Thursday, September 2, 2010
holland un-sleep fun!
it's sunrise here in holland, and i can't sleep a wink, so here i am on the www! we're staying with our friend/booking agent/tour manager/awesome fella Bob, and trying to get back in the correct headspace after the flight. turns out we're all super sensitive to jetlag, and it's been a real emotional whirlwind since we landed. yahooooooooo!
the city we're staying in is beautiful- 20 mins outside amsterdam, 1000 year old buildings, canals and bikes with interesting/beautiful people ridin em everywhere. this city has managed to make bikes by far the most popular way of getting around, and i think everyone in holland has like 2.2 bikes (maybe an official number?). all you chunks in portland would be super psyched on the bike use, but maybe not so much on the bikes. all are old rusty cruisers- which i think are rad!- but some of you more bike nerdy oiloids might have the urge to fix all 500,000 bikes up, and it might drive you nuts.
we played a show with the tallest man on earth last night. it's real great to hang out with kristian again, and he tugged on everyone watching's heartstrings as usual. tomorrow (today?) we take a ferry to an island where no cars are allowed and play a festival! if i wasn't so durned sleepy, i'd click my heels.
maybe next post i'll be fluent in dutch.