The Spin I’m In: Seriously, Satellite
“Knights of Cydonia”
Ah, modern conveniences like cell phones, computers and internet make touring much less isolating, but I still feel out of sorts. Amongst other things, we keep missing the Stewart/ Colbert hour. As some of you know, my band is out on tour with The Donnas. The shows have been fun, but the schedule is pretty grueling especially in a van (even if we do have little video screens to watch DVDs). But I have to say that satellite radio has been one of my favorite modern conveniences on the road. No more dialing in static-y Top 40 or Modern Country from city to city. We’ve been seriously digging Sirius.
The other day on a station called Sirius Disorder we heard an interview with Hilly Kristal, owner of CBGB’s from about two years ago (before his passing). It was interesting to hear his perspective on the club and the early NYC punk scene in his own voice (whilst we were driving through the middle of Minnesota). I don’t think that I’d ever heard his voice before. Then we listened to The David Johansen Mansion of Fun Show. Fantastic Mr Johansen! Thanks for the tunes on the road. You’re a gentleman and a scholar.