Today its 21 years ago Curtis Mayfield passed away
Month: December 2020
The Avant Gardenist
What road crew is lacking since the lock downs:
Lack of sleep/traveling/the sights the smells/rock ‘n’ roll/supportive security/late night dinner/never curing flu under your skin/cash on hand payments/smelly bunk/the bar waitress/the venue catering/the energy/the forever ‘where your from?’ question/lazy stage-hands/Spinal Tap quotes/almost never lucky in scoring/dealing with macho colleges/hammock under the stage/wining musicians/
Dragging amplifiers/the white line/broken PA systems/making a wrong turn/Anette/smelly vans/forgotten acquaintances/envy among colleges/having a good time/not bothered about world problems/the ‘family-crew’/full whiskey bottle emptied in a few hours/shitty sound-booth location/toilet stop/one hotel shower room for 18 people/holding on to the mixing desk so you don’t collapse/DB limitations/early hotel check-in/bad gas station food/the live music/snow and rain at load out/always in sweaty clothes/promoter trying to rip you/the street gang around the corner/guest-list arguments/before breakfast hotel check out/fucked up navigation/bossy house-manager/annoying journalist/sunny day you could not enjoy/van breakdown/too small venue and stage/snobby unimportant VIP (very impossible person)/crowded backstage with empty fridge/record company dinner/violent security/stressed stage manager/MTV crew getting on your nerve/ the 1 minute before show start audio output request for recordings/crappy in-house lights/a promoter for more than 40 years in the same office afraid missing that one hip band/3 times returning pizza to the waiter because its not the ordered vegan one/hip bands forgotten after one year/club managers lying to themselves/ridiculous band riders/inexperience local sound technicians/talks about other bands/cold hotel rooms/reliable promoters/arrogant local sound technician/day-of that makes you more tired/waiting…waiting…waiting…/coach back lounge/fairly easy available drugs/borders, where they still are/eating, but not hungry/venue’s home-cooking/5 minutes of fame/selfish driver/desperate WhatsApp message send home, keeping up the idea ‘I have someone there’/mistakes in hotel reservations/laundromats/video games/private accommodations/musicians wife visiting/merch arriving the day you left/room sharing/airplane delays/lost luggage/dirty toilets/tracing packages following you for 2 weeks/dripping hotel shower/… + so much more…….
The double door/Paradiso/SSE Wembley Arena/Effenaar/La Loco/Knitting Factory/K4/The Grant/American Music Hall/Troubadour/RAI/Garage/Zap Club/Pfefferberg/ABC/Escape/Astoria/The End/Nice n Sleazy/The Forum/Kino Ebensee/Forum/…… and many many more…..
General observation of the corona situation: FEAR WINS FROM FREEDOM
The Avant Gardenist
Watson Kendall: Beats, production
Adam Sherburne: Vox and guitars