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Some Bits of Tour Diary, etc: February 2013

—mellan vagn och plattform— I forgot to mention the coolest thing about the flight back from London to Stockholm was that after waiting in Heathrow for hours and watching Californication on the computer, Natascha McElhone sat behind me on the

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December in Sweden

Hello, it’s December. In fact it’s the 17th, and here in Stockholm the day became shortest on Dec 13, and continues to be about 4 or 5 hours of sunlight until the solstice, then it starts to increase again. On

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Losing my house (part one million) & New Starts

I don’t know where I left off with the story of my house in Oakland, anyway it’s been listed on the real estate market since May, it’s now mid-November. I *believe* it will close on Friday, we finally got the

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More notes on being an immigrant in Sweden

Sweden is a good country. Right? I mean, they are the sort of collectivist society that actually believes that all people should have a decent standard of living, while being an individualist society that believes in every person’s right to

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There and back again

Here is a very banal blog entry, simply about the things I have been doing lately. I had to go back to California for 10 days (had to!) to play some shows with Camper Van Beethoven, then came home. It

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ex-patriotism

Perhaps I was always headed back to Europe; I was born in Marseilles in 1963 while my parents were on sabbatical. I lived in France for less than 2  years, though, so I have no memory of it. We moved

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dunno why the nadder bitter

It wasn’t one of the vipers we knew, we know where many of them live, and see them. In general they avoid you, and usually will not even bite unless provoked, like picked up or stepped on. We don’t do

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photo by Ian Weintraub

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