04 November 2003

Part of the European tour trip journal entry of musician Steve Morse for Nov. 3 03:
"The ironies and breathtaking pricing of these hotels continues to be a source of amusement and frustration, especially since the only English programming on the TV's is CNN or BBC news. There's only so many times you can hear the same headlines over and over.

Here in Europe, a surprising number of hotels have Al Jazeera t.v. in all the rooms. On this trip, to France, Austria, and Germany, there appear to be more Arabic channels than English by a big margin. Maybe it's a function of the 4 and 5 star hotels catering to well moneyed businessmen of all nationalities. Maybe it's something else, I don't know."