October 17, 2011

my oh my

I had a baseball-saturated weekend, seeing both Moneyball with my dad (he cried, and I love him for that) and watching the Cards head to the World Series with some friends from St. Louis. I also was watching a PBS mini-documentary this morning about the Seattle music scene, and I realized that for as happy as this Macklemore video makes me every single time I watch it, I have never shared it.

So that needs to change. This is Seattle’s Macklemore (Ben Haggerty) and Ryan Lewis, they blew me away at Sasquatch with one of the most electric and literate performances I’ve seen in a long time, and this is just a terrific video, especially if you love the romanticism of baseball like I do.

And then — I just heard this today and whoaaaaaa.
Macklemore X Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton)

(lookin for a better way to get up out of bed instead of gettin on the internet and checkin a new hippie kid….indeed)

Macklemore starts his gigantic fall tour tomorrow in London with (Doe Bay Fest alums) Champagne Champagne and I, for one, cannot wait to see him again. He’s in Denver on Friday night, 12/16, and also maybe heading to a place near you. GO.

Oct. 18 – London, UK – Xoyo
Oct. 19 – Brighton, UK – The Hope
Oct. 20 – Bristol, UK – The Croft
Oct. 21 – Dublin, IE – (Loft) Twisted Pepper
Nov. 4 – Olympia, WA – Capitol Theatre
Nov. 16 – Bellingham, WA – Mt. Baker Theater
Nov. 17 – Spokane, WA – Whitworth University
Nov. 18 – Ellensburg, WA – Central Washington University
Nov. 19 – Eugene, OR – Wow Hall
Nov. 20 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Nov. 22 – San Diego, CA – Epicentre
Nov. 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
Nov. 25 – Tuscon, AZ – Club Congress
Nov. 26 – Tempe, AZ – Club Red
Nov. 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
Nov. 29 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Nov. 30 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Dec. 2 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia Bar
Dec. 3 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
Dec. 4 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
Dec. 5 – Baltimore, MD – Sound Stage
Dec. 6 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Dec. 8 – Boston, MA – Paradise
Dec. 9 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Dec. 10 – Toronto, ON – MCO Club
Dec. 11 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
Dec. 13 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Dec. 14 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre
Dec. 15 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
Dec. 16 – Denver, CO – Bluebird
Dec. 17 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue

(Oh, hey, and final baseball note – just noticed today is also the anniversary of the Loma Prieta quake that interrupted the 1989 Giants-A’s World Series when I was a Bay Area fifth-grader…)

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  • Baseball is the perfect sport. ‘My Oh My’ makes me want to be 10 again, when my only responsibilities were to play baseball all day with friends and fall asleep listening to the Cubs on the radio.

    Cannot wait for this tour to roll through Chicago. Excited to see not only Macklemore but Champagne Champagne. Their set at Doe Bay was absolutely ridiculous and fun.

    Adam — October 17, 2011 @ 8:25 am

  • Growing up as a kid hanging on the Kingdome’s chain link fence, begging for autographs, this video makes me weep with nostalgia. And with a longing for everyone who shared those moments so magical to this city and are no longer here. My oh my how I miss my grandfather, the stale light of the Kingdome, and Dave’s voice on the radio.
    Those were great years.

    Michelle — October 17, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

  • Two days.
    Two great plays.
    A new tune and I’m amazed.

    Steven — October 18, 2011 @ 6:15 pm

  • Happy for the Cards, but I still say GO RANGERS! Thanks for the video.

    Greg — October 19, 2011 @ 8:28 am

  • Hi,

    Check out my piano cover/tutorial for Macklemore – “And We Danced”



    Ryan — October 20, 2011 @ 8:55 am

  • Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    Loren — October 21, 2011 @ 10:01 am

  • thanks heather,great video.rooting for the cards this year (though i still can’t believe the phils aren’t there_whatever happened to pitching,pitching,pitching?)everybody should also check out remember by annakin slayd,which is a dagger in the heart for us expos fans.i think there is a special circle of hell reserved for jeffrey loria and bud selig.

    billy — October 24, 2011 @ 10:17 am

  • Hadn’t check your blog in a few months….. love baseball and indie music, thanks so much for sharing, just downloaded the tune off itunes.

    Jody — November 11, 2011 @ 11:10 am

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Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
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