martedì 9 ottobre 2007

Jet-lag


Hi readers..
Yes it's been ages..Yes I think I have an excuse..and yes I'm talking out of my arse!
Well to start off with, I did some pretty cool shows working as stage manager for my Swiss friends Gotthard. We started off with a show in Tokyo, took the train to Osaka, did the show. We then flew to Seoul in South Korea, did some sight seeing, the show and some more sight-seeing. It was then off to Moscow... This is was where it all started to go wrong! The trip was pure hell..We started off by flying to Hong Kong where we spent six hours in the bloody areoport. The next leg was to London.. 14 hours in a tin can is NOT fun.... I then had to drag my sorry Arse through even more metal detectors for the connection flight of four hours to Moscow! By now my jet-lag really started to kick in! Then it was Customs and straight to the Hotel.
If anyone has ever been to Hotel Kosmos they'll know what I'm talking about: One trip from the bar to the elevator...and six propositions from 'Professional Ladies of the night'. What is it about Russia and prostitutes? Then 'as usual' after 5 mins in my room, the phone rings asking if I would like to spend some time with a 'Russian girl'.... I just wanna sleep!
The next day I went for a seven hour walk with Nicolo (Keyboard Player) around Moscow.. damn good fun but damn hard work! We then did the show and went stright to the Train Station for the trip to St. Petersbourg..... Had a bit of a party..nearly got arrested in the Restaurant Wagon after it was made clear by a rather drunk undercover Police-Man, that our new Russian friends were in-fact 'Gangsters'. After getting back to Milan I spent three days trying to coax my brain into some kind of normality...and caught the Flu!!!
Then of course it was time for a bit of Skydiving..and somehow manage to bugger up my hand in a 'mild' mid air collision whilst trying to get into a 5 way formation!
Is there a moral to this story...of Course not. Did I learn anything from this...You must be joking! BANZAI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Ciao ragazzi...
Si, è passato tanto tempo... e penso di avere anche una giustificazione... e si, stò dicendo una sacco di str***te!
Per ben cominciare bhè, ho fatto qualche bel lavoro come responsabile di palco per i miei amici svizzeri Gotthard. Abbiamo cominciato con un concerto a Tokyo, preso un treno per Osaka per un altro concerto. Abbiamo quindi volato verso Seoul, Sud Corea, per un ulteriore concerto ma anche per girare come dei turisti. E poi Mosca... E da qui è cominciato il disastro... Abbiamo cominciato volando ad Hong Kong dove siamo rimasti fermi per 6 ore in aereoporto! Poi Londra... 14 ore in una lattina non è certo bello... Allora ho dovuto spostare il mio c**o oltre diversi metal detectors per la coincidenza per Mosca! A questo punto i problemi con i fusi orari sono cominciati! Così controllo passaporti e poi dritti in hotel!
Se qualcuno è mai stato all'Hotel Kosmos, saprà sicuramente di cosa parlo: una camminata dal bar all'ascensore e sono stato "invitato" per ben 6 volte dalle professioniste notturne! ma cos'ha la Russia con le prostitute? Dopo appena 5 minuti in stanza mi squilla il telefono e, indovinate? Mi chiedevano se volevo "provare le ragazze locali".... Ma io voglio solo dormire!!!
Il giorno dopo ho camminato per circa 7 ore con Nicolò (il tastierista) in giro per Mosca... Dannazione, divertente ma quanto abbiamo camminato! Dopo il concerto abbiamo corso come dei disperati per prendere il treno per San Pietroburgo... Una piccola festicciola... e siamo stati quasi arrestati da un ubriaco polizziotto in borghese appena hanno scoperto che i nostri amici Russi (o meglio, i tizi che ci offrivano da bere) erano dei Gangsters! Appena tornato a Milano ho passato tre giorni per poter rimettere a posto il mio cervello... ed ovviamente l'influenza mi ha travolto in pieno!!!
Poi, ovviamente, era anche tempo per un bel lancio e, ovviamente, sono anche riuscito a farmi male la mano in una piccola "collisione" in aria mentre provavo ad unirmi con gli altri per una formazione a stella di 5!
Ma esiste una morale a questa storia... ovviamente NO.
Ho imparato qualcosa da tutto ciò.... ma state scherzando???
BANZAI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10 commenti:

Cinz ha detto...

ho solo un commento..... fish on fisher... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55Omwpj650M

Kev ha detto...

Take no notice of the dates on the photos... i kept forgeting to reaet it after changing batteries!

Dawn ha detto...

I used to date a stage manager once. All he did was point at things and tell people where they go. Is that what you do?

Kev ha detto...

Unfortuanatly no? I also set up things, tune Guitars, repair things....Then I get to point at things! I love the pointy bit of the day!

tina ha detto...

wow. been traveling as well huh? hehe... glad to see an update. it'll be me next week. ill be out of town once again. hehe.

Callie ha detto...

If I did not bust a fart from laughing at you KEV..hehehehe...Ok check it...

1. You went to : Tokyo, Russia, Korea...You basically had- Sushi,Vodka and KimChee all in a months time from different parts of the world.

2.You got hit on by the lovely ladies of the night- which means that your a star..A Certified Rawk Star I might add..And I am proud of you for keeping your pecker in tact my friend...Rimbina did good by accepting your offer of love for life.

3.You got to be a part of the Mafia! And here I thought only Italians were Mafiaso! *duh*

4. You once again caused your insurance company to tighten their buttholes by getting injured from your playful adventure of inflight-sky surfing......

Dude,,, You are living the life of Dreams and Desires that have been imparted on your soul.... Kev....Do you know how truly blessed you are? *smiles

Love ya Man....

Oh-

Bon-Flucking-Zai!!!!

callie

Kev ha detto...

Callie...
However much I try...I'll never RAWK anywhere as near as much as you..

Callie ha detto...

I know the drill..Your just buttering me up for more Beef Jerky and those "yummy cake thingies"...

hehehehehe

lurvin you and Rimbina,
callie

Kev ha detto...

Hmmmmmmmmmm Beef Jerky!

ZJ ha detto...

Wow!!! You were in different parts of the world in a span of just how many days!!!!
More power to you and your band :D