Welcome to the web site for Silkworm (1987-2005).
R. I. P.
MICHAEL JERMAN DAHLQUIST
22 DEC 1965 - 14 JULY 2005
I know I shouldn't write so much here... but the craziest thing happened. I'm sure you can appreciate how I feel. In 1998, we toured for a couple of months, had horrible van trouble, spent a couple weeks with Dianogah, Andy moved to Chicago - and I wrote it all down, I kept journals the whole time. Then this horrible thing happened: they all got lost, the machine they were on went down and was destroyed and then the one they were backed up on fucked up too. I've always been saddened by this.
Well, you see where this is going. I found them. They're not the greatest, but still, I feel like I've got a large chunk of my memories back. I hooted aloud, let me tell you!
So much is new, but I'm not going to tell you about it. From now on I am going to be known for my secretive ways. I have done one thing, though, and let me just say it was Tim's idea to make a page that just lists the dates of our upcoming shows. I thought he was whacked in the head; and while that may still be true, the page with the list of dates of shows was not a bad idea. I have implemented it; and now, bedtime.
Is something going on? I, uh... I don't think so. Not too much is new. I am very slowly beginning to rejoin the living.
I did want to mention some upcoming rock shows (I am lazy and will copy-and-paste what Tim wrote):
FRI 14 JUNE MILWAUKEE CACTUS CLUB W/CONSONANT, KADANE BROTHERS
SAT 15 JUNE CHICAGO ABBEY PUB * RECORD RELEASE * W/CONSONANT, KADANE
SAT 22 JUNE MINNEAPOLIS 7TH STREET ENTRY * TWO SHOWS--EARLY ALL AGES,
LATE 21+ *BOTH SHOWS W/VOLANTE
FRI 12 JULY BOSTON TBA W/CONSONANT, SATURNINE
SAT 13 JULY NYC KNITTING FACTORY W/CONSONANT, SATURNINE
consonant: clint conley (mission of burma), matt kadane (bedhead, new
year), chris brokaw (come et al), winston braman (fuzzy)
kadane bros: matt and bubba (bedhead, new year, orange schubert)
Okay, looking over this list, I'm getting a little spark back. I've got a spring in my step now, motherfuckers! Look at this - Milwaukee, then Chicago, all with the fucking Kadanes? And I didn't know those Boston and NYC shows were with Saturnine, too! There are good times in my future. It's what I've been trying to tell myself, and now I know it's true.
More news as it arrives.
I keep trying to write about the final weekend at All Tomorrow's Parties, and I keep failing. It's fucking hard coming down from it, I'll tell you - it was so enjoyable, and life-affirming, and romantic, and foolish, just so much. Hedonism gets such a bad rap, but after this experience, I'm not so sure. Maybe when it's combined with...
Oh fuck it, I'll wait until I'm ready to write the whole thing. For now, we're back, the new record (Italian Platinum) has gradually started to rear its ugly head (a few folks bought prerelease copies in the UK, the chatter on the message board has been picking up), we're all sad to be living the slow life again, but we'll survive it. There are still excuses to go on... for instance, we're playing a show this Saturday, May 4th, at Headliners in Louisville, Kentucky. I don't know why the hell we're doing it - it's purely an excuse to carry on for Derby weekend, and we hardly need to carry on right now, as you know - but we're doing it nonetheless, opening up for a couple of local bands, so we start right around 10:00. If anyone's in town for the races, come down early; we'll be done around 11:00, and I, for one, will be eager to get loose.
Other than that: we have shows coming up in Minneapolis, and in Chicago, Milwaukee, Boston, and New York City. That's right - New York City. I will keep you posted with developments. Goodbye for now.
I've suggested many times that you go to the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, and I've mentioned that there are tickets available for next weekend's version. Well, good fucking shit, go! The first weekend was perfect, and I have no doubt the second weekend will be as good or better. Tickets are available; if you can rustle up $1,000, maybe less, maybe like $750, and now I know that's alot of money, I know it is! But if you can rustle up some money, and rustle Friday and Monday off of work, you would not regret going, and of course you would not regret at all not going, as you will have gone. As it is, you can only regret.
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