And all this ran yesterday! Nearly all of it had been building up from a little while before, particularly my interview with Justin Harris of Menomena:
It seems at a cursory glance that the only OC connection at the kickoff show for this year’s incarnation of the Segerstrom’s Indie Band Series are local favorite Kiev. But headliners Menomena have more than a passing interest in the county—Justin Harris, one of the Portland, Oregon’s two current core members, spent the first 12 years of his life near the beach in South County.
“San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano,” confirms a relaxed, thoughtful Harris. “I still have family down there, so I visit every so often. I’ve got a lot of fond memories of the beach—surfing up in Oregon is a little more involved! Longer drive, heavier wetsuits, colder water!”
But yesterday also featured my latest Beat Blvd. review as well as something that resulted due to events earlier in the week — Five Songs for Schwarzenegger Fans to Console Themselves With.