Friday, August 31, 2007

post-northern

i am back in austin after a wonderful trip to play shows in northern michigan. it is so great to come home with a cleansed palette. i love living here and i love leaving here. i always love to return.

my favorite part was walking in the woods, swimming in the cold freshwater of lake michigan, and watching the sun set from the beach.



speaking of sunsets, the debut performance of GRAND HOTEL will take place on the lawn of the Triangle (4600 Guadalupe, Austin) next Thursday, September 6 at 7-9pm. it is a great place to see music, bring a picnic, dogs, kids, friends... and watch the sun set. i am excited for this show.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Vote for me!

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The Recording Conservatory of Austin has ranked me in the Top 25 for their Unsigned Artist Competition!

Please take 30 seconds to select me for the next round (a showcase at Antone's during the Austin City Limits Festival weekend!). The grand prize is professional studio time.

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THANK YOU,
erin

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

roast & toast, i love you.




They have a drink here called the Italian Stallion, which i may soon need intravenously.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Under Pressure

Love's such an old fashioned lie.
Love dares you to care for the people on the edge of the night.
Love dares you to change our way of caring about ourselves.

--David Bowie

Monday, August 06, 2007

Once in a Lifetime

"This is a once in a lifetime thing," he said, counting up the bloody cuts on my legs and back. I lost my skirt when the raft turned over in the first rapids, but somehow I ended up with one of Tom's flipflops. It's hardly a fair exchange.

Let me advise those of you considering a "float" down the waters of Austin's Greenbelt while the cubic-feet-per-whatever is still high from all the rain this summer...

IT'S NOT HIGH ENOUGH TO KEEP YOU FROM BEING RAKED OVER ROCKS FOR FIVE HOURS.

Leave your rafty innertubes at home and hang out on the rocks at a stationary swimming hole, where you can safely lend a hand
as ladies
with binikis askew
emerge from the water
all black and blue.

(I wasn't using the skin on my knees anyway.)