Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Stuck in Vermont 5: Sonic Youth

At long last, the Sonic Youth vlog detailing the post-show activities Sunday night at Higher Ground.

This show kicked some major VT ass. What could be more inspiring than seeing/hearing artists still rocking the shit out of life decades into their career? Hells yeah.

Thanks to Sonic Youth for coming to VT, to Higher Ground for bringing them here, to JDK for making their super cool, thought-inspiring posters and to all the psyched SY fans who talked to me after the show (many of whom were Canadian...hmmm).

This marks the first episode of Stuck in Vermont that "officially" falls under the grand auspices of Seven Days - the hottest paper in town if you ask me. It is a partnership I am super excited about and there is no where else STVT would rather live! So be on the look out for a Stuck in VT vlog/blog on the Seven Days site in the future and many more vlogs about local artists, events and shows!

That is the thing about VT, even when you are buried under a mountain of snow, it isn't so bad because there is so much to do while you are stuck, waiting for the snow to melt...

And on a legal note, a huge thanks to Sonic Youth for letting me use their killer song "Incinerate" off their hellah hot new album Rather Ripped and also to Geffen Records, Universal Music Enterprises and Silva Artist Management for filling out all the very complicated paperwork and giving me a much needed lesson in copyright laws.

And to the Jennifers at UMe and SAM for making this all happen - and in record time!! You are both getting VT care packages in the mail, mark my words, maple syrup and flannel. Oh yes, beware!


Q_Monroe said...

cool cool! nice work in utilizing your contacts. congrats! (can't wait to watch it tonight after my date...)

(ooh, now i feel self-conscious knowing that sonic youth might be reading what i say. sorry sonic youth, i don't even really think i know your music... so shameful, probably, i know). ah well.

love to you eva! thanks to you SY for letting eva do your fabulous vlog!

Eva the Deadbeat said...

you and your dates! i love it! sadly, i doubt SY reads this blog BUT it is quite possible that they, or at least their manager, watched the SY vlog or else they wouldn't have given their gratis license approval ("we're not worthy!").

i do not think i could love them anymore than i do today. reminds me of the first time I ever heard Sonic Youth. my first Cali bf was a big fan and i was like, "What the fuck is this music?"

i will always associate their crazy guitar feedback with that vine covered shithole Jared lived in at the botttom of University Ave with the yellow Berkeley hills looming in the distance.

Tmoore said...

Nice job Eva; and great job on your Logo, very swanky!

Eva the Deadbeat said...

merci merci, enjoyed your SY bloggie as well (nice poster message, HAW). it is fun reading everyone's take on the same show. personally, my knees are still shaking.

PS all props to S.R. Wild for the most fabulous-n-swanky STVT logo design (and last-minute, late-night changes too).

Chris said...

Very fun energetic episode, everyone happy and charged. The posters seem like a nice idea. I saw Sonic Youth in Dallas in... 1992? and I don't think they got thanked then at all but it was still a good time.

Neil said...

Thanks for making this! Now that I live out of state, I was bummed to miss the show (& social/historical event) but so cool to see the report. Looking forward to more -- N

Eva the Deadbeat said...

Thanks guys! It was historic! I am still reeling! SY + VT = KICK ASS!!

Be on the look out for many more STVT vlogs - there are so many things going on 'round these parts that I almost do not know where to begin? But I will figure it out! ;)