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On Monday I am spending the day with Tracy McGrady and some Addias reps, following him around, including a trek up the Great Wall. That should be on slamonline on Tuesday. Might throw me off my blogging a bit.
Tonight, i am going to a tribute to Dimebag Darrell at a Beijing metal club, probably writing a small story on it. I am being accompanied by someone from a Chinese music mag who heard about my arrival and is very excited.
Slam and GW both have such hardcore readers. it is nice to be treated like royalty, even if it’s by a small number of folks. all those years of writing these crazy articles actually did mean something! This Chinese music journalist nearly soiled himself when he heard I was here. He said, “you are longtime my favorite Guitar World Editor. I love your writing!” and he referenced several stories I had long ago forgoten writing. Amazing. Unfortunately, h elives in Vancouver now but is here for a few weeks more and very excited to introduce me to people. He can’t go tonight but is sending an English-speaking friend nad fellow music journalist to accompany me.