Monday, November 20, 2006

Odds and Sods for Monday, November 20

Eric Slick and father Gary Slick crashing out at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago...where they spent like twenty-four hours waiting for a connecting flight to Philadelphia

So things are back to normal around Casa Slick...and when I say normal, that means quite the opposite of what most people consider ordinary but hey, that's why my life is interesting.

No sooner does Eric get back to Philadelphia after midnight Thursday night that he gets a telephone call, yells "Mom, wake me at dawn", and Friday morning hopped on a bus for New York City 9:00 a.m. Friday morning to play a Chris Harford gig in Vermont that night -- some ten hours away -- and then another gig Saturday night in Latham, New York (which is about six hours away near Albany). Then, after playing for hours Saturday night, he got a lift into New York City from one of the band members and then took New Jersey transit home...where he arrived totally wiped out at 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

Then the telephone calls started. One from a management company interested in Eric and Julie's project with guitarist Sarah Zimmermann who wanted to meet with them in New York City tonight...then one from a guitarist with whom Eric had a previous commitment made six weeks ago to record today and tomorrow somewhere in New Jersey. Eric had to juggle his schedule still semi-comatose from two weeks of touring the west coast and that crazy two day swing with Chris...and in typical Eric style, tried to make everyone happy and wished he had a cloning machine. Just as he's about to lose his mind altogether, he had a wonderful telephone call with Mr. Belew himself, setting up plans for a weekend in Nashville...Gary and Eric are leaving Philadelphia right after Thanksgiving dinner to take the eleven hour drive to Ade's house so that Eric can pick up his drums because we can't wait to have them shipped...Eric goes on tour again with Chris Harford the following Friday.

Anyway, that's enough out of me because I have a novel to finish but have a look at this pic from one of the final shows on the Belew says so much (again) about how much these three love each other and well, I just adore it.