These are a few of our favorite (imaginary) things (this week)
1. The idea that Blur might play again!
Rumor or not, the hope of a Blur reunion really makes our week. There’s a distinct difference in the caliber of Blur releases when comparing pre-and post-Graham Coxon departure. The battle of Blurâ€™s Think Tank (Blurâ€™s first album after Graham left the band, released in 2002) versus Graham Coxonâ€™s The Sky is Too High (his fourth solo album, released in 2002) alone results in a no-brainer: Think Tank = snoozer, The Sky is Too High = rocking concussion of American-styled indie-rock in line with the best elements that Malkmus ever delivered. But we’re not all about Graham all the timeâ€¦ we want all the original line-up of Blur all the time. If those four lads join forces again thereâ€™s a remote possibility that the something along the genius lines of Modern Life is Rubbish. Even if it takes Dr. Phil, we want Damon, Graham, Alex, and Dave back together.
2. SXSW Hootenannyâ€™s!
Our dream of a Three Imaginary Girls SXSW party is firmed up! There are a ton of details that include, but not limited to, the fact that there will be a *very* festive setting and the six band line-up includes bands from Seattle (Tullycraft, BOAT), Sweden (The Faintest Ideas), UK (Manhattan Love Suicides), and Australia (The Zebras). We even hear the party next door is giving away free sneakers. Yes, free Saucony’s. Weâ€™ve already started counting down on SXSW 2007 advent-style calendar.
3. Hutch Harris!
Did anyone else go to the Thermals show on Wednesday night (2/21)? We know there were a bunch of you there because that place was sold-out packed. Weâ€™re still woozy from that killer hour+ long set chock full of all of our favorite Thermals songs and of all that Hutch Harris and Kathy Foster magic. Want to relive that magic night? Us too! Want more? Us too!
4. Hot Toddies! We have nothing but love for both the drink and the band. This Friday night, you’d better believe the imaginary girls will hit the Comet Tavern to catch this four-piece bevy of beautiful SF ladies for their first Seattle show. Any girls who rhyme “skedaddle” with “Seattle” and “straddle” get highest marks in our book, and the Hot Toddies bring a special naivetÃ© and lo-fi pop goodness to their naughtiest of Northwest tourism songs. Not sure what we’re talking about? Check their MySpace and listen to “Seattle” to hear what all the fuss is about.
5. Amy Winehouse! Speaking of hot girls with potty mouths, holy cripes that new Amy Winehouse record Back to Black is incredible â€“ no small adjective coming from imaginary girls who don’t listen to R&B like, ever. Those Brits are so far ahead of our game, even their tabloid trashy, non-rehab going celebs are brilliantly talented. The CD won’t be available in the US for a couple more weeks, so for now you’ll have to get your fill from Amy’s MySpace page.
6. KEXP! We love KEXP â€“ and supporting KEXP is an essential part of our love affair with the station. Liz gets giddy each time she thinks about the boombox she sponsored in Kevin Coleâ€™s office. She hopes to one day call the vinyl library her adopted kin. This seasonâ€™s fund raising drive is starting this weekend and Three Imaginary Girls is pleased as punch to be on the volunteer shift during one of our favorite radio shows — Larryâ€™s Lounge â€“ which runs from 3pm to 6pm on Sunday. Join in the fun and give us a call to make your donation. Thereâ€™s little finer that a Sunday afternoon with that post-donation-glow feeling.
IMAGE CREDIT: Kaley Davis
When we go out we like to shake our rattles,
dana, liz, char
*three imaginary girls*
(Three Imaginary Girls is a Seattle-based website that showcases the great music of the Northwest to music lovers worldwide. We post a Seattle live show calendar to help you fill your day-planner with loads of great shows as well as album and film reviews.)