I don't know wether this hostel is still up and running, but the owner is a massive guy and a total deadhead. The town itself, Granada, is a hippy-heaven.
If u go there, make sure to say hi to James, from Marnix. Tell him i still love the dead :)
Well hey there,
So, I am a 26-year old guy from the famous country of Belgium. Have been introduced to the magic of the band by a Californian deadhead residing in Spain, his name was James, about 5 years ago. He ran/runs a hostel in there, appropriately named "terrapin station", where i stayed at for a few months and we spend countless evenings/nights/days listening to mostly '90s dead shows (he was present at most of these shows). How blessed was I ("that's some good stuff James", " GOOD? GOOD? It's a fuckin' religious experience!!"). I have been totally hooked ever since and am by now, after 5 years, deem myself worthy of the label deadhead myself. Have been through most of the eras (though i 'm generally not very interested in post-77 stuff, I prefer 71/72/77), and all I can say is: they're my favourite band, and i'll think they'll always be.
After five years of lonely listening; I have never, and i mean never, met a single person around here who so much as knew about this band (well yes, there are two guys, and one of them PROPERLY gets it, but both of them are friends that have been introduced to the dead by me). So i inscribed myself to this forum. Hoping there'll be some other Belgian just like me. So i can finally share my love for this band :)
So that's why i inscribed to this forum: any Belgians out there? :)
Paying a short visit to Spain in April. Any cool folks out there want to give me some advice on fun places to see?
Rosie McGee just posted about this.... This guy took some of the great rock-star pix, including the boys, back in the day. Plenty of ooohing and aaahing just looking at the web page, but one suspects the prints will be better: Baron Wolman Paris/ (Go to the photographers page)
Six more days left to listen on Radio Manchester:
Six more days left for this show
BBC Radio is doing a special on Bickershaw on Christmas Day, called "Wigan's Woodstock". Check it out at:
It is going to be repeated:
there are a few of us here...
Where are they hiding?
We are alive & kicking in Peebles, Scottish Borders
Skip & Mary