Gerard Sety, via Raffaele de Ritis:
- Cycling on Spanish motorways
Des von Bladet links to the story of Anna and Ulf Ström, who have cycled all the way from sunny Sweden to snappy Spain and say that poor Spanish road-planning has sometimes forced them to cycle on motorways. Contractors are actually obliged to build service roads along at least one side of motorways if there are …
- Big top Barbarellas
Dolce vita pin-ups and spaghetti circus over at Raffaele De Ritis’ Novelties and Wonders.
- Re Government of Andalusia’s absurd flamenco policy: “any concept of National Art sounds Nazi to me”
I rather liked this interview with Andalusian import ethnomusicologist Gerard/Gerhard Steingress. Spaniards cheerfully call each other Nazis all the time, but when an Austrian uses the word it carries rather more weight. It will be interesting to see whether institutions down south continue to publish his work. Google him (with the h)–he’s distinctly more impressive …
- Mel Gibson and the Irish mission
The otherwise excellent Margaret Marks has ruined a peaceful Saturday afternoon by pointing out that St Columba was, apart from the first person to meet the Loch Ness monster, also on the wrong side of the first copyright case–or so says the Catholic Herald.
Columcille copied a Jeromian psalter belonging to Finnian, King Diarmit made him …