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IndieReader Discovery Awards 2019:
- Winner, Best First Book
"A timeless, beautifully written coming-of-age story about transformation and self-acceptance." - 5/5 stars (read full review)
Eric Hoffer Awards 2019:
- Finalist, Fiction
Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2019:
- Finalist, General Fiction / Novel (over 80,000 words)
- Finalist, First Novel (over 90,000 words)

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~ Journal 13 ~

This evening I watched On the Beach at Night Alone on blu-ray with my good friend and Hong Sang-soo fan Jane. It's hard to come up with words to describe a tissue of a film such as this. Is it even a movie? Well obviously it's a movie, but why does it work? It's like a series of teases, surfaces w...

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Tonight the Seattle Symphony and conductor Ludovic Morlot performed a brand new piece for the first time, and an old piece for the umpteenth time (well maybe not for us Seattlites - we don't get tons of Strauss). What they required in common was a very large orchestra and patience. The program:

  1. D...

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Tonight the guest conductor Cristian Măcelaru plugged the Seattle Symphony into the good juice. The program:

  1. Lili Boulanger: "D'un matin de printemps"
    A short but colorful piece for large orchestra that shows a knack for orchestration.
  2. Elgar: Violin Concerto (with Vilde Frang on violin)

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The Flesh Eaters is a band made up of of LA-scene veterans that orignally formed in 1977. It's not a band I knew much about but its members are pretty famous: John Doe and DJ Bonebreak of X, Dave Alvin and Bill Bateman of The Blasters, Steve Berlin of Los Lobos and the poet/frontman Chris D. They h...

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The percussion quartet Third Coast Percussion came to Meany for something rather off-the-wall: a live score to the movie "Paddle To The Sea" from 1966, which was made by the National Film Board of Canada based on a the 1941 children's book "Paddle-to-the-Sea". Third Coast Percussion split the...

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