YOU SEE YOUR IDENTITY AS A COLLECTION OF FEARS
(photos of CSS in Philly, Ms. Maggie Lee, Nick's studio, and Matt tries out a new instrument after he decides keyboards aren't punk enough)
I'm up north in Troy, preparing for the voyage down the Hudson River of the Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea. It is a collaborative raft project headed by Swoon, with performances happening on the rafts at various points down the Hudson. The crafts will eventually swing around the south end of Manhattan and dock in Long Island City to join Swoon's second solo show at Deitch Projects. The crew is around 40 strong and pulls from both coasts and everywhere in between. There's even an honest-to-god paddle wheel steamboat that came all the way from San Francisco. We leave on the 15th and have a performance in Troy that night. I hope to be able to post photos and stories of the trip, but I don't have a computer and electricity and internet may be scarce. So check the website for schedules and more info. And if you can't venture upstate, you better make it to Long Island City on Sept. 7th.
PS. Mike Watt is really funny when he's drunk, even if he just got all his equipment stolen.
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