Posts Tagged ‘E.D. Sedgwick Tour Diary’

E.D. in the E.U.: Jihlava, Czech Republic and Munich, Germany

Dispatches from E.D. Sedgwick's winter tour through Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
I fall on hard times, upsetting meticulous plans to regularly update my Washington City Paper Arts Desk tour blog. Sure, WiFi (pronounced "wee-fee" in Europe) is spotty in the Czech Republic. But my problems transcend password-protected servers: My vintage 2007 iMac laptop [...]

E.D. in the E.U.: Olomouc and Brno, Czech Republic

Dispatches from E.D. Sedgwick's winter tour through Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
I fall on hard times, disrupting my plans to regularly update my Washington City Paper Arts Desk tour blog. "Where is your copy?" my editor screams. "The bottom is falling out of our business model, and our company's continuing profitability depends on you!"
But [...]

E.D. in the E.U.: Kolin, Czech Republic

I realize that our show tonight in Warsaw, Poland, is not in Warsaw, but in Wroclaw, Poland, and that the show is canceled. In lieu of playing Poland, our Czech booking agent books a last-minute show in Kolin, a small town with a charming square much like Hradec Kralove, and only about 50 km from [...]

E.D. in the E.U.: Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

Dispatches from E.D. Sedgwick's winter tour through Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
We leave our Soviet-style hostel and begin the second day of our search for laundry.
A hurried consultation with the promoter from Usti Nad Labem reveals that there is a laundromat in Hradec Kralove, the next difficult-to-pronounce town we will play, but that, like [...]

Show No. 11: Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic

Dispatches from E.D. Sedgwick's winter tour through Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
We wake in a hostel near Prague's Vaclav Havel Airport. With a short drive to the next show, we have too much time on our hands and wander around downtown Prague for a few hours, unsuccessfully trying to do laundry. Laundromats, it turns [...]

E.D. in the E.U.: Leipzig, Germany and Prague, Czech Republic

I fall on hard times that derail my plans to regularly update my Washington City Paper Arts Desk tour blog. My editors call frantically from WCP headquarters at 2390 Champlain St. NW. "Where is the next update?" they demand, threatening to stop payment on my $10,000 advance. "The future of journalism is on the line!"
We [...]

E.D. In the E.U.: Nuremberg, Germany

Dispatches from E.D. Sedgwick's winter tour through Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
We wake in Wurzberg with only a one-hour drive to Nuremberg and little to do but check email until mid-afternoon. This is good.
In Nuremberg, we play at "K4," a venue I first played in 2002. I am able to confirm this because, in [...]

E.D. In the E.U.: Wurzburg, Germany

Dispatches from E.D. Sedgwick's winter tour through Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
We awake in the band sleeping quarters of a venue built into a former Nazi bunker in Trier. The clothes I have washed in a sink and placed on the radiator to dry are actually dry. On the way out the door, the [...]

E.D. in the E.U.: Aachen, Germany

Dispatches from E.D. Sedgwick's winter tour through Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
We wake in a small room in Potsdam above the club we played the night before. Like many rooms in Charles Dickens novels, the room is heated by a coal stove. Bricks of coal lie in a bucket by the stove. Singer L. [...]

E.D. in the E.U.: Potsdam, Germany

Dispatches from E.D. Sedgwick's winter tour through Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
We wake up in Marburg and drive four hours to Berlin's Tegel Airport to retrieve four bags lost by Air France. At first, we cannot find the building at the airport where lost luggage is stored, and must ask directions from an airport [...]

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