Satch Bus, Hurtling Towards Slovenia.
Carsten The Grumpy is powering us forwards, eyes flashing & with threatening stubble, demeanour set in granite grumpiness.
Left Room Depressing at 10.45 with the sound of construction work as background ambience, past the Team checking out of Hotel Depressing; the Bus left Industrial Zone Depressing just after 11.00.
All in all, a depressing hotel. But not only could it have been much, much worse - all my touring prior to 1981 consisted of hotels of a lower standard than this. The reason: I was managed by EG. After 1981 KC travelled with two American musicians who were not managed by EG. They and/or their management were not prepared to accept the Standard Operating Procedure mandated by The EG Way. As younger players, we accepted That Way as the way of doing things.
15.07 We have arrived in Ljubljana. The Team are off the Bus and into the hotel. Galen & I are setting off to the venue.
Last night, before retiring, I checked e-mail. David had sent his thoughts on DGM And The Future Of The World. During today's travelling I have been considering these & making return comments.
15.23 Arrived at venue --
01.40 Strong sound at FOH. On-stage, slapback. The Soundscapes set was not liked by all. Steve sat in, Billy did not - he was locked in the promoter's office.
Strong sets from both Steve & Joe in a Slovenian Smoke Fest.