Saturday, 29 May 2010
It's a strange feeling sitting in a cafe with no place to go. Nowhere to stay tonight. Especially with a hangover. You have to look at it positively. I just sent out a few requests to local couchsurfers to see if anyone will have me, otherwise I'll get a motel. It was a hotel I played in last night and they gave me a very nice room!
I only have about 10 shows in the next month or so, which is a good thing. I need some lengthy laptop sessions to get on top of everything. It's a pain in the butt - literally.
The coming weeks look like this:
5/30 Skylark Cafe & Club Seattle WA
Then stay in Seattle for four days.
6/4 The Anchor Pub Everett WA
Get on down to Portland
6/6 Mississippi Pizza Portland OR
Hang around in Portland for four days between shows.
6/10 Thirsty Lion Pub Portland OR
Two-day drive down Route 1 to San Francisco. Should be a beautiful drive. Wish I was spending more time in that area.
6/12 House concert - Live on Amaranta Palo Alto CA
Two days in San Francisco.
6/15 Fly to Toronto for NXNE
A week of meeting folks, watching shows and playing one show myself. It could be information overload though.
6/22 Fly to Rejkjavik
Five days in Iceland - need to organise one show
6/28 Fly to Amsterdam
A week of shows, sorting stuff out and watching the start of the Tour de France
7/5 Fly to England
And relax for a month.
Friday, 28 May 2010
Thursday, 27 May 2010
Sunday, 23 May 2010
A tough crowd (reserved) but at least it was a crowd and I had
something to work with.
The harder it is the harder I try, the better the show. The more bored
I get of playing the mire I have to make it interesting for me, the
better the shows.
The set is evolving. Where are we at now? The first song tonight I got
(most) of the audience on stage for a singalong and said 'we'll get
upset if you talk through our songs'. So that wakes them up at the
I need to work out where to take itfromtherenow, because I followed it
with upbeat but that didn't connect.
I'll have a think