Next Now Festival organizer Mika Pontecorvo did one hell of a job with yesterday's proceedings, considering all of the logistics! So many musicians, so many musical instruments, so much going on.
I felt a lot like Lurch, hobbling around the Berkeley Arts Festival building with my clunky back brace on. Ah, the joy of herniated discs! Having spent the last three weeks under a sheen of pain killers, my perceptions are somewhat cloudy, so impressions of the actual gig, for me, are similar. I had fun, played with as much energy as could be mustered, and enjoyed hearing Henry Grimes live!
Below: Earspray (top photo by Collette McCaslin, thanks Collette!)
Below: Cloud Kit, Cloud Shepherd setting up
Many thanks to all of my pals that helped me move my rig around, especially Andrew Joron!