Thursday, August 25, 2005

Back for the Attack

Alive & Well
Well, dear friends, I've returned safely from the land of funny toilets and canned Herring in tomato sauce. Yes, that's right ... Europa.
It was a thrilling 3 weeks, to say the least. Full of life, legumes, and yes, even love.
I travelled with Richard Murdoch's family (sans Richard, oddly enough) along with a significant amount of other Canadians.
I'll give you a basic rundown on some of the experiences, but I won't go TOO far into detail, because this would take FOREVER.

The trip began in Rome. Pastagelatovino goodness ensued. 'Nuff said.
Strangely enough, I ran into two Knights of the Holy Queen, Michael and Sunny (aka Reuben) when I was in St. Maria Magiore church. Now how fitting is that that 3 guys with devotions to Our Blessed Mother should meet up in her church in Rome? Pretty awesome.

Medjugorje / Bosnia-Hercegovina
After Italy we took a ferry across from Italy to Split, Croatia and bussed down to Medjugorje from there. There I was able to just soak in the peace of that place and talked with a priest about my vocation. This somewhat centered the entire trip for me and really brought its purpose to focus. I was in Europe to draw closer to the Lord and figure out which path (be it priesthood or marriage or something else) I am supposed to follow.
As mentioned before I met up with my two friends (more or less) from that area, and went to Maja's house in the city of Mostar. There I had one of the best meals of my trip. Maja's family lives in the city, but they still have an enormous garden on the hill behind their house, I mean, we're talking rows and rows of fruits and vegetables. So, everything we ate that night, from the potato and pork stew to the tomato and cucumber salad to the roasted peppers to the amazing "cibatta style" bread to the thick strips of bacon and sausage to the white wine was all from her garden / livestock. Oh man. To die for.

The next stop was the last one. The beautiful city of Köln, Germany. Here it was a whirlwind of crowds, bikes, and modern catholic cultrue manifest through youth. Weltjugendtag. At times it was absolute mania. The metro system was nuts. By the end of the week, Kenny (Richard's brother and I) had pretty much given up riding the metro and took to napping under trees instead.
GROUP MEMBER: "Hey the pope is going to drive thru downtown today, let's go."
DAN & KENNY: "Yeahhh ... I think we're just going to stay in this 1/2 KM radius."
Ah yes, but here in this city is where I, dear readers found love. I'm not ashamed to tell you, but I would prefer to tell the story to anyone personally rather then cheapen it by posting it on some online journal.
But you heard me right ... love.

So that is more or less the summation of the trip. I wrote many songs along the way (mostly co-written with the magnificent Hrvoje ... which sounds strangely like some Croatian magician) that hopefully some of you will hear. Also, Kenny and I decided to do a "multi-track" by mail album that will hopefully ... well ... happen ... and again, you will hopefully hear.
Tata, dear ones.

P.S. Sorry about the lack of linkage but my computer is acting up like a teething child.


Blogger Meg said...

Hail Holy Queen


you better call me... i'm freaking out.


Thursday, August 25, 2005 6:38:00 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

Hail Holy Queen


i'm in newsweek! so i guess it's okay that i wasn't in the fuzz, because i made this other debut. i'm really hoping that sam beam will see me and remember me from the concert... check it out.... also, john is basically famous now (and your household).


Thursday, August 25, 2005 6:42:00 PM  
Blogger Francesca said...

i am glad you are back...and in love? que? i don't really know what "que" means, but i went for it. i would like to know more about you and your life? can i send you a self-addressed stamped envelope or something?

Friday, August 26, 2005 12:32:00 PM  
Blogger Tim said...


I'm going to ruin it for everybody. Is it with Richard's sister? Are you in love with Richard's sister? Are you? Are you? You sick little monkey...


P.S. Glad to have you back. I'll be ruining all your revelations all week.

Saturday, August 27, 2005 3:13:00 AM  
Blogger dansreppinthepcb said...

oh dan dag my little friend, good to read your blog,
dan morrone
check out my blog, you left the country and i was welcomed to your little world by one francesca

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Duckie said...

Danny Boy, this is the first Duck here, Duckie le Premier, might I be so inclined to say. I was just google-ing the Knights and found your blog-awesome. I read your blog on Weltjugendtag, I wish I could have been there, but the Fates conspired against it. Hey, email me at

Wordum Up, Kemosabe!!
Duckie I

Friday, September 02, 2005 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dan, you were in rome and koln and didnt email or call me?!?!?! email me you nerd!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 1:42:00 PM  
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