It Was All So Real: Geneviève Elverum (1981-2016)

Each dawn love is a captain
Without a ship.
The only instrumentation
The sad and imaginary
Sound of his voice, love with its own
Words for music, the low light
Of a fairly good star

(from the poem “Directions from a Madman,” in What About This: Collected Poems of Frank Stanford, Copper Canyon Press, 2015)

Genevieve Elverum

Keep This Baby Flying

Phil Elverum and Geneviève Castrée have given the world some of the most exciting and memorable Indie music over the past 20 years. Now they need our help. The smallest donation will make a gigantic difference. Please visit their GoFundMe page for the full story.


Mount Eerie’s Business

Phil Elverum, Geneviève Castrée (Ô Paon), Ashley Eriksson (LAKE), and Julia Chirka (No Kids) played a live in-store performance (kicking off Mount Eerie‘s current tour) on 10 April 2013.

An In-Store With Mount Eerie



It’s official. Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie, The Microphones) will be playing an in-store show at The Business in Anacortes on Wednesday evening, 10 April. I’ve just received permission to photograph and write up the event. Phil has been and remains an influential force in Indie music. Most of his tours take him outiside of the Pacific Northwest. One of his most recent tours was in Japan. So a chance to hear him in his home town, in one of the coolest record shops in Washington State is spinning my little brain into overdrive. Naturally, you will see it all here, in my humble blog. Music is good. Live music is gooder.