last week I visited teatro coliseo again to hear a chamber orchestra from vilnius (home of some kabusacki ancestors) conducted by maestro penderecki. superb. very moving. they played penderecki, shostakovich and dvorak.
thursday: I accompanied charly to the doctor and back home, and that was the last time I saw him before he got into troubles. I tried to fly to san juan but all the flights to san juan and mendoza were fully booked, with no waiting lists. we had arranged I was going to join the band for the show in rosario june 13. I looked forward to this show. I booked a car to drive me to rosario straight after my show with flopa. that meant from the road to the stage, but manageable. it all fell down. sadly. I hope charly will recover soon. I visited him at the hospital yesterday but I wasn't let in. "strict orders: no one is allowed to see him" said a policeman. very very sad. I left a message for him but I doubt it got to his hands at all. I was informed by nachosnm there was going to be a peaceful gathering at his house's door, expressing support.
last night flopa presented her new album at centro cultural rojas. I used my new pedalboard designed and prepared by cluster. very comfortable! in it there's a boss tuner > boss compressor > rat > fuzz factory > mxr distortion > cluster tremolo > line 6 delay modeller. all to a fender blues deluxe. I used my blue fender jaguar. a sold out show. flopa and this band are so wonderful, and the songs so beautiful...more luxury: guest guitarists rodrigo guerra, manza, claudio lafalce and ariel minimal! a claim from flopa: "free charly garcia"
pizza at guerrin with flopa and band after the show
listening to 00I00 in the car. reading andy summers' "one train later". watched robert wyatt's bbc documentary.