tirsdag 13. oktober 2009

Idunno Tour Post 4

hey again.

since last time we played oslo and trondheim, thats norwegian cities peeps.

at oslo we played at internasjonalen which is a pretty new and exciting venue, it was part of a thing called øya open,
which is an outbranch of øyafestival and in a week or so we are gonna play for øya in new york.
the night was really nice but nice isnt worth writing about.

then we did trondheim, we played at a venue with a mafia theme called familien, norwegian for the family, i hate the mafia,
i think its nothing glamorous about them,i can see why people dig into the aestetics but the truth is,
these people will eat your heart out in an eyeblink, anywho...
so we did this concert, and afterwards we decided to do another one in the basement with datarcok,
it was a back to back event, where all the songs blended into eachother, it was alot of fun and we have it on tape so we will post it on youtube on of these days.

that was last week so this almost the present.

check it out...

we played berlin the other night, and that was wicked, it was raining all night, so we found shelter in rock and roll.
we met up with some old friends, and nothing spectacular happend.
øyvind accidently almost ruined the power circut when he was taking down the backdrop and a beer that another band left onstage,
tipped over and beer plus electricity equals shwawwwwwcz.

then we played prague, which was really nice, again alot of norwegians came out so we invited them to dance on stage,
and boy did they dance.
earlier that day we hoped to find a classy restaurant that was really cheap, but we found a dungeon that was cheap-looking and
totally cheap-tasting, oh well...
that night we stayed in a real fancy hotel, it had crystal crown-lamps in every room, real small bathtubs and
alot of miniature bottles of different soaps and creams.
its nothing like crashing in a nice hotel room after a day of rain, dungeons and tourist traps and wet shoes.

tonight we are in brussels, we just had some snitzel and are warm and content.
in belgium they either speak french or dutch, we learned something in dutch, its probably not the right spelling but
it goes like this "schwaffel en kut mutten sammen sitten".
the show went really well, and brussels is a nice town, to those who are nice to brussels.
tomorrow we have a 9 hour drive ahead of us, so dang if theres a trafficjam.
yours truly.

søndag 11. oktober 2009

Idunno Tour Post 3

So here´s a short summary of the last days of the uk idunno tour.enjoy.

Friday we smooshed Oxford silly and hooked up with our friends dear friends in the Young Knives ensamble, the show went really smoothly and
afterwards we threw a birthday party for Øyvind at Toms and Nikki´s place, there was a proffesional balloon-figure setup taking its rounds,
it was beatles rockband rocking in the livingroom, and improv theatre sessions in the kitchen, we ended the night laying on our stomachs
drawing a big-ass painting that is going to be worth something some day, jolly good times!

Saturday we played the dance magic dance concept at bardens boudoir we had one helluva nice time
and we got to share the stage with Invasion a really good soul-metal band (!) (check em out) and the japanese outfit
screaming tea party.
We stayed at the promoters place mirah,( i might misspell it) and slept on madrasses on her and marks livingroom floor, the next day we met up with the
peeps from last night and went for a big ass breakfast, mmm-hmmm.

Sunday we played this church that they´d turned into a club in Colchester, really good acoustics and a punk-chilli-stew big enough to
feed a 100 hungry soldiers set the tone.Its a funny thing it took our own rock-show to get us into a church, halleprogjha!

Monday we played Manchester and that was nice enough, got to meet our uk number one fans debbie and claire( if only briefly) and we also hooked
up with y.k´s old crew Martin and Ben.

Tuesday and last playing-day of the tour we are in York,the place New York got it´s name from apparently.
We are waiting to soundcheck now, had some italian earlier,Lunch-special for a good price, Sugar FreeQ-Andy went for an Chinese Buffeet and lost a tooth,
no kidding.
i bought some records as well,mike oldfield tubular bells first print, rick wakemen king arthur something and a the nice record called autumn 67 spring 68, we also bought calvin klein bootleg undies at the market, they´ll probably fall off in when we need them the most.
The show in York was extremely hot and alot of fun
A bunch of norwegian students came out, and they all bought are tees, very generous.

In addition a guy called Vojta who saw us in Trutnov almost 2 years ago, came over with a setlist that he had gotten his hands on, and wanted us to sign it,
so we did, and took his picture.

So this is it, smell you later till the next time and thanks to everyone coming out, doing lights and sound and keeping things nice and perky.

Wednesday going home.