A Tale of Two Anti-Karaokes

The story of Anti-Karaoke is inseparable from my own, given that I’m the creator of the Anti-Karaoke. In this blog I will tell that story. To me, the most difficult stories are the ones that need to be told, as unpleasant as that task may be. If they’re not, I as a creative person become blocked, unable to move forward. In this

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Removing a Thorn from my Heart

I’ve been wanting to get back to singing lessons for some time, since I’ve never been much of a fan of my own singing. So, I thought, why not learn while singing music I really love… which is flamenco. So I’ve been taking classes in flamenco singing at the Taller de Musics (Music Workshop) of Barcelona. I’ve only taken 3

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El Piano de Robadors

Han sido 10 meses de aventuras, sorpresas, y, sobre todo, cariño. Me encanta ese bar desastroso, que sigue luchando para existir contra un sistema que es cada vez más opresivo en su trato de locales pequeños de ocio no-corporativo de Barcelona. Mi historia personal con Bar 23 Robadors es larga. Empezó en 2004, cuando apenas llevaba tres meses en este país. No

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Four Hands with Gene

Gene is my mysterious friend who can only be identified by his hands. When he comes to visit, we make an effort to play one of our favorite songs on the piano together. I’m the bottom; he’s the top. Here is our first effort: “The Killing Moon” by Echo and the Bunnymen. Enjoy!

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Bravo, Bravo, Bravo: Eva and the Serpent

If you are visiting Barcelona, you’re witnessing a disappearing city. A city noted for its beauty, charm, culture — and personalities that express and inform that culture — disappearing under a newer, shinier, globalized and corporately homogenized entity. Barcelona is becoming Bershkalandia. It’s the story of many cities. If you’re lucky enough to be here at this time, however, you

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