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If Anyone Finds Out, Turn Their Lights Out

June 30th, 2006 | Comments | Posted in Music, Personal

Today was day two of relaxation in sunny Mykonos. We took it easy last night in preparation for the Friday night debauchery, and slept in. Then we took a bus to one of the many sick beaches on this island and sat on a chez lounge under an umbrella, enjoying the cool breeze… it was straight out of a Corona commercial. Oh, did I mention topless smashball? Rock.

Anyways, I wanted to upload a video I took of a Greek musician playing in the harbor. This dude totally blew my mind. Almost as good as the Pillows. Sigh.

Also, I’ve had some people asking me how Daniel D posted to the blog. He didn’t, I just copy and pasted his email in there. What, you think I’d trust Daniel D with that kind of power? Pfff.

Oh, and last call for postcards. If you want one from Turkey, send me your snail mail address. Cheers.

the pillows: still incredibly super awesome

June 29th, 2006 | Comments | Posted in Music, Personal

From the “today I wish I was daniel d” department:

Not surprisingly, the pillows are still the greatest
thing ever. I’d have to say that I was probably
slightly more hyped after the show last year, but you
probably would have liked this one more, because you
would have known more of the songs than I did. I
think they may have played the same 7 or 8 songs as
last year (“hybrid rainbow”, “little busters”, “come
(calm?) down”, “I think I can”, “crazy sunshine”,
etc.), but they also played 7 or 8 songs that I didn’t
know, and one cover of a song that I recognized from
back in high school, but couldn’t identify (I think it
may have been a nirvana song, but I could be wrong,
gass might know). Obviously I don’t know if the songs
I couldn’t identify were new or old, but he did say
that one of them was a new song called “my foot”
before playing it.

Also, slim’s was sold out, which I was kind of
surprised about, considering that tickets were $19.
Obviously there were a lot of dorks there, and a few
kids on their parent’s shoulders, but there were also
a decent amount of chicks there, including some in
“team the pillows” shirts. I didn’t see any super
cute chicks wearing pillows shirts though. I’m pretty
confident that you’re surrounded by way hotter chicks
in mykonos.

At the end of their set the pillows said that they
would be back next year, so don’t schedule any
vacations. I’m sure you’ll find a way to get jacked

- duggan

ps. The one opening band that we saw was some shit
called secretsecret, and it was the worst band I have
ever seen. It was some goth shit, headed by some dude
trying to be marilyn manson. The crowd went super
nuts when they left the stage. I really hope that the
pillows didn’t choose that band to open.

Catamaran, man! (or, “Drats! Hydro-foiled again!”)

June 29th, 2006 | Comments Off | Posted in Personal

CIMG1619Yeah, so after partying a bit too hard last night we woke up and took the high speed flying cat from Santorini to Mykonos. Two things to note.

First, these things fly! We must have been doing 70 mph across the water. In two and a half hours, we covered a route that a normal boat does in seven. Nuts.

Second: don’t ride them when you’re hung over. I almost booted like six times all over some dude from New Zealand.

CIMG1576Other than that, things continue to go smoothly. Our hotel in Mykonos is totally sick; it’s on a cliff overlooking the beach and town. I’ve got a card reader at this cafe, so I uploaded a few photos of santorini and one of the view from our hotel here in Mykonos. Basically we have nothing to do for two days, so this should be nice and relaxing.

This island is supposed to be the party center of Europe, so tonight should be fun but I’m not really looking forward to spending 15 euros to get into some jam packed club. On the plus side, it’s a gay-themed island, so… hopefully less competition. Just kidding. But seriously.

We stay here for a couple days before shoving off to Samos. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to upload some more pics before then. OUT.

Lay Low In a Tropical Hideout

June 28th, 2006 | Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

It sucks that we have no memory card reader on this island… I got some really amazing pics today. Sasha rented a scooter and since I have a motorcycle license they let me take a 200c little cruiser bike (sorta like my old suzuki) and together we went tearassing around the island. It was a real blast; we caught some spectacular views. We’re going out partying tonight in the biggest village on the island, Fira, before our morning “flying cat” ride to Mykonos (assuming it’s not too windy to sail). I, like you, said “a flying wtf?”. Turns out it’s a catamaran hydrofoil, probably something like this.

Anyways, next time I come to an internet cafe I’ll bring my camera dock and finally up some photos. Catch you on the flip.

Islands Tour (without J’aime Tambour)

June 27th, 2006 | Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Well the internet cafe we’re at doesn’t have a SD card reader, so I can’t upload any photos, but Sash and I have arrived on the island of Santorini, famous for its white houses, blue-domed churches, and black sand beach. It’s certainly a beautiful island, and this time of year the weather is balmy and the island isn’t yet crowded with the entire population of Europe, so it feels incredibly lax and easygoing… a very sharp contrast to the intensity of Athens. To my dismay, they now use cars to get you up the cliff walls from the port to the city instead of donkeys, so my tough talk yesterday was in vain. But our driver met us at the ferry and has been very helpful (if a bit pushy), and we checked into our beachside hotel with no problems. We walked around the island for a bit, and relaxed with cocktails as we watched the Brazil vs. Ghana game; it’s pretty hard to avoid the World Cup here. Tommorrow we plan to rent scooters and check out the rest of the island. If I don’t have time to blog within the next few days: Thursday we leave for Mykonos, which in contrast to this island is supposedly a hip party spot; I’m sure I’ll fit right in.