I can't believe summer's half over. Didn't it just start?
Working hard on the new stuff. There's gonna be a lot of it. I've got a lot of free time this summer so I'm taking advantage of it. The long-awaited CD from my trip-hop project The Inside hits this fall. And I've been upgrading my studio all summer. And I've been heavy working on comics these past few months as well as commissioned paintings. And Giaxia has also been threatening to upgrade the Alan Oldham website.
Nothing more concrete I'm afraid. But when the time is right, all will be revealed unto you.
I haven't played an American gig in all of 2008. I only have the one coming up in Pittsburgh (TriUMF Festival). Super promoter, very professional. I was pleasantly surprised. I'm really looking forward to that one. I still like playing a lot of places in America if I can (just not Detroit or Chicago, ha ha). Unfortunately, people like either super-hardcore 155 bpm schranz or dead-slow 118 bpm minimal and as usual, I'm neither =P
I also get to visit the Warhol Museum while I'm in town, always a must when visiting PGH. There are a couple of Basquiats there, too. It's like a pilgrimage for me. Hopefully they'll allow cameras.
Also back in Europe next month for ten days for a mini-tour. I'll be in Berlin from 25-29 August so if you wanna hang out let me know. When I'm in town, nobody's doing anything then when I'm back in the States all my friends there invite me out thinking I'm still there. Hmm maybe it's on purpose.
Been watching:Blade: The Series on DVDRome: The Complete Second Season on DVD77 Sunset Strip on METV Chicago
Been reading:The Jean-Michel Basquiat ShowZombies vs. Robots vs. AmazonsEntertainment WeeklyInterview
Just bought:Korg Kaoss Pad KP3
Next on the gear list:Alesis Micron
One of my favorite comic artists online:Paul Pope
Some dap for my friends' band (playing Subterranean in Chicago 12 August):Essenza
And have you seen this yet???? I'm geeked.Watchmen
Obama '08, bitches! Register and vote. This is bigger than all of us.
Over and out.
-AO :: 6:00 PM ::