Sunday, 22 May 2011

Indignation 1

Very interesting documentary about the current crisis. It is in Greek but subtitles in English and in French are available.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Art Without Money

Definitely this is a right wing town. Not only because it was the hearth of the coup d'etat in 1936 but because the conservative politician are always in office.
Next Sunday this can change, can it change? I don't think so. It would be a revolution and it is not a good time for revolutions.
Right wing government are apparently bad for urban culture. They prefer to have a total control of the art movements. However the creativity of the artists has to increase thanks to this suffocating atmosphere, so maybe there is a paradox here. Maybe a lot of prohibitions and cuts of money are good for real art.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Mad Man

In the past I occasionally drank. Nowadays I need some beers every day. Until now I have achieved to avoid drinking whisky. It is hard to let time goes by. Another cloudy day. How many cloudy days can a little person endure? 
I think it is the government who makes the free days are raining and cold . It is for productivity. More money for the wealthy people.
How do you say 'desquiciado' in English?
I guess something related to madness. Mad man?

Jules et Jim

An excellent French film directed by Fraçois Truffaut. The plot is about friendship. It is also about the different ways of loving and how dangerous some people can be. People who manipulate, people with limit personalities, people who are egoist. Fascinating people who destroy people who love them.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Avoid the void

How many times a little smile is able to avoid the void?

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Notes On Haruki Murakami Style, 08052011

Haruki Murakami always stops the narration to describe new characters as they appear first time. These descriptions are apparently physical and make the Murakami’s style very visual, filmic. I think that thanks to these physical descriptions (which implied the choice of suitable adjectives) and thanks to the description of the way they dress, the author gets a excellent way to describing their personality. Prejudices are not good but everybody have them. What I have found is that prejudices can be a effective literary tool for sketching characters.

Desperate Warning

First a fact: the bloggers sometimes disappear.
Then a question: where do they go to?
Do they want us to believe they have a kind of life apart from the web?
It is a non-sense.
But I think that a funeral will be the more appropriate in those cases.
Or will there be a serial of kidnappings?
Please, if you are still alive give me signal (a comment in this post will be enough)

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Where Julio Cortázar Was Born

As a 'cronopio' (if you do not know the meaning you should read Julio Cortázar) I have visited the place in which the great Julio was born. 

Unfortunately, the cronopios prefer small and caotic things rather than rigid and serious monuments (see the picture) it is really strange that somebody thinks that this (horrible) sculpture can be a homenage to Julio Cortázar. On the bottom you can see another picture. It is the inscription placed in the gate of the house where this magic writer was born.
At least the city, Brussels, is a surrealist place.

Thursday, 5 May 2011


(in the Basque Country)

Bin Laden

Osama Bin Laden is dead.
This afternoon I swam. 
(Kafkian way of life)