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Thursday, January 14, 2016

LOOKING FOR ZIGGY STARDUST....

In July of 1996, Max and I got one of the first family buses we ever had. We had saved enough money to take some of the kids with us and we didn't want to jam up the Sepultura bus. I had spent so much time on tour building the band and had left the kids with nannies, so we decided we would combine work and play. When the bus pulled up in France, we were so excited!! Our first personal bus.....

Sepultura
Our driver was cool but a bit overbearing. He loved the tour so much that we would be awaken early in the morning to look out at the view! Trouble was, Max and I had a private bedroom and we would wake up and he would be sitting at our feet! Haha! One day, Christina chewed his butt and gave him a lesson in driver's chivalry and it changed him forever! Years later, he even told her thanks for teaching him Driver's Etiquette!


David Bowie


We were all excited because the tour was full of festivals and one was particularly interesting. We were playing with David Bowie, at the Doctor Music Festival high in the mountains of Spain! We really didn't realize just exactly how high in the mountains though. The bus wound round and round, up the mountain which was solid hair pin curves with the farthest drop off on the edge of the road! It was barely wide enough for one bus, much less any passing traffic! It took nearly 8 hours to reach the outdoor venue! High in the mountains, stars blanketed the clear sky above us. Endless space as far as the eyes could see.

Of course the Seps had a great set, but David Bowie was something beyond supernatural! His voice carrying through our very souls and lifting off into space! It wasn't reality. It was something legendary! We were mesmerized through out his set. The music lilting towards us and then carried way on the wings of time, Anyone who can plan their art into their death isn't an artist. David Bowie was a Space Oddity, a Time Traveler, a Starman. RIP


And what could possibly top this show? Aliens arriving? An atomic bomb? Hell freezing over? Why, we knew all along. Since the morning we knew...we had to go back down that damn mountain! Thank God it was dark...



Class dismissed.....