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Day 331 April 19th - Swimming in Sydney

Merging time slipped worlds I am in North Hollywood, tomorrow I head out to the desert to hang out at Coachella, a large rock festival about 3 hours east of Los Angeles and not only is Rat Sound is providing PA Systems for all five stage, I am also mixing the headline act on saturday, guess who? Oh, the Red Hot Chili Peppers of course. Anyway, I will blog that adventure when the time comes but in the mean time, close your eyes and let your mind slip backwards in time to April 19th. We are in Sydney Australia and the sunshine is turned on as are the waves and beaches and general happiness of humans.

I have friends in Sydney! And every time I come to town, they are awesome and take care of me. A boat ride

in the harbor makes for a terrible day

And dinner with magic friends

intermixed in the blur of days that whisk by in a flash intermixed with rock shows

and cool tunes

Swimming and running and friends and wine and vegetate toast and happy not being predictable and a few tiny roller coaster bumps and I would not trade these memories for the world. The merging of worlds, as the barriers wash away and today is a great day in a string of wonderful days that were overwhelming enough that I went away and hence, my bloggery delay. Ya know, I could live here and be happy, but wait, I am already happy. Hmmm, ok, I could live here and be also happy. Hugs for all my far away friends that I love and hugs love so strong it is timeless!

No hugs for the cactus though and no hugs for burning hot coals with dancing flames and no hugs for polar bears either, even though they all share the common trait of appearing desirable to touch and just like it looks like walking on the puffy clouds outside the plane window is a fun idea , these are all things I will restrain myself with and attempt to enjoy with my eyes. Mostly and speaking of walking on clouds and imagining the way it would feel to attempt that adventure of plummeting through, I have an idea! How about we do a special bloggery feature all about launching roadies off of high places? I think that is a great idea, I will work on it.

The always happiest when I blindly follow what I feel,

Dave Rat


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MKB on :

I have to say, the magic triplets are breathtaking. Whats the freshwater scene like downthere. Any good inland fishing? Have a blast in the desert! Wish I could make it.

Liz on :

MAN! I wish I would have found your blog a long time ago, like when the tour started, I would have brought you some swag! I was at the Phoenix, AZ show that had lots of heat, and lots of rain. I have been quite amused reading all the them all over the past two days, especially instead of doing my final papers!

Victor Zeiser on :

Being the geek I am I always check out the specs of a venue before I see a concert, and I found out that the venue which I will be seeing Maximo Park in, The El Ray Theatre in LA, uses a rat system. I am excited to hear it!

Kord M on :

I just got back to my hotel room from RHCP's set at Coachella, sounded awesome. I was smack in front of the FOH position so I took some pictures, maybe you're in them. I hoped to meet you but had no idea how to facilitate that.

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