Playing in Chicago was fun fun fun! Well, when we were at the airport we had to lighten our bags for check in..They charge so much now for carry-ons and shit..Do they think I'm made out of money?? I told them I was made out of sugar and spice and everything nice plus lice, but still they tried to charge us..So we gave them some CD's and signed them..That was fun..I like signing stuff. After not getting enough love in my childhood I need the assurance that I am swell!
We had a nice hotel and were with Dom Flemons and Blind Boy Paxton so we got to have a late night practice jam..The sound people at our stage(which was sponsored by Zone Perfect, which I found funny for some reason) were really nice and sold some merch for us while we played..I think Barry Dollins, who booked all of us, was pleased with how we all played-taking turns.each doing a song then all playing together..We had a good sized crowd and I got to sign more CD's! I kept wanting to write weird stuff on them like "Don't you hate pants?-love and doody, Eden!" but I resisted..
Anyway here's some pics..at the airport, Blind Boy Playing, Dom Flemons on the bones, the statue of Daddy Stovepipe on the new Maxwell Street was pretty cool...The old Maxwell Street is all Starfucks and Fro-Yo now just like the gentrified NYC I guess..Sad sad sad..Anyway, I sure can get used to this flying around and getting paid to pay music thing..Now I just need to fucking play better! I'm practicing uke and guitar every day now..No matter how drunk I may be or whatever...Speaking of..tomorrow is wednesday..Mars Bar! Yay!