London, a windy place, a rainy place, a pretty darn neat place actually.
No they don't drink warm beer, though you can get local beer which they call an IPA but I'm pretty sure has no hops and is served chilled not freezing, i guess they call that warm because they assured us that americans wouldn't like it.
Most things are the same out here, its the little differences that make you sure that your in a foreign country. For example, the other day will steve and myself went looking for brown paper lunch sacks to wrap CDs in. Well, apparently in england they haven't the slightest idea what the heck a brown paper bag is or why anyone would want to buy them. We must have gone to 10 shops. Weird.
The Knox's are true legends and amazing hosts. Between Mr. Dave Knox wandering around in his bathrobe taking pictures of us sleeping, sitting, eating, flossing or whatever rambling about how "these will be worth a fortune someday". And Mrs. Knox insisting to cook us all everything, drive us everywhere and will not let us pay for our own pints. True legends.
Black Lion lane, which the Knox's call home, is about how I expected London, smallish, shortish and very old. The river Thames has to be the dirtiest river I've seen, but it still has quite a bit of charm. And it strangely seems to flood and go completely dry randomly and within a few hours.
Played in Oxford last night and it really makes sense where America drew their inspiration for Universities design. Winding cobblestone roads and stain glass windows everywhere you look, and my favorite feature, the tiny pubs stuck in between massive buildings so much so that you'd never know they where there but they're always busy.
Guinness out here truly is different. not so much in the taste(far as i can tell) but in the head. Holy crap, the heads on the guinness are like amazing whipped cream chocolate beer treats. Honestly, I can't stop ordering them and when the head is gone i just want another one. I can't seem to figure why they can't get that right in the states...however, there are plenty of things I personally think the States do much better...but i won't get into that here, don't need to get any fights started...
We're off to Bristol in a few minutes for a show. Its David Bowie night at the venue so we've all got on our shirts and our best Bowie swagger. And since Will is currently packing things all around me I better be on my way!
on “UK Tour Log #1”
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 @5:13:20 PM
Sounds like you're enjoying London Kyle. Have to agree with you about the Thames, it's manky!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 @12:46:07 AM
I don't know about the Thames, but the river in Bangkok, Thailand would dry out and flood periodically. It was caused by the tide as Bangkok is located on the coast (as is London). I enjoyed your tale. Keep them coming. Thanks
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