Welcome to the web site for Silkworm (1987-2005).
R. I. P.
MICHAEL JERMAN DAHLQUIST
22 DEC 1965 - 14 JULY 2005
Now someone's selling Crust Brothers CDs on ebay! They can't be
stopped! These immoral sons of bitches are taking over the world,
convincing these naive kids that $30 or more is nothing to spend
for a CD that's easier to buy than a goddamned ice cream cone!
It's crazy, everyone's crazy. I'm especially crazy.
Silkworm has fallen victim to bootleggin'! Dig it! Now we're real big time.
Lots of classy rock journalists have been saying nice things about
the Crust Brothers CD. This leads me to believe that everyone will buy it and we will
have to print some more. In fact, someone in Spin asked readers
to beg the Washington Wilderness Coalition to bring it back into print, but of course, it never left print,
and the WWC has nothing to do with it. Those Spin people are ding-dongs!
They really are! They said some other dopey stuff, I forget what
it was. Other people have been saying dopey stuff lately. Someone
got all hard about Steven's great singing on Heard It Through
the Grapevine, I mean, he was just so hard about it, but it wasn't
Steven singing at all! It was Tim! That's the pits, man!
So don't read what everyone says, except when they say the Crust
Bros. thing is great, and then tell everyone and then go out and
buy it. Oh, we've got some new singles out. I'll write about 'em
as soon as I get my shit together.
Ooh, I was out late last night. I didn't get terribly out of hand
but you know any late night gets to me these days. I got a promotion
at work, and as any lawyer or law student will tell you, added
stress = added booze. There's no cure for on-the-job stress like
getting, as they say, tight.
I don't have much to say, but I did want to mention that we've
got some big action coming up in August. Or did I already mention
that? I think we'll be spending some time in Canada and I think
we'll do some recording, we'll record all these new songs that
I mentioned the other day. That will be fun, huh? It will be my
vacation, a working vacation. A working vacation in Canada! RIGHT ON MAN!!
More substantial news later.
Okay, I'm taking Tim Cook's advice. I'm just gonna let this page
pile up and pile up, and if you want to see the latest news, you
can look at the top, and if you want to see old news, you can
look at the bottom. I'm busy as hell and I've been neglecting
this site and I've got to make it easier not to neglect it so
I'll just let this page pile up. I'll date the entries, how's
The rock show at the Crocodile was fun. The band that opened -
who was it? Diane Izzo, she was good, I mean, it's basically Diane
Izzo and her band. She was good. She didn't like us much, I don't
think, but I liked her. I liked her voice. Joel played well but
he went on a rant, he got into it with some woman in the crowd
who wanted a minute of silence for the people of Kosovo and Joel
had no patience for her, he went off, and she went off and everyone
was yelling and it was pretty tense. Not intense, just tense. I was pleased when it was over. We played pretty well, we played
a bunch of new songs, six new songs, and everyone said they were
immediately enjoyable, as opposed to our normal stuff which everyone
thinks is senseless garbage when they first hear it. So that was
Portland wasn't as good as Seattle. It's funny, last time we played
in Seattle (as Silkworm anyway) stunk, and last time we played in Portland was great. So my expectations
for Seattle this time around were minimal, and my expectations
for Portland were relatively high. So Seattle was great, and Portland,
oh, Portland kinda sucked. We drove the kids away. It was a long
night, a late night, I was tired, everyone was driving me crazy,
I hadn't eaten in days, I drank too much, these chicks were driving
me crazy, Andy grabbed me, I pushed him away but he wouldn't leave
me alone, the soundman hated me and the whole night just stunk.
Oh it wasn't that bad but it wasn't as great as I would have like
it to be.
We did come up with these six songs though, I mean Andy and Tim
came up with the songs and I figured out how to get the folks
dancin' when we play them, and they sound good. We'll record them
in August and put them out sometime after that. But the big news,
really is that:
- Tim and Vicky bought a house in Rainier Valley;
- I got more stuff to do at work and I'm busy as hell;
- Andy's made it to his third quarter at Chicago Law and shows few
signs of giving up.
That's all the really big news. When Tim and Vick are moved in
we'll move the studio from my place to their place. Then maybe
I'll make a workshop and refinish those kitchen chairs I bought
two years ago. Until then, I'll try to mention any new excitement
on this page. Next big thing is in August, but I won't tell you
about it until I get the details. I think it has something to
do with Canada.
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