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Name: Paul G.
City: Barcelona, Spain

Paul is a freelance writer – mostly writing on alternative culture for titles such as Glamour, El Pais, Amelias Magazine, Plan B, fanzine 137, Electric Youth! magazine, Apartamento, playgroundmag.net & VICE.


Paul has been heavily immersed in the music scene, putting on gigs and has made weird little fanzines since 2003 in Leeds and Madrid. In 2008, he co-produced and designed the much hyped Ateneo Abierto project in Madrid (12 bands, six months, old city center spaces).


Paul has also played in numerous bands which to his dismay never quite managed to storm the charts


posts by this scout:

Free Rock for all

(Apr 15, 2014) Now that their main band Za! has got popular enough for them to give up their day jobs, Pau du Pau and Spazzfrica Ehd have been f...

Soundtrack to Present day Spain

(Apr 12, 2014) If the economic sun has definitively set on Spain then Valencia’s Antiguo Regimen are the perfect soundtrack to it’s new gloo...

Dressing Lilly Allen

(Apr 10, 2014) Madrid socialite and designer Patty Abrahamsson won the internet earlier this month when a bodysuit from her SS collection was do...

The new crop of spanish directors are all Hooked Up

(Apr 10, 2014) Despite the current Spanish government thinking that films emerge fully funded, Spanish and in particular Catalan cinema is actua...

Anonymous still count for something in spain

(Apr 09, 2014) Whereas in the US and UK hacktivists associated with Anonymous are being chased down like west country badgers, its Spanish chapt...

I never thought i would feel like this about a machine

(Apr 09, 2014) The problem with digital SLR’s for me has always been that they’re bulky as fuck, the lenses are stupidly expensive, and the ...

Sticking it to the man

(Apr 09, 2014) “The man” is a vague concept granted. But in Spain’s case, it would be hard to find  a better candidate for a shadowy auth...

Pional deserves to go all the way.

(Apr 09, 2014) I mentioned this guy in a post a couple of years ago, but it’s worth revisiting if only because his Invisible/Amenaza was ...

Ryanair’s PR loop the loop

(Apr 09, 2014) “Do you mind if it’s with RyanAir?” is one of those throwaway lines that’s become a part of the lexicon of late, and it g...

A vermut or two or three.

(Apr 09, 2014) Much has been made of Barcelona’s gin and tonic culture, but another alcohol trend less shouted about in the pages of in f...

15M – an unlikely source of entrepeneurs

(Apr 09, 2014) For a country that’s famously as hard on activists as it is on entrepreneurs, the raft of new business that are mixing the two ...

Pusheen the cat melts the hardest of hearts

(Feb 28, 2014) Thanks to the weird new ‘stickers’ on Facebook chat Pusheen the cat has become Hello Kitty 2.0. Even people who spurned NYAN ...

CHOICE cuts

(Feb 28, 2014) My friend Loli set up this night about 6 months ago and it seems to be going well for them. There’s a depressingly narrow selec...

The Uncomfortable Popularity of Chris Lilley

(Feb 28, 2014) While everyone got pissed off at Australian comedian Chris Lilley for his Smouse character in the HBO syndicated Angry Boys, wh...

4 ft high and rising

(Feb 11, 2014) While Alppine sound nothing like De La Soul, that headline seemed too good to pass up.I guess you can only film so many bands bef...

A concept store with a pretty good concept

(Feb 10, 2014) If Hansel and Gretel were culturally inquisitive twenty somethings from upper middle class backgrounds (ok hipsters) then the wi...

Shoes of the future

(Feb 07, 2014) I like shoes, but I never understood why they were so expensive. Are they particularly hard to be made or something? I though...

A good new spain based aggregator

(Feb 06, 2014)   With an advertising campaign that states “This is not a newspaper”, a clean, easy to navigate design and an understand...

The new Jordi Evolé

(Feb 06, 2014) Socialist commentator Pablo Iglesias is what used to be called a firebrand. A committed social activist, that has come out of ...

Jason Silva: Tim Robbins For Hipsters

(Jan 24, 2014) Ooooh I hate him. This guy presents Brain Games on National Geographic, one of those ‘Tomorrow’s World’ style ‘how amazin...

Lionel Richie’s Head – Mobile Artwork

(Jan 23, 2014)   Hungry Castle is a design studio based in Barcelona that makes giant interactive sculptures of weird shit, which they dub ...

Lory Money, Living the Senegalese Dream

(Jan 23, 2014) There’s a saying in Senegal, ‘Barcelona or Death’, which takes on a certain irony for the Senegalese who do make it to the ...

Christmas Campaign of The Year (Kinda)

(Jan 22, 2014) With a campaign as hugeas Spain’s National Lottery, it’s hard to imagine it could do anything but go viral. Still, after recy...

Pusha T: Bigger Than Yeezus

(Jan 22, 2014) It’d be trite to say that My Name is My Name , Push T’s debut solo album, is the record that Kanye West’s Yeezus s...

Frances Ha

(Jan 21, 2014) Something tells me that the TV/Movie wars aren’t quite over. While it’s standard to hear people rightly euologize long form ...

Brain and Beast

(Oct 13, 2013) You have to be fairly twisted to re-imagine disney’s Pluto as a BDSM gimp, but that’s what new Barcelona label Brain and Beas...

Fake Vans

(Oct 09, 2013)   Who says the chinese don’t have a sense of humour. Not content with ripping off western fashion labels, the chinese com...

Amy Schumer

(Aug 20, 2013) I was going to start this saying that ‘If Doug Stanhope and Amy Schumer had a baby…’ but then I realised that they’d be ...

Singlets are the work of the devil

(Aug 02, 2013) If there’s one trend I’m finding it hard to accept this year it’s men wearing singlets. Now that cutting the legs off your ...

Spain’s Digital News Revolution

(Aug 02, 2013) In the space left by the crumbling of Spain’s monolithic newspapers (thanks to the crisis in advertising) a number of new, inte...

Short Films That Build Careers

(Aug 02, 2013)   Jameson Notodo Film Fest is now in its twelfth year. An online festival dedicated to digital shorts with an emphasis on cr...

The First Great Record Of The Summer

(Aug 02, 2013)   Domestica Records have been quietly releasing some of the best new and reissued Spanish bands over the last couple of year...

Lost and Found

(Aug 02, 2013) Barcelona’s vintage markets are better than their shops. Seeing as I’m not rich enough to dress exclusively in ACNE, most of ...

Impatiently Waiting For Dragons To Grow Up

(Jun 25, 2013) How sodding long does it takes for a dragon to grow up? That’s the thought that’s been going through my head every time I rel...

Rise And Fall Of A Pop-Up Restaurant

(Jun 25, 2013) I eat out so much I’ve forgotten how to cut onions. Which seems to be symptomatic of the current trend for pop up restaurants i...

The Craze For 5 Panel Caps

(Jun 25, 2013) I get that baseball caps are currently everywhere, but these designs from independent Barcelona collective Outsider Division are ...

International Recognition For Local Bands

(Jun 25, 2013) Two of my favourite Spanish bands recently embarked on a successful European tour. It’s doubly cool because neither of them hav...

Paul Dano: The Best Actor Of His Generation

(Jun 25, 2013) Normally, when I watch a film with an actor that blows me away in it, I make a mental note to cast them in that fantasy movie in ...

Morro-fi, the blog that became a bar

(Oct 06, 2012) While their claim to having invented table football and the mop can be dismissed as bullshit, the Spanish have a slightly better ...

An art space that’s anything but mediocre

(Oct 01, 2012)   This gallery space (and yes it’s got a bar too), was recently opened by the people behind Rojo Magazine. For years it was syn...

Plastico midweek sessions

(Oct 01, 2012)   San Ramon street in the raval is known for two things, prostitutes and Plastico. For the last three years this venue has bee...

Berlinesque bar in Barcelona

(Sep 29, 2012)   Locals seem to be really keen on making Barcelona the Mediterranean Berlin. I guess its squat culture is just as healthy, but ...

Skrreeeee, psssshh, klang

(Sep 29, 2012) Barcelona’s experimental music scene has been straggling ever since William Bennett left Barcelona in the early 2000’s. It e...

Oh my Gosh! Drum and Bass is making a comeback

(Sep 28, 2012)   I’ve always maintained that the Amen Drum Break is one of the greatest musical innovations in the history of music, and than...

Picked up by aliens

(Sep 28, 2012) Animal Collective have the mixed blessing of being Radiohead for the hipster generation. Although I still maintain that Feels is ...

Scandohegemony

(Sep 28, 2012) I was recently in Copenhagen, and maybe it’s just because I got lucky with the sun, but I came away thinking everybody was exagg...

Innovations in the world of baseball cap design

(Sep 27, 2012)   Because life is unfair and God is punishing me, I’m currently going bald. Which is why for the last six months every time I ...

Let’s Tessalate

(Sep 27, 2012)   The fashion world is still obsessed with prints. Spring/Summer 2013 collections, especially those from designers closer to str...

Moratorium on 70’s shirts, please!

(Sep 27, 2012)   Dressing up to go out in Barcelona these days basically amounts to a competition to see who can wear the most extreme 70’s pr...

1980’s knitting machines make jumpers that are so 2012

(Sep 27, 2012)  Senyor Pablo’s knitwear uses 1980’s knitting machines to come up with jumpers that mix geometric patterns and colours in a ...

Stories that help to sell clothes

(Sep 26, 2012)   It’s no secret that brands have moved from obsessively building their profiles on social networks to creating content to fil...

Alien is a movie franchise with personality

(Sep 26, 2012)   Talking about how terrible the last Batman film was, is kind of unnecessary by this point. The last half decent thing I saw a...

Network would be a TV series today

(Sep 25, 2012)   I recently saw Network, the 1976 film about a TV stations war for ratings directed by Sidney Lumet. There are a lot of things ...

Cerebral party music without sounding like LTJ Bukem

(Sep 25, 2012) Nehuen is an Argentinian DJ based in Barcelona, one of the city’s most consistently interesting producers. He might have mad...

Classic Boyish Charm

(May 30, 2012) Ashton Kutcher Bruce Weber has done more to create the way that masculine beauty is portrayed in the media than any other artist. ...

Venus from A$AP: Symbolizing All Possibilities

(May 18, 2012)   Acronymn symbolizing all possibilities. That’s Rocky’s kushed out take on the meaning of his Harlem crew’s name. Apart fr...

The Confusion of Adverts

(Apr 18, 2012) I’m still trying to work out the difference between Branded Content and a really long advert, and to be honest I wish tha...

Tea for Two

(Apr 17, 2012) I don’t think i’ve ever written a sentence like this before but Alba Galocha is my favourite Spanish model. She’...

Levis 511

(Apr 17, 2012) I just bought a new pair of Levis 511 which look exactly like my old pair, (minus the gaping hole in the crotch) and it’s l...

Grimes

(Apr 16, 2012) According to Spotify, I’ve listened to the new Grimes record 137 times in the last week. I don’t think even Lana Del ...

Fucking Young

(Apr 16, 2012) Fucking Young is a passable website with a terrible name, that at least tries to keep abreast of the developments in menswear. L...

Show me the way to go home

(Apr 15, 2012) Christ on a Harley, the Hunger Games was crap. I got sucked into seeing it despite knowing before I went in that the critics wer...

Kindness

(Apr 15, 2012) Listening to this Kindness album (only 3 years after Swinging Party and Gee Whiz) I get the feeling that Kindness isn’t al...

La Makaroff

(Mar 19, 2012) To most people Miranda Makaroff is like the Spanish Corey Kennedy: a pretty socialite from a privileged background who lives a l...

Don’t say anything Carey Mulligan

(Mar 19, 2012) Carey Mulligan seems to be building a career out of making the same film over and over again. Unintentionally, 3 of the few film...

LVMH rule the world

(Mar 19, 2012) Although I’ve been sworn off looking at the #TT’s on Twitter for about 6 months (ever since I realised they were al...

New York New Yorker

(Mar 16, 2012) You can tell it’s late with that title. I recently subscribed to the New Yorker.  Best 140 dollars I’ve spent in wha...

Macho man Randy Savages

(Mar 15, 2012)     What I like is punk bands with girl singers. Most of all, what I like about girl singers in punk bands is that ‘...

All Spanish bands ever in one place

(Mar 15, 2012) Lafonoteca.net is doing what always seemed to me a thankless and a bit of a pointless task: to catalogue every single Spanish ban...

Weird TV

(Nov 16, 2011) In the mid 90’s some Canadians moved to California and started a pop culture TV show that was syndicated by Fox. I always t...

This guy is funny

(Nov 16, 2011) Obviously there is no need for stand-up comedy to exist anymore, now that Cats are the new standard in funny (thanks internet). A...

The last great sci-fi tv show?

(Nov 16, 2011)   You know what TV used to be really good at? Sci-fi. Long running shows like TNG get written off as nerdy too quickly. Really, ...

La Pubilla de Taulat

(Nov 15, 2011) Everybody thinks the neighbourhood they live in is the best place in the city, and no-one ever stops to think that maybe they lik...

Philosophy and Food

(Nov 15, 2011)   There’s a restaurant next to the Santa Caterina market.  It’s a hole in a wall type of place run by a family (mother, fath...

I know a song that’ll get on your Nerves

(Nov 15, 2011)   Last weekend I went to sidecar to see the Paul Collins band play a show. A friend of mine plays drums for the ex Nerves frontma...

Future House

(Nov 15, 2011)   There’s a couple of Spanish producers coming out with deep, slow house tracks that use analogue samples instead of b...

Another band from Madrid with a really awesome girl in it

(Nov 14, 2011) Juanita y Los Feos have been around for six years or so and I’ve always dismissed them as being a bit rockabilly. I mean, ...

Still Punk

(Nov 14, 2011) Two American punk bands from Portland, Oregon are starting their European tour in Barcelona in November.  Defect Defect, with e...

Backpacker rap is back

(Nov 14, 2011) I guess it was only a matter of time before what used to be dismissed as backpacker hip hop got a revival. What with Das Racist b...

Ryan Gosling is now an internet meme

(Nov 14, 2011) It’s always nice when your favourite cult actors make it big. I’ve had a platonic crush on Ryan Gosling since he play...

This movie will change the way you see the 80’s

(Nov 14, 2011) I never really know where nostalgia ends and appreciation begins when it comes to the 80’s. It feels like that decade has b...

Dancing about architecture

(Nov 13, 2011) In-Edit is a film festival dedicated to documentaries about music. It’s in it’s 6th year and it’s kind of a bi...

I’ve still got love for Vincent Gallo

(Nov 13, 2011) I re-watched Buffalo 66 last night and I have officially decided that it is one of my favorite movies.  I know that supposedly V...

Meg, mog, moog

(Oct 03, 2011) Moog is my favourite spot to see a band in the city. There’s something schizophrenic about it, after 12 it’s a tech...

Fight for your right to whatever

(Oct 03, 2011) Ok so they don’t have a website (that’s what Facebook was invented for) and they’ve only been officially open ...

Best Canadian Group Since Rush?

(Jul 25, 2011) Is that funny? I’m not sure if that’s funny. Maybe they’ll find it funny. Geddy Lee is most Canadians’ fa...

E Disharmony

(Jul 19, 2011) People who use the phrases ‘singles’ scene’, ‘looking for love’ or ‘dating pool’ in eve...

An underground bar that doesn’t look and smell like hell

(Jul 19, 2011) Heliogabál is a bar in Gracia with a capacity of 49 (according to the sign on the door) that more than a venue, is an incubator ...

How to dress like me, yeah you wish

(Jun 23, 2011) I am so unbelievably disgustingly rich that I get all my clothes made to measure. Let me explain the process to you so you can a...

A Heterosexual Movie by Gregg Araki

(Jun 22, 2011) The 90’s are obviously very back. Primavera Sound was like walking round Seattle in 1994 but where the kids had swapped th...

Mamajuana is a terrible name for a ‘digital magazine’

(Jun 14, 2011) Mamajuana is a popular drink in the Dominican Republic as well as the name of approximately 5000 samba/salsa bands, porn stars a...

The Place That People Go To For Book Launches

(Jun 11, 2011) La Central is an independent chain of bookshops with three stores in Barcelona and a branch in the Reina Sofia in Madrid. The Rav...

My Racoon And Me

(Jun 09, 2011) Literature in Spain is an industry that takes itself very seriously. I’d never come across people arguing not just about th...

The Bar That People Go To After Book Launches

(Jun 07, 2011) I’ve been going to a lot of book launches recently and I find them boring to the extreme. I usually last about 15 minutes ...

That Whole Fashion/Art Interface That Means “Buy Me”

(Jun 07, 2011) Bloodisthenewblack.com is a website and online store that I’ve been trawling recently. I’m strangely allergic to shop...

Goodbye To The Internets

(Jun 06, 2011) Brotographs.com used to be called Welcome to the Internets but it’s still the same deal: Photos of girls who although unden...

OFWGKTA Destroyed Primavera Sound

(Jun 01, 2011) Who thought that Odd Future would blow up the way they did? Well, everyone really, but with their performance at this year’...

Festival Season: Yawn.

(May 20, 2011) Nowhere is the idea that 21st century youth is a borderless celebration of cultures and diversity exposed as a myth more than at ...

Gallician Tranny Punk

(May 10, 2011) Gallicia is the rainy green province in the north west of Spain run by corrupt right wing politicians and Colombian drug cartels...

Santa Teresa de los Dolores

(May 09, 2011) The new band from Cuerpos’ Teresa Cobo is called Dolores and it looks like they’re going to be pretty famous. They c...

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(May 06, 2011) If you’re looking for a way to waste more precious minutes of your already fleeting life, this isn’t a bad place to s...

Canada Isn’t Boring

(Mar 04, 2011) God, I’m on fire today. Anyway I’m not talking about the country Canada, which as everyone knows is boring as hell, b...

Fire In Cairo

(Mar 01, 2011) Egyptian Maraccas is a new Tumblr run by a guy from Barcelona and a dude from Madrid that posts about 100 million weird bedroom e...

Literally Going Underground

(Feb 28, 2011) My friend Neil started a new night a couple months ago called This Is Underground. Under normal circumstances I’d be hatin...

Thinking Aloud

(Feb 25, 2011) Vice‘s Lesley Arfin, hipster pin up novelist Tao Lin and NY Tyrant’s seriously cute and astute book lover Giancarlo D...

Women From Barcelona Are Awesome

(Feb 24, 2011) Oh did you think I was talking about girls? No. Sorry. Mujeres are a 4 piece garage-rock and roll-punk band who are influenced b...

Yes. There is a Tradition of Spanish Psychedelic Pop

(Jan 25, 2011) Little known fact: Just before Franco went to hell, LSD and weed arrived in Spain via Morocco, and for a brief moment everything ...

Biutiful wasn’t paid by the Council

(Jan 24, 2011) Barcelona reported a record number of visitors in 2010. Something like 9 million people visited the city, thanks in no small par...

Straight lines and Squiggly logic

(Jan 21, 2011) Elena Gallen got sort of famous a couple years back for these t-shirts she made of Disney characters and Kate Moss with a nose bl...

I want to smoke inside but now I can’t so I’m going to vote a shitty right wing government

(Jan 19, 2011) Spain banned smoking a couple of days ago, and everyone is really pissed off. Nobody is out in the streets demonstrating and th...

My Go-To Websites for Funny Shit

(Jan 12, 2011) There are three places on the internet that I go to get a giggle while I’m at work. Jamie Taete’s internet landfill...

Gigs for Vinyl for Gigs

(Aug 31, 2010) Ok so the idea here is to throw a party. And with the money from that party, record a 7 inch vinyl featuring the bands that playe...

My top 3 Spanish fashion photographers

(Aug 27, 2010) Sorry, but no. No money to spend on clothes at the moment and no inclination to go into the town center due to the annual epidemi...

Datpiff.com for online mixtapes

(Aug 26, 2010) If you have a day to waste and the patience of a seventh day adventist, or if you’re really into hip-hop then Datpiff.com i...

Queen of the club scene

(Aug 25, 2010) The one man publishing empire behind the specialist fashion magazines Fanzine 137, EY! and Candy, has branched out into clubnight...

DJ Nate on the traaack

(Aug 24, 2010) Repeatedly going back to SALEM at 1 in the morning over the past 6 months, has got me into the Juke and Footwork sound coming ou...

Jace Hall, you make no sense

(Aug 16, 2010) Are you familiar with Jason “Jace” Hall?. He’s a monster. A weird mixture of nerd, steroid freak, Hollywood exe...

I don’t like Christopher Nolan, but I’ve seen his films

(Aug 13, 2010) I remember watching Memento and thinking how f*cking tacky it looked, how stupid Guy Pearce was, and how ridiculous and Bond was ...

Waka Waka (This is a sterotype of Africa)

(Jul 30, 2010) I guess you can’t avoid certain cultural stereotypes, but you can criticise them. I hope there’s some distinction bet...

Is it a Bird? Is it a Game?

(Jul 26, 2010) Gilles Marchand’s new film is called Black Heaven, and looks like a slightly teenagerish thriller set half in the South of ...

I am the reincarnation of Ian Curtis

(Jul 22, 2010) Last Friday, for no reason I wanted to listen to She’s lost control. This was the start of a three day long Joy Division ...

The World Today In Satire

(Jul 16, 2010) My favourite website these days is El Mundo Today. It’s nice to see a nod to Chris Morris in Spain, and even people who ar...

Protected: A great example of cross branding

(Jul 01, 2010) Q: What good and bad examples have you seen of brands using social networking sites/applications/services? A: Good: Vice’s V...

Protected: An iTunes like phenomenon

(Jul 01, 2010) Q: What do you expect to be the ‘next big thing’ or ‘next big trend’ in social networking? A: Social networking sites tha...

Protected: Tumblr, the newest fascination

(Jun 25, 2010) Q: What new social networking sites/applications/services have you heard of recently? What do you think of them? How do you fee...

There are worse looks in Europe than the Burka

(Jun 21, 2010) So, in France they’re going to ban use of the Burka… I was in Paris recently and curiously nobody I spoke to cared on...

Protected: Facebook fatigue?

(Jun 19, 2010) Q: What’s your current perspective on Facebook? Are you and your friends still using it, if so what for and how has this change...

Tasty portuguese cakes and coffee.

(Jun 18, 2010) It’s a running joke that the best thing about living in Spain is how close it is to Portugal. Every time I go, I’m st...

Protected: Tumblr, the newest thing

(Jun 18, 2010) Q: What new social networking sites/applications/services have you heard of recently? What do you think of them? How do you feel ...

Surprise! Hollywood still sucks

(Jun 15, 2010) Well Iron Man 2 was a fucking disappointment. Hot Tub Time Machine was funny in the bits with Crispin Glover in them (I’m n...

Sick of The Thick Of It

(Jun 15, 2010) I’m not actually that convinced about The Thick of it. I used to really like Armando Iannucci, around the time of the Frida...

Just a glimpse

(Jun 13, 2010) Q: How do you feel about social networking sites/applications/services? Why do you feel this way? How does it affect how you use ...

My friends’ profiles have changed

(Jun 08, 2010) Q: How do you tend to socialize with your friends? How has this changed over the past year? How do you expect this to change ove...

Same old locations, same old fashion photography

(Apr 15, 2010) It seems that in BCN every photographer shoots either on the beach (boring and dirty) or in the turn of the century flats you fin...

People that you’ve never heard of…

(Apr 13, 2010) I recently set up an interview with Javier Aguirresarobe. You don’t know him either? Javier was the DP in the adaptation o...

Photography on the web

(Apr 05, 2010) For the last six months I have been going back and forth to nofound.tumblr.com, it is run from Paris by Emeric Glayse. I us...

This looks like the best Music festival ever

(Mar 23, 2010) There are worse places to spend a torrential downpour than under the covers in a friends house cyberstalking a guy who neither o...

Joanna Newsome and These New Puritains are Switching It Up

(Mar 23, 2010) My relationship with folky folk music is roughly the following: Some Nick Drake, The Incredible String Band, the two first Bridge...

Local Bars not Megadisco clubadromes

(Feb 27, 2010) The poster above says it better than I can. Clubs are a waste of life. Drinks are expensive, they’re full of kids who sho...

Leave it in the Playground(mag.net)

(Feb 26, 2010) I’m not a fan of music websites (pitchfork bores me) but playgroundmag.net is a madrid based, spanish language page that ha...

I promise this is the last one

(Feb 22, 2010) I know I’ve been banging on about Spanish cinema a lot recently, but I do live here, and you (probably) don’t. I al...

3 highlights from Barcelona Fashion Week

(Feb 17, 2010) This week I decided to go up to fashion, air kiss it and pretend to be it’s friend, even though actually I’m a bit ...

Four new Spanish punk bands

(Jan 29, 2010) Them up above there are Venereans, a newish punk group from Valencia who play punk rock and roll. At their best they sound like t...

I think it’s called Lo-Fi?

(Jan 22, 2010) This year i listened to the Crystal Stilts record a ton (i’m listening to it now) and also Kurt Vile, who i discovered arou...

Half decent music player anyone?

(Jan 22, 2010) Obviously i don’t use Myspace to keep in touch with anyone anymore. But i barely ever use it to listen to music. The proble...

Decent tv journalism in the unlikeliest of places.

(Jan 21, 2010) One of Spain’s most popular TV shows is Benafuente. A kind of Catalan version of Letterman, that has been responsible for p...

I was 9 but On The Hour is still funny

(Jan 19, 2010) It’s way too late for me to start talking about 30 rock now so I’m going to go off at a tangent. Recently I’ve ...

I’m OK with looking Ridiculous.

(Jan 19, 2010) Maybe it’s the mediterranean, but right now i don’t know anybody (male) without a moustache or a beard. Seriously, it...

“Well I Guess, But I Just don’t know.”

(Jan 16, 2010) Sorry to go on about it, but since I last posted on the Cine Quinqui of the 80’s I’ve been really getting into it. I...

Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn…

(Jan 15, 2010) I hate hippies. Sorry, i’m going to be specific. I specifically hate Spanish left wing hippies. I specifically hate them fo...

Not Almodovar

(Dec 20, 2009) Earlier this year Barcelonas MACBA ran a retrospective on a forgotten chapter of Spain’s cinematic history. It was called Q...

Do the Bird

(Dec 13, 2009) I’m serious. Even though everyone associates bow ties with Timmy Mallet and Carlton from the Fresh Prince, the best look ...

Language mangling gives good Youtube.

(Dec 05, 2009) The upside of facebook’s uberdominance of cyberspace, aside for making it much easier to stalk ex- lovers, is that it’...

Youtube doesn’t make me laugh anymore

(Nov 10, 2009) You know those late nights when you’re on a friend’s sofa, huddled round a laptop and someone tells you to find somet...

Marketing movies to hipsters doesn’t work.

(Nov 09, 2009) In aniticipation, perhaps, of Halloween, I saw a girl the other night dressed as Max from Where the Wild Things Are. The suit wa...

Come as you were… for the early 90’s revival.

(Nov 06, 2009) I’ve recently got back from New York, and was pleasantly surprised to see the amount of good press Barcelona band Delorean ...

Thrift Store chic looks cheap

(Nov 06, 2009) Even though i am still very into people who can actually cut and sew (like the nice lady who fixed up my grandad’s suit for ...

Old and New make great, if un-easy, viewing

(Oct 24, 2009) I’m looking forward to the Gaspar Noe film Enter The Void. Despite not having seen Irreversible, it seems great that a film...

Simple Ideas and Second-hand Records Make First-rate Blogs

(Oct 23, 2009) There’s a blog run by a friend – hangthedjrecords.wordpress.com. It’s a great, simple idea where he reviews th...

Good Days and Nights with the Living Dead

(Oct 22, 2009) A group of boys who ran one of the only two parties that were worth going to this summer have just opened a bar/diner down the ro...

Rare Invention in Spanish TV makes Good Viewing

(Oct 15, 2009) Spanish TV is aimed squarely at the mainstream, and there’s little room for invention. The exceptions that spring to mind a...

Less is More: Production wont make a bad song good

(Oct 14, 2009) Everything is either lo-fi or garage rock at the moment. And yes, it is starting to get boring. That said, I have been listening ...

Summer is over. But what’s next?

(Oct 13, 2009) After rolling the sleeves of my t-shirts up all summer, I’ve decided that that ‘Mechanic from Grease’ look is n...