Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Touring by bicycle at last! A new beginning! After 13 months of trains, planes and automobiles I've decided the two-wheeled life is for me. OK the European weather's not great at the moment but I'm heading South. It's going to be great. And what a beautie. Bob Jackson from Leeds. Together we'll go places.
Sunday, 26 September 2010
On the train to Amsterdam for four days off and to finalize the route and dates and the new mode of transport for part two.
Donavan, Gonzales (both), Blood red shoes, Edwyn Collins and quite a
My show was well-attended. I sold 12 CDs which is an all-time record.
The Hasenshaukel is a trip of a place. Always a good show, but with
the festival it was even better.
Saturday, 25 September 2010
suburbs. I got badly lost trying to find it and Nadine the host had to
come and pick me up in the car.
Berlin was great as always. I caught the end of the summer. Lovely
weather and a slow pace of life. Three cracking shows there.
Sunday, 19 September 2010
been lent for a week by a friend. I played the first house concert
last night for Max (pictured) a guy that saw me play in Liege last
year, and his friends in Berlin. A good crowd but too enthusiastic. I
could only stop when the neighbour banging on the ceiling got so loud
I couldn't play
Two more shows to come, both in the Neukoln district and should be
good. Anecdotes? Not really. I've been taking it slowly as I get
better, but I did see Ken Parsons, my harp buddy from Amsterdam and
saw him play at Intersoup.
Thursday, 16 September 2010
Lithuania and now I'm in Polland. I played in Warsaw and Poznan but
had to cancel more shows because of ear pain. I have some pills and
sprays and will douse in Berlin where a friend is giving me an
apartment for half a week. Two shows there and then back to Hamburg.
Sunday, 12 September 2010
Friday, 10 September 2010
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Estonian chamber of commerce. I has one more but had to cancel it due
to sickness, which I hate to do. It's been a tiring trip and I have a
bit of a fever. Three days in the same place has been good. I met lots
of nice Estonians.
Monday, 6 September 2010
Friday, 3 September 2010
in AA. I played last night in a very old fishing village 50 minutes
East of Helsinki. It was virtually empty but they paid me anyway. I
stayed with Davie the box, a Glaswegian accordian player who's lived
in Scandinavia for the last 16 years.