Archive for March, 2014

2014 Tour

Poster by Jon Swihart.

“Confirming inflation would mean that the universe we see, extending 14 billion light-years in space with its hundreds of billions of galaxies, is only an infinitesimal patch in a larger cosmos whose extent, architecture and fate are unknowable.”

The Martian

I picked up Andy Weir’s The Martian on a whim. I had read an excerpt from the novel on io9 and it had peaked my curiosity. To tell the truth, and this is a bit embarrassing, it was the cover image that drew me in; there’s something about seeing an astronaut slowly enveloped by a dust storm that gets me excited. I know, I know, I know…nerd.

The story is pretty simple: an astronaut is stranded on Mars and he battles to survive. (For a full summary, head over to Goodreads.)

Many people have described The Martian as Gravity meets Castaway. I think that’s an apt description. It’s a bit slower paced than those two, but in a way that is more deliberate and, in the end, more satisfying. Read more…

March 6, 1985

Today’s my birthday. This is me at 29.

2014 Spring Tour (more dates TBA)

We’re excited to hit the road with Ever-So-Android! For full show details click here.

4/9 – The Viking – Spokane, WA
4/10 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
4/11 – Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
4/12 – The Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
4/15 – The Hive – Flagstaff, AZ
4/16 – The Sail Inn – Phoenix, AZ
4/17 – Ham and Eggs Tavern – Los Angeles, CA
4/18 – The Red Room – Oakland, CA
4/19 – Club 66 – Ashland, OR

The West will be back in Seattle on Sat. 4/26 at the High Dive w/ Jupe Jupe (CD Release) and The Jesus Rehab.