Tonight we played the Nuts club in Chongqing. This city is so big it’s a province, and they reckon there’s about 40 million people here. Yup, it’s ginormous!
Just about all my Philip K Dick fantasies came true today, and it is really as alienating, dehumanizing, polluted and neonified as Bladerunner. A mindfuck beyond belief. But still somehow humane in the details, albeit a humanity microticks away from some hive mind urbane sprawl new conciousness insect ‘great leap’. I hope. I think.
Without a doubt the single most humbling experience I’ve ever had. Most people are actually Chinese. a very sobering thought for a scandinavian.
The gig was nice – we had two local guys playing with us on a Chinese standard called ‘Kang ding qinig ge’ and All is Loneliness. A trumpet- and a guitar player. Nice and surprisingly good players!
Chinese Absinth is pretty powerful, and we fly to Beijing tomorrow at 0900, so this is it for now.
– DDU: hollow lands > into the gyre > into the mystic
– Kang ding qinig ge
– All is loneliness
Very great show even though the live sound mixing was not so good.Thanks for coming to Chongqing, looking forward to seeing you in China again :)
I’ve only been to Thailand and Cambodia before but I can comprehend how inspirational the Asian world is.
I read all of these posts, and this is my favorite so far :)