mascleta setupWe’ve spent a lot of the last week in the “during” phase of fireworks and explosions. The “after” evidence is all over the ground, both in scorch marks and great quantities of burned paper bits and melted plastic. I’ve also learned to spot the “immediately before” signs–huddles of young men in the courtyard, children squatting on the sidewalk holding what looks like a flexible foam rope lit on one end[More….]

When do they sleep?

Despertá band I’m gathering some personal experiences to confirm what I’ve been told about Spaniards keeping a different schedule than I’m used to. It started with the time a few weeks ago when El Guapo and I went to a nightclub to hear some of his students play. It turns out [More….]