Last night we were a little early for Burt Bacharah at the Royal Festival Hall, so… after a bite of sushi in Embankment Gardens we went to hang out in the Savoy alley with the new Jack Fate. He was a bit bewildered and he thought he’d been there before and was kidding us about time travelling…
He met a couple of fans in the alley who were also scouting Bob locations around London. Unfortunately they didn’t have a camera so I took a couple of pictures of them in the Bob/Ginsberg poses and had a chat…
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We arrived at the Royal Festival Hall…. Jack thought he might have been there too but couldn’t quite remember ..possibly 1965? He was a bit far back..
Afterwards, Jack wanted to take a walk around the South Bank:
Jack and the Spirit on the Water. He liked Big Ben and thought he might like to go inside but he wasn’t too keen on the current government. He’d do better himself.
Shame the National Gallery was closed.. maybe next time?
I said a while ago that I’d like to try and make a Jerry Garcia in wool… because I think he’d work really well & I’m a fan.
Here is the Real Jerry Garcia & Tiger (Custom Guitar)
I think he turned out pretty well! Jerry has a black T-shirt, Jeans, sneakers and dark denim shirt, glasses & guitar.
Tiger…. I tried to do the skeleton as well as I could at very small sale.
Jamming with Jack……
Hey .. you should come on tour with us Bob? But that’s another story!
I finished 2 of the Jack Fates Ive been working on. I wanted to get this group shot of all the Bobs together because Alias & Subterranean Bob have new homes, so before they go, here they all are!
From the left…..Alias (From Pat Garret & Billy the Kid film), Renaldo/Rolling Thunder Revue, Jack Fate (Masked & Anonymous), Subterranean HomeSick/Alley way Bob, 1966 Houndstooth Bob.
Two more Rockers are read to hit the road! Here are Rolling Thunder Bob and Jack Fate for Ryan. Posting tomorrow.
Now that I have a Jack Fate I can play too! See Jack needs booze, lemons, toast, eggs and cards… for gambling!
Other Jack-related developments. Last week I went to Amsterdam for a Blythe doll show and stayed with some lovely friends Mark & Marcella…
The lovely Marcella at Oh My Lucky Stars Design made a very special custom necklace featuring our favorite Mr Fate.
It’s a very special unique, one off present for Jane F. :)
More Jacks to finish up now……2 Billy Parkers, Jerry Garcia & World gone Wrong Bob!
The next show was in Munich..It was a but of a drive from the strange gold hotel we stayed in in Vienna after Klam. Mainly we slept there and watched Germany with the World cup game. I have to confess I fell asleep and missed the end!
I’m not a huge football fan.. so I mainly blew bubbles!
On the road again on the way to Germany we stopped for a break but a lake, had an ice cream and watched the ducks.
The site was being set up for a festival so we had a wander around and found Rolling Thunder Yellow Indian scarves. The show in Munich was fun and special because of the inclusion of Working Mans Blues 2! We had a good spot at the front and there were many great moments. It was the best show yet.
Then it was time for me to leave the tour. It was sad to leave and make my way back to the hotel in a sleazy part of Munich. the next day I visited an art gallery them headed to the airport in the rain….
I have had a few reports from the field in the last day or so. Jack and the tour bus.
Jack during the *lemon-time* interval at Zwickau….
There seemed to be a little mischief in the air….. planning a night on the town in Hamburg. I think Jack wanted to head to the red light district ang get into some trouble…..
Woops. He did! Jack ended up back in Jain for drinking and gambling.
It must have been a good night out!
After meeting Jane Fate in the queue, we attended the show in Vienna, which was wonderful. The after a quick trip down the autobahn and a car swap at a petrol station we had a midnight picnic in a field, somewhere in Vienna near this yellow house, which we stayed in.
The next day we drove to Klam castle but we couldn’t go in because it was taken over for the music festival. We had a wander around ans watched the stage being put up and took a few pictures of the boys…
It was still early, around 11.00 am so we headed to the nearest bar in the village. With a very long wait we, amused ourselves by playing a Dylan song hangman game, that we invented. Jane Fate was pretty amazing at this. I only managed to get her completely hung once with ‘Wigwam’.
We prepared ourselves for a walk up the hill to join the queue. In case if rain I borrowed Jane Fates hat!
There was a sort of queue but mainly we sat on the side of the road and got bitten by ants and sheltered under a tree in the rain huddled together under a plastic rain mac. The gates arrived so we lined up and waited, then sprint for the rail time. I managed to over take 3 people and get us a good spot. the show was great. We blew bubbles.. some made it to the stage.
The show was fabulous. I forgot it was raining. After we drove back to the yellow house there was only nuts & Bobby bars to eat, so with 3 bottles of wine it made for quite a drunken evening staying up late and listing to albums and making plan for the rest of the trip….
*to be continued*
Mainly for me to keep track and to reassure people who want a Jack Fate that I am on it!
1. Thomas (paid) & Lisa Jerry Garcia collecting together
Ready! Collection arranged.
4. Ryan (by 26th July) POSTED
6. One for me.. Liz DONE
7. Sir D. added
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Tuesday 17th June
Show time. Tonight in Dublin. Better get on the tour bus…
In the arena the crowd assembles for…….
The real Bob!
But Jack was there too…
Got to love a post show Mojito!
then, on to another joint. Jack made a few more friends…
… and ended up in a late night diner.
I’ve had so much fun going to the 2 shows at Cork and Dublin. Jack has a new home in Germany with Renaldo & Jane Fate, but I just planned another tour trip, to rendezvous with Jack & Co in Vienna. I think the real Bob is playing too. Yay!
Well today was exciting for Jack. He met a lot of people, as you do in the road. I think he has some new fans, He was signing autographs…
Having his picture taken by random strangers and generally entertaining line on people assembled in a line out side a very large tent….
The real Bob!! Who was very jolly this evening and played an amazing show.
…and still time for an after show pint with the fans!
Sunday 15th June
It was a lovely day to visit Blarney Castle. Wonderful and sunny. It it was a quiet morning before all the tourists arrive, so Jack could get around and see the castle and gardens.
He saw the castle…
The beautiful rose gardens…
He found some money on the way…..
A Beautiful waterfall…
It was a lovely relaxing morning day before show ime tomorrow!
More of Jacks adventures in Cork, Ireland
At the Marquee!