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From The Digital Sweatshop
The Music, Art and Travels of Alan D. Oldham a.k.a. DJ T-1000.

Another Jetset Weekend.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Went and played in the north of Spain over the weekend. It was pretty cool. The check-in line was a mile long. The flight was rough, too, nine hours from the time I left the house to arrival at the hotel. Nine hours is Chicago to Amsterdam direct! Berlin-Madrid, Madrid-Oviedo. Yeah, yeah, poor baby, quit whining. The good news, though, is that I got miles for the flight! Go, Sky Team.

It was cloudy and cold when I got there. When you say you're going to Spain, people automatically think sun, including me. Ha! Oviedo is pretty, though.

Dinner was great. I had to be careful not to eat too much. I had fried squid among other things. How generous my hosts were with the food! I don't like to eat too much before I play. I remember one time, though, me, Giaxia, and some other people had dinner with Carl Cox. He ate this huge steak dinner, got right in the limo, went to the club and proceeded to rock. I would have been falling asleep.

The gig itself was okay but the crowd wanted Rush-style hardness all night and I go up and down. It was a rough two hours. I was wondering how Octave One and Kenny Larkin did it. They had played the same club before me and I'm known to play harder than they do!

Got to my flight the next morning in the nick of time, they were closing the door on me. Had a whole row to myself, I love when that happens. Got back to Berlin that night for unexpected pasta and plum wine with friends, so nice of them to include me in their dinner plans.

Tonight I'm going to my girl Chroma S.' birthday party, her and her über-cool (dig the umlaut!) Berlin Friedrichshain scenester friends, I love it. They're all so thin and pretty and I look better by osmosis. I give Chroma (a.k.a. Steffi) a lot of dap on here, don't I? I get infatuated really easy when people/things impress me. Then if I get sold out, I just shut down and I don't know you anymore. A lot of people have fallen into that zone with me, whole cities. =) I'm just weird like that.

After tonight, I'm just laying low in Berlin, no clubbing, no shopping, no nothing, just art and sleep. The new-style Johnny Gambit # 1 is almost completed. I started it back in October, that's pretty fast for me. When I get back, the shopping to publishers (and writing/drawing the second issue) begins.

Special thanks this time to Adam Jay, who's finally bringing me back to Indy after an eight-year absence! Looking forward to it. Auch, danke vom Antje für die schön fruhstuck im Kurfurstendamm =)

-AO :: 10:34 AM ::


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