STAIND in NYC

I am so fucking unbelievably behind with blogging, answering emails (I have over 1,000 unread emails now) and my fingers are KILLING me from too many massages. Last night (I am still up, it's 9am) I massaged the manager for Ac/Dc in NJ, then drove like a bat outta hell to NYC to massage STAINED and Papa Roach (old friends). They played at the Hammerstein Ballroom.. sounded good, what I heard of the show, but the highlight was hanging out with Stained front man Aaron on his bus while he talked business to many big wig record company folks and managers. 

He stopped the convo and says "This is Dr. Dot. Her massage team can NOT be beat. I have never had anything short of an AMAZING massage from everyone of her Dot Bots on the road!". They all asked for my flyer and seemed into his pitch. I LOVE that kind of PR, it can not be beat. Gene Simmons did it the other night too backstage at Ac/Dc. He announced to the dressing room "Dr. Dot gives the best massage in the world everybody, come get her business card!". OMG, Gene doing a commercial for my massage team. I thought I died and went to rock and roll heaven.

 

I have SO MANY FUCKING BLOGS to write I don't even know where to start. I have not even finished my ITALY Blog, started the Boston or Florida blog, Flogging Molly, Ac/Dc, The Answer, and the other night Project Object (with Ike Willis and Ed Mann at the BB King club- omfg, it was PERFECT, "the band was tight!"). Head is spinning I have so much to do, when will it slow down? Never I am guessing. I did have dinner with Jasmine the other night and massaged her feet in the restaurant as usual :). Man I love her. LOVE LOVE LOVE. 

 


 

 

is a DEEP TISSUE massage junkie ^

 



   

 

 

It was great to see Papa Roach again. Tobin (left) and Coy (right) have grown up a LOT since the last time I have seen them (2000 in Berlin). I beat Coby at table soccer really badly and he still remembers lol. BUT Eric Clapton beat me really badly, so you win some, you loose some. 

Look at the old picture of Coby and I, see how different he looks; I barely recognized him!

 

   You can see Tobin, ^ again on the left. He has changed a lot too

But then again, he must have though the same about me. ha ha. 

They have been on tour for 10 years straight. I hope they make it big. I am not a fan of the music, you KNOW I am a classic rock fan, but I like these guys personally and they deserve sucess for sweating it out on the road for so long. It is TOUGH on the road. Real tough.

Dr. Dot sets up shop at Cafepress.com

Click Banner to see my cheesy shop ^

With A LOT of help from Crystal, the assistant on the phone at cafepress.com, I opened my own shop to sell merchandise, if/when there is a demand for it. Thing is, every once in a while, people (mostly on myspace) ask me where they can buy a Dr. Dot shirt. For the longest time, Mark, the guy who does my Dr. Dot massage assistant shirts, had them for sale on his shirt site. BUT the Dr. Dot assistant shirt situation keeps him too busy to handle the rare occasion someone orders one of my hand print/lip print shirts. So, the shop is now officially open:  http://www.cafepress.com/drdot

 

One less thing to do 馃檪

 

 I watched the Gene Simmons Roast the other night on iTunes. OMG, it was GREAT! Gene took it all like a pro. You can find the file on mininova.org if you can't get it on iTunes.Raining here in Berlin. BUT "I'm only happy when it rains"

And last but not least, Happy Birthday Ringo Kiss

Berlin is HAPPENIN’ right now

UGH

I find myself writing over things in the wrong order, but it's the best I can do. I am so busy, it's pathetic. I have been in Berlin 8 days and haven't even unpacked. In fact, I just stayed packed and flew last Thursday to Cologne to stay at the Grand Hyatt ("in a hotel over looking the Rhein" Roger Waters). Incubus, a touring band that has been together for 17 years ( I was shocked when they told me that) has been using my massage team for AGES. The guitarist Michael is a self proclaimed "massage junkie" who was using my LA team for a year before I even knew he was in a band. He is so low key and cool, my team LOVES HIM!

 

Anyways, my Dortmond based massage assistant, Lissy was so eager to work at ROCK am RING I decided to pull some big strings and offer Incubus free massages for bringing Lissy and I to the festival with them. I am now sure they would have gladly paid, but I wanted to show my gratitude to them for being such amazing clients over the years.

So I flew to Cologne and Lissy met me at the airport. It was our first time meeting and I was amazed at how much better she looks in person than she does in pictures, not that it matters at all, but you know how some just look better in person and then there are some who look better in pictures.. she is the kind that looks breathtaking in person but the pics don't do her justice. I guess that is a spiritual kind of thing, the 'you have to be there in the moment with me' kind of thing her persona radiates.  

 

Lissy and I got cleaned up for dinner with the Incubus guys and some of Rage against the Machine that were staying in the same hotel. It was super fun. Incubus singer Brandon could do stand up comedy he is so fucking witty. The whole band is super cool, very tight family vibe. Tom of Rage against he machine is fun to talk to. When I asked him about Frank Zappa, he admitted "Oh, Frank is WAY over my head". Of course he is darling. He went on to say he LOVES Steve Vai; that Steve is his guitar idol. 

I have LOADS more pictures and stuff to write, but haven't the time right now, I have to go massage Joe Jackson. Will try to update later..

x

 

 Incubus singer Brandon Boyd with Lissy ^ 

 

Brandon is hilarious and very down to earth.  

 

Michael is a massage WHORE. He gets more massages than any other client of ours. We LOVE people like Michael. No matter what country, state, city he is in, he always wants a massage. Michael was actually getting massages from my team for a whole year before I even found out he was in a rock band. Very low key. Super sweet and plays a mean guitar (Incubus Guitarist). 

 

 

Some call this cutie ^ The English Eminem because they are both white and rap. His music is different though, sometimes there's a tad of techno or reggae sound.. he is super energetic on stage and his band rocks. Their guitarist and I talk about our love for Jimi Hendrix for ages.

 

  It was great seeing Gavin again, who used to front the band BUSH but is now doing great with his solo band. I am sure he was missing Gwen (Stefani) and his baby boy. Wonder when the Gwen will give birth to their second child..(should be any day now)

 

  Two things about these Gene pics you should know (1) Those are not gray hairs around his face, he had just washed off his KISS face makeup and missed some of the white paint. Perhaps he may have some gray hair, but that is not gray, it's white from the paint

(2) He is holding the itinerary for the next day. Each band gets a newsletter/update shoved under their door, or wedged in their door each night from their tour manger to  (a) remind them where the fuck they are (b) to tell them what their plan is for the following day.

 Wanted to clarify those things as I have received a few comments on myspace about both things..