Thursday, February 16th, 2006
“Hello Amsterdam my name is Fernando
Hello Amsterdam I bet you’ve seen my kind before
Another sad tourist with his eyes rolling in his head
Another sad tourist who never had a drink before”
So hi from Amsterdam. I’m not entirely sure what day it is… The flight out was pretty uneventful, I slept through pretty much all of it. I may still be jet-lagged though, I’m really not sure. I guess I’ll find out tonight. The photo was taken out of a window at the Lloyd Hotel, where I’m staying. It’s pretty nice here – I’ve got a view of a canal. I suspect I’ll spend most of the rest of today puttering about and planning the rest of the trip properly. Hopefully the weather will be a little less damp and blustery, but I somehow doubt it. Either way, I’ll surely have more to report tomorrow, but for now I will sign off on the travel end and rattle some music news.
From the department of broken-up bands: Luna’s farewell tour DVD Tell Me That You Miss Me will be out in May on DVD but first premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival at the end of April. And around the same time, The Delgados will release a double-disc collection of all their Peel Session tracks. And Emma Pollock’s website finally has a little content to it, and an opportunity to sign up for her mailing list and get an exclusive MP3 for your troubles.
np – Olympic Curling / “HAAARD!!! HAAAAAAAARD!”