138 – La Donna È Mobile…At Long Last

After 14 weeks of confinement and social restrictions, Madrid entered the new normality at the stroke of midnight last Sunday. Which basically means that getting a table in a bar doesn’t involve queueing for an hour while trying to outstare the luckier customers into surrendering their table quicker. Which is an improvement. It also means … More 138 – La Donna È Mobile…At Long Last

137 – Barcelona Chapter 3 – Caldes de Montbui

For those of you who follow this blog regularly and are interested in the development of my mysterious neighbour’s well-being: (s)he is now risking her/his life should I ever discover her/his identity. The latest addition to the building’s soundtrack is someone (I suspect the same person) attempting to play a trumpet. So we have been … More 137 – Barcelona Chapter 3 – Caldes de Montbui

135 – Lockdown Walks

Rant ahead. Driven by economic necessity rather than by overcoming the crisis, many European countries have now started easing the lockdown. The need to restart the recovery is of course paramount, but what has anybody actually done to claim it’s now over? Well, fuck all, really. Every self-taught constitution expert (and football commentator on weekends) … More 135 – Lockdown Walks

131 – Beware of Greedy Leaders, They Take You Where You Should Not Go

Sixth week into lockdown and the light at the end of the tunnel nowhere to be seen. We can hardly expect any easing of the measures with several thousands of new cases a day in most countries. Which makes me curious, because we’ve really been in isolation here since six weeks (including exercising outside alone) … More 131 – Beware of Greedy Leaders, They Take You Where You Should Not Go

130 – Kacenka’s Unconventional Guide to Opera (for Curious Beginners)

I must have been 15 or thereabouts, because I was already attending high school. There’s a theatre in the provincial town where I grew up, but it doesn’t have a permanent company, therefore the programe consists of performances of companies on tour from the capital or other bigger theatres. I was of course an annoying … More 130 – Kacenka’s Unconventional Guide to Opera (for Curious Beginners)