Monday, October 8, 2007
In Seattle, down a narrow Dickensian alley near the Pike Place fish market, there's a dark flight of stairs that leads to the CanCan. Bumping with klezmer music and decked out in red velvet and candlelight, its a tiny little dinner theater with a saucy variety show. With Daniela, Canup, and Billy, we watched three acrobat/dancer types perform a series of short acts and we had really unique and tasty cocktails (fresh cherry puree and sage with champagne and vodka? yes.) and snacks. Best five bucks I have spent in a very long time. I love hanging out with Canup because he's got a great talent for low-dough, high fun sorts of things.
The next morning I gave my regards to Kitty, we said our goodbyes, met Billy at his work, ate lunch with Canup and I got back on the train to Portland. It was a very clear day and the mountains were out and the pacific northwest is just stunning.
And now some music for you:
Beirut - Guyamas Sonora
Jason Anderson - July 4, 2004
Laura Veirs - Nightengale
The National - Squalor Victoria
Yo La Tengo - Stockholm Syndrome
Yoko Ono and Catpower - Revelations
Okkervil River - Black