NOTES FROM THE ROAD
rome,stockholm, miami vice, secret voices
as the miami vice scoring sessions rolled to a close, i flew to rome with ursula rucker to play le labbra nude festival there at the prestigious auditorium.
flight in-- missed our connecting flight in de gualle airport in paris...upon going thru security i here my name being called...strange...i turn, and it's josh abrahms (chicago bassist w/ prefuse73, sam prekop, on and on)...he'll be at the same fest playing with ernest dawkins chicago 12 and black earth ensemble. our show at the fest was broadcast live on rai radio...so our set was only 1 hour...sound was very ruff...monitor mixer was reading a book during our performance...some nice moments and some ghosts in the machine...disconnects...didn't really feel like we got there from my perspective, but as usual, it must've sounded good outfront...met jeff parker (tortoise), mike ladd, roy campbell, guiremo brown, ernest dawkins...really had a nice time there...festivals are the best...it was really great to hang out with so many of the chicago music community that i've admired for so many years. great food as always in rome,,,,next morning off to sweden-- after having the porter unlock gintas' room, he was deep sleeping...didn't hear his alarm, my 6 calls, or my incessant pounding on his door...haha...luckily we made the airport in time for flight to stockholm.
3 hour flight. arrived at 3pm to hotel, 45 min. nap, then to sound check. gintas has to rebuild drum kit...i'm good all my gear made it...show is nice with a very reserved audience...it felt good to run the entire show...afterwards sold some discs...the people loved it...gear back to hotel...out for some winddowns until 3am...no sleep tonite...off to airport at 330am back to rome...arrived in rome at 11am...thouroughly spaced.
sleep until 4. out for lunch and wine...so good. then off to festival with ursula and jeff parker. see mike ladd, and meshell ndegochello...wisdom intersects and i stay in my room afterwards to rest before the travel day tomorrow...flight out of rome to paris...miss connecting flight again!!!! it was f***ing ridiculous...terrible...stressful...re-book flight. now thru to montreal where we will have to then take jet to philadelphia...our flight is late there...all in all 24 hours of travel on mothers day...what a mother. our baggage and gear is lost as well, for another 2 days. when i arrive king britt calls to tell me we have another miami vice scene to do...so next morning up early, and we work on it all day. michael manns assistant likes it...so we send parts to la...looks like we'll have some music in miami vice the movie...next day...doing final mixes with jeff chestek for upcoming secret voices...it's something else. cheers. see you friday at the whitney in nyc...7pm...free admission. whitney live.
miami vice, kb, tilomo
it's been a whirlwind. been in the studio scoring the new
michael mann film 'miami vice' staring collin ferril and jamie foxx...with king britt...very time intensive...also, managed to do 4 tour dates with the king britt experience starting in philly for a sold out back to basics reunion at world cafe live...then off to seattle...where my pedal board was promptly lost...so no pedals for that gig...no sleep the night before travel...so we were totally wiped out exhausted. i felt terrible..headache...etc. show went well - just guitar synth and a few pedals -- some sleep. after show pedal board delivered. now off to san fran. nice to be here at club 6. sound was horrible and loud. audience loved it. they went crazy. (me, chuck treece, doc gibbs, alma horton)...promoters were nice, but seemed not on it...dinner they provided was cold and not very good, so i went a bought a hot meal later just to feel right. sleep. 7 hour drive to ashland oregon. this ride is beautiful through the mountains. this gig is for earth day. massive auditorium...
great food here-all organic (salmon, salad, rice, white wine).
this town reminds us of boulder...so clean and beautiful.
great show...5 hour...feel like i really played on this one. me and doc had a ball...people danced all night...7 hour drive back to san fran...7 hour flight back to philly...home again.
working on a track for darren emerson...we will see...and back to miami vice....oh yes, tilomo is out. please tell everyone about it...you can check 2 tracks at www.myspace.com/tilomo it's available at discipline global mobile mailorder. go to dgmlive.com to shop, then to new to shop...or search....otherwise, it's in all the cool stores in philly and at other music in nyc. leaving for rome on tuesday with ursula...will play festival there, and to stockholm at soder teatern....should be a nice 5 days...ciao