Monday 18 March
Columbia - Burgers, burgers everywhere, but f**k all cash to eat!
Hit a bit of a financial wall with all the long travelling days
and fuel costs, but we will survive. Bobs ass is looking mighty
tasty at the moment though. (Note to self dont eat
fellow band members!)
Got to Columbia, Missourie, at 4pm and loaded the gear at Mojos.
The Mink Lungs, who played with us in Dallas, are also
on the bill tonight. Really good to hook up with them again. Met
another band, Muckerferguson. One of them was from London. Theyve
just been supporting They Might Be Giants on an American
Tour. Good band -quirky, comedy pop! One of their songs Part-time
Rockstar could have been written about any one of us!
We played at 9pm to the other bands and nobody else. Simon has
just turned into a hot dog before my very eyes.
These times are sent to test us. Im sure well look
back and laugh at this from our mansions in LA or we will die of
hunger. Lets hope its the former. Said our goodbyes
to the bands, swapped CDs (we hope to hook up with everybody again
when we play the Knitting Factory in New York) and then headed off
to drive to Minneapolis through the night.
The weather starts to get worse as we head North. Snow and icy
roads. Got to Minneapolis at 9.30 Tuesday morning. Checked into
hotel and crashed for 4 hours.