So another year has gone by and it’s Christmas and New Years. Did 2008 live up to your expectations? Are you ready for 2009? This holiday season I have to “work”. I’m playing an event on Christmas day in Hamburg and I do the countdown and first hour of 2009 at a huge event near Brussels on New Years Eve. The best thing about holiday gigs is I can ask double my normal fee. The worst part is I’m traveling alone for days and away from family when it’s the most important time to be together. I can understand throwing a big NYE event but who’s going to come to a techno party on Xmas day? I guess I’m about to find out! In case your interested here’s the links where you can see the full info for the events:
I have my iPhone loaded with some movies including: The Black Hole, Transsiberian, Inside Man and Purple Violets. I just looked at what iTunes had for rent that also had a high Rotten Tomatoes rating. I also have some music apps loaded: synthPond, Beatmaker, iDrum and Bloom. I bought this little plastic thing called an iBend which props up the iPhone so I don’t have to hold it in my hand. Of course my Macbook Pro is armed with Ableton if I want to get serious.
What else? Hmm… Oh I bought some new retro Nike sneakers and I will surely be blogging during my trip. If I remember Ill do some interviews with some DJs using the Griffn iTalk. I’ll also test how well it does at recording music in a nightclub. If it doesn’t have a limiter I guess it will sound horrid.
See you from the road… don’t drink too much eggnog!