Apr 25, 2011

Mixtape: 'Loz in Translation' Sampler (Spain)

All the different genres in one post, a sampler if you will.
  1. Poetry in Motion
  2. Road Movies
  3. Road Music
  4. Road Reading
  5. A question answered with a quote
  6. Spotted in:
  7. On top of:
1. Poetry in motion

Thought for Food
Traveling is eating
Thinking is chewing
Conversing is digesting
Blogging is shitting
- by Loz in Transit (2011)
Update 2012: Download poem in Wallpaper form here

2. Road Movies
The unfortunate reality of being on the road - Friendships lead to loneliness, thinking leads to cleverness.
fight club, plane, narrator
Tyler Durden and the Narrator meet in 'Fight Club'

Fight Club (1999)
Narrator: Everywhere I travel, tiny life. Single-serving sugar, single-serving cream, single pat of butter. The microwave Cordon Bleu hobby kit. Shampoo-conditioner combos, sample-packaged mouthwash, tiny bars of soap. The people I meet on each flight? They're single-serving friends.
Narrator: Tyler, you are by far the most interesting single-serving friend I've ever met... see I have this thing: everything on a plane is single-serving...
Tyler Durden: Oh I get it, it's very clever
Narrator: Thank you
Durden: How's that working out for you?
Narrator: What?
Durden: Being clever
Narrator: Great
Durden: Keep it up then... Right up

3. Road Music
Live the language - Barcelona

Great song. Great vid. Some will say it loses points because they actually speak Castellano in Barcelona and as a fiercely proud people that might not fly.
Music by 'Magnus The Magnus'


4. Road Reading
Found in the Alhambra Libreria in Granada, Spain

mc escher, book, magic
The Magic of M.C. Escher
"Which reality is actually more powerful; that of the present, instantly absorbed by the senses and discernable, or the memory of what we experienced previously? Is the present truly more real than the past?"
- MC Escher

5. A question answered with a quote

dr ruth, how bigQuestions shouldn't be limited

montreal newspapers, headlinesI'm slangless


6. Spotted in: Valencia, Spain
Abril 5, 2011. 6pm
A huge Cartman doll floating tranquilo in a stream near the 'Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias'


7. On Top of: Jardín del Turia - Its no picnic on hanging rock
The Jardín del Turia in Valencia was formerly a river but has since been turned into a long, sunken park. In it you will find fountains, picnic areas and football fields but best of all the wall that lines the park doubles as a 15ft free climbing obstacle. I made this discovery when I saw kids using an archway and the various holes and curves of the stonewall as footholds. I wish someone had been with me when I climbed it.
1) To take pictures of the wall and the climb
2) To witness my miraculous recovery after losing my footing midway
3) A buddy system had I fallen

As it was, only 2 people watched my climb. Both were on the footpath at the peak. The first, a black gentleman who peered over the edge to see how high I was. The second, an old man who reversed course as he wanted no part of my misadventure. By this point I'd been hanging on for dear life for several minutes, regathering my strength for the final hurdle.

I had submitted an entry in Atlas Obscura on this interesting find. The post has since been edited, with the "climbing" portions removed.

- Mixtape: 'Loz in Translation' Sampler (Spain)
- Mixtape: 'Loz in Translation' Sampler II (Turkey)

No comments:

Post a Comment