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- Posted on Nov 2nd 2007 5:00PM by Mike Spinella
For the past two weeks, Swedish pop rockers Shout Out Louds have been checking in from the road with touring tales from all across the States. Today, bassist Ted Malmros tells of his experience playing New York indie rock shrine Bowery Ballroom and finding food suitable to the band's Scandinavian palate.
Hello tour blog readers, this is Ted from Shout Out Louds. I am not an experienced blog writer, or blog reader for that matter. But I am still going to tell you a little bit of what we are up to on tour. I guess that is what you expected clicking in on this web page.
I was going to try to focus on one of the shows we did in New York this last week, but in all honesty I am perhaps more of a gourmand than a musician at heart, and feel free to add that fact to the fact that I am hungry right now and have other things on my mind. Hence the lack of musical detail ...
We played Bowery Ballroom on lower Manhattan Island. It's on the corner of the streets Delancey and Bowery. Coming to New York is always very exciting; noise, stress, all the food and adventures a big city has to offer.
We have been before, so we know where to go for some nice strong coffee. The waitress at La Gitane suggested I skip the tarte aux bananes in favor of a piece of homemade tiramisu. I was hesitant, since it is a dessert that somehow always manages to disappoint me. "Not this one," she said. It was a challenge, which was why it disappointed me even more, seeing that she was so sure of her thing. It didn't have enough Marsala wine in it, and it was too dry. Or maybe I just don't enjoy tiramisu anymore.
I suppose that little story could somewhat sum up my New York visits lately. It's hard to really have as magical a time in New York as one wants. Not that it was bad, not at all, but I was a little bit disappointed with myself for not quite getting it this time around. I did get to eat at an all-night diner though, which is something very exotic for us Swedes. I love them to death. Milkshakes, English muffins, cheese and egg sandwiches. No fancy tiramisus there, no siree.
-- Shout Out Louds, Johnossi and Nico Vega on their tour presented by TankFarm Future Sounds