well today our drive to dijon is nothing
but pleasant. we are in france, the rays of sunlight
fall over the countryside and our mouths are filled
with bread and cheese. oui, oui, moi non plus, je dit!
serge gainsbourg et jane birken je vous aime! quand
même, our van is making strange noises. we arrive
at la vapeur and unload. it is monday night and still
kind of early. scott and tom take the van to be looked
at and it dies a block from the repair place. how can
this be? it's not saturday night at 2 am (the
traditional time for a van to break down) and we've
already arrived at the show and unloaded. while scott
and tom try to figure out what to do, i'm at la vapeur
with bruno in the forges of vulcan, fixing my bass
pedal. with him doing most of the work, my bass pedal
may look kind of stupid now, but it works, which is
more than I can say for last night (favez kindly lent
me their bass pedal).
now we all head over to the van to push it to garage
up the street. are we screwed? can they fix it? will we
miss the show tomorrow? only time will tell...
tonight is our first show with interpol which we are
all looking forward to. unfortunately we could only
watch a few songs as we were running around like
chickens with our heads cut off. speaking of which, we
chicken is actually a vegetable today.