Voodoo you…

The festival was a good time and it was great to see people from years past once again. The vibe in New Orleans is a little strange these days but some elements prevail as there are things you will see and experience there that you wouldn’t anywhere else. There is still a thriving creative and art scene in New Orleans same goes for crime.

Voodoo FestivalThe Flaming Lips really stole the show at the festival. I’ve seen them before in a club atmosphere but never in a festival venue. I honestly couldn’t imagine them sounding or looking any better then they did. I was on the verge of tears because it was so perfect.

What can go wrong will….

and karma will provide the solution. It became almost comical the number of things that seemed to go wrong the day before the eyelash carpets performance.

1. The power supply for the powerbook that is the backbone of the live sequences died. The apple store no longer existed in New Orleans and after several phone calls realized that no one had that power suppley in stock as it was back-ordered and apple was reconfiguring it (aka look for a recall in the near future).

Bunny happened to make a phone call about a fridge for his apartment and the girl happened to have a power book that died on her but the power supply worked …we were saved.

2. Gearing up for our first rehearsal… the jack in the carpets guitar seemed to have gone bad…no sound. we went down to the local music shop , http://www.neworleansmusicexchange.com/, to have their tech take a look at it. He was out until monday which was too late for us. Jimmy , the owner and good friend to the carpets, said he would keep the guitar and have it fixed on Monday and for the show , I could borrow any guitar in the store! Karma is gonna be good to Jimmy , I feel it.

3. I had programmed the trusty boss se-50 the nite before the show with about 4 custom patches to help me achieve the appropriate sounds for the songs. We were set up to perform and I power up the boss only to realize the internal battery was dead and anything custom was erased leaving only the presets. I quickly modified a couple of them before we had to start. I took this as a sign that i shouldn’t be too prepared and just reach out with my feelings and us the force….as we had always done before.


One Response to “Voodoo you…”

  1. Hummm….dying batteries and fault jacks? Sounds like someone is a little low on energy! Someone needs a good cleansing. I’d say a nice meditative sea salt bath with a few drops of lavender oil, a good whisking with sage and a few swigs of top shelf vodka should do the trick. But then again…you were in N.O. and she is awfully low on energy isn’t she? Poor dear. Good thing you were there to ease her with some sounds. =o)

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