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Sunday, April 09, 2006

UK Tour Dates; 'Suspicious Character' Single Release; San Francisco Stories

Finally I am at liberty to disclose the "big news" promised in the post below. If you haven't already learned from the main page, we're heading to the UK again in June!
Pencil in the following dates with "the Blood Arm":

June 4 Nottingham at The Social
June 5 Glasgow at King Tuts
June 6 Liverpool at Korova
June 7 Leeds Club NME at Leeds Faversham
June 8 Middlesborough Club NME at Middlesborough Empire
June 9 London at 93ft East
June 10 Stoke Club NME at Stoke Underground
June 11 Manchester at Manchester Roadhouse
June 13 London White Heat at Madame Jojos

Also, the single for 'Suspicious Character' is slated for a June 5 release. (This is the "I like all the girls/ All the girls like me" song you've been humming for the past year.)

Lastly, here is a brief rundown of our San Francisco trip to the NoisePop Festival. (Please forgive its tardiness and brevity--I have recently become a grandfather, and it is unbelievably time-consuming.)

March 30
Zebastian, Zachary, Wife, and myself drive up to San Francisco. We arrive just in time to visit Grandmaster B of the Blood Arm's New Genres class at the San Francisco Art Institute. I tell his students a story about pissing and masturbating on the Twin Peaks of San Francisco. The students walk away with a greater understanding of their surrounding environment, we of the Blood Arm Posse wrangle GBOTBA into drinking beer with us. We drink beer. Later we meet Dyan, Nathaniel, and San Francisco celebrity Mike D for drinks at the Cassanova. We drink more. More things I cannot recall happen. Horrible, horrible things. Or perhaps wonderful, wonderful things. They are in the ether now, lost forever.

March 31
I am awoken by GBOTBA straddling my head in his tighty-whities. He is jumping on the bed. From anyone else, this would be a bad thing, but from Boadwee it is not so bad. Oddly refreshing. The day happens. Soundcheck happens. We of the Blood Arm Posse are happily reunited with the fabulous Michael Tapper of the We Are Scientists. We hug him and pet him heavily. The show is good. Dyan debuts new dress. Nathaniel gets everyone to sit down. People dance. The Grates are great, Foreign Born is epic. I emcee for W.A.S. as well, they bring the house down. We continue the party in Tapper's hotel room. We drink too much, are significantly out-partied by Boadwee and his husband, Kenny Beans. Continue party in East Bay house of Boadwee and Kenny Beans. Zachary and Boadwee stay awake till seven AM, eating pizza, drinking, and listening to Queen.

April 1
Wake up late, eat food with Boadwee and Mike D, pick up Zebastian and head home. With Wife behind the wheel, cover entire distance in record four-and-a-half hours. Arrive back in Los Angeles in time for me to emcee for W.A.S. at the El Rey. More drinking happens.

Conclusion: It was a Very Good Weekend.


-Ben Lee

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, but when are you playing in LOS ANGELES... the city that LOVES you the most. You know, the one you LIVE in.

10:29 AM  
Blogger BLOOD AMBITION 2006 said...

The only information I can currently divulge in regards to an El Lay show is the semi-precise date of SOONER rather than LATER. Hope this helps... We truly love Los Angeles above all else. (Except for scotch whiskey, maybe.)

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

birmingham plz?

12:40 PM  
Blogger Gabe said...

Ben/Zack: I love you both.

9:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh I can't wait to see you guys in London. It's been too long!
Mr Ben Lee is the wife making the trip?

Dania-L.A. girl in London.

6:58 AM  
Anonymous Omar said...

It was good talking to you and Nathaniel at the WAS show.

Hopefully that L.A show does come sooner than later, i havent seen TBA in quite some time.

For now, i'll just be here, waiting patiently.

See you soon.

9:56 PM  

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