[Exene says...] Still On the Road With Blondie
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We're still on the road with Blondie. It's starting to be a bit of a blur at this point. I did get my laundry done, though it was a bit of a fiasco--my clothes got washed in Detroit and dried in Cincinnati. It was a (bad) timing issue.
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We were just in Seattle. The city is lovely, so lush, green, spongy. People smile a lot there because there the local economy is still good. The show was outside at a cool little amphitheater. Eddie Vedder came to the show and sang "The New World" and "Devil Doll" with us. I love singing with him; it's a good mix. That was most excellent.
The audience was very happy to see X and, of course, Blondie. Everyone in that band is so damn good. Blondie comes out every show wearing black, pointy dunce-like caps. I was gifted with my own to wear last night; it is supposed to make me smarter! So I wore that when we went on.
My camera is not working, so my friend Alex has been taking pictures for me. Much thanks to him!
A couple of days before the Seattle show, we played Riot Fest in Chicago. Lots of cities have Riot Fests now, and they are still pretty independent, with cool bands--smaller festivals are a blast to play.