I'm so excited. This Thrusday I'm heading off to Zacatecas, here in my country, to meet other students of Russian Language. Three days full of events and conferences and people interested in the same things as me, yuupiiie!
Let me tell you that this past week I was a little bit tense because I didn't have a place to stay and wan't sure about the bus. Luckily, those things are solved by now and I can just focuss on my outfits and have a good time!
I had a great time at Belle and Sebastian's gigs. I got the chance to go to the two concerts they performed in my city. One day with the boyfriend and the other with some friends, one of my best friends It was sooo cool because the shows were different. They didn't play the same exact songs and their interection with the audience was different.
They tried to play songs from their different albums, so they didn't focussed on Write About Love but played a lot of themes from the past. Among my favourites: Judy and the Dream of Horses, The Boy With the Arab Strap, Funny Little Frog and If You're Feeling Sinister.
Fortunately, the place was nice as well. It is small and comfy with nice acoustic..just perfect! I love being so close to the artists. Places like stadiums are soooo impersonal!
Anyways, it was a learning experience as well. I learned to be patient and that even if things do not turn out as I want I can have looots of fun. I don't know, sometimes I can be a compulsive controler and it gets my nerves when people don't do what I want--- yeah, I know how obsessive I sound but what can I do! BUT really, that week was chaotic andI learned that nothing as to stay calm and cool.
Tonight: Air's concert
Another opinion on the concert: the whale girl here
Oh, my.. I'm so obsessed with reading the book EL Joven Orozco. Cartas de amor a una niña!
But it is a little bit too expensive for my finances, at the moment :(
I don't know the story so well but it turns out someone found letters written by Jose Clemente Orozco, a Mexican artist, a Muralist to a girl he was in love with. Their romance lasted until his death but they were never able to be together as her parents rejected the proposal and later on, he became famous and a well known artist during the times of the Mexican Revolution and afterwards.
She never got married but he did. Keeping her as an ilusion, as a muse as something unreacheable but inspiring at the same time.
They only recovered the letters written by him, not the replies, so in order to give contex the author, Adriana Malvido, explains certain parts or describes de place, the paintings, the buildings they are talking about for the readers.
I like this kind of discoveries, I feel you can glimpse the B-side of the artist you admire or you can compare the image you have of them with these kind of texts. Sometimes you get disappointed but sometimes you enrich your opinion of them.