Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My week in Hollywood..

I have been meaning to write a blog every day for the past week. I guess I will just write 1 blog about my entire week instead.
First, I went to the Thrust Drums photo shoot. If you still have not seen their drums, please check them out. They are amazing !
If you stop by the show room, you may even run into Mario, the mastermind behind the business:

You may also run into this little guy:
Toby - the man who builds the drums--

Then I moved to Hollywood (thank you Taylor and Heidi ), where I spent 4 days in the studio with indie producer The Fox, who we recorded with in the past. While on tour, we spoke on the phone and decided to do a weird EP together in just a few days. And weird it was, we had fun !
Here's the beautiful view outside the studio:

And the man with the noisy toys:

After moving to Hollywood I decided to go hiking every day. It is so pretty up there in the park.

I realized as I went up there, it had been 10 years since I had been there last. That's too long.
My next adventure was THE BEACH !!!

My friend Gitte from Denmark was visiting. So we spent a lot of time together. Now, my Danish is almost perfect again.
We walked from Santa Monica to Venice:

While we were down there, everybody found out about Michael Jackson. All of a sudden all the stores were playing his music and people were yelling his name everywhere. It was wild. And of course Hollywood Blvd was out of control with tourists by the time I came back home.

I remembered I used to go to the library when I first moved to Hollywood, so I decided to go back. I realized they have a bunch of great movies you can rent for free. So I finally got to see Casablanca and Breakfast at Tiffany's. My favorite was Casablanca - for several reasons....

Saturday I went to see East of Eden at the cemetery. It was VERY cold.

Sunday we played at the Echoplex, it was an animal shelter benefit. So thanks to everybody who came out and donated money to the cute little animals.
Monday we recorded 7 songs for a podcast somewhere in the valley and later I went with a couple of friends to see Transformers. Bad choice !! DO NOT GO !! Fortunately I had borrowed the Chaplin collection from the library, so I had something good to watch before bed :-)
Now it's tuesday night and I have tomorrow to pack and get organized for the UK trip. We leave thursday morning.
So....I will talk to you from London. Good night and much love...Victoria
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Sunday, June 7, 2009

San Francisco party

First of all, meet Matty our new driver:

It's sunday morning and we are getting up. We are in San Francisco and the show at Slims was so much fun. After the show we partied at the club until we got kicked out, then went to a private party somewhere, with the guys from Glasvegas and the Von Iva girls. That was fun !!!

Anyways, we need to get out of the hotel in about 10 minutes to go have our guitar fixed and then drive to Oregon.
That means we can take turns sleeping in the van.
Here's David with earplugs. He hates the music on my iPod, so everytime I play it, he does this:

Here we are backstage at Slims before the show last night:

See you in Washington tomorrow !!!
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Monday, June 1, 2009

A four-wheeled adventure

We ended up driving all the way to El Paso last night. Unfortunately we ended up at a shitty hotel and didn't get a lot of sleep. The good thing is, we were off today, so we slept all afternoon. Then went to the store to get some food. Once again finding healthy food was a challenge. They did have a "health and diet section", see picture ! And do notice what is in that section; cake and cookies and crackers..

There is nothing going on in El Paso. I have been bored all day. The most exciting thing today was my fortune cookie message:

Oh, and I found "Amadeus" in a store today. One of my favorite movies. So that's what I will be watching tonight. We are playing here in El Paso tomorrow night and then we go to Tucson. In Tucson we meet up with our old TM and driver Zuhair. He is flying out to Tucson to drive us home wednesday night after our show at Plush. We are doing a performance the next morning in LA for Yahoo. Should be fun. Cannot wait to be back home, although it will only be for 2 days. Then we go up the west coast for a few more shows. We will be back home again around the 13th - and 2 weeks off !!!!
I am making a schedule in my head, so far it is : spa treatment, lunch at mao's kitchen and a trip to Malibu.
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