Thursday, February 28, 2008

Model Morning

Model Morning Tour Poster

Doing a random search on the Internet the other day I just came across this fantastic band . They are from Nottingham and they just released a 6 track ep called 'Your worst enemy'. Their sound is ace, bass driven songs and cool intense 80ish guitars in my opinion. Along with Exit Calm they are another of my favorite bands at the moment, I will definitely try to see them live when I go back to England..
Model Morning really deserve to go to bigger things imo.

EP Cover

Here is their Myspace site, worth a listen

Official site

Without you I'm lost-Model Morning

Sunday, February 17, 2008

The sea....eventually....

Just like any other day in The Maresme area

I took this photos last Sunday afternoon in Sant Pol de Mar station waiting for the train on my way to Barcelona airport.

Sant Pol its a small quiet fisherman village about 50 km from Barcelona. Is got a couple of nice churches and an old Abbey dated from the X century. I think about 2000 people lives there in winter. Small white houses [and not that small] and narrow streets, certainly a nice place to relax when you work in a big city.
There are some beaches in town but I prefer the ones located outside the village. I will upload some photos another day.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Three days

Three days was the morning. My focus three days old. My head, it landed To the sounds of cricket bows...

Barcelona early Sunday morning

Alberta Canada

I am proud man anyway... Covered now by three days...

Skye Scotland

Three ways was the morning.
Three lovers, in three ways.

We knew when she landed,
Three days she'd stay.

I am a proud man anyway...
Covered now by three days...

We saw shadows of the morning light
the shadows of the evening sun till the shadows
and the light were one.

The Doors Fri. Apr 10 Boston Arena . MA

Shadows of the morning light the shadows of the evening sun
till the shadows and the light were one... True hunting is over.
No herds to follow.
Without game, men prey on each other.
The family weakens by the bite we swallow...

True leaders gone,
Of land and people.
We choose no kin but adopted strangers.
The family weakens by the length we travel...

All of us with wings...
All of us with wings...
All of us with wings!
All of us with wings!
All of us with wings!
All of us with wings!

Erotic Jesus lays with his Marys.
Loves his Marys.
Bits of puzzle,
Fitting each other.

All now with wings!

Oh my Marys!
Never wonder...
Night is shelter
For nudity's shiver...

All now with wings...

When I bought their first self titled album I thought they were the coolest band on earth. It was recorded in the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles in 1987 and it was one night full electric [A side] and the next night acoustic [B side]. They were one of a kind. The 6th April 1991 was the date, Jane's Addiction played in sala Zeleste club in Barcelona and also saw them again on the reunion tour in Manchester the 2nd November 2003.

Cant think of a more intense guitar solo at the moment.

Three days. Check out this lad


And also this cover version

Three Days - Superextra cover Jane's Addiction

And how not the original

Jane's Addiction -3 days Live @City Square Garden Milan '92

Janes Ticket scan

Perry Farrell Psi Com 1984 Pre Jane's

Nothing's Shocking rare photo

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Isle of Man TT Races

I ve found this cool video in youtube of the TT Races in the Isle of Man, Check at 1:35 amazing!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Costa Brava: on the way to France

French Border

Port Bou last town in Catalunya

So here there are some photos from my last trip to the French border. The route was to drive all along the coast from St Pol, about 50 Km from Barcelona to Cadaques, which is a pintoresque Mediterranean style small village about an hour from France .

Costa Brava Map

The best partner for the trip was the Honda CBR 929 RR which is the perfect mate for long journeys, just 153 HP of pure power!.
I am really looking forward to make a long distance trip this summer around Europe and there are some possible destinations on the cards. I haven't decided where yet, maybe the Isle of Man which is a dream I have since I was a teen. Would love to get there driving first through Paris, Amsterdam and then get into Great Britain with a Ferry or maybe across the Channel tunnel..... we will see.

At the bottom of the hills we have France


Here is the missile

There were some stops on the route as I wanted to take some photos from the places I found all the way. First I pulled over in Empuria Brava then Llançá and the next village Cadaqués which It supposed to be the end of the trip, but somehow I missed it and appeared in Port Bou which the last town ever before you get into France.

A great blue Skies day!

Winter? What winter?

The further up you go the wildest the coast line gets, you only have to leave behind the crowded places in Costa Brava like Platja D´Aro, Lloret de Mar or Roses and no more massive constructions and overcrowded villages will be seen.

Getting closer to the border

A view of the Cap de Creus

The good thing to drive in the French side its that speeding radars wont work for Spanish plates so you can drive on a more relaxed way . The road was ace, and very curvy.

There are loads of unspoiled beaches all along the way, no one to be seen aside of me and the odd fisherman. Unfortunetly there are less and less places like that in the Spanish Coast line.

Great place to camp with a tent!

View from Port Bou

Port Bou

Honda CBR 929 RR

I did my last stop right in the french border. There was no one there, nor even Police border patrols or anything like that. Port Bou entrance to Catalunya isnt as popular as other border places like La Junquera for example. I guess its because there are no motorways there, just narrow curvy roads.
So you know now which way to get in Spain if you do not want to be noticed!.

No one land, right in the middle!

Unspoiled Coast

All the places you can see above Cadaques it proves you how Catalunya coast was 100 years ago, time before the massive crowds of Tourists choose d our place as a summer destination.

French side

In Port Bou coast is where the Pyrenees Mountains ends. There are routes to walk from the mediterranean to the other side in the Atlantic, but you would need about 15 or 20 days to do that. Sounds like a good plan though.

The beaches had pristine clean waters, and instead of sand you get those small round stones [Pebbles?], so I guess that helps to not to make this part very very popular when it comes to tourism.
You know what? ......better leave it like this!

So overall it was a fantastic trip, and a good test for my Honda 900 RR get ready for what is coming next!

Isle of Man TT races official website link

By Pedro Vila