Preparing to perform to a packed house at Kulak’s Woodshed in North Hollywood.
This was easily the most interesting place I have played so far in America and probably anywhere!
I’ve included a few pictures in todays blog entry because this place was just so visually unique, every square inch covered in art or books, even people on a double bed!
This is more a community than venue and it’s certainly not a business in the traditional sense. The place serves no food or alcohol and is run by volunteers. You can serve yourself soft drinks back stage if you so wish.
The guy who set it up is called Paul and he’s turned it into a fully functioning sound and TV studio, which you literally walk into from the street, with no bouncer or entrance fee!. I met him backstage when I accidentally walked into his office where he was live vision mixing the event. There were at least 4 cameras filming and the whole thing streams out live online. At one point I saw a camera running along a track on the ceiling attached to what looked like an upside down skateboard on rails, total genius.
The place feels incredible to walk into, like an Aladdin’s cave of memorabilia, instruments and general existence. A guy backstage remarked that this is where the 60’s came to die in 1970.
Buzzing with a rare kind of life and populated by an amazingly attentive and appreciative crowd, this gig reinvigorates and reminded me why I do what I do.
For more info visit the Kulak’s Woodshed website here http://kulakswoodshed.com/