Well, this is kind of the first chance I’ve had to sit down and write something, other than the last late few nights where I’ve been too jet legged or on the fireball or a mix of both, where sleep conquered typing.
I think I am almost back to balance with the time here, something like 8 hours in the future of the clock at home.
I’m in Falkenburg for the next two days, This is one of my favorite places from last year, it’s beautiful and old and eerie here at nighttime with the cobblestone walkways and the waterfront neighboured to our hotel.
Our first show was in Finland, we took a ferry to an island and played to a standing room only crowd, then last night we played in Halmstad in this old industrial looking red barn on the outskirts of town. The kind of place that brings back memories of big raging keg parties out in the country, where the cops cant find you, and where if youre lost and cant find the place then you’re just about there, a little bit of nostalgia.
It was a small but enthusiastic crowd, I started out with “kisses in the dark” and ended my set with “I’m on fire”.
Also, my new cd was waiting for me when I arrived yesterday! It looks great, smells good, haven’t played it yet, but I’m happy to finally have a few of them in hand. It will be released in Canada in January!
The food here is so weird, I gotta get lunch soon, it’s always a guessing game, i cant read or understand the menus. Yesterday I ate a sandwich with some sort of meatballs and fish sauce on it, Luckily it was dark so I just closed my eyes and pretended not to be thinking of what kind of mystery meat I was devouring during the van ride home!
One more thing, a guy named Mark Kozelek is playing 3 dates in Sweden while I’m here, I’m really going to try and see if there is a way for me to catch one of his shows, right now I have two Woody Guthries in my life and he is one of them. I’ve been obsessed with him, his songs are all pretty long, slow, sad, stuff most people would throw out the window or get board of. However I think he’s a genius. And I have a new goal of touring with him sometime on this land as it looks like he plays here lots. Anyways enough rambling on that.
I’m goona go find some more weird balls to eat,