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Tired? What I’m Feeling Makes Fatigue Look Like A Panic Attack…

By Ginger | August 18, 2009

Yeah, I’m tired. Breathtakingly tired.

Taylor doesn’t grasp the concept of touring just yet. Early mornings are his thing and sharing his exuberance is his way.

So after approximately 30 seconds of sleep I am awake and out the door to do a live radio show in Stockholm following the success of the acoustic show yesterday. They want a couple of songs played acoustic and an interview. On scanning the studio I see that I’m the least famous person to ever walk through these doors. There are signed photos and memorabilia by everyone from Angus, and Slash to Jimmy page and James Hetfield.

Er, hello, my name is Ginger I play in a band called…blah blah, “yeah, whatever, take a seat…”

Conny on the other hand is vastly more famous than I. He suggests I gain notoriety by playing Paramore acoustically (with its hook of “I’d like to fuck her too”). I instead opt for Inside out and This Is Only A Problem. It is then that I realise that neither SG5 or my solo albums have been released in Europe. I hope someone will rectify this situation at some point, and until then I will maintain my mainstream obscurity with diligence and aplomb, and, of course, fatigue.

Great evening in Stockholm last night although the crowd were substantially different than the Maria McKee crowd I played to only a few days ago. For a start, rock audiences don’t really grasp, fully, the concept of an acoustic show and use the reduction in volume to talk over the performance. Others, then, shout over the people simply talking over the performance until there are moments, often during the softer sections of the songs, where it feels like you’re whispering in the middle of Grand Central Station, Without the aid of the whispering wall  

Still, I like a challenge and find everything about this ridiculous business we call music funny.

So now I’m sitting in the hotel room at midday, alone, overtired and unable to sleep, waiting until 3:30pm where we will take a boat ride to Turku, Finland, that will sail overnight and arrive at our destination at 7am, where I will meet with Michael Monroe to begin writing for three days before hitting Helsinki for a full days press followed by a performance at our managements party, after which I will be bundled into a plane and taken to Heathrow where I will catch an adjoining flight to LA where I will rehearse, play, rehearse, write, record, play (again) and fly home to begin rehearsals for The Wildhearts tour of UK, Japan, S America and Scandinavia.

One day I will take some time off. This will probably be precluded by death.



9 Responses to “Tired? What I’m Feeling Makes Fatigue Look Like A Panic Attack…”

  1. Mark Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 12:11

    Busy times indeed, thanks for the updates, and nice to have you over in Finland again. As for the party performance, private I guess?

    Looking forward to hearing in the future the collaboration with Mr Monroe.

  2. Maria Anderberg Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 14:19

    well. Kind of recon the symptoms of tiredness…But in october…then NOTHING will be the friend I spend my day with! My regards to Mr Monroe!

  3. Astilla Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 22:44

    South America???????????? PLEASE TELL ME MORE ABOUT THIS!!!!! CJ told that maybe they’ll be playing Brazil in a couple of months… is that true?????????

  4. Juan Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 22:51

    South America? Is that including Argentina by any chance Ginger??


  5. Gallifrey Seven Says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 00:17

    Sounds like the next couple of months are already taken care of…just remember when it’s all over to take care of yourself! Being in a 9-5 job with a family is hard enough, so what you’re achieving right now is nothing short of miraculous.

    We want you to be Ginger the happy, contented family-man-slash-songwriting-shining-light-slash-pesky-rock-gimp not Ginger the full-time-coma-patient-slash-extra-in-Zombies-For-Christmas-III.

    Did I really just call you a pesky rock gimp? Oops.

    *desperately tries and fails to locate non-retarded brain cell*

  6. az Says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 03:54

    sounds pretty tiring but still if I had your talent I’d probably be doing the same instead of wasting away behind some desk for some gimp…

    any chance of any Australia tour?

  7. HUEO Says:
    August 20th, 2009 at 06:45

    Please more info about S.American Dates, i’m from Chile and Rock shows always skip my fuckin’ country, i hae to know in advance to save for a trip to argentina!

  8. Debbie Vaughan Says:
    August 20th, 2009 at 08:38

    Sounds like you need a day off with a home-cooked roast dinner, beer/wine and some calming music!

    Life, may be very busy, but honestly, would you really want it any other way?
    I’m always amazing by how prolific you are,it makes me tired just hearing about all the stuff you do – but I’m sure you’d rather have that than sitting at home, twiddling your thumbs and wishing for more to do.
    Keep your strength up, look after yourself and enjoy all your experiences!

  9. JD Says:
    August 20th, 2009 at 20:59

    Can’t wait for your LA show. The last one at the Viper Room was awesome. I brought a couple of friends that had never heard of the WH’s and they are now big fans of yours.

    I hope you play more solo songs.

    Keep Coming to LA!!!!


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