Tom’s being more naive than necessary re the latest Woody Allen crap being in Catalan and English only. Mediapro was a creature of the Generalitat in terms of finance and the Generalitat’s TV3 in terms of personnel. It also continues to count on the formidable assistance of Generalitat’s ICF, eg in the €125M required to launch La Sexta, as well as on nominally independent financial institutions like Caixa Catalunya, and the nationalists at Barcelona council have spent huge sums of money on Mr Allen. What’s been interesting over the past couple of years has been Mediapro’s bid to launch a Berlusconi-type mega-enterprise that will displace Prisa as the main media supporter and beneficiary of Zapaterism. Hence a political mask that is pro-Castro, pro-separatist etc etc stuck on an old-fashioned media machine sucking up millions in old-fashioned political patronage. I’m sure P-resident Montilla didn’t pick up the phone (does he know how to use the phone?) and say, “Hey Jaume, gimme a bit of lesbian action in Catalan”, but Mr Roures and guys like Bardem know who’s buttering their crumpet.
- Francisco Camps vs Fèlix Millet in the media
What do ghit ratios from La Vanguardia, El Periodico, El País, ADN, ABC, El Mundo, Público, and Levante tell us about
- A victim responds!
Lynce say, “We’re working on it,” which is what any intelligent organisation does in such circumstances, and I’m sure they’ll get
- Quantitative analysis by language of Barcelona publications in British Library Integrated Catalogue
The Catalan government continues to claim that public use of Catalan was prohibited during the dictatorship, but everyone sensible now agrees
- Generalitat drops C18th Catalan language ban claim
Peret’s (Catalan-language) recording of El mig amic is from Spanish telly in 1969, when, as Wikipedia continues to remind us, the
- Castlewood busker organ
Rather taken with Castlewood = 20 note (which notes?) (MIDI file on site). 375mm (15″) wide x 300mm (12″) high x