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Bahnhof Beckett is Back in Brooklyn

Train from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt, Sunday November 26th 6.21am Two young men are drunkenly walking themselves to a standstill in the wrong direction on an escalator at Dusseldorf’s main train station. They are pretending to check boarding passes of people walking in the more traditional direction. One of them has a broken thumb. His left […]

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One More Night in Vienna

My Hotel Room, Hotel Am Brillantengrund, Vienna – Friday November 17th, 2017 Two gigs in Vienna. Two full houses. Two joyous nights of friendship and song. Don’t come to the third one tonight. I am due a humbling.   Last night I played at Dominik Nostitz’s Verein Laden venue. I love this place. I have […]

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Thank You Italy – Croatia, Here I Come

  Piove di Sacco, Train Station, Italy – Thursday, November 9th, 2017 “Some people see a mountain, I think I just need the right shoes and I can climb it like a stairs.” Let me begin with the essentials. Andrea Scarso is a legend. He speaks in poems. Nothing is a problem. We had some […]

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London – Milan – Verona

Sunday November 5th, 2017 – Terminal 5, London Heathrow The other side of my pre caffeine conversation with four separate British Airways employees regarding my protestations at their new rule banning guitars as carry- on luggage: “I understand, there’s nothing I can do.” “I understand, there’s nothing I can do.” “I understand, there’s nothing I […]

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Come on Tour with Me

JFK International Airport, Terminal 4 – Saturday, November 4th, 7:22am I’m sitting in a brightly lit cafe. Trying to pry my eyes open with a watery coffee. I am putting the coffee in my mouth but it might be more effective to pour it directly into my eyeball. A somewhat tortuous version of “They Can’t […]

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