Thursday, April 1, 2010

Rain Down On Me

I've heard all the stories about flooded basements. What happened in RI this week was beyond a simple flooding of basements. The whole state was flooded. However in my little world all that matters is the 200-300 destroyed records that soaked up the water and all its contaminants(if there are any, I'm not holding on to them to find out) and I feel pretty depressed about it.

I was on the road for work when I got the call from Kim that the basement had 3-5 inches of water in it. Its never flooded before, but RI never had flooding like it did last week. Because of the history of a perfectly dry basement I stored all my stuff, music, pics/posters/framed stuff, documents, and clothes in a corner of the room. All on the ground. I was really pissed off when I heard but we had some important meetings. I stayed on the road but couldn't focus so jumped on a plane and came back.

While in Chicago it was great to catch up with my good friend Derek Holland but I missed out on coffee with Mike D (plans were to meet on Friday morning) So what lies ahead is a lot of Wet Vac and a lot of seeing what I can salvage. The situation in the State and in Southern Mass is dire and I feel so sorry for the people who's homes are destroyed. I heard about peoples cars, motorbikes, garages etc, all wrecked. Brutal.

Completely wired right now. No desire to sleep and I'm under no illusions that it will happen before 3 or 4 am. Kim did a great Job cleaning up so I'll have to pull my weight in the morning.

Speaking of tomorrow, its going to be beautiful. Chicago was alive with the energy of spring, the summer temps heating up the streets. I think it hit 86 degrees today. Hopefully its like that tomorrow. And since spring is most definitely upon us its time for the first summer video I've seen this year. Letting Up Despite Great Faults is a wonderful shoegaze band from LA. I just discovered them and their breezy melody. The music is very charming and the perfect blend of New Order, M83, and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. This is the soundtrack to walking through a lush, green park with coffee in hand and cares far away.

Love Kel

Letting Up Despite Great Faults: "Our Younger Noise" from Christopher j Ewing on Vimeo.


  1. that was a jam man. with all these cool videos being made you'd think something would revert back to what mtv used to be like...maybe thats what the record industry needs. why should people care about music when they can watch real world or jersey shore?

    bummer about the records but it was good to see you. head up man. theres almost nothing thats irreplaceable.

  2. Check some of the other tracks. Really good band. Looking forward to catching up in Boston again. Pretty Green clobber is awesome by the way. I did have a sneaky look and there was temptation but myself and LG aren't on the same page..........