Danny, hiding from the Madrid sun.
I sorta feel like all we are doing here is figuring out how to deal with the heat 100% of the time.
Trudging through the Madrid heat. It’s in the upper 90s.
We’re just not at all used to it.
But I am getting used to it.
Tomorrow should be a bit easier.
It’s beautiful here.
It’s very hot here.
Super sad to leave Basel this morning! I really wanted one more day there.
I absolutely loved Switzerland! I liked how small, green and quiet the town was. It made me realize how much I appreciate the serenity of my city-of-choice, Seattle. I’m not very happy in super urban, ultra-busy environments. I loved Berlin and Basel because they were less urban and more spacious. There were nice places to go running and lots of beautiful green trees and water everywhere.
We had an amazing experience our last night in Basel where we ate at a restaurant called Blinde Kuh (Blind Cow). It’s a restaurant that employs a mostly visually impaired staff and the concept is that you eat your meal in the pitch dark.
And it is. Pitch. Dark.
Not a speck of light. Ever.
Even when someone dropped a glass and it shattered into a thousand pieces, the lights remained off and the situation was taken care of in the pitch dark.
The whole meal experience took about 2.5 hours and it was really interesting. When we first sat down I wondered if I could stand it much longer. It was a scary feeling but once I relaxed and embraced the not knowing, I got used to it and in some ways really liked it. It was a fun experiment that was educational on so many levels: social, culinary, physiologically, psychologically…very interesting.
Swiss Gummi Bears!
To do: see some phytoplankton in person this summer
Die Qual der Wahl ist groß — The agony of choice is great
Snapshot backstage before our last show at the Brickhouse.
They already told us they want us back. Even as soon as November.
I loved working/performing there. Such a nice lifestyle for me.
With some show tinkering/revision to our artistic direction, I really think it could be a beautiful thing. We learned so much about their crowd and how it varies from night to night, I think we’ll nail it on our next run because we’ll know what to expect.
I’m excited to use this opportunity to grow and expand as an artist. I feel so lucky and inspired.
Today is our last day in London. It’s been so wonderful being here and experiencing another life.
It’s made me figure out how to be better at my ‘other’ life in Seattle. So nice to get a birds-eye view on things.
I promised myself I’d be a ‘regular person’ who wasn’t making art here, but rather taking in the sights, sounds and art around me and collecting ideas. I definitely did that and it was amazing.
When we first arrived, a man was singing songs on the tube asked me what I wanted to hear and what I liked to listen to. I had been so much in my own musical bubble of creating that I realized I didn’t have an answer to that question.
But now, listening has been my new favorite past time and I have lots of new favorite artists that are inspiring me.
Here’s my favorite of them all: