had electricity, Joanna reported to Sharif that they did not. I’m writing this three days later and Sharif and Joanna got power restored just minutes ago, many friends still have no electricity and the temperature has rarely dipped below 90 degrees even at 3am.
Loading into Baltimore SoundStage in Baltimore, MD for ilyAIMY at 98 Rock's Noise in the Basement. Though these sorts of stages will probably never be our native environment, it's REALLY fun to play a rock show every once in a while.
Driving back from 98 Rock last night led us through huge tracts of Baltimore that had no electricity. Baltimore sans power is completely alien to me. Neighbourhoods that I’m wary of stopping in in broad daylight were somewhat terrifying in the inky darkness, and people don’t sleep in temperatures like this, hanging out on the porches and streets, darting back and forth across route 40, momentarily lit by headlights and then vanishing back into the night. It’s amazing how delicate our Lives of convenience can be.
On the way home Sharif and I stopped at a 7 Eleven where people were clustered around the entrance waiting for the ice truck. When the truck rolled up they were swarmed and
The bartender at Baltimore SoundStage is jaded and hard on the bands... he Loved us though. He said we were a breath of fresh air and one of the only bands he's ever clapped for. Huzzah moustache man! Huzzah! Below - a welcome surprise - my friend Eliza Doering's The Penny Black was the headlining act of the night - and they were marvelous with Eliza's brother, on lead guitar, stealing the show. Great player, subtle and powerful.
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