After a few too many months of longing for In’n'Out, a couple members of Pickwick, a Young Lion, local photographer Lori Paulson and one other Animal Sauce addict decided to do something about it. There was only one way to satiate this lust … a round-trip drive to the nearest In’n'Out. Never mind that gas is over $4.00 a gallon or that the nearest In’n'Out is in Redding, California about 600 miles away … these people were on a mission. So a couple weekends ago, five friends piled into a car, drove for 24 hours and feasted on In’n'Out like victorious kings. Somewhere along the way, they took the time to send us a Postcard from their adventure.
Why are we posting this on Sound on the Sound? This might not be a postcard from a touring band and one Animal Sauce addict is a personal friend, but we couldn’t agree more with what this trip and postcard is really about: doing something. Or as organizer Brad Stemke summed up, this trip wasn’t about burgers but adventure. “Do something YOU have been wanting to do with your friends lately. Life is about adventure. Take one.”
While the rest of the internet freaks out (positively and negatively) about the Arcade Fire winning Album of the Year, we here at Sound on the Sound are much more excited about a local, deserving Grammy winner: Kory Kruckenberg.
Kory, who we best know as a local sound engineer extraordinaire, is responsible and mentioned by name in more than a few of our best of lists, as well as being the bassist for Pablo Trucker and Pickwick’s vibraphone master. As of last night, he can add “Grammy Winner” to his resume; as Kory took home the trophy in “Best Engineered Album, Classical.” While we haven’t heard his Grammy Award winning work, we’ve long been fans of Kory’s adept hands and ears which have been behind some of our favorite recent local records including: The Maldives’ Listen to the Thunder, Avians Alight, Pickwick, J. Tillman and Pearly Gate Music. Congratulations Kory!