Wednesday, October 25, 2006

charly & the prostitution at gran rex


rehearsals, little rest and some time with the family during the weekend

monday: soundcheck at teatro gran rex at 18hs, showtime at 23hs. full house. despite his flu and fever, charly was prepared for a very good show and so was the band, but technical problems were strong...the headphones monitoring and radio transmission was bad so the show became unplayable at some points. there were very good moments of intense rock among the chaos, charly was on, a superb version of tony bennett's song and a great duet with andrew loog oldham and charly willing to go forward against all the odds. monitoring was feeble. deb was very good, doing all she could to support charly with backing vocals, which without good reference must have been hard...charly smashed guitars and amps at the end of the show. hot end! a huge marshall double stack fell on top of an unlucky fireman that was hiding the dressing room charly was in great mood and did not allow anyone in, only the band and andrew. this upsetted many of his friends.

this wonderful photo was taken by matias chiarena, at

back home around 4am, carrying gear, tired but in good mood. ate some fruit in the kitchen without making noise, then quietly to bed

the negativity of the press was huge, so was the enthusiasm of the audience and the heat of the show.

tuesday: walk with little baby, visited los chilenos at the hotel, charly is working with andrew loog oldham at home, g3 at luna park, a master class in guitar playing!!! a very enjoyable show.

great to see joe, mick and jeff. backstage I was introduced to mr eric johnson, whose playing I admire greatly. toast with jack daniels. walk back home on corrientes avenue. cool night.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

little sleep

played with bochaton at la trastienda (oct 15), full house. the band was on, my setup: washburn electric > rat > big muff > line 6 pod live xt > boss giga delay > marshall jcm 900, the first gig with this configuration. sounded great (particularly the buddah preset and the tremolo)

mother visited for the weekend

tuesday: sooner than I expected...rehearsals with charly began today. the band: kiuge, carlos, tonio and myself, with deborah on backing vocals. back home at 8:00am

wednesday: played with flopa at radio nacional, very enjoyable, although flopa was not very happy with her singing. I loved flopa playing electric! reharsal with charly afterwards, back home at 10:00am

thursday: recovery day. rehearsal with charly at night. back home at 10:00am

friday: learned perro andaluz in the afternoon, la congreso world templation at templum, then rehearsal with charly until 6:00am

ouch! I must save energy in the afternoon and a show with la national film chamber orchestra at malba, possibly another rehearsal tonight, tbc.

charly garcia & the prostitution will be playing at teatro gran rex next monday


Tuesday, October 10, 2006

2 weeks


in the last 2 weeks I played with flopa at bar tunon, a duo set, with carlos alonso a ciudad konex, with la national film chamber orchestra at malba and at la noche de los museos and at canal 7 twice,

last sunday night I visited charly at home and listened to his mixed cd 3 times ...sounds wonderful...walls of sounds, stunning performances ... great work, I'm very happy that this record is about to see the stores, welll I hope

I notice that because I'm a musician some people expect me to be noisy and loud; in fact I'm very careful with sounds. and my neighbors are very insensitive and careless with sounds...slamming doors, talking very loud and making loud noises all the time, even late at night...perhaps they are musicians and i'm not...perhaps I must move somewhere else.

an article quoting me apperared in the new york times yesterday, I was interviewed last week, asked about juana molina and her work. I said marvels about her musicianship, surprisingly I was also asked at the end of the interview about her as a person. I froze and couldn't say a word. I could not speak, I remained quiet. as if I don't know her at all after such a long time working with her.