Saturday, June 02, 2007

Madison Wisconsin

Today is my birthday and I am happy to be in Madison, Wisconsin, which locals tell me is the home of the squeaky cheese, whatever that means. I am 33, but I swear I look 19, I think I'm getting younger and more stupid as life goes on

This morning we played a set on Minneapolis Public Radio which was great fun, they had a Steinway grand piano that Mel loved, and even I could tell as I had a little tinkle on the ivories that it was a beautiful instrument.

Beach House are playing their last song as I write and seem to be going down well with the crowd. I am a little sad that we have only seven more shows in the US, it's passed like a dream, but I did use my van time to get my teeth into "Mason and Dixon" by Thomas Pynchon, which only really kicks off around page 350 in my opinion. Well cheers, I will end this exhibitionism and have a gin and tonic, after all i actually have an excuse to get drunk this evening.

11 comments:

bbnick said...

I thouroughly enjoyed your brilliant set last night at the High Noon Saloon. My only complaint
was that is was too short. Cheers to you on your birthday, I`m a Gemini twin as well!
Tj

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Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I just discovered your music and really love it. (My b-day is tomorrow.) Anyway, looking forward to hearing more of your music. Best wishes and have fun.

rick_esco said...

Hello, I'm Rick I went to the High Noon show and it was amazing. I wanted to thank you for the beautiful music you displayed. My friends and I actually got to meet you before the show and it was dope.You guys really rocked the set and your music has inspired me in ways you couldnt imagine and has helped me through many many tough times in my life.Also thank you for playing "Saturday" which is a song that has changed my life in a way unimaginabel. So thank you and we LOVE you!!!

youn said...

Happy Birthday!

Daniel said...

I have read the first half of mason/dixon about three times in my life. i always end up chucking it across the room. i really liked "against the day", though.

Daniel said...

I have read the first half of mason/dixon about three times in my life. i always end up chucking it across the room. i really liked "against the day", though.

Daniel said...

I have read the first half of mason/dixon about three times in my life. i always end up chucking it across the room. i really liked "against the day", though.

the Clientele said...

i will probably post some of the best paragraphs from mason and dixon when i get home. it's really good if you persevere with it, although there's no way i would have got through it without some convenient 8 hour drives across the usa

KT said...

happy 33! Missed your show in SF because of a broken foot but I enjoyed listening to the new album while crutching around town...hope your remaining days in the 'States are pleasant.

joakim said...

hey alasdair! long time. congratulations to a very fine new album. i never knew you and i shared the same birthday. all the best. /joakim norling (once twisterella)