Category Archives: Madrid

An Egg-ceptionally Warm Night

Did you ever find yourself out on your balcony at four in the morning with an egg in your hand, mulling over whether to loft the said ovoid into the air with the intention of making it do the Humpty … Continue reading

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Beach House, Nov 29, 2015, La Riviera, Madrid

Sometimes it’s nice to be on the receiving end of a surprise, to have your expectations confounded. I had gone along to Beach House at the Riviera expecting a pleasant, if somewhat melancholy, show. I’ve been a fan of their … Continue reading

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Purity Ring, Teátro Joy Eslava, November 14, 2015

Going to see Purity Ring at the Teátro Joy Eslava, a stone’s throw from the very centre of Madrid — the un-plaza-like plaza of Sol — felt like an act of defiance in the wake of events less than twenty-four … Continue reading

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Hot, Hot, Hot

They say that during a heatwave such as the one we’re “enjoying” at the moment you shouldn’t look at a thermometer or check the weather forecast — it just makes things worse. Your body already knows that it’s forty degrees … Continue reading

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Shoplifters of the World Unite and Take Over

Spanish supermarkets treat their customers like dirt. I realise very well that supermarkets are not supposed to be our friends, that they are there to grow fat off the sweat of our brows, and that the more often we can … Continue reading

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