Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Michael McDermott is currently somewhere in Italy, playing shows over the next 5 days, including one for Sky TV. You may be wondering how things currently stand between us given my comments in an earlier blog.

We had a chat after the Borderline show to discuss some of the issues that had arisen on the UK leg of the tour. We also discussed the future to try and understand what Michael really wants to do over the next 12 months.

I wouldn’t say things are perfect – but then they never are and with Michael you never quite know what he is going to do next. The tour as a whole was mixed – including audience numbers as the Barfly gigs were all badly promoted with only the Borderline having a good turnout. Other locally promoted venues faired much better. Michael was clearly distracted most of the time from the reason why he was supposed to be there in the first place – first for his old love and then for his new love – not sure if somewhere in between there was a current love that I missed! For the moment I feel Michael is going through an infatuation process – it may lead to real love, or it may end in tears – only time will tell.

I have a number of ideas up my sleeve in terms of what I would like to try and do next with him but until things settle down there is only so much that is worth pursuing. Bringing him over to the UK is not cheap and I don’t want see the people who back these trips being let down. He needs to work out for himself what it is he really wants and if that means discovering real love then I’ll be backing him all the way. For all I know the next 12 months could see wedding bells and the pitter patter of tiny McDermott feet – yikes!

And finally, on a positive note we now have a UK tour manager AKA
Steve who fed, drove, housed, listened, and all those other things a tour manager does – even to the point of fixing him up with a girl although not sure that bit was planned! The boy did good.

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