ALLO! FROM BERLIN/A MONUMENTS TO AN ELEGY PROMOTIONAL UPDATE
Berlin holds many memories for me, as SP first played here in 1992. And boy, the Germans weren't sure what to think of our trip. And I'm not sure they still do, but this round of press has been very supportive of the new album, with lots of kudos handed around. One kind man even told me yesterday that our record was the best he'd heard in 20 years 'from any band'; not just Pumpkins. Quite a compliment!
Also, Berlin was home for many years to my good friend Rudolph Kicken, who recently passed away from illness. 'Rudy' was a visionary, and as an art dealer who specialized in avante-garde photography taught me so much about life. He will be sorely missed, and is as I walk these streets.
So here's to Rudolph, and all he stood for. I hope to make him proud....
Tomorrow I'm off to London.