From my private stash, an original miniature painting by Sarah Dunevant: “Giljagaur, the milk stealer.” Part of Dunevant’s “Yule Lads” series created in Iceland during the recording of the limited edition “Ronja’s Christmas Witch” EP by Drekka (BlueSanct, 2014).
Sonic Boom Records in Ballard. Another record shop that’s also a record label. A fine collection of new and used vinyl, and still some CDs, though the CD section is shrinking.
My most photographed alt-country recording artist, Sera Cahoone, with her full touring band playing a packed “holiday” show at the Tractor Tavern. It was an evening of hometown heartbreak, saying goodbye to another year, wind storms, power outages and darkened streets, and heavy rains. Inside, it was another performance of sad, sweet songs from her latest record, “Deer Creek Canyon” (Sub Pop, 2012). We heard a few new songs, so perhaps a new record is taking shape.