I’m making up for all those years of missing EELS shows by seeing them live (finally!) two nights in a row. The new album, THE CAUTIONARY TALES OF MARK OLIVER EVERETT, is beautiful, heartbreaking, and ultimately optimistic.
Showtime! I’m playing two shows in Austin this July. I’ll be at Whip In on Tuesday, July 22 and at Fair Bean Coffee on Saturday, July 26. The talented Amy Zamarripa is hosting a great line-up at both shows, and I can personally vouch for the food, drinks, and atmosphere at both venues. Find out more and map it out on the rushmore beekeepers shows page.
Also, here are some things I’m doing that will surely help me write more songs:
- Read more. I’m currently reading The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory by Jesse Walker. An interesting read, although I’m not sure if it will inspire any songs, or if those songs will get me added to any New World Order/Illuminati watch lists.
- Play more electric guitar. I finally got my Danelectro Hodad fixed and I’m ready to make some noise. (The last time I recorded with that guitar was on today is boring.)
- Write more, even if I end up not using the material. I feel like I’ve slacked a lot when it comes to writing as an exercise.