Monday, September 07, 2009

The Tour So Far...

Hey hey:

For all of you wondering where is Robin and why isn't she blogging from the Adrian Belew Power Trio tour, frankly, so much has occurred I've got the material for a hilarious and interesting (I hope, anyway) brand new book so as much as it pains me, I need to control myself and refrain from writing anything other than (1) It's been a blast so far - Adrian, Julie and Eric are making music each evening that grows more incredible by the day if that is possible; (2) Life on the road is go to cool cities and towns but you are so tired from the long drives and then there's load in and sound check and remembering to feed yourselves so really, unless you get a day off, all you see is your hotel room; (3) It is not that hard living a vegetarian lifestyle but it is difficult doing it properly while traveling and on a budget and while I'm enjoying what, judging by the notches on my belt, is pretty rapid weight loss, I am getting cranky from hunger; (4) you really do live out of your suitcase and I'm just glad that unlike the trio, I overpacked so I haven't had to utilize the laundry rooms at said hotels as much as the rest of the band but my suitcase is way too stuffed and heavy so that's the downside (Adrian teased me when I told him how much I brought. "What did you do, pack for a summer at camp?" he teased.)


Oh that I smuggled some food with me but trust me, the west coast run in October will have me traveling with a suitcase full of peanut butter, jelly, and protein bars instead of 25 t-shirts and six pair of pajamas.

Getting back to my list, (5) I've met incredible fans but some are insane (ha!) though having worked with attorneys for over two decades, I am used to crazy people and have only lost my temper once and it wasn't with a fan so that's cool; (5) been loving the opening acts in a lot of venues (Hey there, Nerd Parade and Cheers Elephant!)...

Anyway, I just looked at the time - today is our day off but we have an eight hour drive to Quebec (Please kill me); luckily no one ate beans for dinner last I am out of here until either late tonight or tomorrow.

But in case you haven't noticed, I am tweeting live from the shows every night and I've also managed to figure out Facebook finally so please look for daily updates there.

Oh, P.S. Never, ever, ever stay at the Best Western Hotel on the Hudson in Nyack, New York. They have not heard the end from me - see my updates on Twitter and Facebook. Not only did the shower just die on me in the middle of shampooing my hair, I was nearly electrocuted by a defective coffee pot. The blow dryer didn't work, either, big surprise, and the check in clerk was surly and rude. They are a monstrosity...oh yeah, and the lobby smells like backed up sewage. Every other hotel on this tour has been lovely, except for the Edison in NYC, where I was almost killed by a falling headboard attached to the wall and not the bed in a room that not only charged for internet, didn't have three prong outlets. Not to mention lamps with frayed cords and filthy shades. But huge kudos to Crowne Plaza Hotels, Days Inn, Comfort Inn, Quality Inn...and a lovely little boutique hotel in Cotuit, Cape Cod called the Santuit or something like that.



Anonymous said...

I'm in Nyack, NY right now. Of course I'm staying at my boyfriend's mom's house.

Sorry that Nyack sucked.


Tickledrop said...

No worries my dear. When you come out west I'll feed you body and brain food! :-)

Oh, and ALWAYS carry botted water. :D

Tickledrop said...


Anonymous said...

Robin, met you at the Natick MA show, you are a very nice person [as is Adrian , Julie, Eric, and Andre] and show no bad signs of the road ! The band was great! Best show I've seen all year and you played a big part in it.You made myself and many others feel very comfortable there. Thank You

LitPark said...

Getting such a kick out of your hotel reviews!

Kram Namloc said...

FYI, FWIW, you can allow Facebook to post your tweetstream. I do that as I loate FB!

Kram Namloc said...

*loathe Oiy!

lightconstruction said...

Hey Rob,

Love this one!
"luckily no one ate beans for dinner last night..." :-)

Remember if you go to an Outback Steakhouse ( I know you are on a budget and Vegan now but...)DO NOT eat the Bloomin Onion if you all have to ride in the same car the next day. Aggghhh!!!!

It was bad enough with Dj and Myself at the Progday gig last weekend. The room will never be the same LOL! I think we melted the paint on the walls.

Can't wait to hear about the Canada gigs!


(took over 1800 photos from last weekends progday gig) Also felt like Alice in Wonderland as I fell down the rabbit hole on the way around the stage. Also slipped on the obsidion in the hallway at the hotel. Someone left me the gift of TEA....on the floor!

Pseudo Psy said...

Looking forward to see you tonight at the Montreal concert along with your prodigious progeny, not to mention Ade! Look for a handsome young man with his terrified girlfriend!

p.s You should be ok with vege food in Montreal ;)

Hugues said...

YOU're probably on the road as I write, I'll meet you later on, and we'll go tear into some charcoaled flesh somewhere... And drink a nice Montréal brew.