It was writing about music for NPR - connecting with music fans and experiencing a sense of community - that made me want to write songs again. I began to feel I was in my head too much about music, too analytical.
Every memory there is a fond one, but Sleater-Kinney did our last shows there in 2006 and it is the only venue I can imagine saying goodbye from. Jimi and the Crystal felt like family at that point. We played two nights and then had a party with all of our friends in Lola’s Room downstairs.