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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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Leafleteers

The amount of leafleting that goes on here was something that struck me very soon after moving to Spain. The practice always seems old fashioned to me, of the 1960s or earlier, something we learned about in commerce class in … Continue reading

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Rummaging For a Living

I am still shocked, even after living in Madrid for six years, at how many people live off what the rest of us throw out. I live in the north of the city — the supposedly rich part — and … Continue reading

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Come, Come Nuclear War

The best thing about Madrid’s Parque Europa is that it lies only a stone’s throw from one of Spain’s most important airbases. If Mr Putin or any of his equally humanity-challenged successors ever decide to drop the bomb on Torrejón … Continue reading

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