Monday, 30 August 2010
Saturday, 28 August 2010
I hosted Steini's festival, Stereo Summerland in Gebaude 9, playing
and chatting during the changeovers. It was a big party with all
English bands he brought over especially, and it went on all night.
After three days here with Steini I need a rest. I don't know how he
does it, every night until 5am. I'm waiting to catch the night train
to Copenhagen and then on to Gothenberg.
Thursday, 26 August 2010
promote his festival which I'm MCing tomorrow.
Tonight I played the Couchsurfing meetup in the Todtalbar. About 40
people in the sweaty backroom, a nice show.
Apart from that I've played golf with Steini and cleaned his apartment
as it's the only way I could stay in it. Even then he won't let me in
his bamboo bed.
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Monday, 23 August 2010
9 hours, 4 trains and a ferry to get to the Copenhagen songwriters
festival. I only just made it. There were only about 15 people in the
audience but they were nice Danes and it paid well. Swings and
roundabouts. I stayed with my friends Runen and Camila and we had a
deliscious Thai curry. Good times.
Sunday, 22 August 2010
Another nice house concert. A much older crowd so it was a quieter
night. My liver needed a rest.
I stayed on an extra day because I didn't have a show and I had a nice
room there. One day is enough to see Kiel. I'm heading north on the
train past the fishing villages and then across to Copenhagen
Friday, 20 August 2010
Reeperbahn. There were over 40 people in a tiny living room, and
spilled into the hall and onto the balcony, with a view high up over
the harbour lit up. Afterwards we went on mass to the Hasenschaukel,
where I'm playing at the Reeperbahn festival next month.
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
but bad to see 10 years or purchases go for a fraction of what I paid
for it. On the brightside, I'm cured of every buying anything non-
essential again. I'm now officially a tight-wad.
Monday, 16 August 2010
Monday, 9 August 2010
- Lots of English books
- CDs and vinyl
- Assorted items
This Friday, Saturday and Sunday (13th-15th Aug) - from 1pm until 7pm daily.
In the shop, Vijzelstraat 67, Amsterdam.
I'm delighted to have so many house concerts (the best shows by far) and want to thank all the couchsurfing people who are hosting (almost all of) them. What an amazing group of people. Learn more and join atwww.couchsurfing.org
If I was planning the tour again I'd take a year to do the same route. It's going to be too fast. But booking is such a difficult task that I stuck to the capital cities to make it easier. I only thought of the CSing concerts to fill in the gaps later once I'd already nailed down the route. Nevermind. It will be a whirlwind trip. I think this will be the last time I book like this though: nailing everything down months in advance takes a lot of the fun and freedom out of it. Some places you want to stay longer and some you can't wait to leave.
As well as booking, I've been busy writing and memorising new songs (the latter takes 10 times longer than the former) and have a whole new set of songs so I can put to bed all the songs I've recorded so far and play fresh ones. It takes a month of playing a song live before it's polished enough to record. So once I have a new batch perfected I'll find a studio for an afternoon and record another album of acoustic tracks.
Date, City, Country, Venue
15-8-2010, Amsterdam, NL, Bos&LommerBeach
19-8-2010, Hamburg, DE, House Concert
20-8-2010, Kiel, DE, House Concert
21-8-2010, Copenhagen, DK
22-8-2010, Copenhagen, DK, Songwriter Festival, Raahuset, Stuen Feature Stage
23-8-2010, Aalborg, DK, House Concert
24-8-2010, Vejle, DK, House Concert
25-8-2010, Cologne, DE
26-8-2010, Cologne, DE, Todtalbar
27-8-2010, Cologne, DE, Stereowonderland festival - Gebaude 9
29-8-2010, Gothenburg, SE, House Concert
30-8-2010, Stockholm, SE
31-8-2010, Stockholm, SE, House Concert
1-9-2010, [Boat], FI
2-9-2010, Finland, FI, Old Town Pub
3-9-2010, Nokia, FI
4-9-2010, Helsinki, FI
5-9-2010, Helsinki, FI, Bar Llamas
6-9-2010, Tallinn, EO
7-9-2010, Tallinn, EO, House concert
8-9-2010, Tallinn, EO
9-9-2010, Riga, LA
10-9-2010, Riga, LA, House concert
11-9-2010, Kaunus, LT
12-9-2010, Vilnius, LT, House concert
13-9-2010, Vilnius, LT
14-9-2010, Warsaw, PL, House concert
15-9-2010, Warsaw, PL
16-9-2010, Krakow, PL
17-9-2010, Prague, CZ, House concert
18-9-2010, Berlin, BE, House concert
19-9-2010, Berlin, BE, House concert
20-9-2010, Berlin, BE
21-9-2010, Berlin, BE
22-9-2010, Berlin, DE, Ä
23-9-2010, Hamburg, DE, House Concert
24-9-2010, Hamburg, DE, Reeperbahn festival
25-9-2010, Unna, DE, Spatz and Wal
If you would like to attend a house concert please email me for the address.