Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Memories Of Days Gone By

We played Reading and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania this week. I lived in northeastern Pennsylvania in the early '90s and while I don't know either town well, the surroundings were very familiar. Both shows were exciting and the arenas were packed.

Changes and refinements continue to be made to the music on a daily basis, and occasionally we will rehearse a song that we have not yet played. There's always something fresh to memorize for that night's show.

I last played Wilkes-Barre around 1991 with the Merchants of Venus, a band I had an equal stake in, that was signed to Elektra Records. That band was the reason I moved to the area, as we were able to fund a band house in which to live and rehearse. It was convenient to New York City and a great place to raise a kid.
(For more about the Merchants of Venus, see my biography and click on 1990's.)

We're entering the final turn as we prepare to head up the East Coast through New England. There's an acceleration and an intensity that seems to be quietly pervading our environment - an unspoken committment to make all of these shows as positive as they can possibly be. It's a "lean, fighting-machine" mentality. Honed and vicious! Lock up your daughters!

On the other hand..........don't.



Willowwind said...

Well, my daughter's twelve, but you can take me dancing tonight! ;D

So glad to hear that you guys are on your toes and in top condition. I haven't seen anything but wonderful reviews. I so wish that I could attend another gig before you’re done but it’s not in the cards. I know that for at least this fan, it'll be sad when the tour is finished. For after it's said (or sung) and done comes the waiting game. When & where we'll see you again we can only guess.

Dominic has a song called "Foi Boa" that sums it up so well. It expresses perfectly the longing and desire one can feel when they are introduced to someone or something new that is so wonderful and captivating, but then the moment is over and you must go on not knowing if you’ll ever have it again.

So… update that tour schedule of yours and we won’t have to wonder! LoL… Oh yeah… my heart wouldn’t break if you joined John Waite in Milwaukee on July 4th. LoL…

5/4/2005 3:27 PM  
xaloc said...

Hello Shane,

I just wanted to tell you that i enjoy reading your journal of the Broken Music Tour. I would to see you playing live but at the moment it is not easy because i am from Barcelona (Spain) and there are not Broken Music concerts here.
Anyway thanks for to share your thoughts and feelings with us.

5/5/2005 4:27 PM  
Anonymous said...

Ah, willowwind - I too am struggling with the ephemeral nature of things that I wish were, well, less ephemeral! Sigh......
Anne (Oz)

5/5/2005 10:57 PM  

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