Creating our own mythology – folklore by and for the hoi polloi – is one of the gifts of being alive in the 21st century. Jung would crap himself to have access to all the stories, images, etc. anyone with an internet connection and a browser can access. And yet many don’t take advantage of such a gift, but that’s never been a problem for cool, intimate and downright awesome Pacific Northwest music fest Summer Meltdown, which takes place this week, August 10-12, in Darrington, WA at the Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheater. In the lead-up to this year’s festivities – which include host band/curators The True Spokes, Beats Antique, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Blitzen Trapper, Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real and many more (full lineup) – we’ve been introduced to a little adventure centered around a mystic power source. Like all things Summer Meltdown, this tale shows heart, a sense of play, and some quality Little Rascals style “let’s put on a show!” mojo. Here’s the full premise:
For the last 12 years, the main stage of Summer Meltdown has been powered by an uber heady crystal. This crystal has been stolen and rouge members of the Summer Meltdown staff will stop at nothing to get back this uber heady source of raw renewable energy. Their only hope is this man, Elvis Jackson Jr., the only son of Michael & Lisa Marie. For if they do not retrieve this uber heady Meltdown crystal, the main stage of Summer Meltdown will be powered instead by fossil fuels. And that my friends is an uber bummer…and did we mention that the man who stole the Crystal is Ozzie Osmond, the bastard child of the Osmond Family?
Dirty Impound is happy to present the fourth chapter in the ongoing The Search For The Heady Crystal saga. If live near Seattle and you’re free and dig great music and good humans to share it with, well, you should get your butt to the Meltdown this weekend. Ain’t nothing but good for yo’ soul.