Monday, October 4, 2010
[shoesandsocksoff.blogspot.com] I'm sitting here, with the feeling that I want to write about the last month, tell people about it, but I really don't think its gonna happen. I wanna thank specific people, that put us on, put us up, and people we met. I had been keeping a kinda diary on my phone, but once again Apple have stitched me up. I lost all my data yesterday, including about 30 'voice memos', recordings of ideas for songs, I had about an albums worth of ideas on there. Totally gutted.
It was a real hard month, but a rad one also. I had always wanted to be on a tour with a photographer, someone that would document everything, but its not something that really happens much. So it was rad to have Stephen Mcleod from Artrocker join us for about 5 days. He was a total fucking pleasure to be around, and a rad photographer. I'm awaiting a big folder full of his pictures, maybe I will post a few up here when they show up.
It wasn't long after he left, that Benjamin Thomas jumped in the van. He stayed with us for a few days, hanging out, and taking some rad pictures. I think the highlight of the tour for me, was in the aviation section in some museum, in a children's corner, there were some 'dressing up' clothes. Again, awaiting pictures.
Some nights were on cold, hard, dark floors, the kinda place where frogs land right between your eyes at about 4:30am, other nights were in luxury golf houses, where you can have a sauna and jacuzzi at 2am while your friends drink cava from crystal glasses.
James Penny, bassist in HYHI, booked the whole thing himself. What a hero. Robin brought the head flicks, and Chris brought the sweat. Together they were a half hour of power. Thanks, boys. That'll be fine.
Thanks to vans for bands, I'm not sure this would have been possible without you. I'm no Frank hater.
Arni played a big part in this tour. But he probably plays a big part in every tour. Jen Long, Ioana, Zi and the Derby brigade, Hymns and Taz, Heather Steele and Joaquin Pheonix, PABH, &U&I, Tall Ships, Tangled Hair, everyone and army, Hannah at the fighting cocks for the emergency cola, jimmy evil/nice, delta sleep, barney, Jules and everyone that made the Aldershot show my favorite SASO show I ever played. I'm telling you now, there I people I owe thanks to that I have forgotten, but the last 30 days merged into one sleepless blur. you know who you are. thanks.
So now I find myself in a situation I haven't been in for a while, not since before the last St. Louis tour. I need to get a job. I'm saving for some gear, I have a lot of projects lined up that requite me to be equipped! So I'm not going to play much until February when I leave for a month long trip round mainland Europe with Tubelord. until then I'm going to work, earn, spend and WRITE. There will be the odd show, but nothing much.
In a bit.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 8:14 PM