MTV Transmission: 30 Seconds To Mars Exclusive Blog (Week 12)Posted August 25th, 2010 At 12:56 pm By MTV ASIA
Every week, 30 Seconds To Mars will be blogging their touring adventures for MTV Transmission. Here’s what the boys are up to this week!
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Thurs, Aug 26 – Mexico (MTV World Stage)
Mon, Aug 30 – Syracuse, NY (NY State Fair)
FREE SHOW WITH FAIR ADMISSIONWeds, Sept 1 – Baltimore, MD (Sonar)
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Greetings from Austria!
It’s been a week full of new adventures to new places. Finally saw BUDAPEST. Bridges, peaches, wanderlust, heat, and stealing rides on the city bus.
Next stop – Tel Aviv… Hot, ancient, intense, control, hummus, bread, beaches, blisters, amazing audiences, more bread, more hummus, jerusalem, christians, jews, muslims, palestine, israel.
Took a day trip to Jerusalem and was invited into a kind family’s house to see how they live. Its amazing the amount of conflict in this part of the world but also how much everyone has in common and agrees on as well.
Visited the church where Jesus’ tomb is and went to the Western Wall. The energy in Jerusalem is powerful. The show the next night in Tel Aviv was incredible the Echelon came out in full force and made it unforgettable.
Last night was Krakow, which is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. I loved wandering the streets and experiencing the Polish culture. Had a great vegan meal at a place called Momo.
For our first time in Poland, we could not believe how loud people sang every word to every song at the show. It was insane. Thanks for that.
We can’t wait to see you all in Warsaw in November!
This took this shot of a priest going up these stairs in at the market place in Jerusalem. Jerusalem is an amazing place. I went to where Jesus is suppose to be buried and visited the wailing wall. We were also invited up to this old mans house, while walking through the tiny alleys of this historical place, where he talked to us about his experience living there.
We have one more festival show in Holland and then on to our American tour!
Had another first this week. Got to go to Israel which is a place I have always wanted to visit. What an amazingly beautiful place and what an intense vibe it carries with it. I’m not at all interested in politics so you won’t be hearing anything about what I think should happen or anything about what is happening over there. I want to talk about the amazing feeling we all got walking around the old city in Jerusalem and how absolutely incredible the Israeli music audience is.
We arrived in Tel Aviv and pretty much rested that whole day because of strenuous travel. The next day was the Jerusalem day trip. It was so amazing to walk around on those streets, some of them more than 2,000 years old. There is an undeniable feeling walking around these places, the feeling that even the rocks beneath your feet have so much more wisdom than I could ever hope to have. Seeing people living together that someone as ignorant as I am would have never thought would be possible. I took this photo of a little guy playing around, running around the market alleys and he just looked like he was having the time of his life. I wonder if he even knows how lucky he is to live in a place with so much culture, so much history. I suppose he doesn’t, and I also suppose that this is the very thing that makes us all so similar. We in the band often talk about how, the more we travel, the more we see the similarities between us all, rather than the differences.
This brings me to the show on Wednesday night. We have never been to Israel before, but you wouldn’t know that if you just walked into our show randomly. This crowd had to be one of the loudest singing, most involved audiences we have ever had. All of these people coming together on one side of the globe, to see this band from the other side of the globe, and everyone was having the time of their lives. Just another example of how similar we all are, rather than how different. All I know for sure is that I love my life, and I feel so grateful to be able to do this. I know I have said before, and you can pretty much count on the fact that I’ll be saying it again…
Check out Collin of Canada’s MarsHawk, pictured above. Looks familiar, doesn’t it? Do YOU have a MarsHawk? Send your photo, name, and location to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be featured in the next installment of Transmission!
Check out what Echelon of Brazil created down at Rio de Janeiro…
Hungarian Echelon recently hit the streets with a variety of self-printed/made promo material promoting Mars, including some pictured above. If you have pictures or video from your own street team missions, please send links to email@example.com.
Weekly Picks from the Band
Book of the Week
Don DeLillio – White Noise
White Noise is the eighth novel by Don DeLillo, and is an example of postmodern literature. Widely considered his “breakout” work, the book is set at a bucolic midwestern college known only as The-College-on-the-Hill, White Noise follows a year in the life of Jack Gladney, a professor who has made his name by pioneering the field of Hitler Studies (though he doesn’t speak German).
Movie of the Week
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Welcome to the Dollhouse is a 1995 American coming of age black comedy about Dawn Wiener—a shy, unattractive, unpopular 7th grader in a middle-class suburban community in New Jersey. who is struggling to cope with un-attentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister, and her own insecurities.
Album of the Week
R.E.M. – Murmur
Murmur is the debut album by the American alternative rock band R.E.M., released in 1983 on I.R.S. Records. Murmur drew critical acclaim upon its release for its sound, defined by singer Michael Stipe’s cryptic lyrics, guitarist Peter Buck’s jangly guitar style, and bassist’s Mike Mills’ melodic basslines.
Restaurant of the Week
Opened only a couple of years ago, the Brasserie has since been one of the most successful restaurants in Tel Aviv. It has a wide selection of simple French cuisine, everything from breakfasts through pasta, seafood and meat.