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Drunk on the Rage of Being Alive

Perpetually occupied and pre-occupied but muddling my way through. Trying to focus on the here and now but planning for the future too, as always. Turns out the Monolith Fest is being held the same weekend as ATP in NY. While I am curious about Red Rocks (in general) I find All Tomorrow’s Parties to be much more compelling, overall. Especially since another friend may be interested in joining us. And she reminded me of Kate Pierson’s Lazy Meadow resort in Mount Tremper. I would LOVE to stay in one of her love shacks! Sadly it’s about a 45 minute drive from the ATP venue site and we’ll want something nearby (preferably stumbling distance, though I am queen of the sober cab).

Speaking of musical adventures, my friend Martha just saw Fever Ray play in the prison of an old fortress, basically a stone cavern in the side of a mountain, in Austria.

It was the opening night of the annual Electronic Beats festival in Graz and the opening concert was held in the old prison of an old fortress called Schlossberg that even Napoleon failed to capture. The prison still has the original walls intact, and the cavernous nature of the structure made for some incredible sound.

Neat. Photos and video posted to her flickr account. I may need to run down to Chicago to see Fever Ray in October (and I think Amanda should meet me there). Until then I plan to make a few return jaunts to Pizza Farm in Stockholm, WI. My inaugural visit for the season was this past Tuesday on a record-breakingly hot May day. But it was surprisingly pleasant. And now on to the next of the 10,001 things on my To Do list.

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  1. mk wrote:

    Man, I’ve had Fever Ray on repeat a ridiculous amount the last few times. I can’t imagine a stone cavern concert.

    Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 7:00 pm | Permalink
  2. Sharyn wrote:

    No kidding, right? My friend Martha is one lucky lady. Chicago won’t be nearly as magical but I’m still excited by the prospect of seeing them perform.

    Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

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