February 25, 2004


Do you live in the Hollywood Blvd. area of Los Angeles? Or maybe in San Diego? Or Huntingdon Beach? Then hide your underage children and valuables, because Ken Layne and the Corvids will appear in these restricted zones this Thursday/Friday/Saturday. And in local courts the following days.

The ‘Vids fantastic new CD, Fought Down, achieved two major victories recently. First, it proved eternally hot during a Sydney-Melbourne-Sydney road trip (lesser CDs are routinely flung from the car); and then it astonished friend Brian C., a Rolling Stones and Neil Young obsessive. “This is Ken Layne?” he kept asking. “The Ken Layne I met when he came to Australia? This is him?” Then he stole one of my copies and ran off into the night. Or maybe I gave him a copy and he went home in a cab; I don’t remember. The important thing is: he loved it.

Posted by Tim Blair at February 25, 2004 10:57 PM

Although I would love to go see the Corvids at the Liquid Den in Huntington Beach, there ain't no way I'd go into that bar alone. I'm not even sure I'd be brave enough to go even with men in tow. I've been to some scuzzy bars in my time, but I think I've gotten a little more cautious in my old age. Good luck on the show!

Posted by: Polly at February 26, 2004 at 02:08 AM

Polly -- Hey, Ken's wife's older relatives are going! My friend's retired Dad is going! My own rock-hating father might attend, if only to fill out the most detailed report possible to the cops. We'll be there early, so walk in with a shirt that says "Polly," and head over to the filthy musicians' section. Ken will buy you a beer.

Posted by: Matt Welch at February 26, 2004 at 08:42 AM