Saturday, April 29, 2006

First transmission from Jaymz

hey kids, jaymz here. writing from cologne germany. getting ready to leave for dortmund and wanted to post some items from the first 3 shows...

london-camden town was really fantastic. lissa brayley, the promoter and host was super cool. we had the chance to experience u.k. town life by staying at a relative's home. very nice house with a nice garden. good indian food that nite too!

camden town was fun, hung out in the market area and pub (of course). before the show, we got to hook up with several interviewers and friends we met through the site. always good to be able to do that. also, our friend lori from the states shared her vacation time with us. thanks, copper!

the show itself was a good one. we played the new tune that is still a work in progress in some ways too. the place was pretty much sold out. afterwards, we spent time with the crew from the club and got very little sleep. besides the fact that we had been up for about 36 hours the day and a half before....yikes!

hated to leave, but it was off to amsterdam. the people at british airways were a gem and helped us get our stuff together. now here's where it gets interesting....

the tunisons, from milwaukee, have a hand in running the club. check out die kruezen for more history and rock. what a treat to be among acquaintences, great grub, and a fun atmosphere along the canal!

krk had a bit of a rough time, however. there was a fog machine that went a bit haywire, started spitting out oil instead of fog, and the whole stage floor was covered in oil during our show. i forget the tune, but he slipped and bashed his lip open on kliff's headstock during a tune. off to the hospital after the show. but it is amazing what can be done with a little bit of hot sauce and duct tape, and krk was back with us just in time to get to sleep.

the attendance there was solid as well. some girl wanted my suit. but hell, she wasn't gonna give me her dress, so no dice!

kliff and i spent the morning cruising around the downtown area, checking out the canal scene, getting grub, and taking pics. very cool part of the world, indeed!

now it was off to cologne. we had heard it was a metal sort of area so we had high hopes. we were not disappointed. the crowd there was not as big as london cuz the club was not as big. but the rowdiness was peaking. they sure showed their salt last nite! the place was pretty much sold out again and the club owner said he wants us there every 2 months. it's not so far from milwaukee, is it.....

luckily, i found a computer to hop on and have been having at it for about 2 hours, answering mail, blogging, checking out hockey scores on the internet. seeing posts from folks at camden and amsterdam is really nice and we appreciate the bangers from the bottom of our metal hearts! we're in germany so i had to throw in the accept reference....

in the coming days, we will be hitting dortmund and frankfurt. hope to see more fun there, without the fire alarm waking me up this morning, please....! dude, what's next...someone driving their cycle up a flight of steps like in animal house!

ok, kids. maybe we'll see you at a gig. rock on and talk soon.

jaymz

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Beatallica