When we arrived last night around 10pm, we walked outside of the bus terminal in Cordoba City and some young kids, ages 7 or 8, were out helping people get cabs. We gave them the change we could, and then headed to Aldea Hostel. Pretty hungry, we grabbed some food around the corner, then returned to meet some other guests of where at Aldea. We stayed up chatting with the other travelers and then got some rest. Today was pretty uneventful. The city is huge and reminds us a lot of buenos aires. We spent the day working on this new video that we are attempting to upload, but with the current wifi, it may take approximately 20+ hours to upload. Hopefully we’ll figure something out soon. We spotted a Subway last night and so we had to check it out today for lunch. It was good but tasted way different. Jd was slightly upset that there wasn’t an ice dispenser in the drink machine.
Back at the hostel, many people were cooking and hanging out on the patio and so we joined in. There are people from all over the world staying here. There’s also a bar in the hostel, so we set up and played some music for the party. Three shows later this week in Cordoba.
Hawks fans are everywhere
dogs lined up to get a seat at the show.
super moon lights up the night
gonna live off these berries for the weekend
peace to you too ckd -john
we are looking for similar transportation to get to bell ville
go climb a tree
Arteyes is alive, and well
greatest chocolatte west of Rosario
It’s sunday night and we are on our way to Cordoba City. Last night’s show was amazing. We didn’t know what to expect exactly, especially because our set wasn’t until 3am. After sound check we had about 7 hours to kill and the club didn’t re-open until around midnight, so we went back to the hotel to hang out. Daniel, our more-or-less south american Tour Manager, met us for dinner with his friend Charlie, who had helped us with the sound check. Dinner was great- we worked on our spanish. We met back up around 2 and the club was still pretty empty. Then all of the sudden a wave of people filed in just before 3am. We started a little late and played until almost 5 for a pretty big crowd of a couple hundred. The set went really well. Afterwards, we met a lot of new friends and ended up going to the ‘late-night’ bar that is open until 9am…(slightly different than late-night spots back home). All in all it was a great night. We had some of the world’s greatest hot chocolate for breakfast and then went to sleep.
Today we explored more of the city before departing for the bus terminal. When we arrived, we were delayed because for some reason they couldn’t print our ticket and we ended up chasing the bus down as it was departing. A 3 hour journey to Cordoba City, avatar is on..i’m pumped.
Only Meal of the day
This morning around 7am we arrived via bus to Bell Ville City, Cordoba, Argentina. We got off the bus with our backpacks and mini drums set packed ever so cleverly, we hopped in a cab and were off to hotel Italia. It was still dark out but the sun was coming up. We showed up and the nice lady behind the front desk, Nancy, made us some hot chocolate and croissants. We quickly ate and went straight to bed to get some rest for the show tonight. We got up mid-day and explored the city. It was completely dead. We got some lunch at a spot called “Come Back”, which was interesting. After lunch we ran into some instrument trouble with our converters and transformers and more or less, one of my keyboards lit on fire.. We went to the local music shop and addressed the situation. Later in the afternoon, we met up with a guy by the name of Charlie, who brought us to Bar33, the venue that we are playing tonight. Charlie helped us set up, and we sound checked. This place is really awesome. They put up large writing on their front windows saying something along the lines of “All the way from the US, FinleyKnight”. Tonight should be fun because we get to play really late and so we are doing a live set, and a hybrid DJ/live set afterwards. We’re excited to break out some new material. Also, my phone stopped working. New video and new music coming soon.
Leaving for Bell Ville City tonight.
We had time to kill so Jd and I spent the day checking out Recoletta. We walked about an hour to Buenos Aires’ famous cemetery. The Mausoleums line skinny paths like buildings in a small city. There are so many different turns, one could easily get lost in this maze. The moment we walked inside we saw a black cat staring at us. It was sitting in front of a tall mausoleum as if it were guarding the deceased inside. Spooky stuff. Despite this, the cemetery is quite beautiful. After wandering around, and seeing the famous grave of Evita and her family, we left and went to eat. Compliments of our good friend, Riley, we tried some unbelievable chorripans con chimichurri (con chimichonga -JD). On our way back to Palermo, we took the long route by accident and ended up walking through the fabric district. I felt like I was at 38th and 8th again. After passing about 5,000 shops, all selling vibrant colors of fabric and linens, I wondered how they are all in business. Regardless, it was a very cool area to walk through.
We packed up our things quickly and made our way to Retiro, the bus terminal. We are told by many that this is the most dangerous part of Buenos Aires, especially at night. We arrived around 11pm (our bus was at midnight) with our belongings on our backs, fronts and sides. We sort of felt like targets, but to our expectation, everyone we encountered was nothing but nice and helpful. The bus ride is about 7 hours, so we should arrive to the hostel just in time for breakfast. Excited to play in Bell Ville City tomorrow.