From The Desk Of The Kellys: David Sedaris

Whenever Jeff Kelly takes a break from piloting Seattle’s Green Pajamas on their world tour of uncharted psych/pop waters, he likes to collaborate vocally with a woman. Until now that person has been GPJ alternate lead singer Laura Weller in a partnership called Goblin Market. Kelly didn’t have to venture far from the home fires for his most recent female vocal foil. With his wife Susanne as an equal partner, the pair has come up with By Reckless Moonlight (Green Monkey), a little gem that visits places no Jeff Kelly LP has been before. Susanne may insist she’s not really a singer, but her voice knows just the right moves to counterbalance Jeff’s ethereal sound from a previous lifetime. The Kellys will be guest editing all week. Read our recent feature on them.


Susanne: Like most of the world, I am nuts about David Sedaris‘ work. Jeff and I have a vacation rental here at our Ravenna house in Seattle. We would be delighted to have David Sedaris stay with us. He tops the list of my dream guests. Apparently his partner, Hugh, has a brother who lives in town. (I think I actually know him slightly from when he worked in a now defunct local art-supply store.) My plan is this: David S. has Google alerts set for his name, he sees this MAGNET squib, is intrigued by my invitation and just happens to be planning a visit to see Hugh’s brother Sam in Seattle. They accept the offer to stay in our “tower” and I get a bit part in an essay. (I won’t even mind if it’s an unflattering portrayal.) How is that for dreaming? Beautiful plan. David Sedaris, are you reading this?!?!?!?

Video after the jump.