You're probably wondering if you have enough time to tell your boss(es) you need time off to see Jooklo-Zappa on tour. Regardless of your boss(es) answer, you can always quit your job! Life is for the living (noun and verb)!
Here's the schedule as I know it, at this juncture in time.
Tue June 14 -- Jooklos arrive in beautiful Kelowna BC!
Wed June 15 -- Rehearsing with the Jooklos at the house! Maybe we'll go swimming if it's warm enough?
Thu June 16 -- More rehearsing with the Jooklos at the house! Perhaps today is a good day to visit the local Bottle Return? Always something fun going on there!
Sat June 18 -- THE FIRST ANNUAL UNTEMPERED FESTIVAL OF DISSONANT ARTS!
What is the FIRST ANNUAL UNTEMPERED FESTIVAL OF DISSONANT ARTS you ask?
First off, this is (obviously) a rough draft of the poster.
Second, the "acoustic guitar guy?" The one and only PETERWALKER!
I don't know! When you're at the festival, ask the wonderful AndrewWedman, the co-creator of this fantastic festival and master mind behind The BASS PIANO! He'll tell you who is the real hero behind this delightful coup!
Another spoiler--there are two pianos at the Shatford Centre in Penticton--and they are on the same stage, at the same time.
Ask yourself--when was the last time you heard improvised music featuring two pianos?
OK then--see you there!
Sun June 19 -- Recording session with the Bass Piano!
Mon June 20 -- More and more recording!
Tue June 21 -- Off to Calgary we go! Just a quick 9 hour drive. No biggie. Say, where's the soul food at in Calgary?
Wed June 22 -- Jooklo-Zappa will no doubt start their morning as they always do, with plenty of exercise, inspirational readings and a brisk cold shower. After that, we start our afternoon with a recording session at CJSW! As if we weren't limber enough, we will then move on to SLED ISLAND. Though at this point, I can't tell you the time or the venue, you'll no doubt be able to figure it out for yourself by the psychedelic din and throngs of people dancing.
Thu June 23 -- Edmonton here we come! I think I speak for the Jooklos as well when I say we are quite excited for the twisty turns and mountain scenery we will no doubt enjoy on the drive from Calgary to Edmonton. Take that Italian Alps!
Once in Edmonton, we'll perform at the Point of Departure series. That facebook update is coming any minute now, just take my word for it.
Fri June 24-- CASSE-TETE!!! Now in it's FOURTH year! For those in the know, Casse-tete is THE festival in Canada. Hippest in North America? Once capitalism's gales of creative destruction blows the Vision Festival into a "living" hudson river, then Casse-tete's place will be certain. Of course we all hope that the "governmental panel made up of representatives from the cultural sector and City Council [who] declined the festival’s application" will smarten up, realize the value of the Vision festival, and start co-ordinating capital accordingly. In the mean, Casse-tete is fine with the Silver Medal.
Sat June 25 --- More Casse-tete! Also an early morning Baking workshop by yours truly! Sun June 26-- back to home base for a delousing.
Mon June 27 -- more recording! more swimming? I promised I'd mow the neighbours lawn, so there's that to do...
Tue June 28 -- MERGE in Vancouver! Was it ever hard to get a gig in Vancouver. I wonder if there is some kind of other porta-potty oriented festival happening at the same time? Wed June 29 -- SEATTLE! AMERICA! Good times! I have my flannel all picked out, and can't wait to drink some Starbucks coffee! Not sure what else is happening on this day. Who has the best Pho in Seattle? Thu June 30 -- SEATTLE! AMERICA! BLUE MOON TAVERN! It says right there on the site the best way to keep informed with the happenings is to follow their twitter. At this event we'll be performing along side HOUND DOG TAYLOR'S HAND. Check it! Fri July 1 -- Portland! Alice Coltrane Memorial Coliseum. And that's all I know! Sat July 2 -- Portland, recording with heavy hitters of the freak scene! stay tuned for more deets! Sun July 3 -- Portland, TURN TURN TURN! To every motherfucking season, eh? Hard to believe already, before the tour has even started, that this will be the last show of the tour. If I drank beer, I'd cry into it. Now that Marijuana is legal (for fun!), perhaps I'll try that much maligned herb put on earth by the same GOD-force that made all living things. Who knows, maybe the Jooklos will too? Is it dangerous? Is is sinful? STAY TUNED!
A big part of my excitement for this tour is the opportunity to work on some 2-d art with the Jooklos. For all of you who will no doubt flock to our up-comming shows, there will hopefully be no end of ephemera goods from which to choose!
Here's a prototype:
You know, a little more glitter here, a little more thus and so there and presto! memorabilia to last the ages! Each one an original, an individual--just like the music!