I’ve been spending a lot of time riding the ferry back and forth between the city and Cangas lately, staring out at the Ria de Vigo, watching the two coastlines symbiotically approach and recede, and wrestling with Diego‘s YUGEN post from several months back. Maybe El Moro‘s just on a higher plane – drifting in […]Read More The Jesús Manifesto.
Well, Saturday the season came down to a brutal, gut-wrenching finish with every Celtista wondering if the end would be one of tragedy or schadenfreude, as Celta’s hopes of remaining in the first division were pinned to two separate events conspiring for our glory: Celta de Vigo had to defeat Espanyol, and Gallego arch-rivals Deportivo […]Read More El Celta Permanece de Primera.
Recently the Collective has been abuzz about the art of LA-based painter Jeff McMillan, the Sriracha-loving arachnophobe who is, according to our sources, “probably in the top 10 of home pizza makers in all the world.” Capable of not running for months and then busting out 8 miles no problem, Jeff also uses a minimum […]Read More Ambiguous Altars: The Art of Jeff McMillan
Everybody loves a good caper: they keep superheroes employed, pompous bank executives nervously watching security monitors and Antwerp diamond wholesalers in a constant state of paranoid agitation. The best heists usually involve Danny Trejo, some tunneling, a motorcycle, months of patient surveillance work, blueprints, an elaborate escape plan that may or may not involve sky […]Read More Balls, Brains and Badassery: An Ode to the Heist
Happy Saudade Day, people. Get into the mood, spill a bit of wine on the floor para os santos and enjoy a couple of musings by the master of the spirit, Lisboa’s own Fernando Pessoa. Abração! “Estou só e sonho saudade. E como é branca de graça A paisagem que não sei, Vista de […]Read More Feliz Dia da Saudade
BBC: “If you could take one thing away with you from when you were playing, what would it be?” Cantona: “When I did kung-fu on the hooligan.” BBC: “Really?” Cantona: “Yeah.” More great Eric Cantona quotes and bio here.Read More KING ERIC.
Happy Birthday, Jean-Michel Basquiat. View gallery here.Read More J.M.B., R.I.P.
“Time has officially ended.” – Sun Ra. So Jesús Ibáñez showed up on my beach on Tuesday evening and he appeared a little out of his mind, with wild, sleepless eyes, ruminating on death, existence and the end of time, a new tattoo on his arm of a strange, cyclopic skull with a halo hovering […]Read More Radio Saudade: Episode 20 (Side A) – The Black Helicopters Mixtape.
“Several hundred thousand” fans recently voted on the greatest goals in the English Premier League’s 20-year history. Here are the top 3. Enjoy! 1. (26% of the votes) Wayne Rooney‘s unforgettable bicycle kick-winner vs. Man City in February of 2011. My gut tells me the multiple Shakespearean telenovela-esque dramas at play in this derby led to the […]Read More Genius at Work: the “Top 3” Goals in Premier League History
Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) Walt Whitman, Song of Myself Another episode, another guest – and tonight the guest is me, Disko Baloba, chilling in the piso of the one and only Jesús Ibáñez in Vigo, Galiza, EU on my way back from my home […]Read More Radio Saudade: Episode 10 – Live from Vigo!