Last night’s crowd of 1400. Sold out. Caligula takes Thessaloníki.

Mount Olympus in the background

Thessaloniki is such a nicer city than Athens. Pity it’s so humid. Otherwise, it’s tree lined, beautiful, and the waterfront right in the center closes the deal.

Χριστός Ανέστη! “O grave where is thy victory? O death where is thy sting a ling a ling?”

Χριστός Ανέστη! “O grave where is thy victory? O death where is thy sting a ling a ling?” Ian McKenna in “Gods and Monsters.”

Poisson d’Avril, tout le monde.

I first encountered “Poisson d’Avril” when Tuxedomoon was playing in Bordeaux in 1981. I stepped into a photo booth for an ancient selfie. When I saw the results, there was a fish taped over the lens and thus over my face. I asked a French friend what the hell that meant and he replied “Ah ha ha. Poisson d’Avril!” The fish of April. A most surrealist moment. The French tape small paper fish on each other on the first of April. April Fool’s day.