I think it’s a general rule of thumb that I should not vlog at 2:30 in the morning. But I did.
In case you have no mother freakin’ clue what I just said or you hate watching videos of people talking, this is the gist:
Grace Bonney, the queen & president of the popular blog DesignSponge.com, has a big, fatty crush on the all girl band, Wild Flag.
Wild Flag was playing at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC (where I live) last night & Grace was telling people on twitter that they’re complete dumb asses (not verbatim) if they live in Asheville & don’t go to the show. She convinced me to get out of my stretch pants & drive in the rain by myself at 10:30 on a Wednesday night with this tweet about the band, ”Those women blew my mind. I felt like someone plugged me into a power source.”
Since I generally enjoy getting power plugged by women, I looked them up & one thing lead to the next & found out that the lead singer for this band is Carrie Brownstein. Carrie is a modern day Renaissance woman. She’s the former lead singer & guitarist for Sleater-Kinney, a contributor /blogger on NPR , a writer & most recently the creator & star of the TV show, Portlandia. You may have seen one of their more-than-hilarious video “Put A Bird On It” making it’s way around the interwebs.
All that to say, she’s a literal rockstar.
So, of course the show was freaking fracking incredible. I didn’t want them to stop playing. I even ran into some friends who made the night that much more enjoyable.
One of those friends, Rich, encouraged me to go talk to Carrie after the show. So, I gathered up some liquid courage & we talked for a good 5 minutes. I pretty much just gushed over how super she is & told her how I ended up coming to the show. She told me they loved Asheville’s cool, laid back vibe & was appreciative of the uber enthusiastic crowd that showed up. She even asked for my card. So, now we’re practically BFFs right?
I think I just defeated the purpose of a vlog by reiterating everything in words but oh well, fuck it. I wanted to explain myself. And I need you to know that I am aware of the amount of times I say “um” & “like” & “sooo.” I also mumble a LOT. Shut up, I was tired.
Thanks, Grace for introducing me to musical badassery.
And thank you, Carrie, Mary, Janet & Rebecca for sharing all of that musical badassery with the world.
Remember to go do shit, you guys. Balls to the wall, y’all.