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packing list

packing list

packing list

Touring Banga

Day 1. Packing

The band is packing for our tour that officially begins on June 23rd at The Bergen Festival in Norway. I am sitting on the floor, going over all I have packed, and rechecking my list.

I always travel light. Besides my dungarees and my trusty Ann Demeulemeester black jackets, everything can be washed in a sink in a hotel room and laid out on a windowsill to dry. For instance 7 tee shirts (including 4 electric lady teeshirts) and 7 pairs of bee socks.

The worse part, besides saying goodbye to my daughter Jesse, is picking out what books to take. I decide this will be essentially a Haruki Murakami tour. So I will take several of his books including the three volume IQ84 to reread. He is a good writer to reread as he sets your mind to daydreaming while you are reading him. thus i always miss stuff.

I inventory Moleskin notebooks. seven small tubes of Weleda salt toothpaste. witch hazel wipes. Loquat leaf tea bags for cough. essentials like that. I guess I am ready.

Well this is the first entry of the Banga tour diary. I plan to keep sending entries on the road, from our tour bus, complete with pathetic cell phone pictures. I am starting right now, taking shots of my packing mess. Maybe more than you bargained for.

Now I gotta go look for my passport.

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