Another Trip Around the Sun - Madeline Tasquin
I met Maddy a couple years ago, sometime in the first week of December, at a house party in Oakland. I’d never been to a house party in Oakland, and I don’t think I had, at that point in my life, seen so many songwriters smashed together in a room, unofficially, just for fun. That night seems a point from which many happenings and interactions sprouted, but Maddy stands out as a straight thread from then to now, a fixture of sorts in a constantly shifting milieu.
Now she’s headed on a European Tour, and to send her off in style we’ll be playing at Le Peña in Berkeley this Friday night, the 6th of December. It’s going to be a night full of beautiful music. Also available will be photographs by yours truly, both framed and loose, for you and/or all the people you love/are buttering up for the holidays. Tickets can be purchased here, and you can RSVP on facebook here.
I’m playing a set at the Lost Church in San Francisco this Friday the 13th. I’ve been busy this summer with the Fatherland project and trips back and forth to LA to record TOTONOKO’s debut EP, so this’ll be the first red steppes show in months. If any of you are in the SF bay area, come by and introduce yourselves (and if I already know you, then a meeting’s in order anyway.)
Palouse Falls, in eastern Washington state. Most of the film from the fatherland trip has been developed. Selene is back in London now, and Mateo and I are headed to Los Angeles next week to record the first TOTONOKO EP; I don’t think I’ll have time to have a proper look and organize everything into something cohesive until I get back at the end of the month, but keep your eyes out in case I get my act together ahead of schedule.
I’ve been shooting a ton of film on this road-trip but I’m waiting til I get back to Oakland to develop it all. I have also been snapping lots of pictures with my phone, so if you want to follow along on Instagram, you can find me pretty easily; I’m listed as nikastates. These are all from the first few days, when we were still in California, driving up the coast.
Thanks to Lucille and Crescent, Denise and Margot, and California for being so beautiful.
Charles Lloyd, William Lawrence, Nick Cobbett, & Graham Patzner are WHISKERMAN.