short week in buenos aires: back from rosario with moni and baby on monday
tuesday visit to doctors, taking care of my health
wednesday: a day of guitar lessons and bus to villa maria in the evening
spoke to charly on the phone, he is in new york mixing the record with former rolling stones collaborator andrew oldham. he sounded excited about andrew and his work. he shared musical impressions, ideas and feelings on the music. suggested I fly to ny inmediately. I felt tempted. best wishes towards ny.
taxi to the bus staion at 22:30, moni waved good bye from the balcony. we travelled with sueter, miguel zavaleta's legendary band from the 80s, who were sharing the bill with us in villa maria. mz's sense of humour is remarkable and was most welcome on this hard trip
97% of the passengers on the bus were young fans of callejeros, very excited young kids ... for their band's first live appearance after the comagnon massacre. this was hard on me since, among other things, let aside ethics and other things, this bunch of people blindly praise a band whose music is highly offensive to my musical taste. the bunch's excitement cause the rage of the bus driver, who parked the bus at the side of the road, came up to them and shouted "if you guys don't shut up and remain quiet either I stop the bus right now or WE WILL CRASH (nos hacemos mierda were actually his words in spanish)". after this threat the crowd kept quiet.
nevertheles I couldn't sleep at all, I was scared.
the lodging in villa maria was feeble. the show was utterly windy, my guitar was misteriously charged with electricity and I couldn't touch the bridge without receiving electric shocks, the monitors were appaling, fran's bass out of tune, the audience apatethic but hey...there we were...at least we had a set list and empanadas in the dressing room were delicious.
dinner with the band and sueter was fun. the nightmares of our bus trip was subject of good jokes. thanks God there's humour
to bed early.
friday: asado by francisco at the house, siesta and bus to cordoba in the evening. another nighmarish trip which feature movie starring francella and lucia galan . at our arrival at the hotel the restaurant was already closed so we had to look for another restaurant.
life on the road