Monday, December 24, 2007

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Rebellion


















Sleeping is giving in,
no matter what the time is.
Sleeping is giving in,
so lift those heavy eyelids.

People say that you'll die
faster than without water.
But we know it's just a lie,
scare your son, scare your daughter.

People say that your dreams
are the only things that save ya.
Come on baby in our dreams,
we can live our misbehavior.

Every time you close your eyes
Lies, lies!
Every time you close your eyes
Lies, lies!
Every time you close your eyes
Lies, lies!
Every time you close your eyes
Lies, lies!
Every time you close your eyes
Every time you close your eyes
Every time you close your eyes
Every time you close your eyes

People try and hide the night
underneath the covers.
People try and hide the light
underneath the covers.

Come on hide your lovers underneath the covers
come on hide your lovers
underneath the covers.

Hidin' from your brothers
underneath the covers,
come on hide your lovers
underneath the covers.

People say that you'll die
faster than without water,
but we know it's just a lie,
scare your son, scare your daughter,
Scare your son, scare your daughter.
Scare your son, scare your daughter.

Now here's the sun, it's alright!
(Lies, lies!)
Now here's the moon, it's alright!
(Lies, lies!)
Now here's the sun, it's alright!
(Lies, lies!)
Now here's the moon it's alright
(Lies, lies!)

Every time you close your eyes...

Arcade Fire

Friday, December 7, 2007

Yesterday's highlights





















Top 5

1-Buying the first tray of beer at the stadium.

You should have seen the faces of people cuing. They did not like the fact that three girls had already 'dealt' with the sales staff and 'arranged' to have the first tray delivered at 'our' area. Salud.

2-Going to the Olympic Stadium to see Pumas at the final.

Sure it's ace to drive with three more girls to the Olympic Stadium. Though parking is a nightmare, the joy keeps growing as the stadium approaches and it just stays there for the next couple of hours.

3-Cheering.

La Rebel was too far from our seats so we could not hear their beats, but we made our own and that was enough (to damage our throats).

4- Having lunch at La Ostra with Papu.

I had the same. Octopus. And what did I eat the day before? Octopus. Where? At la Ostra.

5-The Mezcal shot I had there.

It was El Enmascarado. Yum!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Geography for you























Paris - San Diego 900 (USD)
Paris - Tijuana 1900 (EUROS)

If you don't know your geography, your fucked!

This season avoid any bad surprises. Save yourself the hassle (and the dollar) and get a copy of Craig Robinson's new book, 'Atlas Shcmatlas'. Available on bookstores worldwide (and online).

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Ice ice baby




















Winter is the yummiest season of the year and our friends at the Gobierno del Distrito Federal know this, which is why they have spent 1.5 million dollars in order to make the biggest piece of ice in history. The new ice skating rink is 3200 square meters, it is set right at the city's heart and soul, el Zocalo, and entrance is free. Sweet.

During the summer, they created beaches, now they bring us snow. At two days since its opening, there's more favorable press than criticism. Sure Tabasco needed that money more than we needed ice. It is like giving a bike to a fish, but on our 'use it or lose it' system it is better to know that the money has been put on a fun cause than on nothing at all.

Maybe it is because I love skating, but I think this is a brilliant project. Though I have to confess I have real issues with those fake beaches. For obvious hygenic reasons, even real beaches are not always a good idea.

Outdoor ice-skating surrounded by the most impressive buildings in Mexico City? Can't wait to try that myself.

photo: El Universal

Le dernier samedi dans le parc

Repeat one



















There's a song I like a lot at the moment. Apart from the band who made it, no one else has it. And I listen to it everywhere, my room, the gym, the mall, the market. Since I got it it's always on mi i-pod or i-tunes. Naturally I'm listening to it right now. Matter of fact, a few minutes ago I activated the 'repeat one' option on i-tunes, 'why pretend' I told myself.

Now that we are on the subject, (who knows when will be the next time) I'd like to make a remark on the 'repeat one' option and concept. Firstly, I love it but wonder why my i-pod does not have it. Secondly, I wonder what went on the creator's mind when he developed it. Thirdly, who uses it and what do they like to play over and over...

I'm trying to think what has made it to my 'repeat one' option. Definitely Hyden, Moldy Peaches, The Cloud Room, Satie, Dj Koze, mmm not much actually, just songs that, like cigarettes sometimes, don't last long enough.

Lengthy tunes, like Spacemen 3 even when lovely are good for one play only, I think. And changing format for example, Antenna by Kraftwerk is a tune I like to hear over and over. On plastic is cool cos you just place the needle back to groove one, y ya esta. Plus you get to enjoy the fidelity, freshness and tightness of the first beat the same way you enjoy (insert your favourite kiss here).

So what's the song on my repeat one? Of course I won't tell now, but you'll hear about it very soon, the band is looking for a label, little do they know they have made the best album of 2008 already and soon will be signed by some smart ass, as it should be.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Holiday, Celebrate (Outside the box)













This is the time of the year when I realise I am in the wrong business. I should be either in tourism or travel. Ever since I decided to spend the holiday on my favorite place on earth with my favorite people, a simple time off has become an exhausting journey.

It is around September when I start to hear from my lovely friends from distant cities. They either need directions, an address, or even their travel dates designed by me. I have no idea why, but everyone asks me where to go, where to stay, and what to do, which the first and second year was lovely, but now things and crews have grown exponentially.

There were times when instead of reading a book on the beach, I'd be answering to all kinds of questions, drawing maps, arranging meetings and taking phone calls. Once, in order to escape that chaos, I even had to come back to the city for a five day break. During that easy week I organised a party at Hotel Condesa, coordinated a huge editorial for Jalouse magazine and took care of a few more errands, which ended up being way more relaxing than having people constantly interrupt my holiday.

When in Ibiza or Miami it's OK. I mean that's what the whole thing is about. Poke me, tickle me, hug me, call me, party with me, hadooken me, kill me, but otherwise, let us enjoy the peace of the ocean, the sound of the jungle, the shape of the moon and the position of the stars.

Having said that, this year I'm thinking outside the box and I'm considering a sudden change of plans. I will spend Xmas and NYE in Mexico City and. In fact, I'm organising a New Years Eve party for those who due to family, work, money, xenophobia, or whatever reasons, prefer to stay in town. After, when everyone is back from the beach and all, I will leave for some secret location to have a real relaxing time.

So just to make things clear again, I will start celebrating holidays from January 4Th and onwards. Anytime before that I'm in work mode. I say this cos you may see me at some beach before that, if so, I'd be either editing a magazine of taking care of one of my artists.