Saturday, May 05, 2007

St.Jean's Traboules

Anticipating time spent exploring these old Lyonese Silk makers structures and passageways
then seeing all these great photos, traveller's accounts and reading that some end in
hanging gardens, spiral staircases and tiny courtyards

Ike yard is in Lyon for a few days around the Festival Nuits Sonores so we have a great chance to look around
Vieux Lyon, Pentes des Croix-Rousse, cours des Voraces, rue Leynaud during some days and nights there
a 5 block long passageway between 54 , rue St.Jean - 2, rue du Boeuf sounds promising enough

Again looking ahead in 10 days begins another travel package start to finish
Re packing, early morning arrival, money changing time difference jet lag /
Rest, soundcheck, dinner, gig, afterparty / second long BBC, CNN, local news, cartoons,anime movies blips by controller
Sleep eurobreakfast old town, bookstores, lunch sunsets Metro cab bk to hotel
Figuring out when, where to eat
Adjusting again to being home from Europe after the 20th, luxuriate in it usually
and onto what's next for rest of May
(Harvestworks Board meeting , next Studio /sessions for IY/DCC/ edging into first Dys)

No doubt we'll be walking around town until tired on days off after the concert
it could be interesting to try recording something inside one of these passageways ,
up through a multi floor traboule that lies behind a door code ...
Set up the DAT and the camcoder ...

Super Ready / Fragmente The Young Gods

The week that was the first one in three without an Ike Yard gig
The Gods got here Wed and we've been running around since

5/2 The Young Gods came to town Takahachi Etheria
5/3 Dalek @ Swiss Institute . Good and loud , stage smoke billowing into the audience .
Set cut short before the end by the arrival of a pair of cops flashlights piercing the thickened air , flashing frantic
5/4 Young Gods @ Swiss Institute . Very effective acoustic concert project with great energy, swing and precise set list
live mixed by Bertrand Siffert
Great to see that lots of people came out for first Young God's show in NYC in 11 years !
5/5 Shabu Tatsu for prime beef course Cloisters coffee margerita's port

Listening to the new album Super Ready yesterday
you get the new songs that rok like the old Gods songs do -and you have present -future forward exploration in the cuts later on the album too (Secret /Everythere /Un Point C'est Tout)
A well worthy addition to the Gods 20 year story ...