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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Books, Music, and People: an awesome combo

The best part of the weekend after coming down from Operation TBD?

Getting to see Kevin Emerson (author of the Oliver Nocturne series and musician extraordinaire) and Andrea Wittgens (yes, that Andrea, the one who donated music to the readergirlz Operation TBD trailer) perform LIVE as Central Services: Board of Education (├╝ber-cool indie kids' band), connection courtesy of another excellent Seattle young adult author, Liz Gallagher, author of The Opposite of Invisible.

(Got that?)

It was very cool to get to meet Andrea and thank her in person for generously letting readergirlz use her song. Here I am with Andrea and Liz:

We snapped a video of Central Services performing a little bit of their ode to the Number 8:

We bought the album, and You-Know-Who (age 4) wanted to listen to "The Lonely Tomato" ALL afternoon. But can you blame her? I've been singing about tomatoes in my apple pie, strawberry shortcake, tomato lemonade, guacamole pizza...hey, that actually does sound pretty good. Enjoy!

Holly Cupala


Little Willow said...

Great company. :)
Mmm, tomatoes!

Melissa Walker said...

You guys all look so blond and happy! Love books, music and people all in one spot!

Justina Chen said...

Ohhhh...I wish I had been able to go with you both. I would have rushed the stage!

holly cupala said...

Rats, I should have called you! I just popped You-Know-Who in the car and went. :)

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