09 November 2003

Hotel Style Triumphs Over Function

10.29

Hotel Style Triumphs Over Function, Chicago.

The sky is blue, the sun is shining. A shivering Belewbeloid was returning to the hotel with a coffee as I passed him, going out into the cold, on a similar journey.

14.22 Practising.

23.14 There was a cluster of overly-persistent collectors outside the venue, one of whom was flashing whenever an opportunity presented itself. Then, at the hotel, the same.

Q. What do you say to someone who says no thank you when declining an over-persistent hustle to sign their photo of a grumpy guitarist taken 31 years ago?
A. F*** off you jack off.

And then you call the guitarist's room to declare your need of a particular sex act & invite the same guitarist to commit this act upon their person. I called the hotel operator and told them that they had just put through an obscene 'phone call.

Q. What does a hotel operator say to a guest who has just received an obscene 'phone call from the hotel switchboard?
A. But they asked for you by name.

Interesting second show at the Park West. The show came, went & then returned to a small but supportive audience. Very different feel to last night.

For myself, I had concerns with tuning between the two front guitars; and enjoyed the opening Soundscapes.

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