Quick Check-In from Europe…

Hey Gang –

Checking in from the road real quick… thought I would share a few snippets from life out here. I recognize that posts have been sparse lately… but then again, so has any kind of extra time!  This past couple weeks has been balls-to-the-wall, my friends.

Just played a show in Katowice, Poland tonight at the local sports arena, then we’re off for another hit tomorrow somewhere in the Czech Republik.

Tonight’s show… in a damn spaceship!

I think I mentioned somewhere that I’m out with Alcatrazz featuring Graham Bonnet… which means we’re playing a lot of that cool ol’ Rainbow stuff, as well.  Band sounds great: Howie Simon on guitar, nailing all those Blackmore, Malmsteen and Schenker riffs, a super solid bassist in Tim Luce, and of course, the old pro Graham Bonnet, still out here pipin’ like a motherfucker.

From behind the drums, just after soundcheck.
I have deep sentiment for big, drafty arenas in the winter.  Seriously.

But before the show today… what was my main mission after 21 hours of travel yesterday?  Find a blender, of course!  One of our blog regulars, Trevor, just asked if I take The Ultimate Meal smoothie mix while traveling.  That’s affirmative.  But I can never get the circuitry straight over here – always thinking that a certain adapter will work on my American travel blender.  They never do, so I always wind up buying a 220 volt blender.  I think I’ll keep this one for next time.  Had to grab some bottled water here, as well.

A likely seen in any of my hotel rooms…

Other things I can eat in Poland?  Let’s just say that Katowice is not exactly an epicenter for vegan food!  No problem.  I brought a bunch of stuff with me, plus, once I got to the market, I knew I could add a few extras to options I know they’ll have.

Example:  Got a can of kidney beans from the store (along with some apples and bananas for my smoothies), pulled out some trail mix, then ordered a large salad via room service.  Added the whole can of beans and about half-a-bag of trail mix to the salad, then slipped in a little balsamic, and suddenly we’re living large.  It’s easy to turn a big-ass salad into a full meal by adding denser things like beans and nuts.

Exciting stuff, people!

Marathon training continues pretty much on schedule out here, so I’ll be updating that in the next day or so.  Talk soon…

BR

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About Bobby Rock

Bobby Rock is a world renown drummer, the author of seven books, and a recognized health and fitness specialist with certifications in exercise, nutrition and meditation. He has recorded and toured with a variety of artists, released three CDs as a solo performer and is recognized as a top drumming educator. (He is currently touring with rock icon, Lita Ford.) Through speaking, writing and activism, Bobby remains committed to a number of animal and environmental causes. Bobby lives in Los Angeles.
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10 Responses to Quick Check-In from Europe…

  1. Pam Leazer says:

    love the smoothie, have a safe and wonderful tour/ be blessed
    Pam

  2. Richard Martin says:

    Improvise, adapt, overcome…you got it going on Bobby!

  3. cat says:

    Rock on BB

  4. sister says:

    how exciting……love the update and pix…..knowing you feel at home in the arena….are you freezing?……sending big love from htown…

  5. trinityelsie says:

    we love ur updates! keep it up and god bless u!

  6. nicole says:

    your salad looks divine. you’re a rocker?! that’s so exciting! x

  7. The Wife says:

    Huge smile on my face. Love knowing that you’re across the globe rocking it like a stone groove. I allowed to mix my metaphors; I’m retaining water. Don’t know how much longer this pumpkin pie of yours is going to last in the fridge.

  8. The Wife says:

    I’M allowed to mix my metaphors…ugh!

    I’m allowed to make typos; I’m retaining water.

  9. Miko says:

    It tasted good. Good smoothie..

  10. John Craig says:

    Joe Walker has a big picture of you, and needs it autographed. This picture was taken in the 80s, and you give it to him, and said, keep this. I will be famous one day! Rock on brother soul!!!

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