Monthly Archives: December 2005

Welcome to (the) España

The Hotel España has an air of faded glamour about it. Its entrance is on the Carrer de Sant Pau, just off Barcelona’s Ramblas; a quiet, semi-pedestrianized street, it leads few people to the hotel doors by mere happenstance. The … Continue reading

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Food for naught

When I think of Spain as only recently emerging from the shadow of (what the hegemony calls etc. etc.) “the developing world” I tend to feel more affectionate and indulgent towards it. The presence of two vegetarian restaurants near Las … Continue reading

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December 25

Santa is asleep, dead drunk on a rock ‘n’ roll combination of sherry and milk. Looks like someone’s been drawing on him in his sleep. Ssh. Don’t wake him. Get the camera first. Merry Christmas.

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Fooltide

I have a couple of items pending for tomorrow, but owing to Christmas drunkenness would like to disclaim any factual or grammatical errors until I’ve had a chance to peruse them with a clear head. That is all.

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December 22

John Lennon. He’s 25 years dead, and what’re you doing about it this Christmas? Parsonally, Jocahsta and I are hahlahting his plaiht by drouwing a bowx rahwnd him. Free Mumia.

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December 23

Serj Tankian, lead singer of System of a Down, recently declared at the MTV Music Awards that “Civilization has failed.” And that was before he got a box round his head.

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December 24

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house/ Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;/All except Bjork who, with lips puckered out,/ Looked quite like a mouse with her hamsterish pout. Anyway, it’s Björk, isn’t it? … Continue reading

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