Damo Suzuki with Kitchen Orchestra
It’s not understandable how it’s possible to arrange show tonight, there’re music fest going on all over the city, 150 free concerts (!!!) It may cause not much Norwegian, but it’s Champions League final day. So before the show I feel absolutely minus record …and reality was amount of sound carriers on the stage is more than audience. Probably just 10 people. I was almost cancel this show, discuss with owner of the venue and curator.
First communication with John, arranger of this show begun very long time before…..2 years? I was in hospital, at that time, I’m not possible to perform….he was waiting until I call him back, give OK sign. I’m not fond of this situation, not good amount of audience, I’m OK and I can live with this situation. But, I don’t like anyone lose his money. Kitchen Orchestra is a project of Jazz Musician lives in Stavanger, occasionally perform as random musicians.
Sound check was already interesting, direction free jazz. Stavanger us a richest city in richest country, a metropolis of oil industry, all major oil company has office here. After this how some people wanted to by my LPs/Cads, but it wasn’t possible to sell them, as they don’t have cash, just credit card that I don’t have machine to work on it. Scandinavian countries are getting like this, and followed by other countries. It smells of conspiracy.
I remember of passage in John’s Revelation : „And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name“ (King James, Revelation Cap. 13-17) …this is written around 2,000 years ago.