Yayanos Back on the Road, Heading East

East Coasters, are you sad that you missed Mer’s theremin performance at the launch party? New York, Chicago, Indianapolis, Lousiville, Nashville, Atlanta, Columbia, Knoxville and Baltimore, you’re in luck: Faun Fables is coming through, and Mer is performing with them. Click here for the tour dates.

You know the drill: we’ll be light on Mer-posts for the next couple of weeks, but when she returns, there’ll be wonders to show! When the tour went through Europe, Mer revealed the the most depressing towel rack ever made, found at the Tyrolean Folk Museum in Austria. When she toured the midwest, Mer uncovered The Tarnished Beauties of Blackwell, Oklahoma – a poignant post that inspired both my mom’s first-ever Coilhouse comment and a heartfelt comment from Shirley Love, a 72-year-old native of Blackwell. What will Mer discover on her East Coast adventure? Stay tuned.

14 Responses to “Yayanos Back on the Road, Heading East”

  1. Damien Says:

    That is a Crazy schedule. Hopefully I’ll get to see them, in action.

  2. David Forbes Says:

    Sweet! Knoxville’s right over the mountains. I’ll be there.

  3. Vivacious G Says:

    I loved that tarnished beauties post so much as well…

    What a treat it was to meet Mer and see her play the theremin live. I can’t wait to hear/see more of her work.

  4. Ben Morris Says:

    I will be at the Atlanta show. Faun Fables is one of my favorite bands (almost any musical endeavor involving Nils Frykdahl is probably going to be “one of my favorite bands” but FF and SGM especially so). Not only that its going to be at my favorite venue.

  5. R. Says:

    Baltimore is only a 2 or so hour drive from VA. I believe I’ll be making some travel arrangements.

  6. lauren Says:

    I’ll be seeing her there! FINALLY MEETING MER!

  7. Tequila Says:

    The east coast is in for a treat…hope some of you going take pictures!

  8. paul blume Says:

    deep sigh
    …again, no love for Charlotte

  9. Mer Says:

    Paul, dear, we’re not scorning you on purpose. Promise. Remember, Dawn is in her third trimester. The tour schedule/routing has to be short, but sweet. Besides, we are playing in Columbia, S.C. It’s a bit of a drive (a little over an hour), but hey, it’s definitely in the neighborhood.

  10. A.P. Stilwell Says:

    Mer, I want to thank you and the band for the show tonight at the Earl in Atlanta. It was such a wonderful experience to meet and speak with both you and Nils; and such a treat to see you on that theremin. Thank you also for the theremin tips, hopefully one will be in my possession soon.

    Good luck on the rest of that tour and hopefully Dawn actually has that baby on stage like promised . . . just be cautious of the janitor’s wrath. I could’ve swore the one cleaning up the Earl was homeless.

  11. Ben Morris Says:

    Tonight’s Faun Fables show was everything I had hoped it would be. Nils and Dawn are two of the most enchanting stage presences you will find anywhere. The music was wonderful from start to finish but special compliments for the powerful performance of Eyes of the Bird that the show closed on.

    I was also extremely happy to meet and talk with Mer in person.

  12. A.P. Stilwell Says:

    Then I guess I should thank Ben for starting up a conversation with Mer . . . had he not I don’t think I would’ve approached her at that water cooler.

    And I agree wholeheartedly with your statements on the quality of the show: amazing, intimate, and supremely entertaining. “Eyes of the Bird” was incredible live.

  13. Peter S. Says:

    For the record, that’s an awesome portrait. REALLY catches the eyes nicely.

  14. A.P. Stilwell Says:

    She’s better in person.