so i just found this thing that i typed at the zurich airport...
since some of you told me the diary feels kind of unfinished,
and i feel that i owe philly, share.dj and boston. sorry i never put it up earlier.
aaron and maylee put up a great gallery,
they also managed to actually remember all those lovely people that helped and
so i guess i should do my own, but i wont. we had the moment there, i hope i didnt
blow it too much. i love all of you guys, and i miss you through and through.
you're in my dreams, my nightmares and my everyday thoughts and daydreams.
------------------------------- here goes, final report:
live from zurich airport, up for approx. 20 hours travelling so far:
the end of the tour.
after subtonic came philly, its a very pretty old town, with narrow streets
and little bars. and impossible parking again.
the venue looked kind of scary until we went upstairs, more like a regular
beer bar affair. upstairs were some pool tables and a rock p.a. and finally
duran duran duran and xanopticon. i had been waiting to see ed again for a
while, so i was super happy... the sound that night was not the bomb,
and it was not that big of a turnout but the people knew what they were in for and partied hard.
but the music all the better. the opening act sparky, was rather mellow
and very musical. good stuff. next up ryan as opening act again, the shittiest
p.a. i ever heard him play on. again he blew everyone away.
aaron played a harder set and the blood feast began again.
ed played an outstanding noisy set. so much fun!
after the night we went for more drinks and breakcore to bob's and rachael's house
and unfortunately it was time to say good bye again to ryan and ed... much too short!
see you in europe boys!
i denied both coffee and philly cheese steak in the morning, with a kind of sickish
feeling again i left. as in many other places i find it hard to relax when leaving the day after
the party right away. its very hard to realize to have been there, when you're there for 12 hours max.
aaron just found out we can play a wfmu.org show with ocdj, who played at machine's house too.
the studio is run by volunteers but very impressive. i haven't ever heard aarons or my stuff
on such good monitors other than at dubplates and mastering. we played a 30 minute set each
leaving a decent amount of work for ocdj cutting out the swear words. ; )
that night we played share.dj at openair, which is basically a big automatenbar sort of, where i
enter the room walking through rows of people with laptops connected to either the multitrack audio recording
setup or one of the tft's on the wall. there's another room for ppl who just wanna use the wireless network.
they have jam sessions there from 17h on, later aaron plays a very melodic set, brandon plays
the best of his sets i heard, the sound is amazing! very hard. chinstroking, smiles and applause.
i play slow melodic stuff and proceed into hard stuff, aaron and maylee really learned to push me
into doing this : )
we get wasted, more excellent ny pizza, i meet jeremy, mad e.p. and society cleaners again,
maybe there should be a battle between cleaners and suckers...
we crash once again at alex's place.
boston was the last big pleasure before i had to leave.
a small but chic cafe on the first floor somewhere in boston.
the enormous room is of course the tiniest place with no space to put anything ; )
dj c and dj flack put on the most perfect sets we heard all tour,
not hard hard but cool, in the actual "hipster" sense of the word. perfectionists at work.
its all very cozy and aaron plays very smooth, chopping the tough breaks, to disguise the
roughness i think : )
i finally meet pete devnull too, been waiting the whole tour for that to happen,
aarons brother is there too and we have some really nice food, the bar staff is very friendly,
despite the narrow path and our constant being in the way.
due to aarons playing nice and not his metal mashups, i'm scared to play rough in there,
but in the outside chainsmoking lounge with snow and freezing breath i meet donna,
who kindly reminds me why i am actually there. rocking hard! way to go donna, you saved the night!
so its all scooter and weird al again, everybody happy.
oh and this one girl comes up to me and asks if i mix with my face. of course i do. ; )
long hellos and short good byes again,
we go to petes house and stay the night, not before listening to some new dj c and lots of happy hardcore
with devnull (including heavy raving : )
i say good bye to aaron and maylee,
wake up the next morning, going to work with pete.
9 a.m. on to the boston subway towards chinatown, into the bus station,
finding the chinatown bus, eating shit mexican breakfast (bleh, meat, cheese, bread)
arrive in chinatown nyc, some more nyc subway to jfk airport,
a more unpleasant plane flight, no sleep, shit films, unpleasant seat neighbor.
one hour busride to work, 26 hours no sleep, straight to work, germany welcomes me
with the line so familiar: "you're late for work, christian."
so sorry, i should have posted this much earlier.http://www.luxnigra.de/front33.html