Blondie - Kevin Patrick

 

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    Friday, June 11, 2004

    Manchester
    The show was off the hook!Thanks to all the great fan response, you guys rock! There was a 10 year old girl in the front row on her Dads shoulders swinging her fists in the air to UNDONE, thats the deal. More of that! Its hard for us to get to everybody after the show but we try. Ive heard great feedback on the new set list changes, all I can say is keep looking out for new tunes added cuz we'll be flyin'em in all the time so you might want to brush up! Manchester rocks (one of my favorite cities) I was taking some pictures of some graffiti surrounding an archway leading into a store and some guy came out and started yelling at me saying " You cant take pictures of the street art." Yeah right, then he thought I was going to lift something from the store so he followed me around. Gotta love it, anyway. Hull tomorrow, see you all there. You guys are the greatest and lets kick it UK style for the rest of this leg! Cheers and all that, KP laytah.

    Monday, May 10, 2004

    Washington 5/10/04
    Well this tour has been kickin' hard. Thanks to all the great support from the fans, its great to look out into the audience and see people waving the new cd in their hands! The Boston show was a blast, great job to the band The Street Dogs who was doing their set in the bar next to us while we were on, if you get a chance check'em out because their sound is heavy (it was busting down the walls literally). Some guys busted into our bus in Toronto and ripped off our Tvs and Hi fi equip, all i have to say is now we kick it with flat screens and better components and tightened up security:so you got some crappy equip, didnt slow us down (punks). Went and saw Kill Bill 2 lastnight and thought it was better then the first one, check it out. After the Boston show one of the fans approached me and welcomed me to the band, thanks for that bro, very cool of you. Just a couple of more shows until we wrap up this US gig but I think I can speak for the band when I say that you guys have rocked at every show, especially the one where there was about 15 people who got dragged off the stage for stormin' us and the guy who almost ripped down my rig as the bouncer was removing him! very nice! From the letters Ive gotten from the UK fans it seems like its going to a great ride. Get ready to be blasted is all I have to say. Catch you all on the fly, peace. KP

    Thursday, January 15, 2004

    Bringin' it back
    Lately I've been seeing more and more the issues that we deal with in a
    subatomic world ever expanding into reaching into the cosmos for new
    places to explore but the duality of the two would be exploration or
    infection. In war we deal with things such as religious conflict
    innocence lost and territorial domain not to mention the never ending
    pinnacle point of address:power. We live in a society that uses terms
    such as egalitarian and hegemonic loosely. Always quick to point, never
    think to shoot. The cycle trickles down into the depths of all issues I
    observe dealing with cultures nesting in stagnant economical status and
    the upper crust of what we dare not insult. Mp3's being ripped, virtual
    space expanding more and more by the second, internet police like
    Detective Mike Smith NYPD(Popular Science February 2004), NASA breaking
    new grounds, monkeys with electrodes planted into their brains
    controlling robotic arms operating in a room two doors down from the
    kennel in which the host resides, audio and video components becoming
    smaller and smaller, hackers and cyber geniuses becoming leaders to
    unseen millions tagged with codes. Whats the one thing thats
    consistent? Music. The arts. Check the books, from the Roman empires
    developing "Stage" to the philosophers who acted out the thoughts and
    whims of leaders such as Plato and Socrates only to entertain some and
    educate others. On to the 1300-1400's where war and plague was a common
    conversation versed in occitan in France and the English would sneer,
    yet the minstrels would kick it nevertheless. For centuries we have
    changed and evolved as a race taking the great gifts of Leonardo Da
    Vinci and many others and applying it to our lives, evolution. But what
    happened to the music? The suits and ties who lurk in the shadows of
    scribbling equations with references attached to brand names,
    tablatures infected with lead and graphite while they are busily
    punching various figures into a calculator to present to the "eagle" at
    the next level only to find a greater angle or gimmick to sell sell
    sell. Check out the book "Hip Hop The Culture". House parties in
    Brooklyn and Queens that collectively the crowd could put up enough
    "capital;" as it would be to drop a coin for a turntable and a mic.
    Spin and rhyme, keep the crowd jumpin', like one of my holmes said "if
    their heads r bobbin' then you know you gottem'". Now its cardboard
    cutouts, formulas, equations, trained "musical" athletes that have no
    views on the dichotomies in the world we live in only the quick split
    second decision to buy a hummer or a benz. The same has happened to
    rock and roll, their have been bands that have fought their ass off to
    climb through the rubble of shit that the so called privledged encase
    themselves with only to look over the rail of their balconies to scoff
    or spit on the "jones" trying to "make it" but making it isn't
    necessarily the goal. On a consensus the "minstrels" or the "artists"
    doin' it are few and far these days. When someone asks me why I do what
    I do I tell them " I didn't pick it, it picked me so I have no choice.
    Its not what you do, its who you are." To all those fans that are
    readin' this and to those who dont know who I am, I say this "keep your
    shit real, dont waiver, never quit and you'll be rewarded. Maybe not
    with cash or jewels but in the end bring it to those who need it
    because then you've made your mark. If its 50,000 or just one single
    solitary life, you've made a difference because now they will bring
    something on and they may not know why, when, or where but its a chain
    reaction of education, invention,expression,unity, and most importantly
    what music needs now......Evolution. Its up to all of us. 2004---"
    Peace.



    Tuesday, December 02, 2003

    Vienna
    Well the shows have been winding up, thanks to all of the great people we saw night after night like Katy, Sam, Paul, and all of the others...so many to name. lastnight was a blast, Great props to NOEL the crews bus driver who came out on stage in fishnets, a blond wig, speedos, and a Japanese robe to kick off Heart of Glass. Debbie came out and was playing it up. Clem bought this great book of photography of New York history and theres some really brillliant shots of Debbie and Chris you should check out. Also, Grace Jones, Mick Jagger,Warhol,The Clash, Sid,Etc. Thanks for all the feedback on the raps man, freestylin' these audiences has been great. running old skool rhymes from PFunk, to tribe, to Rappers Delight and then my own stuff. Much love, Want to say great job to Happy Life for opening up for us in the UK. Hope to throw down with them again, keep your eye out for these guys man, they've got it. Its almost show time, going to go kick a little Ray Charles mixed up with the Muse, Clash, and Stereophonics before the hit. Until the next one, peace. Kevpatrick

    Friday, November 21, 2003

    Scotland
    In Nottingham today, Scotland show was off the hook. Thanks to all you "Scots" for a great show, even though the outcome of the game that night wasnt so promising we kicked it twice as hard for all you guys! I watched the game right up until stage call! We've been having a great tour because of you guys. Whats going on with all the bombings in Istanbul? Its a crazy world, got a history lesson in Manchester from a cab driver (ride cost £20 ) but he showed me where the bombing in 96 took place and we cruised the backstreets getting the scenic tips on the industrial revolution that took place in the 17-1800's! If he checks this out, thanks man. If you come to New York Ill return the tip! Just started a new book called Atomicised Platform. A little risky about a guy who gets caught up on the underworld of Thailand but for all you travellers that dig the unseen its a must read. Ive been hearing so much support from the fans about Cursed and the radio requests, keep it up all! The album is starting to turn heads because of you guys. It doesnt go unnoticed! Keep'n it real, laytah. KP

    Friday, November 14, 2003

    Cambridge
    Playing @ the Corn Exchange tonight, great place. It was great to have a day off yesterday to tool around and catch the sites. Found a great retuarant on the Quayside (?) called Mikes and started reading this book Chris recommended by Martin Amis called TIMES ARROW. Wild man, about a guys life but backwards from his souls point of view, check it out! Cant wait to get it on in a couple hours, met a bunch of the fans at the front door a minute ago and they were standing in the rain waiting for the doors to open! Thanks to those supporting us man, its great to see people with the new albums. I found out that the woman is ok from the Dublin show, just a little too much at the bar, we all know the feeling, anyway get well and hope to see you at another one! Stepped down into the lobby this morning on the way to the gym and bumped into about 20 US soldiers, guess Bush is making a visit. See you guys at the show! BTW, check out the new banners Debbie designed, I think they're smokin'. Anyway, lets kick it tonight and keep making some noise. Good Vibes to all! Kev

    Wednesday, November 12, 2003

    In Leicester
    Shows have been killer, thanks to the great fan support! You guys have been great and thanks for the emails, sometimes it takes a couple days to get back to you. Went and checked out our friend Sam at The Cavern in Liverpool who has a Blondie tribute band, if you havent seen it you should check it out. Sam,great job on the new stuff! Its been pretty non stop out here as usual, shows almost every night and filled seats at all the gigs. There was a woman in the front row at Vicar st in Dublin that passed out. Just a shout out from all of us hoping shes doing ok. D, see you soon. Take care of that ankle! Until the next time, Kev