Barcelona-Cadiz, part 1

Brief report on carnival, goat à l’africaine, and a night out with the Belarussian putimafia.

Gig tonight

If you’re in Barcelona tonight, the 28th, then go along and check this band night at Auditori Les Basses (C/ Teide, 20) near Vilapicina metro. Chamizo will be there (with the sexiest bass player in town) and it’s free!

Catalan rustbelt

A Spanish girl and a West African man get off the train from Barcelona and start walking together along the long trackside drag into town, deep in conversation. Suddenly she starts, and crosses the road, and they pass in silence the three old men sitting on a mound on a vacant lot. At the bridge…


It seems that I will be appearing in three roles in an upcoming novel by a very smart and creative woman from across the pond. This is the second time this has happened so, apart from hoping she´ll send me a postcard from Malibu after receiving her first royalty cheque, I´m trying to figure whether…