Berlin 2018.9.15

(orange hoodie by Txus Parras) It was today ten years ago that the Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. I’ll explain a little below. For Tiger Lillies, see a little below. I take tram 21 to KULTUR BOTSCHAFT (Cultural Embassy) in Lichtenburg, east Berlin, a seeming grotto in the middle of a derelict industrial and suburban…

Sevilla 2017.11.14 – 2017.11.16

Don’t expect an account of the 4th biggest cathedral in the world or Christopher Columbus’s grave. Sebastian Brant would have good advice like, who doesn’t take sound advice must deal with their own suffering. With an extra day off for stage set up, Adrian and I decided to set up sound a day early and…

Granada, 2018.11.11 – 2018.11.12

At the gas station, bought a couple of kiddie rattles like what Martyn bought me but much dinkier with frog and pigs heads on them. Alhambra was all booked up, they have to limit the amount of customers allowed on its pristine grass. Walked around it which was as beautiful in its crossover culture between…

Murcia, Spain 2018.11.8

Contents -Nighttime -Daytime -Cynicism -The show -Drum set -More drums – Premier vintage tom 3855 *** Nighttime Paul our director pays a visit to the sex shop to buy a whip for the Poet’s debauchery and cocaine scene. He comes back with a miniature one that will do the job. He said the popular items…

Milano 2017.10.31

Leonardo Da Vinci Technology and Science Museum Review of setup and show, Triennale Teatro Dell’Arte, Milan, Italy Si prega, di non disturbare CD – Rough Guide to Italia Nova Leonardo Da Vinci Technology and Science Museum Three giant floors of inventions, locomotives, submarine, clock makers, the Astrarium of Giovanni Dondi (planetary circulation meter), a very…

Leeds 2017.12.13

contents • Under-summarised concerns • Review of the drum kit at Howard Assembly Rooms • Tiger Lillies stories related to this show • Short description of show experience • Experience of going out for Adrian Stouts birthday and memories of Leeds   Under-summarised concerns Net neutrality’s destruction by the new FFC vote might potentially change…

London 2017.10.27

Apocalypse Jazz Unit played at One Hundred Years Gallery on October 23 2017 with Rick Jensen, Jordan Muscatello, Simon Paton, Paul Shearsmith, Hywel Jones, Thomas Tronich, David O’Connor, Gardyloo Spew and Jonas Golland And when Spew and I went along to play with this manic band who listen well and leave space for others mind…

Angoulême, France 2017.10.17 – 2017.10.20

Tangents When will this night drive end? The journey leaves the motorway with signs for Angoulême but suddenly furrows sharply into countryside. Amidst great fog and no street lights, the driver, a man of no English, once turns around and heads back the other way. After an hour and a half of not knowing how…