“Choose your battles, but make sure you fight them” – Jon Burton considers compromise when things aren’t quite as you’d like them to be…
On day one of the current tour I cracked a tooth. Leaving breakfast I had that uncomfortable feeling that something felt wrong in my mouth. Having only had Bircher muesli I feel a bit annoyed, I mean it is pretty soft! Luckily though I had renewed my travel insurance just a few days before. Specialist travel insurance is a must if you work abroad. I use one of the specialist brokers for our industry and it’s about £150 a year.
Weighing up the costs of touring.
This was an awesome, awesome gig for me. I loved it! Everything was fabulous (except for the lack of anything remotely resembling a house sound person) and I got to do some real engineering – Kevin (The Bug)’s set-up includes four vocals – and Alexei brought me a beer and a shot of whiskey at the PERFECT moment.
I must confess at this point I only found out last year some time that Richard and Grant had been taking the piss in Edinburgh… Read on.
I wrote this in November 2003, after my very first tour ever! It was a wonderful experience, even thought I was wet behind the ears, and had a lasting impact on my life.
I recently returned from Malta and my second time on this island. I would wax lyrical on it’s beauty and fantastic sights, but to be honest the incredibly mediocre restaurant (the nearest with a free table to the hotel) and the fairly dismal stage in a car park by a football ground, made up most of my experiences on this trip. However that is to denigrate what for me is one of the great joys of international touring.