There is roughly one week until we fly to Europe, and life is in pieces. I'm sleeping in a guest room at an acquaintance's house, and while it is nearly a perfect reprieve from the recent US tour debacle, I can't totally distance myself from the sinking sense that I'm a house guest at Terry Melcher's old place circa '69. Time will tell.
We are in Europe, and all is well. I am driving the van about, and it is semi-terrifying. Things are pretty great otherwise, however.
We said our goodbyes to that fab foursome Evangelicals the other night. Great band, great men. Todd made us all friendship bracelets.
Semi-rhetorical question: is it better to live a life consumed with guilt or with shame?
Also, ENTANGLEMENTS IS NOW AVAILABLE ON VINYL. After every conceivable delay and associated excuse the pressing plant could possibly conceive of, we've FINALLY received copies of Entanglements on vinyl. And they're fucking beautiful. White vinyl, printed dust sleeve, first-run-only labels (they got the color wrong). Get 'em while they're hot from Slender Means Society (in North America) and Tomlab (elsewhere).
(Also: check out the "A Song For Ellie Greenwich" single over at Tomlab as well--featuring the exclusive track "Afterwords"--a tangental continuation of the apparently inscrutable narrative of the record).
Oh right, Europe:
EUROPA/ZENTROPA TOUR 2008
01.11.2008 Innsbruck (AT), PMK Bogen
02.11.2008 Wien (AT), Arena
04.11.2008 Bolzano (IT), Boulevard SHOW MOVED! 4.11.2008 Laives (IT), No Logo
05.11.2008 Pescara (IT), Mono Spazio Bar
06.11.2008 Roma (IT), Init
07.11.2008 Cosenzma (IT), Partyzan
08.11.2008 Trani (IT), Spazio Off
09.11.2008 Napoli (IT), Cellar Theory
11.11.2008 Ancona (IT), Thermos
12.11.2008 Cesena (IT), Officina 49
13.11.2008 Bologna (IT), Lokomotiv
14.11.2008 Brescia (IT), Lio Bar
16.11.2008 Trier (DE), Exhaus
17.11.2008 London (UK), Tuffnell Park Dome +
18.11.2008 Cardiff (UK), Clwb Ifor Bach
19.11.2008 Manchester (UK), Krobar
20.11.2008 Leeds (UK), Trash
21.11.2008 Dublin (IE), Whelans
22.11.2008 Galway (IE), Roisin Dubh
24.11.2008 Brighton (UK), The Hope
25.11.2008 Gent (BE), Video
27.11.2008 Oslo (NO), Betong
28.11.2008 Gothenburg (SE), Nefertiti
29.11.2008 Stockholm (SE), Debaser
01.12.2008 Hamburg (DE), Astrastube
02.12.2008 Prague (CZ), Klub 007 Strahov
03.12.2008 Berlin (DE), Lido #
04.12.2008 Cologne (DE), King Georg
05.12.2008 Antwerp (BE), Trix #
06.12.2008 Amsterdam (NL), Melkweg #
07.12.2008 Tilburg (NL), 013
08.12.2008 Le Havre (FR), Cabaret Electrique #
09.12.2008 Rennes (FR), Antipode #
10.12.2008 Lyon (FR), Grrrnd Zero #
11.12.2008 Paris (FR), Sonic Protest Festival @ Trabendo #
+ with Mt. Eerie
# with Deerhoof
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