Whose Voice is it, Anyway?: A Question of Dubbing

During my time here in Spain, I've come to see many aspects of the Spanish culture, or, well, at the very least Galician culture and Spanish TV. However, there is something I've always had some issue with that is rife on TV here, so now is a good enough excuse to discuss it. Dubbing. Technically… Continue reading Whose Voice is it, Anyway?: A Question of Dubbing

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Give Me A Break, Spanish Advertising

A small impression on TV advertising here in Spain. As far as my experience has ever gone, commericals and forced adverts are all but universally abhorred across all mediums. On TV, online; perhaps excepting only the previews at a movie theatre. In the US, a half-hour programme is usually only around 20 minutes after advertisements,… Continue reading Give Me A Break, Spanish Advertising

Fire on the Vltava: New Years in Prague – Part II

After a short repose... Our evening of protracted fermented indulgence began with myself and a friend, suitably enough, having a couple of drinks. Just a quiet time, to sit and reflect on the day's happenings, our future plans, and mere cooperative contemplation. In a bar packed with people. People already well on the way to… Continue reading Fire on the Vltava: New Years in Prague – Part II

Buzzing in the Clouds: New Years in Prague – Part I

Prague, my first European city, has held a special sway over me since my first visit as a closed-in American who had really never left the confines of New England. At first, I hated it. The language was weird. I was freaked out. However, since then I (luckily) had the presence of mind to reslly… Continue reading Buzzing in the Clouds: New Years in Prague – Part I

Sitting In On A Sleepy Summer’s Eve: Bibio’s Green EP

After a lamentably long absence, I'm hoping to return to some wild semblance of a schedule. A couple posts today, and a bunch in the pipeline. Now, Bibio. Bibio is the stage name of UK-born electronic artist Steven Wilkinson. I've come very late to the Bibio club, only having really heard of him along with… Continue reading Sitting In On A Sleepy Summer’s Eve: Bibio’s Green EP