Back To School

Me at 15… Ugggh….Gives me the heebeejeebies just writing that down. If you were like me, school held a grim reminder of what you lacked….good looks, money, decent fashion sense, any sense, really….but mostly coolness.

However, having been to my 25th high school reunion, plus running into old schoolmates from grade school to college, I’m happy to report, with heroic confidence, that:

I AM STILL NOT COOL!
At all.
And it fucking rules.
Storm of 84

Me at 15

Now “Back To School” means that I get to help my nieces get ready for D-Day; Day one of their new grade. This week we shopped, I gave them sage, grownup advice,
teaching them manners, how to swear without swearing, (BULLSHARK! FORKING EYESORE!) I showed them how to head butt a grown man, then we baked pies. All
the while laughing at them because…. they have to go back to school.
Schadenfreude aside, in solidarity with the better and brighter young people everywhere, I think we should all endeavor to learn something new….besides “twerking” and why it seems to make people madder at Miley Cyrus than they are at Bashar Al-Assad (that one is way lost on me).This year I’m volunteering in a barn to learn about caring for horses, I learned new songs in German and Farsi for Pink Martini, (GORGEOUS, by the way) PLUS I learned what
it’s like to record with Pink Martini in the studio, (SUPER fun, album, “Get Happy” out Sept 24), I am also hoping to teach myself how to read music (finally) and
play piano….all the while working on my masters in napping.
None of that is technically cool, per se, but the following show updates should redeem that.
PINK MARTINI:
Thursday September 5
Charlottesville VA at the Paramount Theater
Friday September 6
Raleigh NC Museum Of Art
Saturday September 7
Baltimore MD, The Meyerhoff
Monday September 16
Portland Oregon
Keep your ears to the ground and your eyes to the skies, happiness is free…and SO’S THE SURPRISE!
Sunday September 22
NYC, NY The Beacon Theater
BIG RECORD RELEASE FOR “GET HAPPY”
Check Pink Martini Dot Com for our European dates, of which there are MANY
THE STORM LARGE BAND
AKA Boners, Balls, Clam Hammers, The Boys, Cutie Patooties, Bangers….etc.
Friday & Saturday, November 29 & 30
Portland Oregon, Aladdin Theater
THE SPIFFED UP, RE-INSTITUTED AND HIGHLY ANTICIPATED RETURN OF THE HOLIDAY ORDEAL!!!!
Guests, gaffes, Christmas carols and gifts galore when we get into the spirit of whatever season you espouse
when the days grow short. Come celebrate and get silly with us.
NYE EARLY BIRD ALERT
Tuesday December 31st
Seattle WA, The Triple Door
Because we are celebrating Black Friday and Periwinkle Saturday for our Holiday Shows at the Aladdin, New Years will
be rocked with our neighbors to the North, two shows, early and late, with food and frou frou doo dads to ring in ’14.
See you out there, after school.
xoxoStorm
3 replies
  1. Donna Bell
    Donna Bell says:

    Storm, why did you decide to do New Year’s Eve in Seattle this year? Disappointed! Next year, please return the tradition to PDX & let Seattle-ites see you in Nov . Will still see you, but NYE is special.

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