Those of you residing in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and a few places in-between, we will have some cool news for you sometime next week. Heh, like I didn't just give that away.

Posted by Wade Alin  19 Sep 2008 Permalink

There's never a good time to rant to your broken home friend about how awesome your family is. I _really_ did split at 14, my family really does refuse to visit us in Chicago (too far of a drive), and no one in my family really believes I do music for a living. Oh, and they're all pretty certain that Catherine, my beautiful daughter, and me are going to a fiery hell sooner or later. My brother had a life threatening brain tumor when he was 6 and had a stroke 2 years ago. We've never really spoken much. My Dad, a Dairy Queen manager, walked out on us when I was 8. My sister gets off the hook here- she's great. So, Lauren has mentioned how great her family was a few times, I probably just nodded my head. It's honestly a little difficult for me to hear about other people's great fortune in this category.

But then I met them yesterday. Wow. Seriously. Her family emulates a warmth I've never had the pleasure of experiencing in person. Her mother, especially, gives out a radiant energy that just makes you want to curl up next to her and cry your eyes out. Her brother and sister both made a stunning first impression on me, and I pretty much want to grow up to be like her Dad. They weren't just nice - they are intelligent, together, warm people and I now live vicariously through Lauren. Maybe they'll consider adopting a broken down 37 year old musician.

Lauren's wedding was just amazing. About as storybook as it gets and, from what I gather, that's the reason people have these weddings. It's like spending a day of life with everything about as good as it can possibly be. I've even started to think about doing something with Catherine when we hit 20 years. A small ceremony and a month off the coast of France is what immediately pops to mind.

I'm all done with the Sensuous Enemy album, and I can tell I've made some new friends in the process. This album will certainly put them on the map and elevate what they do in the future. Now, it's onto a quick Stromkern mix, the Bounte record, and maybe I'll put the finishing touches on something Milkfish related in the next few weeks.

Posted by Wade Alin  16 Sep 2008 Permalink

Um. I've had no time to blog. Between work, the Sensuous Enemy record, Ella, my car battery dying, and much, much more - this week has been absolutely crazy. I did manage to post some information on our upcoming Darkroom show in the news section, so check that out.

In other news - our sweet girl with the startling voice is becoming a full on woman. That's right, Lauren is getting married this weekend. She got lucky and found one of the coolest guys I know and she is apparently not letting him roam free any longer. Congratulations are certainly in order!

Posted by Wade Alin  11 Sep 2008 Permalink

For real, it turns out Republicans don't do liberal all that well. Sure, McCain chose a woman as his VP nominee. But let's have a closer look. She's got 5, count 'em, 5 kids. One of them has Down's Syndrome (she went back to work when he was 3 days old). Another is 17 and pregnant. So, that means jesus is talkin' but someone isn't listening. I'm trying to come up with anyone less qualified to run our country but the only person that keeps coming to mind is the dude that's already there.

Really, it's just laughable. I don't usually even bother to blog about shit like this, but it's just too ripe. There's simply too much to work with. I would trade every album I've ever made to be a characature editor for the next few months.

Update, from the NYTimes - Shortly after becoming mayor, former city officials and Wasilla residents said, Ms. Palin approached the town librarian about the possibility of banning some books, though she never followed through and it was unclear which books or passages were in question.

Posted by Wade Alin  2 Sep 2008 Permalink


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