Short and simple with a lot of pictures since people don't like to read too much anymore.
First vacation in years. Scotland and England.
First stop: Edinburgh, Scotland.
My wife Tanya and I at Edinburgh Castle:
On a day trip to St. Andrews, stopped at a small fishing village named Anstruther and saw this:
Fish and Chips Shop of the Year in the entire UK 2008-2009? Worth trying! I got this:
Wow. Unbelievably delicious. This haddock probably had less than one food mile to it.
Tanya and I at the old golf course on St. Andrews, standing on the first fairway:
Posing like a champ on the Swilcan Bridge:
I actually re-created this "Chariots of Fire" scene not far from the previous photo. I decided not to post it after seeing how funny I looked running on the beach. In a Boomer Esiason throwback jersey.
A few days later in Seahouses. For some reason I keep/kept referring to the village as "Seahorses."
North Sea behind me. Cold and windy, but beautiful here.
Later in the evening at the Olde Ship, the Seafood Platter. The only meal to beat the fish and chips posted above:
Again, unbelievable. And served cold! Mades Red Lobster seem like McDonald's.
Will post more soon. Will also be finishing recording and posting some random tracks when I return home. I know none of this is music related, but still wanted to share.
Thanks for reading!
From my official bio: John Doe met Mr. Dibbs and DJ Skip of Cincinnati’s 1200 Hobos DJ crew sometime in 1995. He began DJing with them on 88.3 WAIF-FM Cincinnati and entered the battle circuit in 1999: DMC, Guitar Center, and various local DJ battles. After the 1999 Cincinnati DMC regional heat, he started working on mixtapes which he felt were stylistically indicative of his battle routines: smooth transitions, composed scratching and turntable wordplay. Using turntables, a mixer, crates upon crates of classic hip hop records, head-nodding beats, dusty samples, fractured verses, well-composed scratches, movie sound bytes and a disturbingly linear sense of thought, John Doe takes the listener on a road seldom traveled by the multitude. Songs are blended in and out within a minute. Familiar verses are chopped up battle style. Hooks are re-created from scratch (literally), and some are simply just created. All the while the beats seamlessly gel together as the backbone of an intricately arranged cohesive sonic collage. John takes the essence of the mixtape to an unbelievably insane extreme.