Welcome to the web site for Silkworm (1987-2005).
R. I. P.
MICHAEL JERMAN DAHLQUIST
22 DEC 1965 - 14 JULY 2005
Last minute notice: Joel R. L. Phelps is having a jamboree of some sort at the The Baltic Room on Capitol Hill this Thursday night (3/8/01). He's playing with the Downer Trio, and Rob's band Her Last Arrow is opening up. The "jamboree" aspect will involve some number of people getting up and playing instruments - and this will, of course, certainly involve Tim and will probably involve me, as well. It's Tim's last jamboree before he moves to Chicago, so we'll try to make it a blowout.
The Baltic Room wants things to start around 9 PM. God only knows how accurate that is, it'll probably start later, but you know I can only tell you what I hear. I'm just passing on information.
It's a gorgeous day. I hope all is well. I am going to get into the bathtub now.
It's been a few weeks so I thought I'd say something. I know most of you have heard that Tim got a job at Shure, redesigning the SM57 or something, so he and Vickie are moving to Chicago sometime - March I think? Earlier? It's very exciting, though it leaves me as the sole Seattle member of Silkworm, which has led to repeated badgerings by all sorts of people everywhere as to whether or not I'm gonna pack it in & become a midwesterner myself. I dunno. I think we'll do pretty well with Tim and Andy in Chicago, as long as those two aren't totally busy with work. I'm busy with work but I've been there so long I could probably put an inflatable doll in my chair and no one would notice if I skipped off to Chicago for a week or two. I could leave a note on my desk that said "back in five." I could tell someone I was taking a long lunch, that'd probably last me a week. With pay. At any rate, Tim and Vickie are moving to Chicago, so they'll be there, I'll probably be coming through town now and again, & we probably won't play in Seattle for a while. My apologies to all you Seattleites - as of March, Silkworm is a Chicago band!
People have been asking what we played at the Crust Brothers show. So I'll tell you:
If You Gotta Go, Go Now (Or Else You Gotta Stay All Night) - Dylan
Sinister Purpose - CCR
Crazy Face - Van Morrison
If Not for You - Dylan
Someone's Gonna Die Tonight - Blitz
Down by the Seaside - Led Zeppelin
Song of a Baker - Small Faces
Ballad of Mott the Hoople - Mott the Hoople
I Wish I was Your Mother - Mott the Hoople
Tuesday's Gone - Lynrd Skynrd
Spanish Harlem Incident - Dylan
Heard it through the Grapevine - Crust Brothers
Nobody 'Cept You - Dylan
Million Dollar Bash - Dylan
Wallflower - Dylan, sung by Robbie Fulks
Double Life - the Cars
Good Times Roll - the Cars
Ramblin' Man - Allman Brothers
Mississippi Queen - Mountain
Going to Acapulco - Dylan
Man in the Box - SM
Gotta Serve Somebody - Dylan, sung by Robbie again
What Goes On - Velvet Underground, w/SM singing & Robbie on guitar
I think that's all of 'em. We made a tape of it so if I'm wrong I'll let you know.
Now what? Were you at the New Year's show, the Crust Brothers show? It was so much fun - it really was. It was an extraordinary event, at least for those who were involved, and I think for some of those who attended. We all felt uplifted, we did, we were all kind of giddy afterwards. It was great fun, I hope that those of you who attended enjoyed it as much as I.
I am happy to say that there is nothing else to report. My life has been either nonstop rock or nonstop family for four weeks now and it's finally tapering off. I can go back to the frustrations and boredoms of the working world, and let me tell you I am grateful for that.
I wrote a bunch of stuff in the tour journal the other day, so you can catch up if you really want to.
We're playing some shows in the next few days:
12-21 Portland,OR TBA
12-22 San Francisco, CA Bottom Of The Hill
12-23 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland
I gotta get out of here, we're leaving for Portland in like 15 minutes. But I wanted to mention this again, and mention too that you can buy tickets for the Crust Brothers show on New Years, yes you can! and you do it by clicking on these words.
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