Welcome to the web site for Silkworm (1987-2005).
R. I. P.
MICHAEL JERMAN DAHLQUIST
22 DEC 1965 - 14 JULY 2005
Well, I said no more before the week was through. If you've been
reading the tour journal you'll know that life has been good,
life in Canada was good and things are well. Now we're in Chicago
to record a bunch of songs - some of which some of you heard on
the tour, others of which no one knows - and that's going well,
too. Recording is enjoyable and we don't record like many bands,
we generally just play our songs, roll the tape and leave it at
that, but still it takes time, lots of time, and much of that
time I spend sitting on my ass, which is growing larger after
ten days in the van and another week on this or that couch....
I am falling apart! Physically! I am falling apart and my ass
is growing larger and oh it is a tragedy!
No my ass is not so large. But I entered this studio on Sunday
night and it is now Thursday night and I have yet to step outside.
Days go by and it's suddenly 11:00 PM and I have not seen the
sun. It's been a fine trip but I am prepared, I am truly prepared
to make my way back home.
More about the trip when I get there.
Sorry for the blackout. There's been plenty of activity, or at
least there's plenty of activity coming up. We're getting ready
to plow through Canada with Shellac - I forget the name of the
tour, it's the "Canadian Sponge" or the "Canadian Tractor-pull"
tour or something. Andy's in town, he got in yesterday. He's dying
to spoon me. Tim and I moved all our crap from my basement to
his, and we set up last night and rocked out in a sort of test-the-new-neighborhood
way. It's Sunday morning and a storm is brewing. It's an action-packed
The Silkworm/Shellac Canadian tour starts on Friday in Seattle. We're playing opposite Ministry,
they're at the Paramount just down the street. The show is EARLY,
it starts at SEVEN O'CLOCK so the club can get their disco show
running on time. It should be a riotous time. The whole trip should
be a hoot. I'm gonna try to get the tour-journal thing fixed in
time so I can post updates for those concerned with our well-being.
We'll do some recording when we get to Chicago. It should go well
now that the heat wave is over. I will have more to say before
the week is through!
This is what Andy said about his rock show. That's all!
Happy 4th of July! I hope you are having fun and aren't out getting
your fingers blown off. I've got to mow the lawn and take care
of some errands but I want to finish this up first. It's actually
a nice day and it was supposed to be miserable, so I've got to
I'm writing to tell you there's news. We're touring Canada with
Shellac in late August - thrills! This will hopefully make up
for the time a few years back when we were heading out to do some
shows with them and we wrecked our van and got stuck in Cheyenne
somewhere, it ended up being a very depressing Spring and oh I
don't want to talk about it. So I've posted the first stab at
tour dates. I hope you're happy and I hope you all come to the shows.
The other big news is that Tim and Vickie have moved from their
nice friendly apartment building to a big scary house in the rough
part of town. Shit! Scary! It's exciting. It's a character-building
experience. But it's changed the mailing address for ordering stuff, so make a note of it.
Andy hasn't told me how his show went, so I can't tell you anything
about it yet.
Now there's some action! There's an actual live show!
Andy's playing at a place called Roby's. It's somewhere around Damen and Division. He's playing there
on Tuesday night, June 29th. That's soon! He's playing a "solo
acoustic" show - just like the guys on MTV, and they're big rock
stars! Just like Andy!
This will be a great show. Chris Fuller, another local legend,
will be playing on his guitar and humming to himself also, and
then there's "a girl who's name I don't remember" opening the
show. It'll be fun! You should go! If I were in Chicago I'd certainly
Beyond that, there's no new action. Barring any unforeseen circumstances
(which wouldn't surprise me a bit) I'll soon be posting dates
for our trip to Canada in August.
Have you notices the Cult fans writing rebuttals to Tim on the
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