On of our hosts, Fabian, plays clarinet in the band Pamplona Grup here in Switzerland. I got to hear a preview of their new album and saw them perform twice in one day for the B-Sides Festival. Their first show was in a bike shop, which was a surprisingly good place for a show. I feel a lot of kinship toward this band since they share the Eastern European sound that the West Philadelphia Orchestra. They're all great musicians and great people and look like they have a lot of fun on stage, smoking, drinking and making music! Here are some pictures for you to enjoy. Also, check out their music and antics here :: pamplonagrup.ch/
Today we learned a song while on a 5 hour hike down the Limmat river, and met a few interesting scruffy-looking characters that were baaaaaa-ging for a show! The crowd/herd was so overwhelming that we forgot some of the chords. They were rooting us on though!
Stay tuned for more Random Herding Sessions!
So, I'm writing this from one of the coolest artist space/warehouse/living environment that I've ever seen. I look outside and see rushing water past my hosts (pretty much) private island, a private island with it's own wild mint corner, budding garden, and beaver to clear all unwanted trees.
Today is day three in Switzerland and we've already made our first super-fan name Luisa (pictured below), we busked and drew a crowd at what may have been one of the nicest drug-corners I've ever seen, we've had our first run in with the polizei (fick polizei!(not really, they were so nice!)) and we've had 4 home-cooked meals with the residents of this artist space.
I only have cell phone pictures right now, but I plan on sharing all of my DSLR camera photos at some point on my new website!!
Thanks for coming, more soon.