Monthly Archives: January 2015

Music for a Sunday: Shine on, winter moon…

Can a samba sound like snow? This one does, to me…maybe because of the way the shakers soften the edges of both Stan Getz’s tenor sax and Laurindo Almeida’s lovely guitar. The one is moonlight, the other the soft waves … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Evo blings out

Oh, that Evo. He sure knows how to wear bold patterns, bright colors, and lots of golden bling. And why not? He’s got kind of an important occasion to dress up for here: Yesterday, Bolivian presdent Evo Morales reaffirmed the … Continue reading

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The mysterious case of Helric Fredou: Was it really a suicide?

Isn’t it ironic, and odd, that a high-ranking French policeman, just newly placed in charge of the biggest investigation of his life, should suddenly kill himself the very night after the crime? I’m speaking here of the Charlie Hebdo massacre … Continue reading

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Paris is a no-go zone!!!

Panic panic terror terror ISLAMISTS COUSCOUS OMG!!! As you’ve probably guessed by their accents, those are actually French comedians, making fun of a certain crapaganda network’s perpetually panic-stricken reporting style. Finally, some real material for their satire! Let it never … Continue reading

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Prostitution ads: Lots of money in ’em, but for whom?

Spanish prostitution ads from a large daily paper, many offering “Greek” (anal) and “French” (oral) sex, right up front. You know how we’re always hearing that print media are in trouble, that revenues are down, that they can’t afford quality … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: Some kind of lonely clown

Yes, it’s one of those days; it’s rainy out, and tomorrow will be Monday. It’s a day when nothing will do to get me out of the funk but Karen’s lovely voice and just-right drumming.

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Pepe picks up a hitchhiker

If ever you find yourself forced to hitchhike in Uruguay, don’t be surprised if you have some trouble getting a lift. But when you finally do, don’t be surprised either if your lift turns out to be a rather familiar … Continue reading

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Venezuela isn’t Charlie, either.

And that’s a good thing, too: “No to murder, no to violence, no to terrorism, no to xenophobia, no to extremism, no to fascism…Look, I’m not Charlie.” And that’s how you do freedom of speech right…by NOT going along with … Continue reading

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OMG I WANT THIS SO MUCH WHERE DO I GET ONE…

Ahem. Sorry for the ALL FUCKING CAPS header, but really, can you blame me for wanting one of these? Hair parted down the middle, big smile, merry eyes, and the index finger pointing forward are some characteristics of “Evo Presidente”, … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: I wish they would blow all away

Yup, the January blahs have set in. Here’s the cure, my all-time fave song from this group: Live or on the record, “North Winds Blowing” really deserves a LOT more recognition than it ever got. It will never NOT be … Continue reading

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