Our friend Molly Lewis plays the ukulele and writes songs. And it’s her birthday today! Here are some things you should know about Molly, and her new musical, and how great she is.
We became friends with Molly because Paul & Storm decided we should be friends. It worked out. We met in real life for the first time at the first GeekGirlCon, right before playing a concert together. (I had seen Molly play with Jonathan Coulton while wearing a pirate hat several years prior, but that doesn’t really count.) The GeekGirlCon show was fun, and we were all good and awkward, and I barely freaked out at all when she told me she’d been listening to our music earlier and liked it. The next day, her romantic counterpart took us out to brunch and I ate the best risotto I’ve ever had. I’ve been chasing that high (risotto-wise) ever since.
We had a pretty amazing couple days last week. On Monday we were invited to be musical guests on “Late Night Action With Alex Falcone“—a live comedy-interview-sketch show in Portland which is really, genuinely, professionally hilarious. It was a fantastic experience for us… and made even more amazing because the other guests included Reggie Aqui and Patrick Rothfuss, who were both the MOST CHARMING in their interviews with the hilarious hosts Bri Pruett and Alex Falcone. If you can make it out to see the show, we highly recommend it. It’s a Portland GEM.
On TUESDAY we had another crazy experience: Patrick Rothfuss invited us to open for him at the HUGE AND BEAUTIFUL AND CLASSY Newmark Theater for his huge official Powell’s reading for his new GREAT NOVELLA. Every part of that sentence is amazing.
Hello everyone! We have returned from our tour of the East Coast. It was an amazing tour, and if you have not yet, you can see our daily dispatches from the road in this YouTube playlist. We owe you many stories and photos (though you can find a lot by searching for #mollyclicks on Twitter)… and we will be doing our best to share those in blogs and podcasts of our own and others’ publishing.
But now: to the future!
Our Next Big Show is in Portland on November 8! It’s called #NerdNightOut, and we have collected quite a cast for you, thanks to some amazing sponsors who are making the whole darn thing possible. Here we are in a video, telling you all about it!
Music is beautiful, you guys. So freaking beautiful.
Let me tell you a story.
I will start in fall of 2006. My very first college boyfriend is big into music. I am big into “music,” but by “music,” I mean “They Might Be Giants.” And that’s pretty much it. He introduces me to a lot of bands, and takes me to a number of concerts. The first concert – The Dresden Dolls. Before that concert, he lends me all of their music, and I listen to it. Constantly. By the time we see the show, I know all of their songs. They put on a fantastic show. Cary & I stand in front and see it all. We are moved.