Thursday, August 27, 2009

Great snippets from the Adrian Belew Power Trio Tour

Hey hey:
I'm home today before taking off for the New York City show tomorrow night at BB Kings (and don't forget about the CD release party at Rembrant's this evening at 8:00 p.m.; doors at 6:30; admission FREE)...but I just wanted to take a minute to publish some fun snippets from the tour so far.

Now, obviously I have many stories and a few of you have sent me the most wonderful photographs in the world which I'll be posting with credits when I get some free time -- right now I'm attacking not only my wash but Julie's and Adrian's (ha ha...some things never change...taking care of people is what I do best)...but I was just giggling to myself remembering some of the wild conversations I've had with fans.

Man, I've met some great and interesting people so far.

In fact, I didn't realize it, but I may have even met/talked at length with a Senator or one of his/her aides at the Vienna, Virginia show? His email is the U.S. senate - how wild.

And of course riding from city to city in a van with Adrian for hours - oh how I wish I could share some of those stories but they belong to him and I'm sure he'll publish his memoir when the time is right.

In the meantime, here's a few snippets that made me smile. And please...these are not said with malice or even a smirk...I am honestly joyous about my conversations with fans...and even when I tweet live during the show about kicking asses of people talking during Eric's drum solos, etc. trust me, I'm not angry, I'm having a blast.

Anyway...here's some samples.

Fan #1: Wow, Julie is really beautiful.

Me: Thank you. (Like I had anything to do with that, other than marry her father...ha, she looks so much like him you'd think men could give birth.)

Fan #1: Is she married?

Me: No, but she has a significant other. Sorry.

Fan #1. Oh, that's too bad. Hey, are you married?

Me: Sorry.

Fan #1. Oh. Hey, do you have any other daughters?

Me: Nope, my only other child is the drummer, Eric.

Fan #1. Oh, that's too bad!

Me: Too bad that Eric is my son?

Fan #1: No, I didn't mean...I...sorry....but hey, it's too bad you don't have any other daughters who are single. Or that Julie isn't single . Or that you aren't single.

Me (slowly backing away): Well, you know, I'm sure there's someone out there for you. In the meantime, why don't you just enjoy the music?

Fan #1: Great idea! Yeah, I came here to see the Adrian Belew Power Trio!

Me: (backing away just a little bit further) Why, um, yeah...very cool.

Fan #2: Hey, are you the kids' mother?

Me: Yep.

Fan #2: When is King Crimson touring, do you know?

Me: Erm...I don't.

Fan #2: They don't tell you?

Me: Julie and Eric aren't in King Crimson.

Fan #2: They're not? Oh! That's too bad.

Me: Erm...they play with Adrian and love him. Does that count?

Fan #3, overhearing conversation: I love King Crimson. Robert Fripp is a friend of mine.

Me: (looking at him skeptically) Really? Robert is a friend?

Fan #3: Yeah, we hang out all the time. We were in the army together.

Me: (Really backing away in earnest) Oh...how, um, nice. How old are you?

Fan #3: 34

Me: And you were in the army with Robert, huh.

Fan #3: Yep!

Me (thinking to myself: Do I ask to see a photo? Ha!) Um, you do realize Robert is from England, right?

Fan #3: HE IS? WOW. HE DOESN'T EVEN HAVE AN ACCENT! Well, the army will do that to you, I guess.

Me: Apparently the army can do a lot. Erm...can you excuse me?

Fan #3: See you at the next Crimson tour! Will you be selling merch there, too!

Me: Oh, sure. I'll save you a t-shirt.

Fan #3: Will Robert autograph it?

Me: Why of course. Especially since you two are army pals and all.

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And you wonder why Robert doesn't enjoy touring all that much.

Anyway, all kidding aside, I better stop. You guys might think I'm poking fun. I'm really not. It's a total blast and it can only get better.

Later,
xo

13 comments:

Rich Wilson said...

mwahahahahahahahahaha!!!

Kimberly M. Wetherell said...

OH MY GOD!!! (Can't stop laughing at your conversations with fans!!!) Can't wait to see you tomorrow night! xoxo

Tickledrop said...
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Tickledrop said...

I can take over the pinching when you get tired of pinching yourself! :D xoxo

peanut and planet said...

Did I ever tell you I was in the army with you?

faithnkc said...

CLASSIC.

Anonymous said...

Fan #1 sound like a person I know...(backing up slowly) Thanks for the laugh

Anonymous said...

bat shit crazy...

lightconstruction said...

Love the comments! Now i need to get off my aZZ and write my review of the Asheville show!

Hope the tour is going well! i have been the comments in the Tribe about the CD Release party sounds like it went well!

Peace,

Mike

Pat Courtney said...

I always wondered how Robert developed such a strong sense of self discipline. It must have been all that army training.

RobinSlick said...

Thanks for all of your comments - believe it or not, this post is only the tip of the iceberg and two weeks into the tour, I really do have enough for a full length feature film/novel so you will have to follow me on Twitter and Facebook for the live info but I'm keeping the good stuff for the book.

Love to you all...headed toward Quebec now...arghh..eight hour drive...

xo
P.S. Mike, the jewelry is beautiful and so cool - will send a proper thank you later. Julie had it in her suitcase and just gave it to me a few days ago. We fought over the necklaces and bracelets (not really)....actually, we were able to choose amicably so again, Thank You!

RobinSlick said...

Thanks for all of your comments - believe it or not, this post is only the tip of the iceberg and two weeks into the tour, I really do have enough for a full length feature film/novel so you will have to follow me on Twitter and Facebook for the live info but I'm keeping the good stuff for the book.

Love to you all...headed toward Quebec now...arghh..eight hour drive...

xo
P.S. Mike, the jewelry is beautiful and so cool - will send a proper thank you later. Julie had it in her suitcase and just gave it to me a few days ago. We fought over the necklaces and bracelets (not really)....actually, we were able to choose amicably so again, Thank You!

Cameron Devlin said...

Good lord, no wonder Adrian started looking a bit nervous when I mentioned coming 2nd in his songwriting competition last year. Never underestimate the obsessive I guess.