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Gogol Bordello in Madrid

Posted in Uncategorized by Cassandra on June 2, 2010

Quick note– went to see Gogol Bordello for a second time last week with Lisa, Drew, and Natalie. Saw them last time in Dresden, Germany and it was amazing, if below freezing outside. This time was just as awesome, if not a better show. They played some of their new stuff and we danced in and out of the mosh pit for hours… went home happily bruised and riding a tsunami adrenaline wave. I have some really rad friends. Too good.

Natalie, Pet-ah, me, Lisa and Drew before the carnage

Here’s a video someone else shot at the concert. We must’ve been standing right next to whoever filmed it. In fact, I think you can see me in front at the 4:00 minute mark. So so good:

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ZANNE!

Posted in Uncategorized by Cassandra on April 5, 2010

In January one of my best friends, the incredible miss Zanne, came to visit all the way from San Francisco. We had the most wonderful time. A lot of relaxing evenings on terraces, her incredible cooking skills, fresh ginger tea. We walked miles and miles around and through the city, ruined her shoes, hit my favorite flamenco bar a couple of times, and loved in general. Such a perfect time.

too long since I'd seen that face

Checked out the Royal palace on a grey afternoon. My first time. It was so ornate, overwhelmingly gaudy.

baro-ho-ho-que

Museo de Jamón

We did some serious damage wine-wise. Just how I like it. Zanne had to go home after two weeks.. I contemplated burning her passport, but she’s got cats/sister to take care of in SF so I gave in. One of many reasons I’m looking forward to life in SF again… miss that girl so much!

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Segovia day trippin’

Posted in Uncategorized by Cassandra on April 5, 2010

In January Becca came to hang with me on her way to Ghana. So much fun. We took a sweet little day trip to Segovia, spent a lot of time on the balcony, ate really well, and drank our weight in wine. She is my heterosexual life mate.

Before Segovia pictures, here are a few from Bec and my trip on Madrid’s Teleferic0, which is a ski lift type of thing that runs over a forest in the  far northwest of the city.

solo sax practicin'

Now, Segovia. There’s a famous Roman aqueduct there that was built without any mortar, just incredible precision.

Segovia's cathedral, taken from the top of the castle.

City’s built on a hilltop, so from the top of the tower in the castle, it felt so high. Makes me miss ballooning.