Monthly Archives: September 2012

Christmas Party

We drove out of Barcelona, past the Montjuic cemetery, circling several roundabouts (one of them more than once) to the La Castanya Christmas fȇte. The label family is spirited and talented in the music and the hang. It rained, pouring … Continue reading

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Russians on the Costa Brava

My Catalan language skills are non-existent, Spanish weak, and my Russian is limited to ten words. We (Ted Leo + Joan from La Castanya and photographer Alberto Polo) are in the Costa Brava and I can finally start sliding in … Continue reading

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Madrid Day 1

Here are a few linxx if you speak Spanish or are just plain curious: Podcast of interview and songs with me and Ted on Radio 3 with Julio Ruiz Interview at El Confidencial and thoughts on a few guitarists: SPANISH … Continue reading

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The Float to The Float

I first encountered the writing of Jonathan Lethem when a friend recommended Motherless Brooklyn. Lack from As She Climbed Across the Table is a character that continues to randomly pop into my head, shape-shifting and present, and it’s been years … Continue reading

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Always the return

I’m writing a quick blog post for Playground, in advance of heading to Europe next week to tour with Ted Leo. Inevitably, there’s video links to include…came across these two. Music, offers context, of a moment, eternal…

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Tools of the trade

@thesonicyouth just posted that one of their guitars (stolen in 1999) has been found. Someone posted a query on the OffsetGuitars forum, looking for opinions and information regarding a guitar trade. A few guitars have been recovered already. The description … Continue reading

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