If you thought everyone's been out of town, they were just at How I Learned. I'm awestruck by how many folks came out to the show last week--AT THE END OF AUGUST. Also, this travel themed installment was our last show of the summer season. How is it that summer is suddenly over? I don't think it's just because I'm old that time is moving so quickly. I think something pretty serious is going on cosmically. But in the meantime, LET'S NOT PANIC! Here's a recap of last week's How I Learned to Live on the Road: Tales of Travels, Travails, Wanderlust and Out-of-Town Hijinks:
The delightful EMMA STRAUB (Fly-Over State) came straight from the hospital having been there for 36 hours for the birth of a friend's baby. Running on what must have been pure adrenaline, she stepped up to the mic and utterly charmed the audience with a true story about being on the road with a band... sort of. Then I think after that she might have just passed out. Remember what Emma told you: February is not the time to go to Canada. Especially if you don't know how many metric tons your car weighs and all you want is some delicious poutine.
|"Every now and then even Montreal gets sick of people loving it all the time and just wants someone to curse it out for being such an asshole."|
Those of you who were blown away by Melanie's story--meaning all of you--will enjoy these photos she sent me.
Meanwhile, the inimitable HUGH RYAN (Details) made his third How I Learned appearance (once in New Orleans!), offering up what he learned from a year of being a professional house sitter in every place from Puerto Rico to Park Slope. Then Hugh left to get mentally prepared for a go-go dancing gig at a greaser theme party later that week. True story.
|"Vacation homes are located in places that are amazing about four months out of the year. I lived in them during the other eight."|
|"Um, I'm Jewish. I don't know if that's obvious or not, but it made a difference in Austria."|