Smoke on the Water

Trip Start Oct 09, 2012
Trip End Oct 26, 2012

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Flag of Germany  , Hesse,
Sunday, October 28, 2012

Well, it's that time again for John's Blog.  Last time around I put together a Euro car blog and had a little contest for you all guessing the correct identities of the cars.  I had fully intended on doing that again this year as I had begun to collect a lot of zingers that I knew would be tough.  But that plan went awry.

I knew for some time that we would be going to Switzerland and would be staying on Lake Geneva, so I had planned on having a little fun with the 1973 Deep Purple hit "Smoke on the Water". This was a bit of a special song for me.  My friend Dave Neil and I would return home from college each summer.  We would routinely go out for a beer or two and often times we would land back at my house to blast a few songs on the old Rotel RB 5000.  My parents were somehow very understanding to this late night disruption, often times requesting a few songs themselves from their bedroom.  No need for them to come down and join the party as Dave and I am sure they could hear it just fine from upstairs.  One of my mom's favorite songs and most frequent requests was for "Smoke on the Water".  This little effort was to be a bit of a tribute to Grandma JoJo.

So, as I got going on this, I had no idea what one can do with a couple iPhones and a Mac Brook Pro.  This project became kind of a crazy ongoing work as we moved about Europe.  So I must thank my wife for helping me out and putting up with the nonsense you are about to see.  It was quite fun for me and I hope you enjoy it too.


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I have revised the video embedded in the story above, after realizing some final text/title edits did not make in into the first version. - John

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