We didn’t sell merchandise and CDs at Town Hall in New York City because the venue insisted on taking 40% of the sales. When we said we thought that amount was too high we were told we could simply raise the prices on the merch which of course we refused. So we ended up not selling at all. We will put photos of all of our merchandise on our web site sometime in November, I hope , and you will be able to fax us your orders. We have also found old merchandise, mainly T-shirts dating as far back as 1991, which we will sell at the end of this year. So, if you want a Borrasca shirt from 1991 or an XL shirt from 1997, you will be able to get it at the end of this year.
I woke up Saturday morning to find myself in Pittsburgh at the Rosebud Club instead of Polombo Theater. Yes, I know, that venue change was never published on our web site…….I promise we will improve our web site publishing!!!
Anyway, what I wanted to tell you is that down the street from the Rosebud is a Halloween Costume store. I was told that our fearless tourmanager saw that one of the store employees was wearing a nurse’s uniform and talked her into coming to the crew bus and waking up our lighting designer. She went on the bus, openened the curtain of his bunk, and told him to wake up and that it was time for his sponge bath. Where is the camera when you need it!
The music you hear playing before our show on this tour is by my friend Eric Schermerhorn. It’s from a new album which he is still working on and which will be released next year. I love his music, helped him produce it, and played on several of his songs. Eric also played the flat top and slide guitars on INNAMORARE and being a New Yorker performed 3 songs with us at our Town Hall show. He also performed with us for the PBS show ‘Sessions at West 54th Street’ on December 1st. We’ll let you know the air date of our performance, which should be sometime early Spring.