I’m writing this very belated post from a hotel room in Toledo, Spain after taking two epic flights, a train, and a cab to Rome, then a train to Venice, a water taxi, bus and plane to Madrid and a car down here to Toledo. In between all the traveling was the Roman forum, Colosseum, Vatican City, Pantheon, St. Marks Square & Cathedral, the Rialto Bridge, some gondolas, and far too much pasta and gelato. Word of warning to any Californians: INVEST IN FIRST CLASS. Very few people were born to be contortionists. Your back and neck will thank you. To be fair though, who am I to complain while in EUROPE. I’ll keep my mouth shut.
So now I’m in Spain. Here’s a very blurry photo off of the hotel balcony looking out at old Toledo:
Amazing, right? And to really get you in the mood I’ll drop some tunes on you from across the pond. So sit back and enjoy a sampling of local flavor from Madrid to Barcelona to Valencia to Cadiz. Viva España!
Tadpole Goes International: Viva España! by tadpoletunes
And in case you needed a dose of crazy this weekend, here’s a gem from Barcelona:
Be sure to check out band websites for if and when they might be in the US! Dig Delorean? They’re currently touring with Miike Snow and can be caught at the Echoplex on April 17. Check out tour dates and more songs here.
Lastly, special thanks for this list goes to Paul Dryden at Nacional Records – guru of all Latin American and Spanish music.
(in Spain at least)