February 26, 2010


Look I don't wanna make this a thing, but I just got on another AA flight, and the gate attendant told me I have too many carry-ons. A bag, a back pack, and a guitar that is literally exactly the size of a tennis racket.
"It's a musical instrument" I said.
"It doesn't matter. You have to check one of your bags."
"I didn't have to check one on the way here.
It takes up less space than a coat" I countered.
"It doesn't matter. You have to check one of your bags."
"Alright then. Is there any way you can mark this fragile or something? AA bag throwers dropped a piece of my luggage in jet fuel two days ago."
(Attendant shakes head "no")
"Fantastic. Thanks."

I'm beginning to feel like a bitter jackass, so this will be the last of these blogs.
For a while. =)

AA = poop: an epilogue

We've just picked up the bag. The jet fuel (or whatever smells exactly like jet fuel) that had soaked the bag is now dry, so no harm, no foul, feels the airline.

Don't let George Clooney fool you. American Airlines doesn't give two shits about you, or at least, your stuff. They've transformed a regular bag into a highly flammable bag, all for the cost of "sorry, there's nothing we can do". Remarkable.

February 24, 2010

American Airlines = HORRIBLE

AA strikes again.
Rach has a brand new bag. It is a carry-on. As she was carrying it onto the plane, the attendant at the gate suggested she check the bag to leave more room on board. She complied. We arrived an hour ago in White Plains, NY to find her bag on the carousel, the lid soaked in an oily (perhaps flamable) liquid. The lid was soaked through, damaging two pieces of clothing and perhaps also the $400 of FX pedals inside. In speaking with the local representative, we were informed that they assume no accountability. That they're sorry but there's nothing they can do.

Maybe the folks creating policy for American Airlines are vindictive. Maybe they're greedy and apathetic towards their economy customers. Perhaps they are border-line retarded. At any rate, their Zero Accountability attitude regarding destruction of a passenger's property makes me throw up in my mouth.

Stay tuned for more AA bullshit behavior, certainly yet to come...

February 17, 2010

where we're goin and where we've been

Hello Sonos followers of the world :) It's been far too long since we gave you a real solid update of our whereabouts and whatabouts. We've been going strong for over a month now, with the exception of a few sunny days at home in LA filled with sleep, homecooked food, exercise and lots of laundry. The past month has taken us all over the country (and the UK!) - Charlottesvile VA, Washington DC, Park City UT for the Sundance Film Festival, London, Glasgow (funny story here for another time), Seattle, Northampton MA, Boston and NYC!

Because our most recent photos aren't on my computer at the moment, let's start at the very beginning...a very good place to start :) In mid-January we were honored to have the opportunity to do a live session on NPR's Weekend Edition. What a cool experience to be in the NPR headquarters in DC!! Everyone and everything in there seemed..well, important. It was pretty surreal to think about the fact that in a few weeks, we would hear ourselves on a show that millions of people tune into. Everyone there was so welcoming & had some very nice things to say about our album. Not to mention the studio was baddddaaaassss. We each had some awesome headphone mixers so we could hear ourselves & each other better than ever, and did a performance+interview with host Liane Hansen. We performed White Winter Hymnal, I Want You Back, and a newer addition to our rep, Chris Issak's Wicked Game, as a bonus track for their website. Woo!

Big thanks to NPR & everyone that tuned in to listen for us :) If you missed it, check this link!

As you can probably guess, we fly on airplanes a lot. A lot. Sometimes we're lucky enough to fly around so much that we somehow pass through 4 states in one day, or eat what feels like 5 meals a day because of time changes. We also sometimes have to wake up very early and sleepwalk through the airport. I'm not sure where this was, or why I wasn't sleeping, but here is everyone else napping somewhere in the world. Aren't they cute???

The next blogworthy stop on our tour was performing at the ASCAP Music Lounge at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Talk about a beautiful place!! Not to mention lots of beautiful people and beautiful films, though we didn't get to see any of the latter :( There were few celebrity sightings but of the 3 famous people we saw, 2 were actors from the HBO vampire extravaganza show TRUE BLOOD (which Kathy is a gigantic fan of) so that was pretty exciting! The drive from our hotel in Salt Lake to the festival in Park City was beautiful - majestic snow covered mountains everywhere which we will post pictures of later. It snowed most of the time we were there so we had a lot of fun frolicking around outside. Hats, mittens, free hot chocolate, snowflakes that stayed on our nose and eyelashes..wow didn't I already reference Sound of Music in here??

Anyways we had two gigs while at Sundance, both of which were lovely & led to us meeting a lot of great people. Thanks to Loretta & ASCAP for inviting us to the event!!

badass picture of just paul...just because..

After Sundance we sprinted off to the United Kingdom - and that is where my story ends! Someone better pick up where I left off soon, because there are so many great stories & photos from our days in London & Glasglow, as well as the past couple weeks back in the US. Don't want to leave you hanging for too long :)

peace & love to all our fans!! xo

February 16, 2010

on a ship

well, a ferry actually. on our way to Martha's Vineyard. Kathy and I are a bit sick, but what can you do? =)

February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!

So yah, we're not great at blogging on the road. We always talk about great ideas and then are tired from the road. We promise to work on this and bring to you readers (all 16 of you...?) some classic Sonos shenanigans (Sonoshenanigans) soon! The backlog of useable material includes stories about:

-Paul losing the rental van; finding it; then breaking it; then fixing it for $28
-getting lost in Kentucky at 2am... on empty
-Jess getting hit on by Santa at LAX
-the Russian guy who changed his flight just to hear us in London
-our sold out show in Seattle and the debaucherous costume party that followed
-rehearsing/vocal jamming with the LA Contemporary Dance Company
-Ben saying he'd "slice your tits off" on stage*
-Drunk Scottish Heckler

So many more. But we're leaving NYC on our way to Boston. In the car will commence our first annual Sonos Valentines Day Celebration. We all bought candy and cards like 3rd graders and plan on exchanging them tonight. Cuz we're rock stars.

In the mean time, here's a quick video from our rehearsal with Young @ Heart. So many stories from this day. And so many videos on the way.

*He was following orders

February 11, 2010

Bad movies that you love

Sonos is sitting in "Souper Bowl" in Amerst, MA, trying to think of movies that we know totally suck, but that we love.

A list from Kathy Hoye to follow...

February 5, 2010


So...I'm a kind of addicted to tetris. And let's be honest, who isn't? I mean, I'm just saying I'm spending a shit ton of time in the car...perfect time for tetris. Do me a solid and let me know how to get it on my phone.
Love you mean it!
Mmmmkaaaay, byeeee!