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Sep 9 2013

I found this sort of extraordinary: I left my iPhone charger at the hotel in Dallas. Didn’t realize it until we got to Houston. Yoops!

The day after Houston we (the Satriani band) were in Austin for a gig. NOW FOR SOME BACKGROUND: a couple of days beforehand, Kira Small put me in touch with an Austin musician named Steve McAllister, who wondered if I was available for a session when I got into town. There was no soundcheck on the day of the Austin gig, so I had the whole day free until 8:00 pm, and I told Steve “yup. Yup.”

He picks me up at the hotel and I ask him, “hey, you aren’t a Mac guy by any chance are you?” I thought he might know where the nearest Apple Store was so I could get a new phone charger. He reaches into the compartment between the front seats of the car and pulls out his Apple credentials – he works for the company. I do the session, his song is awesome, he pays me AND gives me a new charger. Things really go right sometimes.

To which you respond, “what do I care? What has this got to do with me?” Well, calm your ass down while I explain.

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Thank you and ‘bye, Steve Morse Band

We’ve only got two more shows on this North American Satriani tour with the Steve Morse Band opening – we are truly going to miss them! Unbelievable musicians, obviously, but also such enjoyable guys to pal around with. Thank you Steve, Dave and Van!

We’re in Albany tonight and Portland, ME tomorrow with Steve’s band – then we’re on to Canada for two weeks, with Sit Down Servant opening.

Having a whole lot of fun on this tour – wish you were here – – –


Joe Satriani Band & Steve Morse band
L to R: Bryan Beller, Dave LaRue, Van Romaine, Joe Satriani, Steve Morse, Marco Minnemann, Mike Keneally
photo: Bob Mussell