Opening for Oppenheimer - New York - Austin - Back Traceing


It was strange playing a gig in Röstånga - small village in Sweden - after playing gigs at SXSW, in and around the NY area! The show went great! David & the Citizens (David and I this show) opened for me ;o) A really great evening all in all and great food and Andy kept us company with great stories whilst throwing back beer way into the night! I recommend you all to visit the Station House in Röstånga - It's been a favorite place for about ten years now.

These past weeks have been amongst the best in a LOT of years!

First of all - In Austin I got to meet relatives whom I've haven't met in more than a decade! This is just GREAT and I love them dearly! I even got to meet my brother - Love you George! So sad in a way that SXSW was at the same time - It all got so hectic but now we have touched base and well be back in a not to distant future.

The second thing was going back to Texas for the firs time in ten years - This time to play music! My WOXY show was great but not flawless (says the self-critical artist...). I loved meeting the guys Matt and Mike and they were in this amazing studio that the owner James built! It was called EAR studio! Austin was GREAT and SXSW CRAZY!!! My favorite place there was South Congress and all the yard parties! All the gigs I did with David as David & the Citizens went great! FINALLY I got to see my all-time favorite band, Oppenheimer!!! They are the greatest and if you've been reading this blog you might have caught my superlatives of them a couple of hundred times. They played after us at the CD-Store End Of An Ear on South First Street. The great Thurston Moore played there the day after us!!! Anyway - Oppenheimer thought that they did their worst show but I was just sooo psyched to finally see them and just thought the show was awesome! My dear Texan friend Scott was there and it was sooo great to see him too!!! He became a regular hanging out with us the whole SXSW week. We even got to meet his cousin and her husband - They were great people as well! We got to see a Oppenheimer one more time in Austin and they were the best once again! Sooo sad to leave Austin - I've always been the one LOVING when the temperature hits 109F (ca 43C) - I'm not the three-five months of winter type of girl... Most of all, the friendly people who know how to treat each other nicely and also once again - My DEAR relatives and Scott!

New York came as a wall of ice with sub zero degrees hitting us as we got off the plane! Snow and nothing green on ANY plants! We did some good gigs as David & the Citizens and the best one was at Union Hall where Skippy and his crew showed us a very un New York-an welcoming and gave us a great night! New York was great apart from the cold and also that David and I got some CRAZY stomach sickness... When we played two gigs in one night (Mercury Lounge and Galapagos) I had to warn the audience that I might have to run off the stage or just have a Gwar-type show... The two last days in NY were the best ones! Temperatures hit the upper 70ies lower 80ies (25-30 C) and the city flourished! We went to The Knitting Factory on Leonard Street where they were hosting and Irish Music Showcase and Oppenheimer were playing. I got to meet them and some other people with whom I've been emailing with over the internet and reading about and business mailing to! Great show from Oppenheimer (of course) and all!!! The best thing about the whole deal was that Oppenheimer asked me TO OPEN FOR THEM the day after!!! So the day after David and I got into the van with Oppenheimer, their great sound guy Gerry and their two friends René and Adele and drove up to Connecticut and New Haven to play a show at Adele's collage. This was the first time Oppenheimer got to see me play and I did a CRAP show! Haha - I guess it all evens out since Oppenheimer thought that the first show I caught of them was CRAP! Great fun and lovely Corona all the way back to New York and we even got airhorned as they left us off by our home on 8th Ave and 20th St.

Love is in my heart for all the people who have crossed path with us these past weeks. Now we are working to get some serious money to come back! Below are pictures from my session!

Stay true!
Yours always,

Posted by: Petra

Såg dig och David i Röstånga och ni var fantastiska!

2007-04-03 @ 17:11:10
Posted by: Sara

Hej Petra!
Tusen tack för de fina orden och vad glad jag blir att du tyckte om oss!!!
Kärlek tillbaka till dig!

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