Friday, February 22, 2008

Hello Spindale: Don't go for the cheap rooms

It is day 2.5 and we're having a great time. We played and interviewed on WNCW yesterday at Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC. What a kind group of folks...I recommend this station highly. The studio was huge, and they have a bunch of bands come through there all the time. Dennis, the sound engineer who recorded the session, played some Old Ceremony they recorded recently and the recording was amazing. We also interviewed for another show that Les (see picture) runs featuring indie bands. They will be sending us our recording from the live show in the mail and we'll post something from our new song Unification of + and -. I think this show will be running at midnight on Saturday.

We decided to sleep in Spindale because we'll be in Asheville a few days already, and wanted to experience the town. We filmed a little bit for the video we're making for "Got married on myspace" and found an awesome Thai restaurant complete with Veg options listed on the menu. We got the Phad Thai and Ginger/Garlic tofu vegetable marinade thingymadishybop.

On a quest for a cheap hotel to stay in, we stopped at a couple of $20/night options. I took a look in one of the rooms, and it seemed that it would work well in a movie setting where someone ODs. So we paid a few bucks more for something with less stains and HBO.

Today we arrived in Asheville, one of the shangra-la stops for vegans. Starting this tour properly, we stopped at Rosetta's after Rob leafleted at UNCA and had some smoked tofu wraps and chocolate peanut butter cake.

Delicious does not describe this food appropriately. Awesome environment...I've been here working on press stuff for about five hours and not one odd glance. Except from Rob, who is quite ready to leave and meet up to have a beer with some new vegan folks he met while leafleting, who were kind enough to offer up their home for us to stay.

I'll be screening my documentary tomorrow at the French Broad Coop.

It's cold here but it feels nice and mountainy, as to be expected from a location in the mountains.

We'll be heading to Atlanta around Monday to screen and play. A huge thanks to Atlanta's Second Opinion Radio for interviewing me on Wednesday about the doc.

Thanks to everyone for checking in and reading our updates....means a lot to us.


Jay-Ro said...

You look so cute in front of that sign. Tell Rob to get a haircut. Love ya both.

Kim said...

where is your screening? if i don't get to make it, hope it goes well and you enjoy the ATL!

Sequoya said...

We're glad you're having a good time and eating your cake! Looking forward to the next update. :)

Binge Cafe said...

hey jamie,
Rob said he just got a haircut, it's a new style!!!!

Ms Kim! The screening is Tuesday night at the 11;11...hope you can make it. We're going to try to make your show Thurs. in Athens. Never been to Athens...

Bonnie! Thanks for writing. I've since had a couple slices of cake, so we walked a little bit today.