Glenn and I had a good rehearsal today in West Hollywood, he had the fish I had the crab. Jet lag had taken our faces for a walk although we managed some set lists and a few ideas about the show. We talked about next year, and the year after that, we talked about plans […]
Glenn and I had a good rehearsal today in West Hollywood, he had the fish I had the crab. Jet lag had taken our faces for a walk although we managed some set lists and a few ideas about the show. We talked about next year, and the year after that, we talked about plans making plans. Then it was all about shopping. If you see the show you will see what I mean. Good start to the day at a KCSN radio station where the past seems very present with today. The hire car sings and the traffic never changes here in LA. And so it goes. This is a long tour and it’s full with travel radio and strumming. Soon it will be Christmas soon it will be the next time and we will return because that’s what we do. Back home in the barn as I write this Lou is asleep in our bed keeping fort and being so supportive of my ever changing moods. Me I’m having a curry in an Indian that from outside showed promise. Inside its dark and moody, the food is light and sweet, it’s passable. Touring can be a lonely planet but when I’m table for one I observe and listen with my curios mind on full beam. It all breaks wind tomorrow with our first show, it will be wonderful. Many years ago I filled my days finding things to buy, DAT players and gadgets, one time i even hunted down a mini DAT player as used by spies, i still have it. But today I surprised myself by not buying a new i Pad. It’s LA I should treat myself, maybe the curry is treat enough for now. I have mixed feelings about LA, when we recorded the album Play here i was off my tits and flew in and out back and forth all the time from London. Grace had just been born. I did not take part in the dream and I’m very sorry about that in retrospect however i got here by being there. I was in a dark place, even darker than the Indian tonight. Early shows here with Squeeze saw us being joined on stage by a muscle man, all waxed and oiled. A&M records was our home, the lot it was called and many a long day there in the heat being chatted up by various men while trying to sniff around for the fairer sex.
Many memories strike me like flickers from a fire on my skin as i draw ever closer to the heat. I said goodbye and i said hello. Today I’m lucky to be here really and happy with my little lot, as complicated as it might seem. All i need now is some ice cream a coffee and bed. Fingers crossed i don’t wake up with more jet lag at 2.30am thinking it breakfast time. The last time i was in LA was with the family Louise, we stayed at the London Hotel. We had a massive car and drove up to Napa from here it was a journey. Today i hired much the same car, as i pulled up at the hotel i tried to climb out, the car rolled backwards down the hill with me and the Valet trying to get it to stop. I was shaken, people watching seemed amused. So i changed my car and now i have an Audi, you know where you are with an Audi. I want my face back from this jet lag, lets see if it comes back in the night.