Sunday, December 15, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
The Missionary Position DVD Release Show at Hwy. 99 Blues Club: The Event of the Month, Maybe Even The Year!
Truly our musical heroes this year, when not touring with The Walking Papers, Jefferson Angell and Benjamin Anderson try their best to sneak some time in with their other amazing band, The Missionary Position! Occasionally graced by horns and a stand-up bass player, and as always including Michael Alex - Seattle's Most Adorable Drummer, every show is a new and uplifting experience full of Jeff's musical storytelling. And if you have not been to The Hwy. 99 Blues Club, you will realize when you get there that this is the perfect venue for this show: bluesy, sexy, and amazing food!
Monday, October 28, 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
It's been almost 18 years and still the sting of losing Shannon Hoon is sharp, and one can only shake their head at the tragic loss.
His mom, family and friends have a yearly vigil the week before his birthday, September 22nd. I wanted to go this year, but decided to wait until this winter. I'm way overdue for a solo train trip, so this December I plan on braving the weather and traveling to Indiana to visit his family and see for myself where one of my favorite singers came from. I will be live streaming and filming my entire trip so check back this December to participate and ask questions through our Live Performance page. This does not mean I will be interviewing anyone in the family, my plan is to talk to the normal everyday fan and talk about what Blind Melon means to them.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
Jack Endino with Endino's Earthworm at Hempfest 2013
Seattle has been fortunate this year when it comes to music. There have been so many band reunions, comebacks, and super groups formed, that there is simply no way any one person can make it to every show. So as we dive into Uproar Festival this weekend, many of us will reflect on our own history. Lots of us will be driving to the Gorge, probably blasting Alice in Chains the whole way there, then Jane's Addiction on the way back..."coming down the mountain!"
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
This got such a huge and positive response on social media, we figured we'd better archive it here, and while we're at it, you know it just may be an interesting story, so whoever wants to pick up the phone and let them know I'm ready to talk, go right ahead!
Heh Heh, I joke! I'm way too busy for Rolling Stone, besides it's way more fun being almost famous!
Thanks anyhow, unless I get a personal invitation hand written and delivered with flowers from Cameron Crowe, I think I'll just stick to my own publication!
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Is it true? Will the people that didn't have $200.00 for a ticket to see Soundgarden finally get a glimpse of Chris Cornell at Sub Pop's 25 Year Anniversary Show? For the past few years The Mustache has been slithering into town undetected, under the Xanaland radar.
This month, a few short days away Seattle is rumored to be getting treated to a REAL free show, not just local bands you can see anytime, so this is really great news and I hope the day goes smoothly for everyone!
Here is the link to the event for details!
( Hopefully) a show teaser:
p.s. we love fan videos keep them coming!
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Originally posted in the Columbia University online newsletter, and written by Anna O' Sullivan
We here at Xanaland understand the complexities and ups and downs of being in the Seattle grunge scene, and also as the widow of Andrew Wood, I myself understand what it's like to feel left behind. Jason has persevered and become a wonderful human being, It makes you realize that people really do have their own destinies, so congratulations Jason from us here at Xanaland, I only met you once, but I'm sure I speak for the entire Seattle music scene when I say we are very proud of you!
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
Sunday, June 23, 2013
What a wonderful event! And since I was so lucky to be there, I wanted to share a few photos and a video I made
Drummers that kept perfect beats!
Believe it or not, this is a photograph, slightly doctored, but the real beauty was in the body paint -- still pretty cool, who needs oil paint?!
Another amazing photo I took that I barely enhanced, what an adorable hippy couple!
So nice to see so many people make the effort to be so artistic
And my personal favorite, naked Batman!
Gotta love Seattle!
And here's my video, dedicated to Freddie Mercury
Monday, June 17, 2013
Whenever I hear this song, it takes me back to one summer in
Las Cruces, New Mexico. I was maybe 13 years old, my mom was a college student, and I spent my days at the campus pool and my evenings at the conservatory. This song played many times over the stereo they blasted at the pool. I remember how warm it was and how young and strong I was, too (boo hoo to old age). Great music made swimming even more fun.... I hated leaving the pool at the end of the day...
Looks like that was a great summer for Linda and Paul as well. What were you doing in the summer of 1978? Do you have a special memory that comes up when you hear Paul McCartney & Wings, good or bad? Leave your interesting or creative comments below!
Friday, June 7, 2013
Au Revior Bee Charmer! Seattle Gets One Last Chance To See The Walking Papers Jeff Angell Before Their Summer Tour
There ares so many great musicians in Seattle right now, these decisions are never easy, deciding who to go see, ...but not tonight and not when it comes to Jeff Angel, hands down the best male singer/performer that I have seen in years.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
"And then I told myself, why should I be the monkey when I can be the big bird behind the monkey?"
The funny thing is, not a lot of people who know me ask this question. I think it's a given that anyone with a history of addiction has had "a monkey on their back," so no big mystery there, but it gets more complicated....
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Johnny Depp has found his long lost twin...well, kinda.
A scientist discovered a unique, half-billion-year-old fossil and named it Kooteninchela deppi after the actor, because of its scissor-like claws, which reminded the researcher of Depp's famous 1990 character, Edward Scissorhands.
"When I first saw the pair of isolated claws in the fossil records of this species, I could not help but think of Edward Scissorhands," David Legg said on the London's Imperial College
"Even the genus name, Kootenichela, includes the reference to this film, as 'chela' is Latin for claws or scissors."
But that's not the only reason Legg chose that specific name for the 505-million-year-old fossil, "In truth, I am also a bit of a Depp fan," he admits, "and so what better way to honor the man than to immortalize him as an ancient creature that once roamed the sea?"
"Just imagine it," Legg exclaims, "the prawns covered in mayonnaise in your sandwich, the spider climbing up your wall, and even the fly that has been banging into your window and annoyingly flying into your face are all descendants of Kooteninchela deppi."
Hmm, we'll stick to thinking about Depp, instead.
Here are some funny and clever and downright silly birthday wishes to Johnny we found online!
I love it!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Japanese musical trio Clammbon, known for their quirky, jazzy, upbeat tunes, released a music video late last year titled “Rough & Laugh.” The music video, illustrated with fantastic bursts of color and abstract shapes flying in and out the screen, is the work of TYMOTE, an 8-member Tokyo-based design studio with the tagline “pirates of design.” The MV was supposed to be a limited offer, airing just during the month of November, at which point it would be vaulted, never to see the light of day again.
But feedback was so enormous that those involved decided to throw it back up on vimeo. So here it is.
The track was originally created for Shirokuma Café, a popular animated series about a polar bear who runs a café. How great is that!?