I have started having some Gypsy Life video premieres . . . One way back in Melbourne in Feb were the bubbler was out in full force . . . Had one in Italy few weeks ago which was good fun, a drunken one in a friends bedroom in Zurich and the next one is going to be in Hannover, Germany at the 2er D.I.Y Builders jam . . . Rees the Piece is going to be doing one in Nottingham I guess and also planning to do one in Barcelona and Berlin at the end of June . . . keep an eye on the blog for un-official dates . . .
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Forgot to pass a link to the Tasmanian homie Louis Carneys blog . . . check it out ! ! ! Thanks again for having us and showing us a bombing time!!!
Also why im shouting people out, check out the Russian homies new video and their blog! Offfff THE HOOK! Burman even has a few tricks in the friends section from our trip to France. Hope to do a trip with these guys again sooner then later!
and for all your daily video needs check the one and only Getrads blog:
Spent my last days in Australia with one of my all time heros, my grandfather. He always recounts interesting stories about growing up in Poland and immigrating to Australia some 60 years ago. Hard, hard times which i hope we never have to go through . . . 2 - 3 month boat ride from Europe to Australia with next to no food . . . On the other hand 60 years later I fly back in 24 hours . . . with a little 6 hour stop over in Bejing airport were i actually finish editing the 'Gypsy Life' video.
Onwards to London were i got detained in Harlow my Nicolson and Horsey for a few days. The sun was shinning, the daffodils were in full bloom and Horsey had his new bad boy bike to show off! Thanks to Nicolson for having me at his nice new house, and especially for the hamburger stack of a lifetime! I look forward to returning later in the year!!!
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
On the last leg back from France everyone was tired from the last week and could barely keep their eyes open in the back of Alex's cosy van. Although once we crossed the border into Spain and turned off the highway to hit the beach, everyone especially Burman was glued to the windows checking out the skimpily dressed 'Hitch-hikers', on the side of the popular trucky detour road. We ended up spending all afternoon on the beach in Costa Brava just 1 hour North of Barcelona.
An amazing trip and I would like to thank Alex for taking us along and the rest of the guys for having to put up with Dane and myself. Alexy the Russian said as we were saying our goodbyes in Lyon in a joking tone: 'Troy hope to travel with u again soon, but no more Australian assholes on next trip, especially Dane Burman'.
Monday, May 28, 2012
After a good night of camping we continued along to Montpellier and had a skate around finding spots after every turn. We then remembered that there was a fun skatepark on the edge of town with a perfect vert ramp. Dane and I had been talking about fs inverts a few times on this trip and how that is one of the before u die type moves . . . 15 minutes later that bastard crossed that one off . . . padless & shirtless just for hero points.
On the way searching for a nice beach location to sleep we went past a big swampy lake that was home to some flamingos . . . In the end we found an abandoned, decrepit, beachfront house with a perfect backyard to camp in giving us shelter as it was surrounded by a bamboo type bush. We thought there was no way anyone could see us from anywhere, but on the way back to sleep in the van Dane took a few photos with my camera which proved otherwise.
We had 2 funny experiences that night, first was a kind of ufo type sighting. What ever we saw was so weird, we watched it hovering around in the sky for a long period of time, moving from one location to the other and in the end it just faded out . . . hard to explain but very very different to all the satellites ive seen.
The other was Dane and i had child-hood memories of cooking tins of spaghetti on the camp fire. Alex had these huge cans of Chilli con carne so we convinced him we could to the same thing, once it heats up the lid would just pop up. Instead after about 15 mins while we were deep into a conversation BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM the can and whole fire exploded in our faces!!! Everyone went silent for a good 5 seconds running their hands over their face in the pitch black darkness to check they didnt have a shard of tin can hanging out of their eye. Miraculously no one was hurt, although Dane was covered in chilli con carne and some even burnt his face.
The following morning we all decided we had to find the can which was no were insight, Mongolian head ended up finding it and it had shot all the way over the house some 20-30 meters away.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Since it was the middle of spring the annual flowers were popping up all over the place as we drove further through the countryside. I feel bad now i made everyone pose for this stupid group shot. We then came across what looked like to be an old gypsy campsite, or maybe just an old wreck yard for caravans . . . what ever it was after a few photos we could hear dogs barking and coming our way so we high tailed it out of there. Next stop was the super market were we stocked up on some goods for the night and then found the most incredible camping spot in between a little clearing of pine trees by a river. I had just got a new tent of Mary Jane for my birthday and the poles were not inside, so i had to improvise with some sticks . . . Furo was loving it, and joking saying that it looked like a bull!