I heart Seattle

Sunday 31 March, 10am When I die and they cut me open, they’re gonna find 30 March 2013 engraved on my heart! Excuse the slightly morbid sentiment, I’m a little bit hung over from the bad beer they served at Neumos last night. Dying and all that aside, I’m still buzzing with what a mind-blowing…

Friday night rocks!

Saturday 30 March, 2.30am Just a quickie, because I’m very tired. We just came back from a really cool show at Skylark in West Seattle. The main band, The Gallow Swings blew me away! The drummer was insane! Just looking at him hurt my brain. Shame there weren’t many people there to see the show,…

The ultimate Kurt Cobain experience

Thursday 28 March, 7.30pm at the Wild Beast Lair Today was an interesting day, as it took me to Aberdeen, hometown of Mr Kurt Cobain, to let my inner fan girl party. Now, people might be surprised to find out that I’m not actually that much into ‘stalking’ these places. They always make me feel…

Aberdeen is getting under my skin

Thursday 28 March 11am, Montesano I’ve gone back to drinking English tea with milk. The coffee is just too strong for me over here. It’s a heart attack in a mug. Who needs drugs when you got that kind of coffee? That’s just a side note, the more important thing today is my trip to…

Greyhound musings

Wednesday 27 March, 1pm I’ve just slummed down in one of the rather spacious seats on the Greyhound to Olympia. Yay, really spacious, especially compared to the National Express seats in the UK – my elbow barely reaches the armrest. It must be said, I’m enjoying that most things over here operate on a different…

Tourist bounty hunt

Tuesday 26 March, 6pm So, this morning I took the Bainbridge ferry (and I’m not getting tired of saying that name) back to Seattle and the D RapidRide to Ballard where I got to wash my clothes and had another little nap. I really needed some rest after all the excitement of the last days…

And the first part is done

Monday 25 March, just before midnight Just a few lines before I go to sleep. My time with Before Cars and PAUNDY is coming to an end but what a few crazy days it has been! I made a bunch of lovely new friends over here on the peninsula islands and I’m sure I’ll be…

Needle spacing…

Monday 25 March, 11.30am I’m on top of the Space Needle! I’m nearly pissing myself with excitement!!! There were actually a couple of tears when I walked around the platform for the first time. Now I’m sitting here, watching the Bainbridge ferry go past, listening to Before Cars’ ‘Trip to Mars’. This trip couldn’t be…

This is why music is my boyfriend

Sunday 24 March, 11.30pm Bloody hell! What a great couple of days!!! My brain has come to a point where it rejects any more excitement, so I probably won’t even come close to remembering everything that has happened. But let’s try… So, Dan and I made our way to Port Townsend in the afternoon yesterday,…

Good morning, America!

Saturday 23 March 2013, noon So, after 53 hours of no sleep (well, those crappy two hours I tossed and turned on the plane don’t really count), I’ve dropped dead and nine hours later I feel like a new person. Good times – let the fun commence! I’m currently sitting in front of lovely Dan’s…

A quickie

SEATTLE, Friday 22 March 3.30pm I’ve made it! Greg is a really cool guy; Seattle is amazing; my clothes are washed and dried; I’ve had a shower and I’m gonna meet Dan later, but first it’s back to the airport to pick up my suitcase. Then the good times may commence! Before Cars, prepare yourselves…

Early morning glory

Friday 22 March, 6am New York time Another quick check-in. I managed to get a couple of hours’ restless and uncomfortable sleep on the floor of terminal 3 in JFK airport – and may I just say, this made me think of the old days when sleeping on floors was a frequent occurrence. I might…