May 15, 2006

All the Way Up There


So here is the current schedule for the Northwest trek next week.

A lot of this stuff was added very recently, so there isn't going to be a lot of time to get the word out. The self-deprecator in me (pretty much identical to the entire me - I mean, there is almost complete overlap in that particular Venn diagram) wants to make some sort of joke here along the lines of, well, maybe we'd do better the less the word gets out... But actually, book appearances need all the help they can get, so please, please, please tell your friends and try to stop by if you live in the area.

My previous call for minions actually yielded a handful of minions, believe it or not. So if you happen to be in (a) the Pacific Northwest and (b) the minion mood, here is exactly where you should be trying to get and when, and what you'll see when you get there:

Saturday, May 20th

(a) King's Books, 218 St. Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA, 253-272-8801. 7PM.

Acoustic set, reading, signing.

(b) Jules Maes, 5919 Airport Way, Seattle, WA, 206-957-7766. 9PM. (I'm told I'm playing around 11.)

Acoustic set, plus Dateless and two others.

Sunday, May 21

Grass Roots Books and Music, 227 SW 2nd, Corvallis, Oregon, 541-754-7668. 3 PM.

Acoustic set, reading, signing, etc..

Tuesday, May 23

Cupcake Royale, 2052 NW Market St., Seattle, WA. 7PM.

Acoustic set, signing, etc. Presented by the Secret Garden Bookshop.

Wednesday, May 24th

(a) Portland State University radio station, KPSU, 1450 AM (98.3 FM on campus), 5PM. Interview.

(b) Infringement Records/Centaur Guitar, 2833 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, Oregon. 8PM.

Acoustic set, with Brandon Tussey (of the Connie Dungs) and Eric Peabody

Thursday, May 25th

(a) Reading Frenzy , 921 SW Oak St., Portland, Oregon. 7PM. $5.

Reading, playing and what-not. This is a benefit for the Portland Zine Symposium, featuring Sarah Bartash, Gillian Beck, Joe Biel, Katie Cercone, Nicole Georges,
Theresa Molter, Lani Schreibstein, Shelley Pearson, Nickey Robo, Jack
Saturn & Sarah Swingset.

(b) Twilight Cafe & Bar, 1420 SE Powell, Portland, OR, 503-236-7668. 9PM

Acoustic set, plus the Peabodys, the Jennifer Echo, and the Cascade Crash.

Posted by Dr. Frank at May 15, 2006 05:59 AM | TrackBack

OK, I'm not trying to impress anyone, and I know I won't, but...
file this one under "what are the odds", when I was but a wee school sprite, a frind of mine and I put together a band called "Hostile Karma" and we played only songs from "Desolation Boulevard", and, since we couldn't find anyone else to join us in this wonderful mess of an idea, we did the whole thing as just a bass and drums band (only "Sweet F.A." and "Set Me Free" sounded anything close to good). Our only "show" was at a lesbian protest thing in Cornell (where we grew up). We wore chemical warfore masks while we played, and were followed by a hand holding sing-a-long of "We're All Women Loving Women" (I'm not kidding) and we (oddley enough) sang along in our chemical warfare masks. We changed the name of our band immediately afterward. To what I can't remember. Nice.

Posted by: Mike in LA at May 15, 2006 06:28 AM

Oh yeah. Sorry thats o.t.

Posted by: Mike in LA at May 15, 2006 06:33 AM

Do I get any kind of "Minion" t-shirt or maybe a membership card of some sort? Also, I need to know if should be going more for the craven, Igor-esque sort of minion or the hired thug image... basically the only difference would be a choice between walking with a hunched, shambling gait or wearing some sort of tight knit cap. I'm pretty much open for either. You've got to take what you can get in this crazy world.

Posted by: Eric Peabody at May 15, 2006 10:23 AM

Frank, if you come to East Tennessee with your book touting self, I will minion my ass off. I'll even get my kids to do a little mini-minioning.
My wife finally ordered the book by the way, when she ordered her helmet for roller derby. So I'll be reading it as soon as Amazon gets it to me.

Posted by: sam at May 15, 2006 03:37 PM

Heh...we call our fans MalaMinions. Maybe we can trade sometime.

Posted by: VanSerpico at May 15, 2006 06:20 PM

Jules Maes is a saloon. to the best of your knowledge, will the show be 21+? (they sometimes offer a bar w/id setup for more promising bands, but it depends)

Posted by: colin at May 15, 2006 11:37 PM

I'm not sure if the Jules Maes show is 21+; I'll find out. It might be worth noting that the Twilight show in Portland is definitely 21+. I never thing about these things anymore...

Posted by: rebekah at May 16, 2006 02:03 AM

Yeah, Jules Maes is 21+. Sorry!

Posted by: rebekah at May 16, 2006 02:35 AM

When are we going to see an East Coast trek? I'm 1.5 ways through King Dork. I bought a copy for my dad for his birthday later this month, loaned out my copy to my roommate and asked politely if my girlfriend would read it and she politely agreed to my request. She liked it too. You have east coast minions. Please come out and sign my copy.

Posted by: Chach at May 16, 2006 06:06 AM

wow... you've got at least 1 minion, Frank. I'll try and do both stops on May 20th.

Posted by: marc w. at May 16, 2006 05:32 PM