dimarts, 2 de desembre de 2008

traveling light

We are flying over the sea,
 to Tarragona,
 and then over land to Durango and Donosti, 
this is a lot of moving to do, so we're traveling light, taking only small instruments; the beautiful charango, the kazoo, the bicycle horn, blah blah blah, etcetera etcetera.

 As usual, we have some aerial pictures and maps from the place where we'll be landing,
we need;
1st, a hiding place for our instruments 
2nd, a good observation post to watch, listen, and steal tunes from the birds; 

-We are going to do this to follow one of the ten commandaments for guitarist, preached by Captain Beefheart:-

 1st Commandment; listen to the birds, birds know everything about how it should sound and where the sound should come from. And watch hummingbirds. They fly fast, but a lot of times they aren't going anywhere.

(We are a little bit scared because of the second commandment):

2nd Commandment; Your guitar is not a guitar, is a divining rod, use it to find spirits in the other world and bring them over,  a guitar is also a fishing rod. If you're good, you'll land a big one.

(and specially because of this;)

3rd; Old delta blues player referred to amplifiers as "the devil box". and they were right. You have to be an equal opportunity employer in terms of who you're bringing over from the other side. Electricity attracts demons and devils. Other instruments attract other spirits. An acoustic guitar attracts Casper. A mandolin attracts Wendy. But an electric guitar attracts Beelzebub.

This time only Casper and Wendy are gonna come. (we are playing acoustic shows) We're getting ready to deal with the devil himself next year. 
(this picture is from a devil that lives in Lekeitio, Bizkaia)

Anirem volant damunt la mar cap a Tarragona, i després damunt terra cap a Durango i Donosti. Això es molt de moviment per fer, així que esteim viatjant lleuger i només em agafat instruments petits; el charango, un kazoo, un clàxon de bicicleta, una maraca-ou, un djimbe tamany pot de cafè i uns 14 o 15 cacharros mes. Seguim essent uns escarabats piloters però no tant un camió de mudançes...

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