Elche: Original Motion Picture

The world is littered with geographically close cities that in appearance and mood are worlds apart Newport and Cardiff, Bristol and Bath, Glasgow and Edinburgh, Hong Kong and Shenzhen, Copenhagen and Malmo. Some of those were visited pre-blog. However, in this case, it’s Alicante and Elche (or Elx if you give it its Valencian name). […]

Culture: Which Way is Duranistan?

“Duran Duran is not a band, it’s a place” – unknown quote circa 1986/87 “..it’s the national flag of Duran Duran” –¬†quote by John Taylor both from Smash Hits issue 219 April/May 1987 It seems unfathomable that I’ve never produced a piece on Duran Duran given this blog’s cultural stance on the new wave. I […]

SPECIAL: Update

Hola people, still here, still in Spain and still writing! Here’s a quick round up of current goings on… MEDIA page updated with Case Studies. A LYRICAL OASIS: Debut poetry book from 1997, completely revised artwork. Was issued earlier in 2019. Available on Big Cartel along with Year Amid Winter and Nomad. HOUSE OF MANY […]

Barcelona: Music from the Great Beyond

Hey! Just wandering around the gorgeous and very cultural Gracia district and they have two cool record stores as well as a travel bookstore. The first store is called SURCO, which has been in existence 44 years and they had some nice new vinyl in stock from among others A-ha and David Sylvian. You know […]

Barcelona: Nostalgia of Transport Past

Back in the big smoke and especially my favourite part of it, Horta to find its library running an exhibition of Barcelona transport from 1920 to 1975 (oddly no shots of Horta itself from what I could see). Going back to the Helsinki blog, taking a city as you find it, photography offers essential documentation […]