Happy belated New Year everyone! Did you have a nice Christmas? Good, good. Yes I did too thanks, it was lovely. Yes it does seem like ages ago now…
Hope you’re all well and drinking deeply from the cup of opportunities that 2010 may have to offer.
I’m currently tapping away on my laptop (probably with far too much volume as Jamie often reminds me), sat in our familiar Lower East Side Noo Yoik home-away-from-home, whilst drinking a mug of hot cider; I’ve been craving it since Thanksgiving, and -7c weather is as good an excuse as any.
There’s only an hour until the Superbowl (I LOVE baseball), and only half an hour until my Mac Genius appointment, where it won’t take a Genius to work out that the reason my track pad doesn’t work is cause someone (me) spilt a cup of boiling coffee all over it.
Anyway, it’s great to be back in the US. We all flew in a couple of days ago and went straight into a gig at City Winery. Naturally we managed to retain our reputation as the most disorganised band in the world as it became apparent that we were missing several items of equipment. Thankfully, the kitchen were able to provide some beer crates I could stack up to balance my snare drum on, and we were able to hire in a replacement horn for Jamie that appeared to have been previously owned by someone who was either very clumsy, or very angry. Considering we hadn’t played together for a considerable while, multiplied by the jetlag factor and a few technical issues, it went pretty well.
We then drove to where it all began — Woodstock! We were pleased to discover that WDST radio have been playing Kandi regularly, which resulted in our being warmly greeted by an appreciative and packed out Bearsville Theatre; it’s always incredibly gratifying to have a room of people singing your songs back at you, so many thanks to everyone who came out to see us — we had a great night and it was a perfect start to what should prove to be a busy time ahead.
Tomorrow night (Feb 8th) we’re playing at the Living Room in New York, before visiting Akron, Detroit, Indianapolis, San Francisco, San Diego, LA, Minneapolis, Chicago, Madison, Denver, Seattle, and Aspen. We’re playing a gig on Valentine’s Day for canoodling couples, and playing several dates supporting fantastic fellow Brits, Gomez (many a cup of tea will be brewed, I’m sure). Plus we’re confirmed at Coachella in April too, so there’s plenty to look forward to!
As always, please do visit us on MyFace, SpaceBook and www.oneeskimo.com to check if we’re playing in your back yard over the next few months.
Look forward to seeing you soon!
Adam : )