That Would Be TellingWe're (in this case, Citizens Here and Abroad) traveling to Seattle today to play a show. Normal enough, though tonight's show has us in a speculative mood since a Seattle record label has emailed us asking for some basic information, nicely asking for a plus-one on the guest list with claims a director might like to attend. (Which, for those of you not familiar with labels/artists relationships, means something neat at least in terms of appreciation.)
I like these things when they happen. They're pretty open to interpretation - they can range from casual but distant interest in our music (a "fly-by") to an interest in helping distribute someone's art or craft ("signing") though I only know of this through watching television or movies about such things. Never really seen a band get signed before. I have friends who've been signed to labels like Interscope and Merge and Beggars Banquet and such, but I've never seen it actually happening with my own eyes. I think that affects my belief in the whole thing. Of course I've never seen an electron either and I have faith that, in groups, they affect quite a bit of my life, so I'm not really a good source here am I?
Hey, speaking of Sub Pop... I've been hearing Sleater-Kinney's "Jumpers" in my head all day. In my dreams, I think, too. Which is nice, I don't often remember these.
Note to self: Don't drop sticks.