The least fun thing about touring is getting attacked by bed bugs.
It’s also probably one of the least fun things anywhere, but it happened to me on tour in England recently. Apparently I was the only one in the hotel who got chomped, so someone must have toted them in previous to my staying in that room. The day after it happened, an aquaintance told me that I should look at it as good luck, like when a bird craps on your arm. Right after I stabbed them in the ear for saying that, I reported the incident to the hotel manager and insisted that she look at the welts that were the size of dimes. The look of horror on her face solidified one thing in my mind: free stuff!!!
I asked to have all my clothes dry cleaned and individually wrapped, as well as insisting they get me new suitcases. Mine had been open and on the floor prior to the raping of my skin, and the interweb assured me that they were all making babies in my stuff and would haunt me forever if I kept the bags. The hotel was accomadating, and because they did an ok job helping me out, I won’t reveal their identity.
But I will tell you that it rhymes with May West, in a neighborhood that rhymes with Hepard’s Tush. But I’m sure you’ll never figure out what I’m referring to.
Other than that disaster, things have been awesome and I’m excited about what it to come! The Pledge campaign was a total success and I want to THANK everyone who made it happen. We are already working on it, and I cannot wait to update you on the process and bring it all together. It’s going to be HUGE! (My manager says that’s what I’m supposed to always say. Usually I’m freaking out in the corner that no one will like it). IT’S GOING TO BE HUGE!
Also, my cover of Hall & Oates’s “Out Of Touch” will be released on iTunes very soon, thanks for the love on the Acoustic Covers project!
The US tour for Scissor Sisters starts this week in Las Vegas, I’ll be posting from the road as well. Come check out a show, the Magic Hour record is SO GOOD. I’m seriously so lucky to sing with a band I love, playing music that is awesome, hanging with incredible people. I’ve been in bands where the only thing worse than the shitty music being played is the assholes who are playing it. I think you’ve got to be surrounded by assholes for a while to REALLY be grateful for when you are not. Know what I mean? If you don’t know what I mean, I have some PERFECT assholes for you, just DM me.
More to come soon! xoC