In Seattle, no weed but plenty of Mary Chapin Carpenter


On Tuesday, after living on Whidbey Island for year, we finally went to Seattle. (I don’t counting passing through on I-5 to go somewhere else.)

As it happens, this was the first day marijuana was legally for sale in the city, but we didn’t buy any. We don’t do that sort of thing, and besides we prefer to patronize island merchants.

We made the trip for a concert: Mary Chapin Carpenter appearing with the Seattle Symphony. She has a new CD, Songs From the Movie, in which she re-does 10 of her songs with a symphony orchestra. They aren’t necessarily her best songs but the ones that work best in a symphonic arrangement. Continue reading