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Notes from Das Boot 219

Friday 2/13/15, Antwerp Belgium

At the Trix Music Center today (I’m guessing that it’s not named after the breakfast cereal). Good day so far: the lights and the house guy is really good, Internet isn’t terrible, catering is good.
Goodgoodgoodgoodgood. Listening to Volcano Suns, can’t get the song Sea Cruise out of my head “why would the chicken cross the road when there ain’t no other si-yi-yide!”. If you don’t know them I suggest you do, post haste, start with The Bright Orange Years.
Tonight after load out we take the ferry to The U.K. for three shows. Shows over there (and I’m repeating myself here) are a crap shoot. House production varies and a good night would be “hey, it wasn’t terrible”. The good stuff has very little to do with the shows, we’ll see a bunch of friends we haven’t seen in awhile, good Indian food and hopefully there’ll be a couple of record stores around. The Internet goes from weak to non-existent so I wanted to at least post one more before we venture into the dark maw across the channel.

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Volcano Suns- Sea Cruise 7″, also found on reissue of The Bright Orange Years (merge), you need this

Notes from Das Boot 218

Thursday 2/12/15, Antwerp Belgium

In Deventer we played Burgerweeshuis*, a cool small room that was sold out. The house crew was solid but I had trouble with the lighting techs name, this isn’t the first time that this has happened. The other house guys had names that I could make out through their Dutch accent, Alex, Matthias but when it came to the light guy:
Hey, I’m Tim the light guy from Magnet
Hello, my name’s is (what sounded like) Urine
…Yuri?
No, Urine
…uh…ur…Ernie?
No no… Urine
Fuck, I didn’t want to start off this way. My hearings not great and heavy accents don’t help. One more try, maybe his parents were old hippies
…err..uh…Yearn?
…(puzzled look)…no no.. Ureen…
….oh…
It was past the point of uncomfortableness and I just called him “hey man” for the rest of the night, he didn’t seem to care.

*(loose translation, “house of tiny hamburgers”. Although recently they have switched over to the healthier “house of tiny salads” or Saladweehuis. The tiny chef salad consists of a single lettuce leaf, a carrot shaving and a thought balloon of ham)

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When in Antwerp, drink Seef