Friday, March 25, 2011

#372 Beach Cruiser

Here is a pic of José our (ex) next door neighbour as he passed by on his mean machine. I used to have a mountain bike in the shape of a beach cruiser. I imagine his is a bit heavier than my old titanium Merlin Newsboy.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

#371 London Books























Grayson Perry by Jacky Klein.
New Oxford Book of Food Plants.
John Water's Role Models.
London Calling by Barry Miles
and also by Barry Mikes, Frank Zappa.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

#370 Fallas























Our local district, Baix El Mar, won this year's Fallas.
I didn't mean to, but woke up at 2:30 and was wide awake.
(must be my subliminal alarm clock).
So we got up and watched the fireworks and the burning.
The firemen are there to keep the buildings wet - it wouldn't do to set the neighbourhood on fire.

video video

Friday, March 11, 2011

#369 African(ish) music

Fire up your Spotify and enjoy these two double recordings. 10/10.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo & Friends.
Orchestra Baobab - La Belle Epoque.

Then may I recommend a Brazilian film:
Estômago (A Gastronomic Story)
. Tasty.

And a very old, classic American film:
Jazz on a Summer's Day. Cool.