Sunday, November 30, 2008

Day and Age

The new album by the Killers is no disappointment. It rotates on my iPod and the more I listen to it, the more I like it. The Hot Fuss glamour ambience is nicely mixed with the roughness of Sam's Town. Good job, guys! My favourites:
  • Joy Ride
  • This Is Your Life
  • Goodnight, Travel Well
  • The World We Live In

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Ya no quiero tu querer

José El Francés and Niña Pastori


Saturday night and me sitting in the house, drinking Frenadol and eating mandarines. All thanks to some selfish people who go to work to spray their rhinoviruses and picornaviruses all around the lab.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Chamberí Mon Amour

I had to stay late in the lab today and I didn't feel like going to Carrefour to get some food, so I just visited a little bakery close to my house. I had to wait in a queue but when I get to the counter, the girl gave me a "pan integral" already in a paper bag. She knew exactly what I wanted and I don't shop there very often! Amazing.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Life 1981

A man who made the World a better place.

Thanks, Google.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Afternoon at the MNCARS

The MNCARS has two really exciting expositions going on. One is a retrospective of a brilliant New York artist Nancy Spero. Starting with dark images of love, through her anger at the Vietnam war, the abuse and torture of women, the viewers can finally see her feminist masterpieces, Let the priests tremble and the Ballad of Marie Sanders. The second gem at the MNCARS is the A.C. The GATEPAC magazine exposition, presenting a Spanish avantgarde during the times of the Second Republic, including architecture, cinema, photography and urbanism.

F@#k the neocolonialists

Sick. Sick. Sick. South Korea buys land in Madagascar. Saudis buy land in Pakistan. China is shopping for land in Laos. Libya buys land in Ukraine. Kuwait and Qatar in Cambodia.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The last agony

Gene - Is it over? (2001). Three more years to go.

Why does he smile at the end?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Mr. Cuteside

The new album is coming soon! Can't wait.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Be My Light, Be My Guide

Gene. 1994 - 2004. An underrated band. Called a copy of the Smiths. Still love them.

Friday, November 7, 2008


Obamanadas de gran obamagnitud, writes Julio Somoano in Metro today. The big election turnout is clearly the reason why Barack Obama will be the 44th president of the US. In Europe, a big turnout usually means a socialist government. In the US, it will mean an Afroamerican with "white" education and "white" diction, ruling the (still) most powerful country on Earth. It also meant that Proposition 8, banning the same sex marriage in California, had passed. I keep reading that one of the reasons might be the Afroamerican view on the gay "lifestyle". Apparently, around 70% of black people supported the same-sex marriage ban contrasted with 45% of Caucasians and 48% of Latinos. It seems that the oppressed became the oppressors. I cannot stop thinking of charismatic Pim Fortuyn, an openly gay politician who was assassinated in 2002 and claimed that the uncontrolled immigration of culturally different people might affect his freedoms in the Netherlands, when the minority becomes a majority and subsequently changes the liberal laws through the general elections. Let's see where does the Obama's politics move but the first quite shocking signal came by appointing "Rahmbo" Emanuel as his chief of staff.
UPDATE 8/11: Oh, no. Another disappointment.
UPDATE 9/11: Ok, maybe not. (Funny, BBC has deleted the previous article)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Joel 2004

I was there when this was recorded! Later I met Joel in person and what a wonderful guy he is. Congrats!