I am alive in Copenhagen but blacked out…No internet and no phone that works in Europe as yet!!! Getting it all sorted out so stay tuned!!!!!
This is a shitty shot from my Cell phone of my new Travel guitar. It sounds like a plugged in Acoustic but plays like an electric and is almost as thin and light! The Best of both worlds really. I didn’t want to take my expensive Taylor to Europe because it’s too big to carry on and too fragile to risk checking into baggage. The ONLY way I would do it is if I had an $800 an up Calton Case to protect it. I don’t, so the guitar is staying home. So, I began investigating what would be a good guitar to take over there that wasn’t too expensive, I could carry on the plane and would do the job I needed it to do. I looked into these Little Fender’s but ultimately decided I would get a system for my electric guitar that adds acoustic saddles with acoustic guitar pickup elements built in. The system is the Graph Tech Ghost and does most indeed sound very impressive. So, living in the remote and musical gear limited state that I live in, I had to get it online. Long store short, it came a few days ago but I got the wrong size, didn’t have time to exchange for the right one so I sent it back for refund. I knew that I would go pick up one of these little Fender Stratocoustics and it would be fine. So this is what I’m taking! I’ll have a better pic up of this soon.
Well, it’s coming down to the wire for me here in Alaska. I leave for Europe This coming Tuesday the 29th and i’m now starting to feel the excitement of it. Although I will miss Laura and my kitties quite a bit this trip is a culmination of over 20 years of wanting to get over to Europe and at the doorstep of 37, I finally am! And going for almost 4 months at that! I guess i’m doing it right. LOL. Anyway, as most of you know, I’ll be playing music quite a bit over there so it’s not all tourist and games but I will make the most of my off time roaming around Copenhagen immersing myself into the culture, taking pics, video, practicing Danish and posting it all here! Some general info on Denmark and Copenhagen can be found here. LONELYPLANET Denmark COPENHAGEN (By the way, Laura bought me their guidebook to Copenhagen and I got the Lonelyplanet Scandinavian phrasebook. I HIGHLY Recommend their book.) It’s weird to think about spending so much time in a country that doesn’t speak English natively. I’m thinking about all the menus being in Danish, signs, bus info, train info etc…I’m sure after a while I’ll learn what different words mean and pick up some phrases but I’ll probably end up in the more touristy places at first until I get more comfortable with it. I do know that many Danes do speak English and especially so in Copenhagen which is the capital city.
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We did a cross country trip from FL to Seattle over the summer of 02 and I let my beard grow out. I was also sporting some longer hair then and it really pissed me off at the time but now I wish I had it again!!! I thought I would post a pic of me sporting the hippie look!!
I’ll be in Copenhagen Denmark the first 2 weeks of February then I’ll be playing at the Hotel Schweizerhof http://www.schweizerhofstmoritz.ch/home-004-00-en.htm in St Moritz Switzerland from Feb 15th- 29th, 7 days a week…Should be a very fun and exhausting time!!! St. Moritz is known as the “Vail” of Europe as it’s one of the premier Ski resort area’s in the Swiss Alps as well as all of Europe. It’s a playground of Royalty and the rich and famous alike. You can check out some WEBCAMS from St Moritz and the area here: http://www.schweizerhofstmoritz.ch/webcams-004-0503-en.htm This is the official site for St. Mortiz: http://www.stmoritz.ch/home-002-00-en.htm Here are some photo’s of the St. Moritz that I didn’t take!!!