There’s something about the reappearance of cherry blossoms and outdoor seating that gives us a new start each spring. People seem to get a little friendlier, more patient, conscientious even. And while the economy is a mess, and most people we know are scratching their heads at the gas pump, in the check-out line at the grocery store (as a recent CNN.com headline suggests: “You paid WHAT for lettuce?!”) and closing their eyes as they pay their bills and file late tax returns, there’s just something about those cherry blossoms.
With the Ides of March behind us, as are the endless vagabond nights in Austin at SXSW (good on ya, Johnny Flynn and Joe Lean!), the gang at Sentimentalist is slowly waking up from our prolonged winter fogs and stepping out to fresh, temperate afternoons in the 60s and 70s, lingering brunches with friends, and celebrating the sunshine on our pale faces. Our calendars are already filling up with some of the most exciting live shows around: The Raconteurs, The Kills, She & Him, Flight of the Conchords, Cinematic Orchestra, Elbow, and we’re also looking forward to the Summer festivals ahead, such as the All Points West Music & Arts Festival that will be rocking out in our own backyard. (Well, Jersey).
Yes, spring has definitely sprung around the Sentimental way. So, while we we unpack our hot weather gear from dusty storage boxes, do make yourself some iced tea and settle in for dynamic interviews with Guy Garvey of Elbow, Leila Moss of the Duke Spirit, Jarboe, Ade Blackburn of Clinic, and Keith Murray of We Are Scientists.
See you next month!