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I am back, back from my touring! And I am very very tired, because we had to drive home from Cork last night because Patrick had to be in college early this morning, so we got home at half four in the morning. But! We had a great few days with the Handsome Family, who are a magnificent band and very nice, funny people too. They were the greatest fun to tour with, not least because they have the best on-stage banter I've ever heard. And even though I loved their music before, the fact that I love it even more having heard them play for four nights in a row is a testament to its goodness.

I will report more on our adventures later (or maybe I won't, I'm kind of in a haze of tiredness and still in my navy blue pyjamas with the tiny white stars at a quarter to two in the afternoon), but for the moment, I shall just command you to buy a Handsome family album! Any of them! And if you have one already, go and listen to it. So pretty. And best lyrics ever (see the subject of this entry - how can you not love a song which begins with those words?).

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audrawilliams
Nov. 24th, 2003 06:43 am (UTC)
I was peeking through the site for the Handsome Family, and saw that they were touring with Blanche, which is funny because I used to go see Goober and the Peas play when I lived in Windsor Ontario, and had just stumbled upon the Blanche website a few weeks back.

I loved Blairmag.com, too.
stellanova
Nov. 24th, 2003 07:03 am (UTC)
Ooh, I've never heard Blanche; I will have to do so now. I think I unreservedly trust Brett and Rennie's musical taste.

And, sigh, Blair. When, when will it ever be updated again? It really was the first webzine I ever read, and it was such a delightful surprise to see that there was more to the web than newsgroups. I wasn't online until 1995 - I really wasn't a net pioneer!
andypop
Nov. 24th, 2003 03:19 pm (UTC)
Ooooooooooooo... you toured with the Handsome Family! Oooooooooooooooooooooooo.
stellanova
Nov. 25th, 2003 03:37 am (UTC)
Hee! We did, and they were great. We'd actually been in contact with them for a while - Patrick's other band (the one you saw in Notting Hill) played at a Truck records festival with them a year or so ago and they told him to send him an El Diablo CD, which he did. And then he sent them our new (ish) album, and soon after that they asked us to support them on the tour.

We were lucky the promoters allowed us to, though - Calexico wanted us to support them on some irish dates they did recently, because we'd supported them earlier in the year and it was great, but the promoters wanted another band. Grrrrr.
goovie
Nov. 24th, 2003 06:09 pm (UTC)
oooh. i've been meaning to check them out since andrew bird covered "don't be scared" on his last album. that's so cool that you got to tour with them.
stellanova
Nov. 25th, 2003 06:00 am (UTC)
You should definitely check them out! They're brilliant.
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