I’ve been unusually busy, with very little time to post. Jason and I went to the Bite of Seattle and the Experience Music Project on Saturday. We saw the Heats, one of my favorite bands back when I was in high school, ate some good food, and then spent hours in the museum. It’s really an interesting place. We weren’t able to see the whole thing at all, though. We didn’t have time to look through the Hendrix gallery, and the Artist’s Journey ride was down. Since we got a family membership, though, we’ll be able to go back again for free.
My uncle’s band, the Frantics, got a lot of play in the Northwest Passage section of the EMP. In fact, they’re seen more than the Beatles or Beach Boys — perhaps that’s because the Beatles and Beach Boys are completely ignored. For that matter, even the Posies don’t get much attention at the EMP. Still, it’s really cool that the Frantics aren’t forgotten. Maybe I’ll put up some Frantics mp3s here someday, if I can get the stuff off my vinyl 45s.
I would have linked to a page about the Frantics here, but the only two I found both had incorrect band lineups (I think they might have gotten their info from the same incorrect source) and left my uncle’s name out! Let’s set it straight: the Frantics’ drummer during the peak of their career, for quite a few years, was Don Fulton. The band photos at the EMP and on the Frantics web pages show Don Fulton at the drums. Not some other guy. Don Fulton. Get it right.
Besides going to the EMP and looking for Frantics web sites, I’m also busy making skating dresses for my nieces. This is my first attempt at a skating dress. Yikes. I’ve also decided on a kind of 13th century costume for Halloween, so I’m starting to plan that. I think I’ll have to start work on it in August to finish it by Halloween, knowing me.