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Two translations of a Setswana train poem

Posted: June 20th 2018 18:47.

"Rhinoceros of the highlands / Beast coming from the South, it comes along steaming, / It comes from Pompi and from Kgobola-diatla." With excerpts from oral poetry about cattle and other domestic and wild animals, marijuana, bicycles and the 2nd Boer W...

Two translations of a Setswana train poem

Posted: June 20th 2018 18:47.

"Rhinoceros of the highlands / Beast coming from the South, it comes along steaming, / It comes from Pompi and from Kgobola-diatla." With excerpts from oral poetry about cattle and other domestic and wild animals, marijuana, bicycles and the 2nd Boer W...

Top 10 Russian songs about football (No. 10)

Posted: June 15th 2018 11:24.

Argentina-Yamayka 5-0, by Chayf (1999).

Top 10 Russian songs about football (No. 10)

Posted: June 15th 2018 11:24.

Argentina-Yamayka 5-0, by Chayf (1999).

From the lexical underground, “rapport”

Posted: June 8th 2018 15:45.

Symmetries in textiles, architecture and music.

Singing Organ-Grinder tweets for April

Posted: May 1st 2018 23:02.

Cranking it up along the River Lea.

Organ-grinding tweets for March 2018

Posted: April 3rd 2018 15:02.

The latest barrel organ news from Hackney, London.

How to perform El retablo de Maese Pedro/de la libertad de Melisendra in Don Quixote with one puppeteer and a narrator

Posted: February 4th 2018 14:49.

Whether Cervantes saw it or not, it is possible as he describes.

How to perform El retablo de Maese Pedro/de la libertad de Melisendra in Don Quixote with one puppeteer and a narrator

Posted: February 4th 2018 14:49.

Whether Cervantes saw it or not, it is possible as he describes.

Spain, invisible; leaders, dumb

Posted: August 30th 2013 14:19. Last modified: August 30th 2013 16:32

Normal furrow resumed.

On the other hand…

Posted: May 3rd 2013 11:54. Last modified: May 3rd 2013 12:24

Why the mob may want to consider murder and mayhem. With apologies to the Archpriest of Hita.

More video

Posted: April 8th 2013 13:58. Last modified: April 8th 2013 13:59

The wig isn't mine (I need one like this), and neither is the firewood I am clutching, but I obviously do share most of the opinions expressed. I may get round to posting a rough translation of the Catalan.

Is Javier Cercas a necromancer?

Posted: March 21st 2013 11:31. Last modified: March 21st 2013 11:41

How else to explain his repeated use of the motif "políticamente * y personalmente roto" in Anatomía de un instante?

Why I’m blogging less

Posted: February 27th 2013 17:46. Last modified: March 14th 2013 11:46

It's not just because no one comments.

Losung

Posted: November 30th 2012 11:22. Last modified: November 30th 2012 11:25

Introducing the Spanish heavy rock unlaut (sic).

Prophets

Posted: November 29th 2012 11:14. Last modified: November 29th 2012 11:20

Joan Ripollès Iranzo thinks Arturo (the "o" disappeared in public a decade ago) Mas may be on the way out, Elena Ribera isn't so sure. My favourite Reverend Bacon this time round was Oriol Junqueras, whose resemblance to a mad pig conceals the fact that he is a cunning one. I loved his recycling of […]

State of the nation: maths

Posted: November 23rd 2012 11:05.

Alice in Arithmetical Wonderland.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s plagiarism of la Moreneta almost foretold

Posted: November 21st 2012 11:55. Last modified: November 21st 2012 12:13

Pío Baroja got pretty damn close to the Catalunacy of José Luis Espejo in La dama errante.

Celtic fans vs Barça fans

Posted: November 9th 2012 12:35. Last modified: November 9th 2012 14:55

The musical, by Richard Strauss.

Euro exploitation flick documentaries on YouTube

Posted: November 3rd 2012 16:47. Last modified: November 4th 2012 01:52

No budget, no morals.

Picture-posts

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