Welcome to the web site for Silkworm (1987-2005).
R. I. P.
MICHAEL JERMAN DAHLQUIST
22 DEC 1965 - 14 JULY 2005
I'm staying home tonight. The last two nights were enough to last
me for a while.
I think this new site is just about working. I'm gonna try to
make it easier to update it, add photographs, say funny stuff,
all that, but that might take a bit of work. At any rate, change
your bookmarks (if you've got any) and I will leave that other
site alone from now on. Soon it will fade away into a funny little
page that sends people here.
So Tim and I went to Washington DC to see Andy play in Bush, and
it was true - he played in Bush. He played guitar. He hung out
backstage, signed autographs, stayed in a nice hotel, had a lackey
who put his guitar on his shoulder for him, and he played Bush
songs in front of 60,000 bizarre teenage Limp Bizkit fans.
The funny thing about it, to me, was how un-spectacular it was.
I think that after music reaches a certain level of popularity,
it starts to matter little who is making it - the music and the
musicians all become part of this collective movement, chugging
ahead under the power of the kids. All those kids were going crazy,
and it was a puzzle trying to figure out why - what were they
doing here? What were they all so excited about? It seems like
when you're young, the whole world is an excuse to party - you're
not charmed music, you're more taken away by this mob mentality.
I mean, that's what it seemed like for these kids - the ones that
weren't collapsing from exhuastion, or getting molested in the
mosh pit, or weeping because Gavin wouldn't fuck them. Anyway,
the experience definitely de-mystified the rock star mystique
for me. After this long you'd think I'd have gotten over it long
ago, but for some reason I never did.
I videotaped a bunch of the show. Once I figure out how it all
works, I'll put some of it up here.
That's all for now. Andy's running around the country interviewing
at law firms, Tim's in school, I'm working at the place that makes
the software that makes the photographs page such a red-hot basket
of good times. I'll write more as the action unfolds.
See? Now that's something, isn't it? I haven't been entirely useless.
I will continue this trend by actually writing something here
in the next week or so, how's that?
Thanks to Eric B. for being such a big help. Goodnight for now.
Got to keep up with the action. Eric Bradford has let us know
that the Bush/Andy Cohen show in Columbia, South Carolina is being
broadcast live on the Internet tomorrow night, September 18th,
at "8.45 central time, which is 9.45 eastern and 6.45 PST." It's
all part of the "99X Big Day Out." They're broadcasting after
"Live" and before "Marvelous." And they're showing video, too!
Here is the link:
Andy is playing guitar for Bush for a couple of weeks. It's true.
He says that "Machine Head" is fun to play. I know it is hard
to believe, but it's true. You had all better go to these radio-station-promotion shows
and take lots of pictures.
Here are the tour dates:
9/17 Columbia SC Cap City Stadium (maybe not, if the hurricane's
9/18 Atlanta GA Lakewood Amph
9/19 Charlotte NC Blockbuster Pav
9/21 Memphis TN Mid South Coliseum
9/23 Birmingham AL Oak Mountain
9/24 Augusta GA Ft Gordan Army Base
9/25 Wash DC RFK Stadium (Tim and I may go to this one, just to
make sure he's not lying to us again)
There will be more about this later!
Shit! Andy is opening up for Joel Phelps and the Downer Trio at
the Empty Bottle on Saturday! Boy did I forget to mention this!
That's the Empty Bottle on Western in Chicago. Andy's playing
acoustic, Joel's playing electric. You should go there and say
hello and tell Joel to let Andy lay down some hot licks on one
of the rockers. Dig it! If I was in Chicago or thereabouts, I'd
check it out!
Tim and Vickie are on their way home from Chicago - say hello
if you see them at the truck stop. I'm back to work and it ain't
so bad. I am indeed happy to be home. We did some recording and
it sounds good, we're not quite done but we'll finish up soon
enough. Go to Andy's show!
More news as it arrives.
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