The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 42: Tales from the Riverbank

October 31, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 42:  Tales from the Riverbank

Wolverhampton is a city we played back in ’03 but on this trip it represents the day my girlfriend rolled into town. I was very excited to see her, and when I heard a taxicab door shut I knew it was her. She’d flown across the Atlantic, got on a handful of trains, tubes,...
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 41: Was So Much Younger Then…

October 30, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 41:  Was So Much Younger Then…

After our Stonehenge trip in the early afternoon we made our way north to the island where Lemmy from Motorhead (and Hawkwind) was born. I forget the name of it, but it is in Wales. We checked into the room and since it was Friday night, we went out for a pint. Ben, Kyle,...
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 40: Stoned

October 28, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 40:  Stoned

This morning began with a stop at a lasting memory of my first U.K. tour, the restaurant known as Little Thief. Actually, it’s called Little Chef, but back in ’03 it was dubbed ‘the thief’ because of its high prices. Well it seems the thief has cleaned up its act, and the club sandwich...
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 39: Brighton Rock

October 27, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 39:  Brighton Rock

With BBC 4 Radio as my soundtrack, I am in the front seat of Lester with Ben at my right, driving to Holyhead, Wales. A few days ago we left Europe’s mainland and took the Eurotunnel, flying underneath the English Channel. The hotels in the mainland can be quite interesting. Kyle discovered a weird...
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 38: Tools of Rock

October 24, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 38:  Tools of Rock

My heart is racing as we just got on the Eurotunnel with seconds to spare. We almost missed our train taking us from France into the U.K., but alas, we made it. I thought I’d use this adrenaline rush to write. After our four German gigs we got in Lester and began our journey...
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 37: Mouth Bag

October 21, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 37:  Mouth Bag

We just crossed into Italy without any trouble– seems like a good time for a blog. The Dusseldorf gig was great, the biggest crowd of the tour in a giant arena called the Mitsubishi Electric Halle. We got the crowd clapping along on “Fool,” which is no easy task with a Tenacious D crowd....
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 36: Follow the Slutty Brick Road

October 19, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 36:  Follow the Slutty Brick Road

I’ve just finished lunch/dinner and am backstage in Dusseldorf, Germany. All the German gigs are sold out, and this is the biggest crowd of the tour, I think it is 7,300. Yesterday was a day off in Hamburg, and boy did we make use of it. After Ben and I jogged through Hammer Park...
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 35: I’ll trade a ”y” for a ”z” for 200, Alex

October 16, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 35:  I’ll trade a ”y” for a ”z” for 200, Alex

We woke up to the sound of a million Germans screaming, or at least it sounded like it. But no, it was 7:07am, and the sweet sounds of the fire alarm were heard blasting through the hotel building. We were in Munich, and it is the morning of the first show of the tour....
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 34: Crossing The Big Spit

October 15, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 34:  Crossing The Big Spit

The European tour began for me with a departure from Detroit to Heathrow Airport in London. For the others, it began earlier with them driving to New York City and then flying to Heathrow. A lot of thoughts were moving around my head — it’s been seven years since The Sights played over here...
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 33: Everybody’s Connected (So, Can We Stay at Your Place?)

October 14, 2012
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Ah August, 2012!  A time bereft of political advertising and Valverde melt-downs (well, fewer of both).  These were the giddy days that saw The Sights hurtling back from The West Coast and into the bosom of the Motor City.  Today, The Sights are destroying audiences in Germany and, to get you caught up, we...
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