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Friday, March 27, 2009

 

Flipping the crane




So I've been officially flipped off by successful recording artist Colin Meloy. Why? Because I asked him to and he kindly obliged. This one is soooooo going up on Facebook.

I went to the Decemberists signing over at Music Millennium on Tuesday night. The store was handing out free posters with copies of The Hazards of Love. Eager to support a "local, independent music store," a "local, oddball rock band" and the "local, empty wall spaces in our respective living rooms" Shanna and I bought two copies.




A line snaked around the store. When we got up to the band Meloy was soliciting opinions about the proposed 12-lane interstate bridge over the Columbia River. No, seriously. I can only assume that random political inquiries are what most indie rock lead singers start muttering after two hours of singing posters for hipsters. Shanna told him she's willing to endorse the proposal provided she doesn't have to pay for it. This earned a nod from Meloy.

I should have asked him about the MLS deal but I was too busy dinking around with the settings on my iPhone.

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