July 2005

SALT LAKE SERENDIPITY

July 14, 2005

We’re driving through Salt Lake City just before rush hour trying to get our asses to Montana when we come across a great radio station. The DJ is wise — she follows Doc Watson’s classic “Shady Grove” with Zepplin’s orgasmic “Whole Lotta Love.” We hear the call letters, KRCL, call information, and dial in to […]

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CEDAR WIND

July 14, 2005

Cedar City, Utah, Wednesday, July 12, 2005 Another Comfort Inn, serenaded by the Interstate. A cute young Mormon girl cuts a late night deal with the Hawks (not what you’re thinking). Every hotel in town is packed. There’s a Shakespeare Festival in town. She’ll give us a dirty room with one bed for $30 and […]

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IT FEELS GOOD TO BE IN NEVADA

July 14, 2005

Where I met my beloved; where there is no income tax; where I first sat down at a 7-stud Casino table thirty years ago and learned how to not lose my week’s paycheck while drinking tequila and playing cards. It’s not gambling. It’s the only game in town where you’re not playing against the house. […]

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122 F AT THE MAD GREEK

July 14, 2005

When would you pay $3.71 a gallon for gas? And are guardian angels real? Read on, dear reader, read on. The plan was to leave from Paul Marshall’s Tujunga aerie at 2 p.m., beat traffic and climb the 15 deep into Utah. A three p.m. departure led to a traffic meltdown in Arcadia that didn’t […]

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CALL ME STONECUTTER

July 14, 2005

a letter from the editor Ladies and Gentleman, please let me introduce myself. I am Stonecutter. For the past year I have been editing the I See Hawks in L.A. Road Diary.Last July, the I SEE HAWKS IN L.A. Road Diary published its first blog. In the past year, the ISHILA diary has attempted to […]

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ON A COLD SAN FRANCISCO NIGHT

July 10, 2005

by Guest Blogger Folz A quick flashback to San Francisco, Thursday July 7. Flashback often being the best (only?) method for ingesting-digesting whatever-the-hell-exactly-it-is that goes down when doing a show in the City by the Bay. Hawks RW and PL in particular know this all too well, having both declared on Thursday night, without hesitation, […]

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FRINGE BEAT: EAST AND WEST OF NASHVILLE

July 9, 2005

by Josef Woodard Santa Barbara Independent July 7, 2003 TWANG TOPOGRAPHIES: Alt-country got its “alt” less through a conspiracy among alternative-minded artists than by the inverse influence of a mainstream country scene grown slick and stagnant. Just recently, Santa Barbara audiences have been visited by fine maverick twangers: self-made and highly-musical Texan Lyle Lovett played […]

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OUR TOP STORY

July 9, 2005

Once again, death brushed by ISHILA guitarist Paul Lacques today when he nearly choked at the Bear Diner in Gilroy, CA. Eagerly inhaling his Americana (formerly Alt Country) Omelette, Paul breathed a chunk of eggie down his windpipe. Rather than make a spectacle in the crowded restaurant, Paul got up and walked outside to face […]

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OBESE AMERICANS WEIGH IN ON LONDON TERROR

July 9, 2005

Dear readers, It’s true: our recent tour diary has turned a bit harsh and political. These are indeed turbulent times, and while voicing opinions can be scary, it feels appropriate and important to the Hawks to address the current issues of the day in as frank and candid a way as possible. Besides, you deserve […]

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GRANT PROPOSAL: THE GLASS CATTLE PROJECT

July 9, 2005

Budget: $1.5 million Proposal: I See Hawks In L.A. will design and mass produce life sized clear glass cattle, to be placed in endangered pasture lands in the foothills of Southern California. A glass herd of elks will be placed in a high altitude Montana meadow. Clear glass mountain sheep will line a steep basalt […]

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