Well...it's Sasquatch Eve. Aja is moving this weekend, and I'm heading out to the Peninsula to drink beer in the woods. But thankfully, we have some real warriors here on this staff. Hannah Levin, Chris Kornelis, Rachel Shimp and photographer Renee McMahon will be reporting like mad from the festival (check this here Reverb blog this weekend for the blow-by-blow account). But I still thought I'd take a staff poll and see what everyone is planning to listen to on that long drive over the Pass and into the desert.
Hannah Levin: "I always listen to Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart by Camper Van Beethoven when I drive to Eastern Washington. It's a strange, but deeply ingrained habit. Something about the way "Eye of Fatima Pt. 1" sounds when you hit I-90...I can't explain it. I also got the new Pelican in the mail, so I'll probably be checking that out as well."
Rachel Shimp has a tentative list made up that includes the new albums from Wilco, Bjork, Unkle, Feist, some 90s tunes, techno, and Sly & the Family Stone.
Renee McMahon didn't get back with her list yet, but she's hitching a ride with Chris Kornelis. He plans on listening to Alejandro Escovedo The Boxing Mirror, Sam Roberts Band Chemical City, The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour, The Rapture Pieces of the People We Love.
Not a bad list, folks. Aja promises that she'll be listening to T. Rex The Slider while she cleans and packs up her shit. As for me, well, I'm not the one doing the driving out to the Peninsula, but I plan on sneaking in Grateful Dead Reckoning, Oakley Hall Gypsum Strings, Lou Reed Coney Island Baby, The Wipers Is This Real?, Neil Young Zuma, Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter's.