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.
“…At first there was nothing…then nothing turned itself inside-out and became something.” – Sun Ra. Komuso Crew digging crates for this global sonic gallimaufry. Press play to enjoy… or DOWNLOAD Radio Saudade: Episode 14 (mp3) here. Burning Spear – Travelling – Spear Burning, 2001. Prince Alla – Bosrah (Extended) – I Can Hear the Children […]Read More Radio Saudade: Episode 14
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!
Radio Saudade: Episode 3. “Devoção e paciência. Mixtape é como uma procissão de um homem só.” – Rodolfo Viana. (“Devotion and patience. The Mixtape is like a procession of one man.”) Enjoy. or DOWNLOAD Radio Saudade Episode 3 (mp3) here. Ismael Quiñones – Control – Freak Off: Latin Breakbeats, Basslines and Boogaloo, 2001. Electro Côco – Quem […]Read More Radio Saudade: Episode 3
When does sport become art? When do athletic prowess and years of training transcend a battle of skill and become Shakespearean poetry personified? When Richard Swarbrick animates it, that’s when. Last year, for a lark in his free time, the London-based elementary school teaching assistant animated Gareth Bale’s single-handed demolition of Inter Milan in last year’s Champion’s […]Read More Richard Swarbrick: Making the Beautiful Game Even More Beautiful
As a fine Uruguay are crowned the deserved Champions of the 2011 Copa América, the football world mourns the death of International Football after more than a century personifying on the pitch the hopes, dreams, culture and style of the nations it once represented. Fans of the beautiful game have noticed over the past handful […]Read More International Football: Dead at the Age of 139
Waist deep into the summer season, i.e. the European football vacuum, with not a single Galician team qualified for Primera División action next season (click here to read all the gruesome and horrific details of la pesadilla futbolística gallega) things are starting to feel a little bleak. Here are a few videos to get you through the […]Read More Something to Tide You Over
What is it that attracts us to the sea? Why does it call all of us? Is it that it reminds us of our primordial origin? Is it our very cells or DNA that turns our consciousness toward the oceans? Perhaps it is its insurmountable immensity that which reminds us of the unarguable insignificance of […]Read More Surf GZ (English)
Jesús brought these guys to my attention a few months back and the more I listen the more I find myself listening. Coming straight outta Cataluña, La Troba Kung-Fú epitomize the cultural bouillabaisse that makes Barcelona the cosmopolitan capital of the Iberian Peninsula. Since 2005 this catalán band without borders has been ingeniously fusing rumba, […]Read More La Troba Kung-Fú