put the final touches on the offering from the band in about 4 years. I'm really happy to be a part of this group and be able to put a little musical stamp on the record as it's about 85% done already. We'll be laying down a new song he wrote since I joined the band and I'll be tracking some lead parts throughout the weekend consisting of three 12-hour days. The studio in question where it's all going down is called Studio Litho and is owned by Stone Gossard from Pearl Jam. Guess who's excited about that? Yep, first time recording there and it'll be a blast.
So, expect a review of the weekend and lot's of pictures as by documenting butt will have lots of down time to do just that between everyone recording their parts. Also like I said next will be the unveiling of the new KK album cover. Not to much to complain about these past few weeks! Loving the art being made and the good vibes flowing through many life areas. Good is good...wouldn't you agree?
Bury me smilin'/with G's in my pocket/have a party at my funeral/
let every rapper rock it,
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