It seems like everyone I meet in Seattle is a musician, deejay, or artist of some sort; whenever I step out my door and onto the streets I am constantly amazed by the amount of raw talent teeming around me. I will be bringing you introductions and updates on particular artists who are out there doing their thing and are passionate about sharing their creations with the world: from the streets of Seattle.
Sometimes I don’t even have to leave my house, because two rock bands practice in my living room. It is a beautiful thing to listen to the bands develop and grow and work together to create music. Last night the band Mulally started their biweekly jam session with a meeting, and the conversation overheard went something like this (some names have been changed to protect the guilty):
“Jeez, it’s like corralling monkeys in here.” (Chris Mulally, lead singer): “So we have ten songs, right?”
“What about Mike’s song? That makes eleven ”
“Oh, we all decided Mike’s song sucks.” (Chris)
“WHAT???? But I love that song!” (Mike)
“It’s a good song, it just doesn’t fit this band. And those lyrics about America? No way.”
“But I play Ron’s song and I fucking loathe it.” (Mike)
“Nope, sorry. It’s been vetoed.”
-And the band continued on, playing for a couple hours and getting ready for show at The Station Bistro this Saturday in Ballard. Mulally is an indie-rock band and their range of songs is very compelling; this is not a band where every chorus sounds the same. With six members their sound is rich and full; the keyboard-thick songs are complemented perfectly by a sassy trumpet, with a layer of lyrics on top which call up love, loss, betrayal, forever- you know, all that important stuff.
Mulally is just one band on the upswing in our music-rich town; get out their and support your local artists and find the musical experience that will enrich you. Who knows? It might just change your life. Get out there, Seattle- the bars, the clubs, the theaters are waiting for you, beckoning you to come and enjoy life.