” asks singer-songwriter Howie Day, accentuating his native Maine bark, “I just met her! Growing up in Bangor, he says, “There wasn’t much to do.
We threw a lot of rocks off bridges.” Given the options, music became something of an escape.
It was 19-year-old love and loss, but it still counts.” To keep things interesting, playing as many as 300 shows a year, Day built a reputation for working loops and other technology into his solo set.
“It was something that most people haven’t seen before,” he says.
I was like, ‘Wow, I want to do that.’ In the beginning, I started adding that stuff because I had become bored with being so predictable.On this cold and wet late fall afternoon, his music has brought him to the campus of Washington University in St.Louis—even the eroding gargoyle in the courtyard wishes it had an umbrella.“When Howie talks, sometimes he just goes on and on and on, so I doodle inappropriate stuff on my pad,” she explained wryly. On Tuesday night’s show, NBC aired a shot of Mandel unknowingly holding up her illustration of breasts.