Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

Dear Keren,

How are you? I saw the ad in Slug + Lettuce and thought I’d write. I haven’t heard from Federico in quite a while – I wrote him and sent a record to the Kibbutz, but I was afraid he moved because I haven’t heard from him. Please tell him to write me when you next speak to him. I really think you should come to Texas on your U.S tour. I can help you out with shows in all the major cities here. Maybe you could start in the northeast (NY/CT/PA) and work your way down to TX. If not, you should at least tour to the south east coast. I would like to spend some time w/Federico and the rest of you kids. I will drive out to Florida or Georgia if that is the closest you come to Texas. What are you kids up to lately? My band broke up, but we have decided that we will get back together this summer to record and play shows. If you come to TX or the Southeast, we will definitely drive out and play with you. The scene in Austin is dead, no new bands have shown up and there isn’t a really good place left for shows. I would love to be able to tour with you, but I am going to be working. I am actually taking an eastcoast road trip this summer, but I will be gone May 17-June 14 and you will be leaving quite a bit later. I have quite other contacts, I will give you some that I can find right now. My band will record this summer, maybe we could do a split “7? That would be tons of fun. Here are some contacts:

Bill (Connecticut)___________

Robbie (Richmond, VA)_________

Neil (Tribal War, NYC, NE________________

Anyway, take care, Keren! I hope to hear from Federico and yourself very soon!

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That kindness and urge to go out of one’s way to help out has always amazed me. It cannot be taken for granted, neither outside the scene nor within its borders. Anyway, the next time I spoke to Federico was in September 1997, when he returned from Nekhei Naatza/ USF US tour that only made it as far south as Kentucky, I think, and I was here on a much depressing visit, far away from my English boyfriend. So anyway, I guess I fucked up as Federico’s administrative assistant.

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