10 07 2005

Just returned to NYC!!! Birminham festival was evacuated by the police 10 minutes before Masami and I were to play... bomb scares. The entire city center was also evacuated and they actually found and exploded 2 "suspect packages". Long night of finding a place to stay, retrieving equipment from a locked up building, etc. When we finally got back in to the venue we found Genesis P-Orridge in a room playing a white piano in full drag!!! That sort of made the entire thing seem like a remake of "Threads".

Will post an image of said pianist soon.

Anyway, 3 out of 3 gigs with Merzbow cancelled. Total bummer. Masami is a good guy and we were both able to find and share a sense of humor about the entire week at least.

BATTLES and JESU were both superb at SuperSonic. The event had a great atmosphere and was fun to hang at otherwise. Apologies to the people who came out for our set but were let down by the evacuation. Appreciation for your faith regardless.

Managed to meet up with The Drude on the way to Heathrow today for some dom-judgement and lunch at the Familia Cope ranch. Good tymes and healing from the 21st century dramas of the United Kingdom.


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