At Sara’s in Rome

photo by Edith FrostGiacomo, Carol, Sara, and Ryan Hembrey


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Hello from Roma!

I haven’t been able to blog in forever just because every time I’ve gotten on the internet (which is rarely) I’ve only had time to check my mail, and to write a few people.  I’m keeping a journal though, maybe I’ll post some of that later when I get home.

While we’re in Rome we’re staying at this girl Sara’s apartment.  I’m using her computer and she has a really old version of Internet Explorer.  My site looks all fucked up here, I guess it can’t read the style sheet right.

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Rome, Italy

photo by Ryan HembreyIn front of the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II (aka the Typewriter). Photo by Ryan Hembrey.


Touristey Rome pics

photo by Edith FrostThe Coliseum


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More from Rome

Note: This is a journal entry — it was written on paper or on my computer, then transferred to my website, maybe years later.


So, Ryan and Sara and Giacomo went to a club and met with the girl and guy who put this tour together.  There’s a show tonight with 4 bands playing, but I decided it would be better for me to stay "home" and get some alone-time.  I need lots of that in my life and it’s really hard to get it when I’m on tour.

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Notes from Rome

Note: This is a journal entry — it was written on paper or on my computer, then transferred to my website, maybe years later.


Well, we’re in Rome.  I can’t say that I’m happy about it but here we are.  I really miss Andy, our road manager from Spain!!!  I miss everyone from Green UFOs too.  I sure had fun in Spain.

I should backtrack and tell you about the Granada show on Friday.  That was a little weird but it went okay.  Granada was just as beautiful as Andy had described.  Of course we didn’t have as much time to walk around exploring, due to the extra time we had to take to swing by Puerto Real to pick up the stupid t-shirts.  But we got there in time for sound check.  The club (the Planta Baja) is really mod, like something out of Logan’s Run.  I don’t think there were any straight lines in that place, all the walls were curved and every hallway or walkway was totally tubular, man.  The sound guy was real nice and so was the booking guy, or talent buyer or whatever you call ‘em.  The stage was in the downstairs room, but there wasn’t really a stage-stage, just some steps that led up to a higher level.  Everything was concrete or tile, so the sound was a bit worrisome, but they hung a curtain behind us which helped squelch the boominess in the room.

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Mente Locale (Palestrina, Italy)

My band: Ryan Hembrey (electric bass)

Palestrina, Italy

photo by Edith FrostSimone and Ryan Hembrey inside the Mente Locale.  You see all that stuff on the walls and on the ceiling?  That is ANCIENT ROCK, dude.


Planta Baja (Granada, Spain)

My band: Ryan Hembrey (electric bass)

Someone wrote a show review in Spanish…

Granada, Spain

photo by Edith FrostThe Alhambra


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Busted transformer thingy

Note: This is a journal entry — it was written on paper or on my computer, then transferred to my website, maybe years later.


Andy’s coming to pick us up in a half-hour.  I was right about the transformer thingy.  It’ll work for about two minutes after I plug it in, then it dies.  I pull it out, wait a minute or two, put it back in and the same thing happens.  Fucking thing.  But at least I know it’s that and not something else.  The laptop itself is okay.  Anyway, I kept plugging it in and unplugging it over and over after I woke up this morning to at least get it charged back enough so’s I could make sure it wasn’t totally dead.  It had gone down to 0% last night and wouldn’t even let me turn it on at all, but now it’s up to 14%.  Whoo-hoo, it just hopped up to 15%!!  Fucking thing.  And the really crappy thing is that I won’t even be able to find a new one today no matter how hard I look, because today (Nov. 1st) es un dia de fiesta here.  (It’s All-Saints day or something, I dunno ‘cuz I’m not Catholic.)


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Fun Fun Fun Club

Note: This is a journal entry — it was written on paper or on my computer, then transferred to my website, maybe years later.


Hey there, happy Halloween!!  I just got back to the hotel after the show in Sevilla at the Fun Club.  I KILLED tonight.  Swear to god.  The sound was really really good, at least for me, so that made it a lot easier to hear myself well and put on a good show.  Also, all the employees of Green UFOs were there (the folks who put this Spanish part of the tour together), so I guess I wanted to do really well so they could see what a kickass performer I am.  Hahaha!!  Good thing they didn’t see me last night in Puerto Real.  ;-)

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Fun Club (Sevilla, Spain)

My band: Ryan Hembrey (electric bass)

In Sevilla, Spain

photo by Edith FrostAndy Jarman and his lovely wife Mapi


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Sevilla, Spain

photo by Ryan Hembreyphoto by Ryan Hembreyphotos by Ryan Hembrey

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