NOTES FROM THE ROAD
sister gertrude morgan exp @ worldcafe
Sunday, November 13, 2005
the last two days were spent mostly at wxpn and world cafe live. sister gertrude morgan experience (live band + live visuals) played for a national noontime broadcast on wxpn, david dye's world cafe interview with king + myself (broadcast date jan 13 2006) as well as the katrina benefit on saturday nite there, at world cafe live.
over 500 folks made it out to this amazing nite for philadelphia. i played with ursula rucker + gintus janusonis (drums), as well as Sister G later that night...from my perspective one of the finest collections of philly musicians on stage with the sister...it was a joy to play the music and even get to let the guitar fly...sister allows me to fly...everyone involved killed it....king britt (many props!!!),,,
whole lotta gig
Sunday, November 06, 2005
this week i've been exhausted and with a nasty cold...unfortunately not much time to rest...the airlines managed to break another suitcase of mine...have to replace it for the next tour...argggh.
things are good though...slept 16 hours last night.
trying to make sense of the tracks for nucultures2.
tomorrow cutting drums with jeremy carlstedt in from new york city, actually brooklyn. weeding through all the tracks from my forever forth-coming solo vocal record...don't hold your breath...but it's being worked on...i played starship for an a+r guy in nyc friday, and he said it was a hit, and i said i know. haha
currently i've 14 songs to smash into one record...probably 8 or so will make it. with left overs for the live show, and next record...or maybe for nucultures...that's the direction anyway...mostly just tired...and i'm tryin to finish the cover for tilomo-soft lunch. no word back from labels...think i'm gonna self-release this one on 1k.
last weekend flew to las vegas for the vegoose festival...along the lines of the bonnaroo....at the stadium...sister gertrude morgan experience (king britt, tim motzer, mark boyce, chuck treece, barry meehan) made the LV debut opening for digable planets...a wonderful day there...our show was well received and just so bangin...looking forward to touring it very much. got to catch flaming lips doing
'do you realize' and 'war pigs'...fantastic, some of arcade fire, a bit of beck, and primus,,,and digable planets were killin it!!!!!!!!!!!!monday played with the miles davis electric project at ortliebs in philly...was recorded...it was also quite smokin!!! tuesday flew to columbus with ursula for a show there at brownstone...next up nov 11 noon day concert with david dye on wxpn, and nov 12 benefit at world cafe 3025 walnut st. philadelphia, live 8-2am ursula, bahamadia, sis g, plus djs....goona be so hot...don't miss it...all proceeds go to a great cause...! see u there...make a difference and show up!!!!
Sunday, November 06, 2005
woke up to a wonderful note from my friend and fellow producer enrico mariani from reggio emilia, italy:
Ciao caro amico
This just to say that “snow born sorrow” is a truly rare wonderful record. A small jewel to be listened during a winter afternoon.
I’ve in mind especially track 4 “atom and cell”.
“The day the earth stole heaven” is very bluesy and jazzy, so full of color than the last David solo album! I love it.
Sometimes the world seems so grey, so you take your car and drive through the city, enter in a record shop and buy a record like this, and the air change taste listening to it....
You’ve done a good work with a great artist.