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I think I might be finished with nearly anything that happens in convention centers. I’m not sure I’ve ever had a good time in one. Do they happen? They’re so sterile they creep me out and make me want to run far away (to my sterile hotel room).

My panel was OK, though the discussion was just getting going when we ran out of time. I also felt it was a bit too focused on far-off scenarios rather than practical stuff that might help musicians. I have a hard time caring about anything I have to imagine 5-10 years into the future to get. Probably my issue, but there it is.

Once again Boston tried to hang onto me by laying down a giant storm on my way out. Last time it was snow that cancelled every flight but mine. This time it was wind that cancelled every flight but mine. It’s never cool when you see this much red on a departures screen when you walk up to your gate:

I got to fly in a 9-seat Cessna propeller airplane (the ninth seat is actually the co-pilot seat). I thought it would be scary especially with all the turbulence but I found it easy to accept the idea of dying after spending so many hours in an airport. Also it felt like being in a van in the sky. And whenever I was nervous the pilot was like three feet away from me so I could study his body language. “He’s not sweating and trying to secretly phone his kids, so I think this is just normal turbulence.”

I took this video of the landing:

Pretty sweet landing there. The other three I experienced weren’t quite as slick.

Posted on - May 3, 2011 [at] 7:43 pm by Brad
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2 Comments on this post

julie skye on Rethink Music
June 5, 2011 at 8:44 am

yep. landings will make or break you. ok, you Turcotte have a video camera. you’re busted. please next show have Mrs.Turcotte tape it. is that too much to ask? um, no. it’s not. better work on that set-up,too. the only pic i’ve seen-and you were wearing ,like, i’m- going- to- walk- the- dog(s) clothes- hello? Mrs.Turcotte, again. please help yr husband w/his attire dyslexia .thank you-your gear looked like it was gonna topple over. Big Love fr/Louisiana! com’on,, man, take yr own advice- guess who’s a mess is ripe w/it. You are a sweetheart, j

julie skye on Rethink Music
June 5, 2011 at 8:50 am

this “rethink music” thing is really funny. you’re a great writer…oh, right, i forgot, you have a way with words alright.:)…

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