Monday, November 17, 2008
I am currently in Hamburg. We flew here yesterday morning really freaking early.
On Thursday night we played in London again. This time with our good friends, These Are Powers. They've been touring around Europe for as long as we have and man they've gotten great. Not that they weren't great before, but at this moment in time, they are amazing. Their new record is gonna kill you.
On Friday, the Giggle House had a birthday party for Girl Alex. She turned 21. Sophie and Hermione made her a wonderful jello mold, that unfortunately ended up all over the kitchen floor... Everyone was supposed to dress up like Alex for the party, and some did, but none were as good as Phil. That dude is funny.
On Saturday night we went to see TAP play again at a house party in Whitechapel. It was fun as hell. Sophie, worried that I was homeless, gave me a house of my own and the girls then made up some property for me. Complete with mountains and trees and the sun.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I know its been a long time since I've had the opportunity to update this blog. Internet in Europe is hard to come by for any extended period of time and most of the time, its real slow.
We played in Rimini, Verona, Faenza, Geneva, and London since I've last posted. In order to get in and out of Italy we had to drive through the Alps. That was an amazing experience. The Alps are big. Real big. Lots of snow and waterfalls and donkeys.
When we woke up in Rimini, I went for a walk along the beach and got lost trying to find my way back to the hotel and they had to wait for me for like 30 minutes or so until I turned up... We then ate at an agritourism place for lunch with GianLuca outside of Forli. They made everything there. The wine, the pasta, the vegetables, the bread, everything. Amazing. I had a pasta that translates to "Hang the Priest" pasta. Like short fat spaghetti with sausage and cream tomatoes. It was pretty incredible.
I have no pics from Verona. We played at a place called Emporio Malkovich, which is some dude's parent's place, but it was cool. Toni came from Vicenza to hang with us. That was super bad ass. Its always nice to see a friend. I can't wait to go hang with her for a long period of time. It'll be a total blast.
We then played in Faenza which is outside of Bologna at a place called Clandestino. Again we were fed well and everyone had a great time. Morena is an excellent host.
Then we had to drive back through the Alps to get to Geneva where we played with Sword Heaven and Anavan. Holy Shit. Sword Heaven ruled me. I haven't been completely blown away by a band in many years and man... The video proves how incredible they were.
Last night we played White Heat in London. It was a total blast.
Off to Bristol.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
We left Berlin immediately following the show so I didn't really get a chance to see anything while there, but I did find this great piece of art.
We then drove all night to Paris. Again we got there in time to get into the club, set up, play then leave. I saw a lot of the inside of the van, so I decided to make a new video, which I projected on them in Paris for the first time. The picnic was in France and it was the first time we had seen teh sun in days. So nice.
The video below is the new animation projected on them in Lucern, which is a really lovely place on the edge of the Alps. These pics are from that place.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Again, the internet is hard to come by so these updates are going to be less frequent. Sorry. So this is Leuven above and below.
The above pic is Nijmegen. I got sick in Nijmegen and missed the show that night, which sucked. Maybe I'm still not better, but at least I don't feel like total shit...
Amsterdam is still a real nice place.
We played in Rostock Germany on Halloween. It was pretty amazing.
Last night I had a video exhibited and DJed an art party in Hamburg. I had a really great time. Everyone here is super fun. Off to Berlin.