Today is sort of quiet downtown, at least for the venues that Heil is involved with. The PureVolume House on Trinity has Moby performing at a private event. Man, I hope this DJ thing never catches on with performers – not to many microphones on these shows. It does seem to me, and I say this with respect, that these high end DJs have figured out how to make a ton of money for not a lot of work. They don’t have road crews, they have assistants. No trucks either. But they do put in the hours – some of these things will go until morning.
On a personal note, today is my son Jasper’s 13th birthday. I’m away (again) on his big day but will make it up to him when I get home. Jasper went to his first show with me when he was four months old, in Montreux, Switzerland. He even had a miniaturized laminate that the promoter provided for the run of the festival. Through the years he has become my runnin’ pardner at countless shows. His great attitude, politeness, and smile have often made the difference backstage when things are getting tense. His greatest reward is free gatorade from the production office or dressing rooms. I love you, man.
This evening I am off to a birthday party for Ray Benson from Asleep At The Wheel. Should be fun.