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The best time ever with The Horrors, Telegram, and Temples.
Well we just spent two days having the best time ever. We really fell in love with these bands.
When we finally got on the bus last night and headed to Austria we found ourselves pretty wistful that when we woke up today all these amazing people would no longer be there to hang out with. Summer camp was over. What a gang. We miss em already.
Had a great party with the London Police, Fujiya Miyagi, Gomez, some gothic drag queens and of course the Dark Horses. Don’t they look like they’re having fun.
Had great weather for our last day in the UK. Good espresso here but I must admit the carrot cake tasted like bleached white flour.
One more thing about Oxford. Sure it’s the premier college of earth or whatever but when ya walk around the city with all the rest of the normal people you can’t help but think: “OXFORD: MOST OF US ARE ACTUALLY PRETTY STUPID.”
This is what the Swiss are really worried about.
Not bad framing for a selfie.
And check out all that ancient architecture.
After cruising around on matching bikes with Claudio DeAngeli and his moustache (the two coolest guys in Italy) eating pasta bolognese then gelato and then the ultimate lovely double espresso which nobody seems to be able to do outside of this country, we rode out into the hills and up to the St Luca cathedral.
Now that’s exactly what I mean when I say I need a day off.
Alrighty. Time for a nap then back to food plus I’m goin face-first into the local Italian wines. Wish me luck.
I’m on tour! WooHoo! And this is the Minneapolis St. Paul Int’l Airport employees counseling/prayer room floor.
Where I spent last night.
My European tour experience kicked off with 20 hours locked in MSP. I did spend 4 of those hours asleep in this tiny room and about 35 mins reading their copy of the GEETA learning about how to clear my mind of hope and resentment. When Krishna refers to “hope” I gather he means material or other desires and what good timing because my mind was ONLY filled with hope and resentment.
Well I cleared it, got a little snooze and was woken by the cleaning trolley so I’m up and at em and ready to rock.
Seeya in Europe.
I must say….fuckin wow. Thomas you little genius.
Back from their triumphant United Kingdom tour, the von Trapps — Sofi, Melanie, Amanda and August … the great-grandchildren of Maria & Georg von Trapp — are blossoming in Portland!
On Thursday night (June 26) at 8pm at Mississippi Studios (3939 North Mississippi) the von Trapps will unveil their brand-new Portland-based band … and will be performing songs from “Dream a little dream” … their recent collaborative album with Pink Martini.
Pioneering a new sound and look, they will be debuting brand-new compositions of August von Trapp, as well as smart fashions from the legendary Paige Powell Style Council.
Tickets for this performance are ridiculously reasonable : only $20 … that’s only $5 per von Trapp … AND you’ll get the bonus of their new bandmates Simon Lucas (drums), Will Gibbs (upright bass) and Esther Shim (piano). Inevitably there will be surprise guest appearances and many hilarious moments. Mostly, however, this is a great opportunity to show support for Portland’s newest neighbors the von Trapps! They are irresistible … and they make great schnitzel!
You can purchase advance tickets at www.mississippistudios.com or at the door or through the link above.
I highly recommend that you get your tickets in advance … because it will most likely sell out! See you Thursday night at Mississippi Studios!
Thomas M. Lauderdale