From Art to Tennis

Steve LaRose pays a visit to my Casa; he brought beer, a bonus to all art discussions!

teve and I chatted a bit about art, rock n roll, and the time just flew by!

We left my studio and drove across Seattle to catch Whiting Tennis play an opening slot for Califone, and Eric Johnson of the Fruit Bats at the Tractor in Ballard. I haven't seen Whiting play music since the late 80's when he was in Big Tube Squeezer, which for me were the Seattle equivalent of Minneapolis's Hüsker Dü. Whiting still knows how to drive the music, always a great front man, it was so good to see him on stage again! He has a new record out titled Three Leaf Clover. It was a very enjoyable Saturday night, and it was good to see Steve, Whiting, and converse all things artistic. The night went too fast!
Hüsker Dü - Celebrated Summer.mp3
Califone - 3 Legged Animal.mp3
The Fruit Bats - Lives Of Crime.mp3


Steven LaRose said…
My favorite observation was:
"When is he going to pogo?"
or fall to his knees and just drop a devastating loud E chord and not get up off of the stage!
Steven LaRose said…
I told Stacy that the show was "monochrome". I do believe Whiting is being entirely true to himself, which is inspiring.

I wish I had some of those pretzels we were munchin' on right now.