Today I head over to London, England to play 7 songs at Ginger’s birthday show. I’m typing this post on my phone from my plane seat so pardon the typos.
I chose to do some songs that I’d never played before to make the gig a little more interesting. One of those is a Clam Abuse song, which as far as I can tell, has no bass guitar but is one of my favorite songs in Ginger’s catalog. I learned it in standard tuning in the key of b. That seemed to me to be right cause it sounded like it had an open e in the song. To be safe I asked my friend Alex Kane, who is playing the song as well, what key it was in. I asked him weeks ago but he said he didn’t remember. Well I finally heard back from him this morning that the song was played in a totally different key then sped up on tape. Huh? So this meant I had to sit down and re-learn the song this morning 30 minutes before I had to leave for the airport. I think I have it pretty much figured out in the different key but just to be safe, I learned it in 3 different keys so I don’t come off as an idiot at the gig. According to the rehearsal schedule I saw, they are rehearsing this song today without me. I don’t arrive till Wed morning and head straight to rehearsals after I clear customs. Hopefully I can sit down with Alex before the gig and run through that song once.
I’m being picked up at the airport Byatt different Alex(the guy who makes my RnR Geek clothing line and Bathroom Wall Ts) and Phil (who does the Paranoid Squirrel podcast), two guys I’ve only met online in the rnr geek forums They also organized the Throw Michael On A Plane fundraiser that made this trip possible.
This promises to be quite an adventure. I’m gonna try to do as many short update podcasts as I can while I’m here. I didn’t bring my portable podcast setup but did bring the XtremeMac Micromemo and my Kodak Zi8 video camera with my wireless setup.
The waitress is here with my Heinekin now so Im gonna sign off for now, friends.