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  • You Know Las Ramblas But What Is A Rambla?

    By Mike on September 8, 2015
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    If you know anything about Barcelona or if you've ever been here, you know Las Ramblas. But what is a rambla? I'll tell you.
  • Take a walk with me. What is Barcelona like in September?

    By Mike on September 6, 2015
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    September is one of the best months of the year to be in Barcelona. Take a short walk with me and see what I mean.
  • Here’s A 2 Minute Primer On The Catalan Independence Issue

    By Mike on September 3, 2015
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    From NBC and published last fall, this video gives a very simplified, yet decent overview of what’s going on and why Catalonia is trying to get its independence from Spain.
  • I’m launching Newscat.cat so the English-speaking world can easily follow the Catalan Independence process

    By Mike on September 2, 2015
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    TL;DR just check it out. The Catalan independence process is heating up and the elections that could set the country off on it’s own course take place later this month. It’s a very exciting and uncertain time and at the time of this writing, the elections have about an even chance of going either way. Today, I am launching News […]
  • Sorry, but who the hell are you?

    By Mike on March 3, 2015
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    I went out to get coffee this morning here in Barcelona and as I left the coffee shop a gal I vaguely recognized on the sidewalk saw me and called my attention to say hello. I looked her up and down really quickly and just couldn’t place her in that moment. So I said, “Hey! How’s it going?” and just […]
  • Barcelona commits to companies that create jobs

    By Mike on February 12, 2015
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    canal.barcelonagrowth.cat – Barcelona City Council continues to implement new measures aimed at generating economic growth and reducing unemployment to ensure that all those that want to work but have no employment, can find the right job that fits their professional profile. To promote job creation and reduce unemployment in the city, Barcelona City Council has now launched the so-called ‘Commitment […]
  • Today is Sant Jordi Day in Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain)

    By Mike on April 23, 2011
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    La Diada de Sant Jordi, also known as el dia de la rosa (The Day of the Rose) or el dia del llibre (The Day of the Book) is a Catalan holiday held on 23 April, with similarities to Valentine's Day and some unique twists that reflect the antiquity of the celebrations. The main event is the exchange of gifts between sweethearts, loved ones and respected ones.
  • My "Get Home" Ritual

    By Mike on June 12, 2010
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    I’m very fortunate to be able to live in two great cities. One drawback however is how long it takes to get from one place to the other. Often I fly direct but sometimes for one thing or another I have a layover. Today I had a layover in Madrid and my flight to Barcelona left two hours late. Anyway, […]
  • The Song Cat A&R Podcast Episode 2 – On The Prowl For Great Music

    By Mike on May 5, 2010
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    Our Monk, Matt Adey, Ben Novak, Melodious Coe
  • Barcelona – New York: Video Podcast

    By Mike on January 8, 2010
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    (text en català a continuació) Speaking of “hey look at me!” posts… early last year I thought I wanted to do a series of video podcasts that featured (rather, sort of compared and contrasted) Barcelona and New York. I go back and forth quite a bit so I thought I could get plenty of fresh footage on an ongoing basis […]