Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sex Slaves at Stonehenge

Sex Slaves wrapping up the 2009 European tour while at the world famous Stonehenge. Unfortunately, we got kicked out by the pretty guard.

Sex Slaves at the Eiffel Tower.

eric13 and del cheetah at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, recapping the previous nights show with their freind Raphaelle.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Traversing the Alps

Through incredible Alpine scenery going between Italy and Switzerland shows.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Rimini backing horn

At Rockisland in Rimini, way out on a long jetty, this foghorn sounded regularly. Between songs, it gave the band a reference D#. They thought it might be a boat about to crash into the club!

Rest stop in the Alps

BFZ's "Beautiful" - 3 performances

(Pardon the audio, camera mic limiters can't always handle live volumes)

Sex Slaves do Beautiful Sept 12 2009 at Paunchy Cats in Lichtenfels. Catch the beautiful girls making out!

Three night later at LochNess Pub in Riva del Garda, Sept 15 2009. You can tell Eric's really feeling the beauty here:

Next night at Rockisland club in Rimini, it was more of a disco crowd, many staying seated, but the stage and production were fabulous;

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Riva del Garda

Situated at the northern end of the large lake Largo di Garda, Riva del garda is just around the bend to the right from neighboring Nago-Torbole, shown here:

Members of the local band P.O.P. (Philosophy of Watermelon - think erotic connotations) have been following and publicizing the Sex Slaves for over two years, and were honored to have them play at their local rock venue Loch Ness Pub.

The drummer Niccolo gives his views:

Bolzano/Bozen Italy

We stopped Monday for the night in this Tyrol city, to visit the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology and the 5000-year-old corpse that was found in the Alps in 1991. I stayed at a hotel in town, the Slaves found a cheaper one just across the river. All public signs are bilingual here, as Tyrol was always part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, till The Allies gave it to Italy during WW I in exchange for joining the war on their side.

Before leaving town Tuesday morning, we visited the museum, and checked out an old castle (Castel Roncolo / Schloß Runkelstein) just up the road.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Alps in the rain

The drive from Germany down to Italy took us through Austria, where the Alps are awesome in the clouds. Just a little taste:

Friday, September 11, 2009

Video shoot at German castle

On the way from the bed-and-breakfast in Neubrandenburg, Germany, the Slaves spotted an old abandoned castle and decided to shoot footage for a video of "Blood Lust".

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Leaving Sweden

Taking the ferry to Germany:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Gothenburg field trip

On Tuesday (while I was on a plane to Berlin), the Slaves were treated to a boat outing with Hanna's dad, and visited an ancient castle on an island.

At the castle:

and deep inside:

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Gothenburg Sweden wrapup

The day after the show, Lundo and the Sex Slaves part ways for a few days.

I stayed at the Gothenburg hostel two more nights, flew to Berlin Tuesday.

Gothenburg Sweden

Standing on the patio outside the 4th-floor venue at Henriksbergs in Gothenburg:

Eric sums things up inside on the winding stairway:

A conversation with the members of Göteborg's own Baby Jane:

Live performance of Blood Lust:

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Tjörn - a day off

Del describes life on the island:

Eric sums up the Tjörn experience (with help from Hanna pronouncing local place names):

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Arrival at Tjörn

After a 16-hour drive in the rain from Amsterdam, we arrived around 6AM at the summer house of Hanna Torreson's parents on the island of Tjörn, near the town of Skärhamn.

A quick walk up behind the house:

And checking out our neighbors right in front of the house:

Eric's account of the long day-night:

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


We visited another coffee shop in Amsterdam. Eric's remark "I'm not touchin that shit" refers to the Psilocybe Colombiana truffles I gobbled up, but we got some grass (without the added tobacco the Tilburg stuff had).

We then spent the day visiting the Van Gogh Museum (and Eric took in the Rijsmuseum as well). Here's his report from later that night:

Monday, August 31, 2009

Del & Kirsten - Tilburg

Del discusses Holland and culture with locals Kirsten and Jean-Paul.

The Grass Company - Tilburg

Eric & Lundo shared a healthy spliff of Ketama Hindu Kush at a coffee shop in Tilburg. It wasn't really this dark in there, but you get the idea.

Tilburg, NL

We stayed at the home of Jean-Paul Arends in Tilburg, about 20 minutes from Eindhoven. JP is the creator of a long-running daily comic strip for a newspaper, which can be seen at scribbly.nl




Sunday, August 30, 2009


Progress report from the parking lot before the show at The Rambler in Eindhoven, NL



Friday, August 28, 2009

London Video

With limited time to write, we'll be posting video updates from time to time.




Thursday, August 27, 2009


I arrived in London Wed. morning, spent the day getting oriented, working websites in my City Road Travelodge, and trying to get my iPhone cracked to let me install a European SIM card.

The boys arrived this morning (Thursday), and by the time I rushed back out to Heathrow to meet them (in order to be listed as a driver on their van rental contract), they were done with that, so Del drove the VW. After stopping at a mall to buy a GPS unit, it took 4 (FOUR) hours to get back to town as the A40 was closed at one point and we sat and sat in traffic (enabling Eric and J to snooze a bit). The Slaves are staying with friends in a flat up in Camden Town, where Eric and I grabbed some English food at what turned out to be a lovely English gay bar. Tonight they're busy preparing merch, and removing the rear seat from the van to make room for gear.

Early tomorrow, I take the tube back up to Camden, and we visit Budget to leave the seat for a month and add me to the driver list, pick up gear from Gibson, and drop it off at Hope & Anchor well before the show. I finished cracking the iPhone software in Camden, gotta get a local SIM card so I can stop paying these outrageous AT&T roaming charges!

I've been watching Del drive on the left all day, anticipating getting used to that and hoping I can avoid a typical American wrong-side head-on event. I'll book a 3rd night at the Travelodge, but probably won't get much use of it, as we must leave London by 8AM Saturday to make the Dover ferry in time.

Meanwhile, London is charming and cute as ever, and I might stick around a while here after the tour is over and the boys go home, before doing the continent.