Hanging out with members of the Crimson ProjeCKt, Stick Men, and the Adrian Belew Power Trio this week at the Full Moon Band Camp with Adrian Belew, Julie Slick (Bass), Tobias Ralph (Drums), and Markus Reuter (Touch Guitar).
Julie is a particularly fun character (as evidenced by her photobomb in my picture with Markus) and Adrian told some of the funniest and most interesting stories about his years working with Robert Fripp, David Bowie, Eno, Talking Heads and esp Frank Zappa. I told him he should really publish a book with this stuff in it. Had he not been a talented successful musician, he could have had an equally successful career doing stand up comedy. He is a master storyteller and funny as hell.
I had this sketch in a WIP folder for a while and I really wanted to finish it
also I did it with flat colors, a slight gradient and last years spring colors coral and teal ,but what really matters is that it’s Peter and Phil and they are cute and I love their size difference <3
Philter really gives me energy to live.
Guitar Master Tony Levin hamming it up for me in front of the camera and pointing at the marquee saying "where am i??" in Bearsville, NY last Friday. We were killing some time between the sound check and their final Crimson ProjeCKt show. He’s really such a nice guy and I enjoyed spending last week learning guitar from him (and Adrian Belew at the Full Moon Music Camp).
Crimson ProjeCKt final show last Fri at the Bearsville Theater near Woodstock, NY. It was a tremendous show. (I snapped these pictures during the soundcheck)
"Hide in Your Shell came to me at a time when I remember I was feeling very lonely – lonely both in life and within the band - with no one who shared my spiritual leanings. It’s a song that speaks to that place in all of us that feels alone so that we just want to hide in our shell - that place that doesn’t feel safe in the world, that feels we have no close relationships that we can trust, yet that part that wants to be helped, that longs for connection.
At the same time, it’s a way to say ‘Can I help you?’ as a way to get out of our shell. Hide in your Shell seems to be a great song to listen to when you’re feeling alone. A lot of people have written to me saying that it has given them a lot of support at times when they are feeling very alone in their life.” ~ Roger Hodgson
Photo © Linda Gianotti
Relayer Tour - part 3