Vienna 2017.4.11-12 and London

old Roman water, still good A night off in sunny Vienna at Das Triest hotel. The place oozes confidence, iMac at your disposal for CNN, or cheering up with a non-stop Schlager infomercial. Have some fruit and Römerquelle, the water with the logo of the Roman soldier quenching his thirst from a chalice. I guess…

Munich 2017.4.10

(scroll down for Munich gig report) Alien Flowers In collaboration with Man From Uranus. Man From Uranus has completed the Alien Flowers compilation, LP released by Re-Alignment of Magnetic Dust, featuring yours truly (me) playing drums on Stairs and Cupboards, and the amazing Gardyloo SPeW on alto saxophone solo on Cosmic Telephone. MFU gave me…

Luzern, Switzerland 2017.4.9

Warning: emotionally right / left-brain manipulation ahead I have now been Jonas Golland for 34 years. The first birthday greeting I received was an email from EMAJ hotel in Guimarães, Portugal. A computer algorithm registers the birthday with the email address, and emails some words typed by a human who didn’t know you. This reminder…

Zürich, Switzerland 2017.4.8

Adrian, Martyn, Alfred and Armin have gone to a farm cottage to visit an old friend who used to book the band for private parties, but I need a break. So I spent about an hour playing a word game started by Stewart Keith, thinking of films names with animals in them, such as Penguinnochio,…

Zürich, Switzerland, 2017.4.7

On our way to the airport to collect Sophie. We find no signs that say Arrivals and Departures, so went driving to the car park, but on an overpass, after the divide, there is height restriction of 2 metres, enforced by hanging metal bars. So instead of designing for plenty of time to decide this,…

Biel, Switzerland 2017.4.6

The Tiger Lillies connection to Slipknot. (below) Informal review of St. Gervais, Biel (below) Looking for good English promoter (below) “Coop Pornto!” (below) [sit down when you pee, men] (below) Bye for now, Frankfurt. Entering Switzerland, if you have something to sell or merchandise, you must be ready to report it’s value you intend to…

Frankfurt 2017.4.3-4

The youngest person in the audience was singing along loudly (see below). Mousonturm satisfies the drums rider with classic hardware (see below). We have migrated to Mousonturm in east Frankfurt, which is not new to Tiger Lillies. It’s a lot like Schauspielhaus, with everything they need inside (unless there is a drought or famine of…

Frankfurt 2017.4.2 (day off)

The Bristol Hotel is just how I remember it, except now they have an internet service (FREEME) that requires agreeing to the terms of service AND security conditions, which I can’t read in German; it probably means we donate our deepest information and activity statistics to the highest bidder, or something along those lines. We…

Belfort 2017.4.1

When I arrived at La Granit theatre in Belfort, through some rickety doors and stairs, and narrow corridors, I met the cordial Boris who was a great help. A sound technician came out from behind a curtain, and I said Bonjour I’m Jonas, and he just looked at me with a gaunt face, not blaming,…

Basel (No.2) 31.3.2017

Parterre in Basel, the intimate venue has been rebuilt with good sound and lighting, a higher ceiling and new balcony. It does sort of still feel like the old venue mostly, but with new steel zigzag style / confused modern look. In better words, it has most of the old atmosphere except for some technical…

Basel (No.1) 2017.3.30

Giving the watch fair a miss. As I walked to Migros fast food supermarket, an attractive woman quite persuasively asked me what I was doing and encouraged effort-free sex with her, and I remembered this is a street of brothels, Webergasse. ‘…only 50 francs’. ‘I’d like to read my book, but good luck’, then after…

Dornbirn 2017.3.29

If you ever see a video of Tiger Lillies at Spielboden Dornbirn on 29.3.2017, remember I was doing lots of vomiting just before the show and was suddenly feeling much better. Remember to rinse your teeth! Fortunately this was not painful vomiting like last time. Just do better ‘alchemy’ with the body? Ok I will….