got the “blues”

busy bluesfest weekend. busy weekend in general. with near-perfect cool evening weather until last night (hot!), I spent loads of time outside checking out shows, volunteering, and generally getting up to no good.

friday, it was lhasa, some neko case (with the sadies as her band), and a few moments of the black eyed peas. saturday, gentleman reg, jason collett, stars, metric, and daniel lanois. sunday: four tet and a few minutes of do make say think and k-os. Am I music-ed out? Not yet. If you haven't caught bluesfest at all this year, or have no idea who to see for the rest of the festival, you might want to check out:

Michael Franti, Buck 65 and RJD2 - Wednesday Dears, As The Poets Affirm - Thursday Josh Ritter, Cuff The Duke - Friday Calexico, New York Dolls - Saturday Harry Manx - Sunday

and oh yes....we can't forget the golden cherry awards saturday night. our usually covered-in-darkness saw was lit up so people could sticker the walls and nominee listings. To the three lovely people who stickered my name...thanks! To the people who I have heard..ahem..cheated and brought their own stickers....nice work! Congrats to Karina whose stickers looked like she would take home one of the art awards for sure.

phew. time for a nap.