Good Personality

Have you heard such compliment just going down the street? Come here and don't dress up in scarves and blankets and you' ll get it. It's not even a week that I'm here but it seems like forever. Anyway, being second time here is much more enjoyable and relaxed. Spent 22 hours on a train from Delhi to Varanasi instead of 12 and now waiting for a friend to arrive in a couple days and then off to Bodhgaya, a town apprx 400 km from here. Wil try to put up some pictures but need to figure out how, at least found a card reader today  so it means visual pleasures are coming soon.

Got lost yesterday on the way from Benares university to hotel and ended up walking accross the river a couple kilometers and it was probably the most enjoyable time I ever had here in Varanasi. The sun was setting down and the feeling was as I was thrown a couple of centuries back. Noone's around, just man shit and astounding beauty of this continent. They use the river bank for toilet. In the end of that trail two little girls where picking it up with bare hands. They smiled at us and continued their work.

Right before the dawn you can see many kites flying around, catching thermal winds and fighting with each other while I'm sitting on the rooftop of the hostel writing notes and sipping milk tea.

Two portugese friends are fighting with some stomach infection today. Cremation of 150 bodies a day is neverending as usual and probably they will also burn the man who was lying on the roadside yesterday coverd with cloth. You get to see all aspects of this existense by just walking down the street and realize how fragile, strong, different and very much the same we' re all on this planet.

I'm off to grab a snack, didn't have breakfast today.


Canoeing In The Glow

12 hours till I leave for my so far longest journey: India - New Zealand - US with 300$ in my pocket and a healthy portion of enthusiasm, constructive vibes and works in progress. I took a canoe and went straight into the light. No fear, my dear, it's just light.

Wish me luck. I know you do. Know I'm thinking of you too.

We took these photos this weekend on the sunny and super cold winters day. I was breathing forest and so I stayed together with the trees among goddesses and beasts.

Chanting names of loved ones. I try to stay this way which goes beyond this and that. No left or right.

Melting ice.


I'm Gonna Live Until I Die

So said Rodriguez at the show in Union Chapel and you know what, it's not something hard to believe after all. He also said some other things worth noticing but most importantly he sang... and sang the way that tears your heart apart and you just want to roll on the ground in tears of joy.  He's a legend undoubtedly and I feel very fortunate seeing him live.

I wrote this way before coming to Latvia where some cosmic sickness struck me and my head swelled up. It has nothing to do with the header, I wasn't going to die or anything. Simply my body was rebellious against all the ideas and things I planned to do during holidays. Unplugged.

Just got some photos from last London gig.

Getting some shows in Riga and around till 21st when guess what, I am heading to India and New Zealand. Catch me if you can. Will post more when my brain gets back to normal mode, till then lazy and slow like an elephant (indian, they're smaller and I'm going there anyway).