Understanding Crustal Structure

Ahoj, Friends, I say as I gaze at the remains of the late Cenozoic Tualitin Mountains. known locally as "the Portland West Hills", or "where the rich people live". obliquely crossing the anticline. intersecting several concealed faults inferred at the surface. We've Followed the Fault Lines as far as reality would allow, then passed the threshold, and no temblor has transpired. geological time will tell. The Follow the Fault Lines Spring 2007 West Coast Tour reverberates nonetheless. Joshua Housh and George D'Anunzio (the Places West Coast Strings and Skins Band rhythm section) are angels with muscles and moustaches. feral and hysterical and fearless. you will hear more from us. In the meantime i will be posting two very different live recordings (the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, and an unamplified stomp & shout set and interview on Michael Leahy's KDVS "Cool As Folk" show) right here: But all in all: great shows with great bands! Eternal hangs with dear friends we don't get to see near enough, and new ones too. Thank you very kindly to all who put us up/put up with us! From the natural habitats of desert rats and baby rattlesnakes to that of the hordes of hipsters with hangovers riding around on bicycles, in no time flat. eternal pacific ocean, graduations of floral and faunal zones and transmissions from the enigmatic Ladybug Poet. Midnight Jams with local teenagers and an ominous visit from a Methamphetamine-fueled, demon-mask wearing neighbor at the break of dawn. A chance interaction with a Brazilian Cupid amidst the shattered innerds of a massacred accordion at a san franciscan intersection. Pictographic evidence will be up soon at: A special cosmic high-five to Eric and his wife, who came all the way from Phoenix to see the Portland show. hell it's already time to board a redeye plane to cross the continent and bring some more music out the ether on the other side: The Places Forests and Caves Pressure Drop Trio featuring Ralph E. White (he of the Bad Livers, back in The Day) plays fiddle and hellhound banjo; Jude Webre (Places class of 2001 alum) in the upright bass arena; with Amy Annelle and her '33 Gibson L-00 (which recently won a cage match with Delta Airlines): Thursday 3.29 THE PLACES with CASTANETS, SHAPES & SIZES Lutheran Church of the Messiah 129 Russell St @ Nassau | Greenpoint, Brooklyn G-Nassau or L-Graham | 8pm | all ages | $tba | no phone ----->>JUST ADDED<<-----Friday 3.30 THE PLACES (8:30) with the inestimable RALPH E. WHITE (7:30) GOOGIE'S LOUNGE upstairs at the Living Room this is an intimate listening room and there is no cover. i think they have a 1 drink minimum. if you don't drink that is cool we will buy you a ginger ale! yes those are separeate 1 hour sets by the places and ralph e. white. don't miss ralph or you'll be real sorry. please come early and settle in, settle in. 154 Ludlow || between stanton & rivington The Village Voice recommends us:,6.html ...Ralph White is also playing a 7:30 solo set at the Rodeo Bar (375 3rd Ave on the Big Island of Manhattan) on Sunday 4.1--i might sit in on a song or two--no foolin'! Come on out, New York Cityzens! and Fare Forward, Voyagers Everywhere! xxamy annellexx mail-order 'SONGS FOR CREEPS' brand new original album by the Places Critic's Choice/Best Ten Albums of 2006, Billboard Magazine "...wonderfully weird, macabre songs about fading love, murderous intentions, seers and midnight explorations" ~~Peter Linblad, Goldmine Magazine "...consistently eschews the tried-and-true...a prog-pastoralist vortex of charm"~~Rod Smith, Timeout NY "Conventionally this record might be folk, psychadelic, avant-pop--more or less undefinable--but most of all it's got a grip on the sprawling, strange, optimistic, terrifying feel of open-road America."~~David Snyder, IndieFolkForever --------------------- "well, there's intelligence, and there's wisdom...that's why in D&D, they're two different scores"~~Paul Brainard