All about Don Preston

THE DON PRESTON TRIO
 
 
DON PRESTON
AKA BIFF DE BRIE, DOM DE WILD, OGO MOTO, UNCLE MEAT

Don Preston

 – piano, hats, IPOD, magic

Anders Swanson
 – acoustic bass, magic notes

SATURDAY, NOV 5th 8PM
@
South Pasadena Music Center and Conservatory
1509 Mission Street,
SOUTH PASADENA, CA 91030


http://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Pasadena-Music-Center-Conservatory/249447501844
$10.00 GENERAL ADMISSION
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SUNDAY, NOV 6th @ 3PM


Performing at ALVAS 
(The best venue in the Los Angeles area with a GREAT Steinway piano –
DON PRESTON)

Alvas Showroom
1417 W. 8th Street,
San Pedro, Ca 90732
http://www.alvasshowroom.com/calendar.php

CLICK ON DON PRESTON
Ticket Price $20.00

Please call: 1-800-403-3447 for reservations and more information
Complimentary coffee, tea and "Alvas" bottled water are provided.
Bring your own Food & Drinks

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About Don

Donald Ward Preston also known as Dom DeWilde or Biff Debrie born September 21, 1932 in Flint, Michigan. Preston is an American rock and roll musician. Preston was born into a family of musicians and began studying music at an early age. His father was the composer-in-residence for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

At 12 years old he was thrown out of school for hypnotizing several students and a nun. The nuns used to beat his hands with a big ruler when he made mistakes playing the piano. Because of this weird treatment he began to like strange and dissonant music. Preston later did a stint in the army, serving in Trieste, Italy. Upon his return to Detroit during the early '50s, Preston associated with pianist Tommy Flanagan. He also sat in with Elvin Jones and others at the city's West End Cafe where Yusef Lateef conducted twice-a-week jam sessions with Milt Jackson's brother, bassist Ollie Jackson. 

Preston moved to Los Angeles in 1957 where he hooked up with pianist Paul Bley, bassist Charlie Haden, and others who were hearing jazz in new ways. Many will recognize Preston from his long collaboration with Frank Zappa as the first full time keyboardist with the Mothers of Invention. The original MOTHERS OF INVENTION did not have a full time keyboardist.Preston performed and recorded with Zappa until 1974.

He is a co-founder of the GrandMothers along with Jimmy Carl Black and Bunk Gardner wh ich performed original compositions and music that they had performed with the Mothers of Invention between 1967 and 1969.

In 2002 that band disbanded and reformed with new members and changed their name to THE GRANDE  MOTHERS RE:INVENTED. That ensemble performed the music of Frank Zappa that they had performed and/or recorded between the years 1965 thru 1983.The GMSRI has performed over 140 concerts in 18 countries since 2003.

Often compared to Cecil Taylor for his style of attacking the keys with intense passion, Preston’s solos also reflect intellect, technical skills and a storyteller's way with a line. His playing, like his compositions, ranges across panoramas of mood and emotion, all colored with the freedom that comes from possessing remarkable facility.

 He also has scored more than 20 feature film scores and 14 plays. He's the winner of numerous awards, and has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and London Philharmonic. Known to jazz and keyboard aficionados for his pioneering contributions in the use of synthesizers and piano, legendary clarinetist and composer John Carter dubbed Don Preston the “father of modern synthesis.”

 Don has performed with artists like:

Joe Beck, Paul Bley, Carla Bley, Bobby Bradford, John Carter,  Nat King Cole, Andrew Cyrille, Billy Daniels, Art Davis, Don Ellis,Connie Francis, Flo and Eddie (Howard Kaylan & Mark Volman of The Turtles)  Charlie Haden, Zakir Hussain, Al Jarreau, Elvin Jones, Yusef Lateef, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Charles Lloyd, Herbie Mann, Michael Mantler, Meredith Monk, Vaughn Monroe, J.R. Montrose,Lou Rawls, Emil Richards, Nelson Riddle, Shorty Rogers, Johnny Ray,  Leo Sayer, Frank Zappa

Don Preston is no relation to the Don Preston who played lead guitar for Joe Cocker and Leon Russell in the 1970s, and who appeared with Russell at the Concert for Bangladesh.

 THE DON PRESTON TRIO features the amazing eyes, ears and hands of acoustic bassist Anders Swanson and his Grande Mothers cohort drummer/percussionist Christopher Garcia.


REVIEWS
"Preston not only brought his skewed piano sensibility into the creative jazz context, he lugged along a little of his zany synthesizer as well……..touching on all these associations (Carla and Paul Bley, John Carter, Zappa and Cole Porter), showing what he can do twisting a standard around and delving a bit into his own compositional bag as well. Preston resides on the edge of tonality, toying with it."
DOWNBEAT

"revisiting choice moments of weirdness and glory, as well as dig into original works and unlikely standards, is not to be missed. The range of program is somewhat camouflaged by the seamless interply of Preston and his cohorts. They possess a cohesion born of fluidity that is reminiscent of Paul Bley’s 60’s trios, but they have their own crisp edge. It is a high common denominator for such a diverse program."
JAZZTIMES

"best known as the first synth wielding Mother of Invention – Frank Zappa's
keyboardist aide de camp, to others he is an avowed New Music experimentalist,
whose work in theatre, and with assorted sonic daredevils is the stuff of underground
acclaim…….in the jazz orbit Preston's credits have included Gil Evans, Carla Bley,
Buell Niedlinger, Michael Mantler, John Carter, and Bobby Bradford"
DOWNBEAT

"Don is one of the pioneers in that whole area, I don't think he gets nearly enough
credit for the contributions he has made and the vast amount of knowledge
he has acquired in electronic music."
JOHN CARTER

"the guy that really impressed me was Don Preston, I didn't know what that stuff was when I heard it on Frank Zappa's records. I said, "Man!"
GEORGE DUKE

"Preston demonstrated anew that he is one of the most consistently exciting
keyboardists anywhere, he plays with an intensity and a rhythmic vitality
that approached the demonic, at climactic moments smashing the keys
with a forearm and elbow, as if the piano were just not instrument
enough for him"
LA JAZZ SCENE

DON PRESTON AND MONTY PYTHON???????????


FROM THE LINER NOTES OF STRICTLY COMMERCIAL BY TERRY GILLIAM


http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/docs/Strictly_Commercial_liner_notes.html

"No matter how much my body decays, I have been unable to remove one particular shard of memory that remains firmly stuck — festering in my brain as a result of Frank Zappa.

It was 1967. I had just left America for England. One autumn evening, wandering through Hyde Park, I bumped into Frank's manager whom I knew from my former life in Los Angeles. The Mothers were performing at the Albert Hall the following night. Did I want to see them? You bet.

The Royal Albert Hall is a great Victorian monument . . . all red and gold and encrusted with elaborate decoration. With its tasteful boxes ringing the vast domed amphitheatre it represented to me all that was cultured, refined, and civilised . . . the product of generations of decent British citizens and their gracious rulers. but that night this proud testimonial to respectability had been usurped by The Mothers of Invention . . . a hairy three-ringed circus with Frank as the ringmaster.

The band roared and crashed about the stage. They were blasting out their familiar raucous songs with Frank controlling it all with his cool, knowing smile. The audience, by American standards, was subdued and Frank seemed frustrated by his inability to get them on their feet. Whether it was planned or an inspired act of desperation I'll never know but, suddenly in the middle of a song the keyboard player (THAT WOULD BE DON PRESTON – ED NOTE) abandoned his ivories and began to clamber up and over the speakers and other piles of electronic gear. An expectant ripple spread through the crowd. For a moment he disappeared — lost in the darkness. Then a spotlight managed to pick him out — a small motley figure climbing onwards and upwards — up the back of the auditorium — towards the gigantic mountain of brass pipes that comprised the great Albert Hall organ. The audience cheered him as Frank cranked up the band. You can do it! Climb you bastard! Yes! Yes! With the mob chanting and clapping this musical Quasimodo gained the summit and plunked himself down at the keyboard. There was a momentary hush as he grappled with the stops. And then the most glorious, outrageous sound ever heard erupted . . . no . . . it wasn't Elgar or Bach or even Saint-Saens . . .

It was a great thundering musical nose-thumbing fart. He was pounding out "Louie, Louie" on that great Victorian organ. The barbarians had taken over! It probably felt like that the day they hoisted the Hammer and Sickle over the Winter Palace. The cobwebs were being blown away. The iconoclasts were king! It was utterly silly and wonderful . . . and we laughed and cheered and Frank's cool, knowing smile widened ever so slightly.

I decided it was worth staying in England.

When it came to slaughtering sacred cows with such crude, yet perfect musical precision there was no one better than Frank. I wonder what songs he's teaching the angels right now? Good luck God! You've got your hands full this time."

 Terry Gilliam

 

Dr. Dot massaging Don Preston (who is making a goofy face for the camera)

 

Clapton/Beck show in NYC

Sounded to good to be true at first, but turned out to be ear candy galore. Clapton and Beck touring together. Ahhhh. Like butter. I was asked to go to Madison Square Gardens for both shows to heal a few band members and it was insanely cool, as usual. Being in Jeff Becks presence is always FUN and I talked to Eric in the hallway a minute about "the fussball match" we had in Berlin years ago. He remember and laughed (well I got the first four goals, then he wiped the floor with me, I never got another goal in three straight games). He was looking as handsome as ever. Like a fine wine he just gets better. 

 

 

One thing about MSG is it's like fort knox- takes FOREVER to get in, even if you are on the list and WORKING there. But I guess they have to be that way, since 9/11 and all. 

Also, stars are not as personable when they are backstage at MSG. Everyone acts like a machine there, like they are on stage, even when they are backstage, but then again, it IS Madison Square Gardens. I prefer when they play smaller venues; then they relax more, let their hair down and really have fun and let loose. It seems they are surrounded by press at MSG and have to keep their "star suit" on you know?

 

 

I was there for the Jeff Beck camp so I didn't see much of the Clapton show at all but I HEARD it all. I am partial to Beck, I feel he stole the show, but that's just me. 

 

 

 

I don't have the Clapton set list, sorry. This pic below is from the time Eric whooped my ass at fussball (table soccer). He is a wizard at that game. Hardly anyone has ever scored against me let alone won, but Mr. Slow-hand WILL win against anyone, it seems. He is the best at it. Seriously. Not sure about this tour, but last time he had a fussball table on tour with him, a really professional one, had a leveler and all. 

 

 

 

Enter Rhonda Smith, Becks new choice for BASS. Let me just say she is MILES better and cooler, kinder, funnier, funkier and more talented then his last bassist. I don't wanna hear how "young and cute" his last bassist is. She isn't that young; she is 26, she is just SHORT which makes all of the horny fucks in the audience think she is "so young" and cute. Age and appearance don't matter when it comes to playing bass and Rhonda, in my opinion, is AMAZING. Nice choice Jeff!! Rhonda toured with Prince for YEARS. Check her out:

 http://www.rhondasmith.com/

 

 

One of the highlights for me those two nights was seeing and talking to Mr. Roger Waters again. He stood near me while watching the last few songs of Jeff Becks set at the 2nd show. Seems no one else recognized him but me when he came out to watch. We talked after the show and I asked him if he remembered the massage I gave him in Berlin and he said "how could I forget that?". Gave him my new laminated flyer. SWOON!!

 

 

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Her talented hands and strong ambition have earned her a place in the hearts of the
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Now she has massage assistants who can treat the stars when she can't be there personally.

 

Everyone on our team is certified, licensed, put under contract, wears our company t-shirt,

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Here are some Testimonials:

"Heal my hands again Doctor" – Frank Zappa

"Dr. Dot gives the best massage in the world" – Sting

"Amazing hands" – Robert Plant

"Thanks for making me feel wonderful. Powerful massage" – Lauryn Hill

"You are damn strong for such a small woman" – The Undertaker (WWF)

"She eases the strain" – Henry Rollins

"Great for drummers" – Peter Criss

"If I could, I would have you massage me every day, all day. You rock!" – Courtney Love

"I love those hands!" – BoBo of Cypress Hill

"A really great massage!" – Bruce Willis

"Dr. Dot's 4 hands rules" – Ice-T

"The Best massage of my life!" – Sylvia singer of the Killer Barbies

"Bite me again Dr. Dot" – Bella B of Die ƒrzte

"I really love your massage Dot" – Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones

"Perfect Massage" – Ron Wood of the The Rolling Stones

"Thanks for fixin' my lumpy neck! AWESOME!" – Dime Bag of Pantera

"I have never felt so relaxed before" – Joe Strummer

"Thanks, I'm a new man!" – Lou Koller singer of Sick of it all

"Dot you rule with the strongest hands in showbiz" – Josh of Queens of The Stone Age

"Great massage" – Cindy Blackman drums for Lenny Kravitz

"I love your hands!" – Maxi Jazz of Faithless

"OOH, AHHH, EEEEE, OOOO, AAHHHHHH" – Johnny 5 of Marylin Manson

"What a relief!" – Debby Harry  ( Blondie)

 

 

"Can we bring your hands on tour with us?" – Justin Timberlake (at age 16)

"Dot kicked my ass!" – Proof (of D-12 and Eminem)

"I LOVE your hands Dot" – Paul Stanley of KISS

"That was an amazing massage" – Vin Diesel

"First massage of my life, I am now a fan" – Gene Simmons of KISS

"Lovely touch" – Mark Knopfler

"I feel like a new woman after that massage Dot" – Sheryl Crow

"Awesome foot rub!" – Marky Ramone

"Thanks for healing us man. Peace" – Carlos Santana

"Dot's massage was the only thing that kept me going and going" – Sean, singer of Audioweb

"Your massage brought me back to life, you healed me baby!" – R. Kelly

"I love your massage Dot" – Eros Ramazotti

"Hands of STEEL" – Dave Navarro

"I remember it was very quiet, music playing on a boom box, the lights down low," he told The Associated Press. "She was very professional. She also didn't talk a lot, which I particularly liked."

– Gene Simmons of KISS

– "Thanks a million" Mariah Carey

 

– "That's hot!" Paris Hilton (I'm not joking)

Satisfied Massage Clients include:

Mariah Carey – Eros Ramazotti – Back Street Boys – Peter Bond – Depeche Mode – Led Zeppelins Robert Plant – Hot House Flowers – Fugees – Rolling Stones – Sting – David Bowie Band – Tommy Lee & Mötley Crüe – British Bulldog – Rainbow – Credit to the nation – Krokus – The Clash – Steve Vai – AC/DC – Ratt – Blur – Inspiral Carpets – The Blushing Brides – Aerosmith – Skunk Anansie – Die Ärzte – Simply Red – Michael Jackson Band – Whitney Houston Band – Guildo Horn – Ramones – 60ft. Dolls – Van Halen – The Who – Tin Machine – The Misfits – Garbage – Tortoise – Stone Roses – Chris Jagger – The Undertaker (WWF) – Smoking Guns (WWF) – Bryan Ferry Band – Lenny Kravitz Band – N Sync – Fish-(NOT PHISH!) – Henry Rollins – Def Leppard – Ray Cokes of MTV – Alba Basketball Team – Nils Frewerth – Runrig – Bon Jovi – Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Heather Nova – Dread Zeppelin – Bush – The Pogues – Kinky Machine – Duran Duran – Happy Mondays – America – Ice T – Madness – Flock of Seagulls – Jesus Jones – The Alarm – Hans Klok (Dutch Magician) – Cucumber Men – Anthrax – Catatonia – Eric Clapton – Johannes B. Kerner – Keith Sweat Band – Oasis – Grateful Dead – Kiss – The Charlatans – Toni Braxton Band – Pulp – Andrew Strong Band – Weezer – Jay Z – Super Furry Animals – Billy Idol Band – Iggy Pops Band – Northside – The Romantics – Simple Minds – Calvin Russel – The Muffin Men – 38 Special – Finesse – Scarfo – Bob Geldof – Iron Maiden – Dirty Deeds – Offspring – Leningrad Cowboys – Norbert Blüm – Vera am Mittag – Matthias Wissmann – Stefan Raab – Esther Schweins – Sheryl Crow – Daniela Noack – Guano Apes – Courtney Love + Hole – Lynard Skynard – Alice Cooper Band – Traci BoyD – Cypress Hill – Blackeyed Peas – Foo Fighters – Ween – D-12 – Modern Talking – Alice Cooper – Papa Roach – David Byrne – Mark Knopfler – Die Happy – Nick Cave – Hed(p) – Annuschka – Steely Dan – Green Day – Joe Walsh – Truck Stop – R. Kelly – Cranberries – Vin Diesel – YES – Green Day – Bio Hazard – Soul Fly – Prince of Saudi Arabias gang – Dave Gahan – Bruce Willis – Robbie Williams band – Disturbed – Kylie Minouge – Russle Crowe – Chris Noth (Mr. Big) – James L. Dolan – Slunt – George Clinton – Marilyn Manson – Sir Bob Geldoff – The Explosion – Good Charlotte – Steve Vai – Project Object – Adam F. – Meldrum – Penny Royals – Ratdog – Crossfade – Paris Hilton – Stereophonics – Motorhead – Dave Navaro – Dropkick Murphys – Far From Finished – Rosenstolz – Paul Weller – Dweezil Zappa – Steve Vai – Terri Bozzio – Napoleon Murphy Brock – Prinz Ferfried von Hohenzollern – Roger Waters – Jeff Beck – Vinnie Colaiuta – OK GO – The Hard Lessons – Juliette Lewis & the Licks – Middleman – Nathan East – Herbie Hancock – Placebo – Kylie Minogue – Russel Crowe – Maroon 5 – Joe Jackson – Sonic Youth – Harry Connick Jr – Incubus- Zappa Plays Zappa – Kayne West – Devo – Justin Timberlake – The Coral – The Arctic Monkeys – Simon Cowell of American Idol – Sum41 – Pat Benetar – Steve Miller Band – Foreigner – John C. Reilly – Velvet Revolver – Kim Raver (of 24 & Lipstick Jungle) – Simple Plan – Angels and Airwaves – Arian Belew – The Hives – Kid Rock's band – Slash – Peter Wolf – Jonas Brothers – Trans Siberian Orchestra – Sigur Ros – Greg Allman – Stevie Wonder ……to be continued…

The last few weeks (JEFF BECK / BITCHFEST/ BB KING)

It's embarrassing how much time has passed since I met and massaged Jeff Beck and I am just now blogging about it. I think it was 8 weeks ago?

Nevertheless, he is fresh in my mind. Jeff is SO FUCKING FUNNY, he could just hang up the guitar and do comedy, but his main passion, I found out, is restoring old

cars, working on them, making them gorgeous… I think he LOVES music, but just does it still to support his car hobby  🙂

 

The man hasn't an arrogant bone in his body, so polite and humble, so real, so fucking cool! I was in heaven that day, sun was shining, Jeff Beck on guitar, Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, the band was amazing. Buddy guy opened and I could HEAR him play through the open window in the dressing room (it was an outside gig at little castle) but I couldn't see him as I was busy massaging Jeff and Vinnie. I know Vinnie from his days with Zappa and then later, Sting. Vinnie is hysterical as well, so my face hurt from laughing the next day.

Jeff told me a lot of funny things that happened to him in his life and about his relationship with Roger Waters, who I had just massaged recently as well. Roger is a HUGE Jeff BECK fan and he "felt honored" to have Jeff play on his 'Amused to Death' album. A LOT of people want to hire Jeff, but he is simply too busy and sometimes can't be bothered. He does what he wants and when he wants it, but is never arrogant about.  I have heard first hand that he was chosen to be the next Rolling Stone after Brian Jones died but just never hung around for the audition. He just didn't give a shit.  It's an amazing balance he has, being that confident but not at all arrogant, one that I have seldom come across in show biz. I doubt he has any enemies, they all love him and want him to play with their band, but Jeff is hard to get, just naturally, not a calculated hard to get, if you know what I mean.

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The show was predominately male (ladies, keep that in mind, if you want to meet COOL men with great taste in music, go see ANY Zappa tribute band, Steve Vai and/or

Jeff Beck in concert, you can have your pick!). Jeff's show was only instrumental. He said sometimes he has some woman on tour with him singing (forget her name)

and she sounds ike Janis. Of course when I heard that I sang him a few bars of Bobby McGee and told him I am for hire (heh heh).

I stood in front of the stage watching him in awe and my friend was chatting a bit to me (not loudly) about something that had just happened in the crowd and a

Jeff Beck fan screamed "How the FUCK can you talk during a Jeff Beck guitar solo!????". Nuff said.

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Vinnie warming up backstage                                                                                                             I didn't realize my new camera was on 'video mode' ^  *DOH!*

VInnie is So adorable, so fucking fun! Last time I saw him was when he was on tour with Sting, and I think that was 9 years ago. He and Terri Bozzio are the best drummers around (yes, I LOVE John Bonham, I am talking living drummers). Vinnie doesn't even know how many fans he has. He just plays, He is so straight now, no booze, no smoking, just music and that's it. Sooner or later the rockers realize they have to get and stay healthy if they want to remain in the strenuous rock and roll circus and that includes getting a massage whenever possible. They know when I am around, they are in for extreme deep tissue and they know I will make they cry like babies. They love it. My massage team is known for it's brutal capabilities and we have been labeled the 'Pit Bulls of Massage'. Music to my ears *sigh*.

If you want to hear Vinnie on a great Frank Zappa cd, just get "Joe's Garage" and you will see why he is so sought after….

 < when he toured with Sting

After the show, Jeff and I were standing in the production office and he was pouring very expensive champagne into my glass

and my friends glass too (Jeff is SUPER generous!). We were just shooting the breeze and telling jokes when a German security guard came up to

us and since she knows me (I am rather known here in Berlin) she looked and us both and said "well, there are many fans out side and they want to know

how long you will be back here" and before anyone had a chance to say anything I belted out "tell them I am busy and they will have to wait".

Jeff and I both burst out laughing. That's the kind of humor Jeff has, not stiff at all, he loves a good laugh. Love him!

 

^  Jeff's reaction when he found out where the 'Cosmopolitain' drink was made famous

After the show my friend (male friend by the way) and I were invited by Jeff to join them all on the bus (don't make a fuss, just get on the bus) for

some "special" drink that Jeff likes to make everyone. Of course we came along happily, it's not every day, nor every year Jeff invites you for some bevy's.

We were all cracking up and exchanging stories,  and Jeff played bar tender. He was so excited to mix this drink for me, one he thought I had never heard of before.

He handed it to me and said "this, my dear, is called a "Cosmopolitan". Now, any girl who was hooked on "Sex and the City" like I was has heard of that drink years ago.

I was like "uh, Jeff, that drink was made famous on Sex and the City". He was like "eh?" . He had never seen it. I explained that it's a show that had 4 women on it and they always talked about men and went out and drank that drink. He went "WOT!??? I've been making and drinking a GIRLS DRINK!???" The whole bus roared with laughter.

Vinnie wanted a foot massage on the bus, so I gave him one. He made faces and noises like I've never seen before. I said "you sound like me the first time I had anal sex"

Again, the bus was hysterical. I am telling you this lot knows how to laugh, even the bus driver was hilarious.  If you see Jeff Beck heading to a town near you,

it will be worth every penny to go see him, he is the BOMB!!!!

 

Moving right along. I got a new camera, as you can see and I am trying out the video options as often as possible.

This is a view from my favorite town in the USA, Hoboken. Hoboken is better than NYC because it is only 5 minutes away from NYC

yet still clean, safe, cheaper, friendlier, etc. I just LOVE that place… I walk down the street and I seem to know everyone and vice versa.

I love that small town feeling, but I have to have the big city at hand, and as you can see from that video, it's REALLY at hand..

Jet lagged as FUCK in Hoboken ^

ps. Flying back and forth is killing me. You can't bring any lip stick, lotion, powder, tooth paste, you can't bring FUCK ALL on the plane anymore, which makes my Pet Peeve, flying, even worse now. They do sell, however, expensive as FUCK lotion etc, on board, how convenient, those wankers! Yeah,  you Hetro men won't have a clue what I'm on about but us ladies/queers know, we need lotion and chap stick at least or we dry up like raisins. I put some lotion into a condom, tied it into a knot and crammed it up my, yeah, there. You have to be smarter than the average bear to make things happen. So I had my lotion! heh heh.

Adam (fuck you Adam for saying I "SUCK" cause I was busy heh heh              and MECHEL, a girl who totally understands me and thinks the same way I do about men.

I didn't have much time to play recently in NYC but I did manage to see some of my friends….

Danny ^ who is one of my few Gay friends. I can't tolerate most Gays, they are so catty to me about my big tits *MEOW*!!!, but Danny is great!

I think he looks like Wil Farrel, don't you?

 

Eike drove ALL the way from Hamburg to Berlin to play as our (BITCHFEST ) opening act last Wednesday. He

didn't earn much but was not whining about it, he played like a PRO! We will do a song together, the man has talent.

Click HERE to see Eike's myspace page…

Eike is a MAD Frank Zappa fan, like me, so it was so fun to hang! I gave him a Project Object shirt

that was too big for me…. This is my "Dangerous Kitchen" by the way ^

This was our official 2nd show as BITCHFEST. What pissed me off is the FUCKING FOG. Here it's not too bad

but at some points I couldn't (1) Breath (2) see the audience or my band. WTF!??????

For me the BEST part of the show was watching Jasmine climb up on stage and then crowd surf. Then, during

Back in Black, I did as well. This was my first time crowd surfing and it was fucking FUN! I will do this from now

on. How often does one see a daughter, then the Mom crowd surf at the same show? It was fucking hilarious.

I had to have a word with the German crowd though, as at first the crowd surfing didn't work. Jasmine and her friends

were just let down, as in, dropped. I was like "hello, you're supposed to catch and carry the bodies, not stand there and sip

your drinks and laugh". They finally got the hang of it and it was marvelous. The sound man made a crappy video and sound

recording and when I figure out how to up load it, i will post it. You can see Jasmine surf and then me for a bit too).

A back view of BITCHFEST –unfortunately, none of our drummer, Sansi,  this time 🙁


 From left to right, Vitri (back up vocals, Chrisi (drummers girlfriend, me and Danielle, back up vocals ^

Dr. Cock likes to draw cartoons, this one is of He and I ^                      My friend Martin^  (Aussi)  and some unknown dude backstage

Um, after the show, we had fun with my camera… don't ask.^

Communication Breakdown
Tush
Move over

Dot welcomes audience

Black Dog
You really Got me < Back up singers come on stage
Heart Breaker < Back up singers
Dirty Deeds  < Back up Singers (leave stage After Dirty Deeds)
American Woman

Dot introduces band

Highway to hell
Helter Skelter
*Back up singers come back on stage, Dot introduces them
Piece of my Heart < Back up singers
Back in Black  < Back up Singers

 

BAND LEAVES STAGE
ENOCRE:
SANSI (drummer) COMES BACK ALONE FIRST AND DOES:
Moby Dick

(whole band comes out now)

Whole Lotta Love
Twist and Shout < Back up singers come and sing and twist/dance

 Our set list ^

I have known "Fricky" since 1992. He is really strange, an artist. He let me draw the Zappa stache on him, yes! ^

Danielle, me and Sarah (she is from Sweden) partied ALL night after the BITCHFEST show…..

 THIMO   my guitarist will cheat on us this Wednesday 🙂   ^ 

Check him out, he ROCKS!!!!! 

 

  < The newspaper the next day, after the BITCHFEST show….

< BB is the KING!

I saw BB KING live this past Thursday. It was one of the best show's I have ever seen. He almost had me in tears

when he told the crowd he would never be passing through this town again, as he is "80, almost 81 years old" and his health

isn't  the greatest. I had to literally swallow my tears. He was so charming and funny how he told the crowd so many tiny stories and

his voice, Jesus, even if he didn't play a mean guitar, I would pay to just hear the man sing. BB, I LOVE YOU!!!!!