The 2017 Seattle And Bumbershoot Trip – Part 2

Wait! You should read part one first.

Already did that? Then let’s continue with our Seattle and Bumbershoot trip for 2017.

Monday September 4th

The 2017 Seattle And Bumbershoot Trip – Part 1

It’s our annual trip to Seattle for the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival. We go every year, since 2001, making this our 17th year in a row. And we love it more than ever. This year our granddaughter Josephine went with us again. Also traveling, our friends Cal, Laura, Marie, Mama O, Aunt Sam, and Margaret.

I’ll post some pictures soon, but first, here’s what we did on our trip.

Thursday August 31st

The Book I Read: It By Stephen King

Yes, he’s the master of horror.

I’ve read over a dozen of his books now, and while some are better than others I enjoyed them all. This is one of the better ones. At 1100 or so pages, it took a while to finish, but even at that length I didn’t find much filler. There was one scene that I didn’t really like but overall I liked it a lot and really got to know and care about the characters. I liked the way he switched back and forth between them as kids and as adults. Sometimes you had to read a bit to know which was which. Clever. And Mr. King was very descriptive with being too long-winded. He really does know how to write.

The Wisdom Of John Lennon

Lots Of Video On My YouTube Channel

I go to concerts. Sometimes I record some of the songs on video. Check it out, maybe even subscribe!

The Book I Read: Here, There And Everywhere – My Life Recording The Music Of The Beatles By Geoff Emerick And Howard Massey

Geoff Emerick was actually THERE. We’ve heard a million times about what happened when the Beatles were recording, from the early days until the bitter end. But he was actually there to see and work on a lot of the music. His accounts of the Beatles pushing the limits of the studio again and again offer a world of insights into their music process. He sometimes seems to brag a bit about his record prowess, but then again you can’t argue with the results. His accountings of the Revolver and Sgt Peppers sessions alone make the book worth buying. But there’s much more than that.

The Book I Read: Complicated Game – Inside The Songs Of XTC By Andy Partridge And Todd Bernhardt

So many great songs. Andy wrote most of XTC’s songs and they are one of the best bands ever. This book takes about 30 of his XTC songs ands discusses them at length. In doing so, it provides a wealth of insight into his creative songwriting process.

“I like accidents. I like to put myself in the way of musical harm. I like being at the wheel of that musical car, and aiming it at the wall, just to see what shape the car’s going to come out. It might come out an interesting shape that would have taken me forever to decide on otherwise. – Andy Partridge”

And don’t just believe me, here’s what Amazon has to say:

Our Latest 45 Music Items

Here is the latest music update. Some of these were new, some were used, most were cheap. The CDs are first, the vinyl after, click the “more” link. Do you love any of these? Hate any of them? Or are you just confused?

Read all the way to the end and then leave me a comment!

Michaelson, Ingrid – It Doesn’t Have To Make Sense – CD – 5 – US –
McMahon, Andrew In The Wildeness – Zombies On Broadway – CD – 5 – US –
Prince – Prince4Ever – CD – 5 – US –
Prince – The Symbol And The Girl – CD – 5 – US – Bootleg
Chvrches – Every Open Eye – CD – 5 – US –
Garbage – Strange Little Birds – CD – 5 – US –
Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface – CD – 5 – US – CD-R
Eisley – I’m Only Dreaming – CD – 5 – US –
Spektor, Regina – Remember Us To Life – CD – 5 – US –
Bowie, David – Stage – CD – 5 – US –
Bowie, David – PNE Live Rehearsal 1976 – CD – 5 – US – Bootleg
Bowie, David – The Year Of The Spiders – CD – 5 – US – Bootleg
Sia – This Is Acting – CD – 5 – US – Seven bonus tracks
Hart, Beth – Fire On The Floor – CD – 5 – US –
Stirling, Lindsey – Shatter Me – CD – 5 – US – CD-R
Stone, Allen – Radius – CD – 5 – US – Seven bonus tracks
Lennon, John – Your Daddy’s Here – CD – 5 – US – Bootleg
Beatles, The – Strawberry Fields Forever – CD – 5 – US – Bootleg
Beatles, The – Alternate Sgt. Peppers – CD – 5 – US – Bootleg
Oingo Boingo – Forbidden Boingo Volume One – CD – 5 – US – Bootleg
Oingo Boingo – Forbidden Boingo Volume Two – CD – 5 – US – Bootleg
Soundtrack – Lazarus – CD – 5 – US –
Cure, The – Disintegration – CD – 5 – US – 3-CD deluxe version