Jennifer Brookes: This last week a friend of mine was preparing to move to Thailand, so on the first of October we spent one of her last rainy afternoons at Pike Place Market. These pictures were taken at about 5:00 PM that day, surreptitiously, inside a coffee shop a block away from the waterfront. It might be best to view them through another's nostalgic filter. These people are coming and going, always moving from one place to another, never staying. Tock-tick, tock-tick.
Eric Peterson: Very few of my non-music friends know that I love bossa nova, and that I have loved it ever since I was introduced to it in high school jazz band. (Getz/Gilberto is probably in my top ten records.) The first day of October brought the cold and clouds here in Denver. My hope was that this week's piece juxtaposed bossa, which always evokes the sun-drenched beaches of Brazil, with a rainy, drizzly Autumn Seattle. I recorded this in room 509 at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. On my way out, I saw my friend Emily and said, "Hey." It took two trips to get my equipment up there, and it's a good thing Emily was in there rehearsing, because I was locked out of the building when I went for my second trip. Thanks, Emily.