It has been a second since I was last able to rappitate with you all. Since July, I have been to Europe with my numero uno P.I.C.(Partner in Crime) - Jerk Party, came back to the USA, got in a truck and drove from Brooklyn, to Houston Tx.- around to Naples Fl.- across to Miami- raced Irene back to Brooklyn- went to the Midwest- around to the Northeast, Montreal and Toronto. I have been home since Saturday. So far, this is the longest I've been home since then. Lets start in Kutna Hora, Czech Republic...
After arriving in Berlin, we pretty much got on a train and went directly to Prague. We were meet by Rado. He's the man, you see. Us three, then drove out to Creepy Teepee, where I ended up blowing out the electricity for the entire stage lights, sound everything- three times. Considering it was my birthday, it was my latest version of blowing out the candles. Thanks to Drugs for Drunks (from Mexico City)and their one 110V power strip, I was able to plug about 3/4 of my equipment drag my way through a set. While I was not satisfied with the performance, the crowd thought otherwise! After lengthy discussions with the engineers, we worked it out best the best way we could, given the circumstances. It would ultimately be the "US Power strip" with a special surge protector, purchased from Radio Shack that was supposed to be safe with the 500Watt step up/down electricity converter that I'd purchased for the trip. It worked the night before in Berlin in this Woman's kitchen. More on Germany, later. Anyways, I would plug the power strip in to the converter. every thing is turned off. Nothing is plugged into anything. Plug in the turned off power strip and POOF! All of the fucking lights are out. What the fuuuuck? After 3 times of the same thing, on my Birthday no less- the other band that had happened to have an American power strip
- Drugs for Drunks (hailing from Mexico City) lent me their strip, and I was able to plug in part of my stuff and play a sound check and live set with what I had. I was glad that it turned out okay. It has become sort of crazy to travel with electronics, using public transportation. One of my original positive sides for moving into the world of electronics, was because it was so mobile- ie: I could ride my bicycle too shows with my gear in my bag. It was nothing like trying to haul around an Ampeg 8/10 and a bass to shows with guitars, drums, amp's and such. Follow an interest with an open ear and see where it takes you. May your interest become a passion. May that passion take you too new and exciting places in your mind. Feel those sensations associated with transcendence and goodness.
Droogs For Droonks
The next day we went sightseeing. Kutna Hora is quite old. The mid evil city planners must have been completely crazy. We got so lost.
Every generation has their own "Screamers."
... and who doesn't enjoy some good ol'yabbo graffiti?
More on that, later. Back to you- Blog...
After being lost for about two and a half hours, accidentally ending up at the hotel, we hooked up with those two zany children- Shannon and Bruno (from that Brooklyn outfit- Light Asylum) we decided on taking a cab to the "Bone Church." There was this interactive sculpture that was being installed in the center of town over the course of the morning. I jokingly told Erica that it was the Gallows.
After accidentally walking back to our Hotel, trying to find this "Bone Church" after an hour and a half, we were very frustrated. Europe's cobblestone sidewalks are no joke. Us American's are spoiled by the little things, like the cement sidewalks. Holy shit did the travel rig get shaken to almighty shit. I could have honestly made a commercial for Gator Cases. Anyways, we get back too our hotel and a van pulls up with R.Stevie Moore and Light Asylum. After meeting with these folks and some nap time, we took a cab to the fabled "Bone Church."
The Bone Church is real.
Chillin'. Kutna Hora Cypher Stylee...
... Oct. 14, 2011- I wanted to type more but have been incredibly busy so I am publishing this one unfinished. Stay tuned for Part Two- Berlin... So long y'all!!!