August 2, 2003

August 02, 2003 9:11 PM

Tucson, Arizona. A rare opportunity at a computer here at Solar Culture Gallery . Tonight we do a show here inside the gallery. Tomorrow is Los Angeles (Knitting Factory). San Francisco (Cafe Du Nord) , Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh (Rex Theater) , Montreal, Boston, New York (SIN-E), Philadelphia, Baltimore, Asheville are all next. If you can make any of these destinations, please come out and see us. We want you ! This is MY first long tour since the 1997 Swans tour and Larsen have come all the way from Italy to do this tour in support of Screaming Fire – our DVD of the show inside St Johns Church in Gdansk in March of this year, We have a tour page with the names of all the locations for the remaining shows. Click on Screaming Fire tour on the home page and get all the information. Say hello to us . The DVD as well as Forever Burned and my wonderful NEW shirt designs (me as a divine religious figure ? hmm) are available at the shows ! Some tour highlights from my journal will be posted when I get home and have some time. It has been pretty crazy and diverse so far. IN Austin we stayed at The Driskoll Hotel which is one of the most elegant hotels in the country. Last night, in Las Vegas we played at an experimental art space/junkyard . The people there were very nice. They made us a wonderful meal. The stage was outside. The weather was amazing. BUT the sound system they had was SO inadequate that it could not handle my voice and so I had to sing through a bass amp. We had NO monitors on stage -and my voice was not even in the sound system at all. This meant I could not use my full dynamic range as the amp would distort. The audience had to listen to my voice through this amp ! I had to stand on the ground in front of the stage to even hear myself. The only other time I have had to do such a thing was in 1987 at an illegal underground show Swans did in the Czech Republic ! It was an exercise in adaptability to say the least. …..GOOD NEWS: The Living Jarboe is a headliner in Greece at a festival October 25-26 ! Also a special concert in Gdansk with my friends, Backworld is planned ! And again, Blixa Bargeld has done an AMAZING performance on Feral, one of the forthcoming songs on the MEN album. I plan on finishing this album this fall and making it available in spring 2004. COME SEE THE “SCREAMING FIRE” TOUR !!!!!!!

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