May
03
2005

London

Didn't sleep too badly, jet-lag notwithstanding. Spent much of the day catching up on dull chores which can't wait - V.A.T. tax return, laundry and so forth - all the while juggling phone calls and e.mail firing random questions at me regarding the stadium show, the Chicago video shoot and the current Vertigo show. We've a lot of tidying up to do between now and the shoot, so there are many ongoing discussions as to how best to approach it.Word is that the Bulls lost last night, going 2-2 and therefore increasing the likelihood of our having to load out between the first two Chicago shows. Uh-oh. Concentrate everyone, win or lose, we need the series over in six games.

Made it up till midnight again, before acquiescing to the jet lag.

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