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Looking Forward to Returning to the American Music Scene

Nov. 11. 2006

Well, I have decided to settle back into the United States for a year or so. It's a long story .
Thinking of moving to the desert, perhaps Phoenix which seems to have a lively and growing music scene and I can drive to LA in about 5 1/2 hours to work there as well. Much cheaper to have a car in the states. We shall let you know as it all develops. To be totally honest I am looking forward to living and working in the American music scene again.

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Home is in Italy

Oct. 25, 2006

Heading back to my second home in Italy tomorrow. No I am not rich. In fact it is getting tight for most musicians these days. Long story. Anyway keep an eye out for shows in Europe. Check myspace.com/willieoteri for latest info on tours and such.
I have been spending a lot of time gathering documents of my Italian ancestors to apply for dual citizenship in Italy. If you ever want to know what is worse than trying to register a license of and expired numbered car in California just talk to me. Better still, just take a hammer and hit yourself on the foot really hard. It will feel better.


The worst part of this whole mess is that supposed experts in the US and Italy are mostly full of shit. Just like divorce lawyers, they take your money and give you at best incomplete information or completely incorrect information. Believe me, if I had to do this all over again I would have done it all myself and even though it would still have taken the years it has, 3 to 5, it at least would not have been longer and If any of you need to go through this type of thing write me and I can give you all I have learned.


Stay loose and free kids,
Willie

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Got Any Crazy Ideas?

Oct. 3, 2006
Wow, it has been a long time since I updated this site. Well, let's see kiddies, I have been doing shows in Italy the like. Look at tour dates for more on that. Doing some teaching and looking for a new label in a rather apathetic and boring industry.

Hoping to record again soon with Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto. Waiting to hear about money for that one. Should be this winter if all goes well.

I am looking for any projects anywhere so drop me a line if you have any crazy ideas.

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Looking Forward to Being Back in Our Apartment in Padua

March 15, 2006

We leave for Italy tomorrow and looking forward to being back in our apartment in Padua. It will be cold this time of year but not too. Looking forward to meeting up with all of our friends in Italy and Germany and plenty of gigs coming up.

I have a myspace site up now, www.myspace.com/willieoteri that may be updated a bit more often than here so check there often for tour dates and other info. I will try to keep this site up too and the new improved site should be up and running soon with downloads of tunes some for free as a taste and singles plus complete LPs for purchase. Thanks to Sue for helping out with writing the info for both sites and to Liz Redwing, Ronan, P@ and everyone for working on "78". As you can see below it has once again been pushed back but it will be well worth the wait.

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Election Time, World Cup Soccer, and More Names on the Marque

March, 7, 2006

Well, once again "78" has been moved, this time to July or September with September in the lead. Two main reasons for this, one is that June is election time in Italy and also time of world cup soccer so you can imagine what most Italians will be doing. The second reason is we will have more to work with and more names on the marque which will be wonderful. More info as it comes in.

I head back to Italy on March 16th with upcoming shows in June and July. See Tour Dates for more information.

Stay tuned, Willie

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78 Hour Long Jam in Italy Scheduled in the Largest Castle in Italy!

Feb, 6, 2006

"78" the 78 hour long jam in Italy was scheduled for April but is now moving to June in the largest castle in Italy! We should know more in a few days or so and I will post it here. So far it looks like a great lineup and a fantastic venue.

Speaking of raising money for things I really want to do a follow up to Spiral Out with Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto and include Markus Reuter and Schroeder and maybe Mike Keneally. Sort of a super duper double trio. Anyone have a few grand to invest? :-)

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We All Rehearse, Just Not Always Together

Feb 3. 2006

Well, let's see, what's new? It's official, the new super trio Oteri, Rueter and Schroeder now known as "Box 'o Rocks" is ready and looking for venues to perform our sculptures of air. Keep an eye out. Not sure if we are going to put up a separate site as yet. I thought about myspace but it seems like myspace is not really the place somehow. No two shows will be alike and we plan on recording as early as April. Live show recording that is. Here is an interesting bit. The other nite we were at a cafe joking about not rehearsing and just jumping in and doing shows and some guy comments, "You won't be doing many shows then". I guess he needs to do more homework. I would start with a dictionary and look up jazz, jam session and improvisation then move to '70s era Miles Davis and move on to Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey who do about 200 shows a year. I have already done several shows this way and all very well received. I guess a lot of people can't think beyond formal education. Is that thinking? Look, we all rehearse, just not always together. :-)
More soon - Willie

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Willy's Cry in Italy

January 6, 2006

Well, things are moving along at their own time as always. Anyway there are good things brewing including the River Film Festival in Italy in June and "78" in April (see tour dates). Also, I will be doing some shows as Willy's Cry in Italy, sort of a flash to the past of my blues rock days. I can hear the prog and jazz snobs now but they don't pay my rent. You want more progressive stuff then support it more. OK, now back to the biz at hand and a bit of jolly for you prog types. Markus Reuter (Centrozoon, Europa String Choir) Schroeder and yours truly will be doing a trio thing for shows in Germany and other parts of the EU. We plan on recording in April. Hope you all are having a good new year so far and let it be not as much of a wash as predicted. In other words get off your ass and do something to help. Buy a CD instead of stealing it, write to your local music venues and demand better music or dump your giant car or at least use it to run over a politician.

Ciao for now kids. Willie

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Tour Dates for 2006

December 20, 2006
rivagge 11
Pove del Grappa, Italy

November 30, 2006
Voodoo Child Pub
Treviso, Italy
Willie Oteri's Blues and Beyond Party with very special quests.

November 1, 2006
Alcatraz Club
Bolzano Italy

July 4, 2006
Portello River Festival
Padua - Italy

June 20, 2006
River Film Festival as special guest with Hypnoise

June 7, 2006
River Film Festival
Padua Italy
Schroeder, Willie and Friends.

June 2, 2006
River Film Festival
Padua Italy
Willie Oteri and Special guests.

May 28, 2006
Festa Berra
Cantu - Como - Italy

May 22, 2006
Radio Interview with Hypnoise on Radio Cantu
Cantu - Como - Italy

May 5, 2006
Il Pailolo
Creola - Italy

April 29, 2006
Alkatraz Club
Bolzano - Italy

April 22, 2006
The Fuze Club
Rome -Tivoli

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