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by idle hands
Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 381613

selfmademug wrote:No comments for me 'bout the Vargas Llosa book then? Does this mean I will have to trust my own impressions?! :)

For the time being, yes, cause I haven't read it... sorry, I'll put on my list.
by idle hands
Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:04 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Santiago de Chile, October 21st
Replies: 6
Views: 3401

Well, yes. And I'm not surprised. I've been checking the tickets sales regularly and noticed that they were too slow some weeks ago. Out of 5000 tickets, only 200 were sold. A smaller venue was considered, but some guy from Elvis production team said something like "If they don't want us, we don't g...
by idle hands
Sat Oct 15, 2005 11:03 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 381613

Although I enjoyed some books by Garcia Marquez when I was younger - Cien años de soledad is obligatory reading at 16 - many people here got a little bit tired of the Realismo Mágico, which became a cliche actually..that's why I couldn't finish my Isabel Allende book. In the mid nineties we had some...
by idle hands
Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 381613

Am trying to read an Isabel Allende book in the original Spanish, but every time I sit down to read, I end up grabbing Zadie Smith's On Beauty instead. Which, by the way, is excellent, and makes me want to read Howard's End again. Any other Zadie Smith fans? I tried to read Isabel Allende once, and...
by idle hands
Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Help a Fangirl's Dream Come True
Replies: 23
Views: 6352

Hi, I read this article yesterday on a local paper, and then read SoLikeCandy's post. This is what I think might be the wrong direction... Sorry it's in Spanish but it's not really worth translating First this guy has chosen to portrait Elvis as a rather ungry man and as a proof he has mentioned the...
by idle hands
Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: i hear that south america is coming into style...
Replies: 98
Views: 17230

hola Ms. Bs As
this seems to be the place to buy the tickets
http://www.ticketek.com.ar/show.asp?cod ... TK2005917S

unfortunately it seems that I won't make it to Bs. As., but I have my ticket for the Santiago show already. Third row, right in the middle.. not bad!!! :D
by idle hands
Sun Sep 18, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Santiago de Chile, October 21st
Replies: 6
Views: 3401

http://www.latercera.cl/medio/articulo/0,0,3255_5688_160441712,00.html not much of interest to be translated actually, I'm sorry, it's independence day here, its a holiday tomorrow, and I'm feeling completely lazy today. Summary: This seems to be the first confirmation from Elvis himself on his show...
by idle hands
Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:38 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: i hear that south america is coming into style...
Replies: 98
Views: 17230

no more comments, if it's in internet it must be true. :P
http://www.jergasdehablahispana.org
by idle hands
Mon Aug 22, 2005 10:40 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: i hear that south america is coming into style...
Replies: 98
Views: 17230

Well dumb tourist here never heard that use in 5 years of dumbness in Spain, but heard it lots in BA, hence the comment. Well, having lived all my life next to Argentina, having been more than once in Spain, and living for more than two years with a cuban roommate, I insist that bárbaro is Argentin...
by idle hands
Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: i hear that south america is coming into style...
Replies: 98
Views: 17230

"Otis Westinghouse Brilliant. ¡Bárbaro! (Do you say that in Chile? Common in BA. Love it!)


¡Bárbaro! that's an Argentinian trademark, only used there.. we have some other expressions, less classy but as expressive as bárbaro...
by idle hands
Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:17 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: i hear that south america is coming into style...
Replies: 98
Views: 17230

to learn Spanish for Chile is not necessarily to learn Spanish for Spain, or vice versa for that matter. Ok, how about 'Chilean Spanish' or 'Argentinian Spanish'... Yes, there are differences, but when deciding if it's Chilean, or Argentinian, or whatever, I'd rather trust the RAE dictionary (Real ...
by idle hands
Wed Aug 17, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: i hear that south america is coming into style...
Replies: 98
Views: 17230

Buenos Aires is a terrific decision. Is heaven for any literature lover, unbelievable bookstores and really cheap books... although 2000km to the west, only after a 2 hours flight, near the ocean pacific, is even better :wink: And you'll be right on time for the BUE Festival on late October, Elvis i...
by idle hands
Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Santiago de Chile, October 21st
Replies: 6
Views: 3401

johnfoyle wrote:
arriving to Santiago one day before the concert and staying in the Hotel Ritz.


http://www.ritzcarlton.com/hotels/santiago/default.html

Hmmm.....very nice.


very nice indeed... been there (only for a conference), and it's only two streets away from work....
by idle hands
Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Santiago de Chile, October 21st
Replies: 6
Views: 3401

Santiago de Chile, October 21st

Hello everyone, Well, this was just published today, managed to made a quick translation while at work :roll: http://www.latercera.cl/medio/articulo/0,0,3255_5688_151115614,00.html Legendary english songwriter arrives with his band The Imposters to present Delivery Man, his latest record from 2004. ...
by idle hands
Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:01 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis playing Buenos Aires, Oct .29
Replies: 18
Views: 5606

:? Hopefully he's invited to the SUE festival in Santiago, because that's a terrible date for me to travel.... I'm working on a project that starts on Nov. 2nd, so if everything works as planned (which I know it won't!!) I'll have to work that weekend... anyway, I have enough time to make up good ex...
by idle hands
Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Happy Birthday Otis!
Replies: 32
Views: 7540

I can't believe I had missed that news...

Hadn't heard anything here. That BUE Festival is the same SUE Festival here in Santiago, so it's mostly the same artists. Last year Morrissey /PJ Harvey were here, let's just hope...
Anyway, the trip to Buenos Aires it's only a US$ 150 dollars away...
by idle hands
Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:58 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Happy Birthday Otis!
Replies: 32
Views: 7540

Feliz cumpleaños Otis!!! ... and hello guys, I've been completely disconnected from the web in the last months. Because of my job I've had to travel everyday to the wonderful Melipilla, which is a small town an hour away from Santiago. I'm working on a software project for a big chicken producer her...
by idle hands
Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:23 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Elvis, Morrissey and Hobnobs
Replies: 23
Views: 5009

Elvis, Morrissey and Hobnobs

Well, Otis, you might find this interesting... Taken from a recent article in the London Times entitled "Will the Real Elvis Please Standup?" Elvis was being compared to Bowie and Jagger as an English icon and had this to describe the fragility of being an artist today. "Take Morrissey. For me, he’s...
by idle hands
Wed Feb 02, 2005 12:41 pm
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: things i think are funny
Replies: 326
Views: 140420

oh, you have to tell us what was it about..
by idle hands
Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:53 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: things i think are funny
Replies: 326
Views: 140420

Image
"Voy y vuelvo" means something like "be right back"
by idle hands
Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:20 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: I'm off to work!
Replies: 593
Views: 79153

Well, I just had a meeting with my boss this morning, and apparently I have to go to Barcelona again for a month on late Feb..
DAMN!! I'm going to miss Elvis, he plays on Feb 03...

BTW, mrs Krall was here this monday.. the tickets were way to expensive so I said no..
by idle hands
Tue Jan 25, 2005 6:44 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: PHUKET
Replies: 23
Views: 3710

not much spanish, besides "si" and "no"... He fooled quite a bit with Argentina, something like "You know, Im going tomorrow to A-R-G-E-N-T-I-N-A, you don't like Argentina?... oh! (to someone in the audience) you are from ARGENTINA..." etc, etc You can guess the audience reaction. Of course, he did ...
by idle hands
Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:14 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: PHUKET
Replies: 23
Views: 3710

He included Santiago and Buenos Aires in his tour, for the second time. The first time was actually the Oye Esteban tour, which was in the Estadio Victor Jara. Lousy sound, but I had a great time, is a small place, but the audience was great. This time was in San Carlos de Apoquindo, the Football st...
by idle hands
Thu Jan 20, 2005 6:51 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: PHUKET
Replies: 23
Views: 3710

Had a chance to see Moz on early Nov, with PJ Harvey also.
Terrific show, his voice was just splendid. did you get to see him on this tour???
by idle hands
Wed Jan 19, 2005 12:27 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: PHUKET
Replies: 23
Views: 3710

the only one I can think of that rhymes with Mar is.. Zapallar

http://www.turistel.cl/mapas_ruteros/rut_e_1.htm

really beatiful town, probably the best beach in central Chile....

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