Smoke on the water....

and a gorgeous palladium QDI with titanium flanks on my wrists.

Spent some fantastic time in Montreux with a friend's QDI so unfortunately not mine...but one day she shall be mine Smoke on the water....

Smoke on the water....
The into of all intros! Deep Purple!! nt
05/25/2009 - 00:30


Doc, you are a man of great taste! DP & VC! :-) (nt)
05/25/2009 - 04:52
THE TRUE story!
05/25/2009 - 12:32
IanS told me when I stayed at him in Geneva some years ago. Ian had been at a reunion of Deep Purple at Montreux, and he shot a video of them playing Smoke on the Water. It's magic Many years ago it was a yearly jazz festival at Montreux and once Deep Purple were there and played. The emotions in the public got so high, so one idiot fired a distress-signal rocket inside the building and it burned down. Back on the hotel the band saw just smoke over the Geneva Lake and wrote the song If you listen carefully to the text it comes like "until some idiot fired a flashgun(?) and burned the whole place down" So the song was written after theor performance there, but played first time in Montreux, 20 years later, when IanS was on the reunion of the band and the Montreux Festival Cheers Doc
Fascinating, I did not know that. Thanks Doc,
05/25/2009 - 16:05
You are full of it ... knowledge and information that is . BR, Dan
Dan you make me blush...
05/25/2009 - 20:41
It's the age , it's both positive and negative to be older, but most important is having friends, that you can have fun with, as IanS, who is a close friend and a fantastic journalist and photographer! We have had much fun, I would have given a bit of a finger, for standing beside Ian that night at Montreux and rockin' to DP Pic of Ian, and his horse and his stable just outside the centre of Geneva! Cheers Doc
Swiss Time
05/25/2009 - 18:18
We all came out to Montreux On the Lake Geneva shoreline To make records with a mobile We didnt have much time Frank Zappa and the Mothers Were at the best place around But some stupid with a flare gun Burned the place to the ground Smoke on the water, fire in the sky They burned down the gambling house It died with an awful sound Funky Claude was running in and out Pulling kids out the ground When it all was over We had to find another place But Swiss time was running out It seemed that we would lose the race Smoke on the water, fire in the sky We ended up at the Grand Hotel It was empty cold and bare But with the Rolling truck Stones thing just outside Making our music there With a few red lights and a few old beds We make a place to sweat No matter what we get out of this I know well never forget Smoke on the water, fire in the sky
Thank's Dean!
05/25/2009 - 21:07
Can't show the video, it has selfdestroyed itself. Cheers Doc
Nice watch Alex, and for Doc . . . the real Smoke on the Water!
05/25/2009 - 21:21
You have an excellent memory Mats. This was the very first video I loaded onto YouTube
MY GOD !! WOW !!!!!!
05/25/2009 - 22:22
Thanks Ian, You  ARE a STAR How I missed that video, remeber we took a night to download it from you to me ! Then I saw it and listened to 100 times and suddenly when I should show it to a friend, it was bugged! It's juat MARVELLOUS THANKS !! Mats