Daily Archives: April 17, 2013

Day 8: Kind of Blue in Copenhagen

April 17, 2013
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Whoever designed this schedule was nuts. Which doesn’t reflect well on Cara and I. The day after our house concert we head from northern Italy to Denmark. Five trains, 25 hours and one bomb alert later we hit Copenhagen, already late for our soundcheck. So it’s nice to wind up at Kind of Blue and immediately like the place. Claus – concentrated, stubbled, waistcoated and 50-something – is a charismatic man whose warmth grows slowly and surely as the night progresses. He’s a John Lennon obsessive. We bonded when I told him Andy Newark (who played drums on my...

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Day 7: Late Night Train to Munich

April 17, 2013
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I don’t know why I like night trains so much. It’s a stuffy, rattly and slightly cramped experience, especially if you’re sharing your bunk with a keyboard to make sure no one makes off with it. But I still love it. It’s an efficient use of time and you retain a subconscious sense of the distance travelled, even as you sleep, which you don’t get on a large plane. And I like the ritual of the train guard waking you up in the early morning, twenty minutes before your stop. He came round last night, shortly after we’d boarded...

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