Andy, Tim, Michael

As official as it gets.

Welcome to the web site for Silkworm (1987-2005).

R. I. P.

MICHAEL JERMAN DAHLQUIST

22 DEC 1965 - 14 JULY 2005

 

09-21-2000

The tour's over, did I tell you? I got home on Sunday, Andy and Tim are driving back to Chicago, then Tim's finishing the drive home.

It was a good trip, most all the shows were fun, the drives were tolerable, we met nice people. The last show, at the Mercury in NYC, was great, it left me feeling energized, you know? Even though I had a four-hour stopover at Midway, and even though some slob snored from the moment the plane left the runway to the moment it touched down in Seattle, I still felt good about things.

As soon as I got back to work, of course, everything came crashing down. It's just not the same! It's not! The rock&roll world is better, even if the food sucks and even when it's a pain in the ass, sometimes even when you're not making any money at all, the rock&roll world is better!

At least that's the way I feel right now. But then, that NYC show was pretty fun. I coulda come back to a winning lottery ticket & been disappointed.

We're planning to be in Italy in a few weeks, though - I'm sure that'll give me back my spunk.



09-05-2000

Leaving for Chicago tomorrow. Leaving for Chicago. Tim's already on his way there, he may even be there by now - he drove the van with all the shit in it. I stayed, I worked. I worked for a day. I'm gonna work for another half a day, then go to Chicago.

I know I've listed the shows here about a thousand times, but I'll repeat them - this time with a little more detail! That's got to be worth something:

Fri 9-8-00 Minneapolis 7th St. Entry
Sat 9-9-00 Chicago Empty Bottle w/Pinebender and Bleep
Sun 9-10-00 Cleveland Grog Shop w/Cobra Verde
Mon 9-11-00 Pittsburgh Carnegie Mellon w/Karl Hendricks, I think
Tue 9-12-00 Toronto El Mocambo
Wed 9-13-00 Baltimore Ottobar
Thu 9-14-00 Philadelphia Northstar
Fri 9-15-00 Boston TT th' Bears w/Saturnine
Sat 9-16-00 New York Mercury Lounge w/Saturnine

Does that count for anything? I don't know! I don't know! But I do speak for the other members of Silkworm when I say that we're excited to be going on this trip, we're excited to see you all, and... and... we're just excited. I'm so excited I can't contain myself. I can already see my naked torso hanging out of the back of the van with Andy driving 100 mph through downtown Pittsburgh. Can you see me? Can you? I'm screaming, "ditch the fat guy with the Harley!" Can you hear me? I'm screaming it! It's heavenly!

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If you get tired of livin', you can always stare longingly at the tour journal. It might be enough to give you a little "oomph."



08-19-2000

Nothing big to report, but I've got to spread this around - an old interview between Tim Midgett and Tom Kipp about some overly worshipful Sonic Youth book. Tim Cook posted it to some website somewhere. Funny!

http://www.cnw.com/~timcook/bullshit.html

That's all for now. The real action starts in September.



08-15-2000

Our shows!

   

9-8-00
Minneapolis
7th St. Entry
9-9-00
Chicago
Empty Bottle
9-10-00
Cleveland
Grog Shop w/Cobra Verde
9-11-00
Pittsburgh
Carnegie Mellon
9-12-00
Toronto
El Mocambo
9-13-00
Baltimore
Ottobar
9-14-00
Philadelphia
Northstar
9-15-00
Boston
TT th' Bears
9-16-00
New York
Mercury Lounge

Okay!



08-08-2000

Our new record, Lifestyle, is out today. I'm celebrating by taking the day off work, cleaning house, listening to rock music, rearranging my furniture. I think I'm going to see "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeousie" later, though I'm not sure - I may end up drinking in some "hip" bar, the kind of bar where the "rockers" hang out. It's too early to tell. For now, dig it! The new record's out! Go git it! People say it's the best yet. They always say that, I know, but people do seem to like it. I can only trust the purity of their intentions, and feel that you should do the same.

Do you know we're gonna be on tour soon? I'll let you know where everything's happening in the next week or two. We're starting in Minneapolis on the 7th or 8th or so of September, making our way to NYC on the 15th. Then I'm flying home for an important meeting or something. Then in October we're playing in Italy (!) for six nights or so, running from the 8th to the 15th, until yet another crucial meeting forces me to race home on the lone remaining Concorde. Finally, in December, we'll play some West coast shows - four of them, something like that. There will be plenty of notice, I assure you. Part-time rock is the best kinda rock!

Okay, I got to move furniture.



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