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The First American Super Session and the Formation of Sketch

May 21, 2007

Well, the first American SuperSession is complete, held May 12 and 13 at Modified Arts in Phoenix. See www.supersessions.org for more info on that one. We had a great time and it was quite a hit leading to plans in the works for another one in Phoenix in October. We had a blast!!! I should hold my tongue as to how I feel about Phoenix audiences until I compile a complete blog on the subject.

Got an old Volvo as mentioned below. A 1966 PV544 Sport for those who keep up on these things.

Besides keeping my hands greasy I have also been playing a lot and forming a new band "Sketch" with Chris Michlaek and Skinny Bishop. We have plans to record very soon with drummer Pat Mastelotto. More as it all becomes.........

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Back in the States and The Truth About Emissions Tests

Feb. 14, 2007

Back in the states again and getting some things moving in Los Angeles and Phoenix. The Phoenix scene is coming up real fast and we plan on helping out by having a 33 1/3 (33 hours and 20 min) show here in May which should be a blast. More info is up about it at myspace.com/willieoteri.

Since a car in needed in this area of the states I have been looking for something cool and retro. Might pick up a nice old Volvo Amazon this week. If you don't know what they are just do a search at Google. Biggest problem is the bogus Emissions tests here which have nothing to do with cleaning up the air and everything to do with selling new cars. Long story but if you are a vintage car nut like me you know what I am up against. For you enviro freaks, a well tuned vintage engine is just as clean or cleaner than a new car engine. Only thing better is the hybrids for now but they are way too expensive at this point. Might be best to make the oil companies clean up their act. Oooooo, now Homeland Security will be on my ass. Ha! What a joke our country has become.

More soon,

Willie

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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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Austin Again, With No Regrets

February 3, 2008
Yes, it's been quite some time since I last posted any news so I will try to give a brief synopsis here as opposed to a long story. Gave up on Phoenix, not much going on there as thought, moved back to Austin just the other day and so far very happy about it. Prices here for apartments have gone up a bit but not nearly as much as most cities have gone up in the last 5 years. Have you looked for an apartment in Los Angeles or San Diego lately? There of course are still a high number of cats in Austin hoping to bring back the '70s. Learn to move forward people and you will be happier.

Going to just hang out for a few days and see what musicians in town are up to and start some good times.

Best,

Willie

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Tour Dates for 2007

October 13 2007
Super Sessions
14 hours non-stop
Brickhouse Phoenix AZ
w/ Stu Hamm, Jerry Marotta

September 13, 2007
The Brickhouse Theater in downtown Phoenix

August 23, 2007
The Brickhouse Theater in downtown Phoenix

May 12 and 13 2007
33 1/3 - Super Session
Phoenix AZ
w/ Pat Mastelotto

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