Saturday, November 26, 2011
Si no sabe no te meta
Have finally edited my photos, watermarked* them and uploaded them. Man the trip seems like a long time ago. It's the usual visual chronicle of the gigs I went to - a lot less this time thanks to all the trials and tribulations I went through but you know I still had some fun times. There is a slideshow below, and of course all of my Cuba pics, going back to 2006 are on flickr (some without watermarks!).
The image above is from a building on San Miguel in Cayo Hueso, about a block from Palacio de la Rumba. I love this piece of graffiti (click on it for a bigger version of the pic), not just because it's endlessly referenced in songs but also because of a conversation MFF (who is Chilean) and I had about it when we passed it one day.
She said, with the kind of worldweariness and edginess of someone very familiar with the phrase and the concept: "Everybody always says that but everybody always meta in everything."
Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.
If you haven't been over to Richard Curzon's site Mucho Swing lately, you might want to take a look. As well as the kind of goodies he usually serves up, at the moment there is a 30 minute doco on Pupy. I believe this is slated to be released with Siempre Pupy, when it finally gets an official release. For the next couple of weeks at least, you can see (and download) it at Mucho Swing, and see tunes by Havana D'Primera, Aragon, Yumuri and heaps more. (He clears them out regularly to make way for new videos). He also uploads radio files from Radio Taino et al, which are great for keeping up with music news, practicing Spanish, and making you feel really bad that you're thousands of miles away and can't go to whichever awesome gig is happening today/tomorrow/this weekend.
* I know this is a drag but even though I'm fine with people using my stuff with a credit, I'm no fine with them using it and pretending it's they're own. I know they're pathetic and I should let them to do it they're that desperate but ... I'm a little but pathetic too I guess. So for now, they're watermarked.