a strong musical presence who will likely be heard from in years
- Charles Earle, In Review
traveling for 19 hrs. we arrive via AMC (Air Mobility Command-a
DC8 Jet-with only 30 passenger seats and the entire front
of the plane strapped down with cargo) from Baltimore into
Greenland. The flight is one of only TWO flights that arrive
every WEEK into Thule Air Force Base, Greenland. Pretty desolate
up there. You can hardly see the plane behind us, and it's
9AM in the morning!
The first words out of my mouth stepping off the plane were,
"Heelllloooooo Greenland!", Spinal Tap style, with rock horns
held high (I thought just the band guys were in front of me,
then I looked down at the bottom of the steps and there was
an entire line up of military guys!! woops!) One of them,
the Commander of the Base, Colonel Whitehead, later told me,
"the minute you stepped off the plane we knew we were gonna
like you!" To say the least , we were Enthusiastic!
recorded the entire trip on Cassie's digital video camera, rocumentary
style! Madonna and "Truth or Dare" eat your heart out!
out the Base that day, in the parkas they gave us. It was 30 degrees
below zero! But, very dry air, which felt alot warmer than you'd
think, until you felt the frozen moisture in your nostrils after
about 3 min.
believe they actually had one of these signs, Los Angeles is
on the right side! We were basically ontop of an iceberg, only
ice and snow for miles, the occasional artic fox was the only
sign of animal/plant life I saw. They are the size of a large
cat with very long white or brown fur.
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