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: