Writers’ block

Calvin & Hobbes

En silencio

I won’t speak today about books or writing. I only want to share with you the tumblr I started a couple of months ago: En silencio. I hope you like it.

I use it to share all kinds of music I like (electronic, folk, pop, musicals, soundtracks…) and generally not too well known. Here’s a random, recent example:

I tend to find my own contents (whether they are new releases or not) instead of regurgitating sharing content published by other, which is the norm in tumblr. And I hardly write anything, hence its name: the idea is for me to shut up and let the music play.

Más vivo que nunca

Hola a todos. Pensaríais que me había muerto, que os había abandonado para siempre, que el taller hasta aquí llegaba y bien está, gracias y buenas noches, apaguen la luz al salir.

No han faltado motivos para pensarlo, principalmente, que hace más de un año que no estrenamos sesión del podcast. Tampoco faltan consultas sin responder, algunas con meses de paciencia a sus espaldas. Nunca ha sido esa mi intención; simplemente, han salido así las cosas.

Todas las etapas tienen su final y yo tengo un cambio en perspectiva: pasado mañana, sábado 21 de abril, me caso. Dos semanas de luna de miel (se aceptan aportaciones ;-) y, a la vuelta, retomar proyectos.

La pregunta es: ¿seguís ahí?

¡Espero que sí! Tengo ganas de volver a veros.

20 years of good behaviour

The writing workshop only covers fiction, i.e. prose, as versified texts follow different rules. I am however aware that many songwriters use the podcast for advice and inspiration. With this piece of trivia as my excuse, I break my own rule to celebrate the 20th anniversary of my favourite album of my favourite band:

Behaviour” takes off with Being Boring, a single that only reached number 20 on the UK charts. However, time puts things in their place and the song has been repeatedly chosen as greatest single of all time. Already on the tenth anniversary of the single, a delicious website was created to cover its richness of meanings and the way it touches people’s souls.

      Being Boring (album version)

Other singles from the album are not lacking quality: So Hard, Jealousy and the Brothers in Rhythm’ single version of How can you expect to be taken seriously? are real gems. Still, the real autumnal magic of this album is hidden in less known tracks like To face the truth, Only the wind or, perhaps my favourite of all, My October symphony, which would provide one of the most beautiful numbers in that masterpiece of a show that was their 1991 Performance tour.

We go purple