Wednesday, August 08, 2007

don't blame the coffee

5.18 no sleep. sailing sea of chaos. cuban coffee fucked me up...no i fucked me up. I drank it.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

flickr account

i opened a flickr account to so i can update photos on the road as the photpage on the website takes forever...time for an update.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/declandebarra/

I will try and get some more photos up soon and add to the art set

Monday, August 06, 2007

and on the flip side...

There is reasons to be proud of humanity. Here is a prime example in Saul Williams.

Tá brón orm (i'm sorry)

Today is the anniversary of 250,000 people being obliterated in a nuclear strike on Hiroshima at 8.15am.
Why am i sorry? I'm sorry for all those who died and because i'm part of the same fucked up human race that plays the same fuckin record over and over. Kill on loop.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

black beans and rice






Just back from traveling around Cuba. I cannot say enough about this country or the people. Havana is my favourite city in the world. I am back 24 hrs and everything seems silent, no spontaneous street parties, no reggaeton blasting out of a 50 yr old speaker held together with rubber bands and recycled parts. I feel privileged to have travelled there and met such awesome people. Thanks so much to everyone i met along the way and for putting up with my Spanglish. Highlights were Cuban black beans and rice, picking wild mangoes for breakfast, swimming with barracuda and moray eels, travelling through the sierra maestras where Che, Camillo and Fidel fought there way into history after being reduced to just 12 men at the start of the revolution. Casa de la musica, street parties, happy kids playing safely in streets at night, watching my travel partner get treated by a Cuban doctor and getting a blood test result back in under 10 minutes.
Having to turn back to the airport 10 minutes into a twin prop 40 seater internal flight with "technical problems". Listening to people talk about the revolution, communism, the pros and cons, the embargos and their resolution despite all the hardship to remain proudly Cuban. I think when Fidel goes it will all change, the revolution is still there but the kids want ipods. The embargoes and sanctions against the country will never destroy the country or the will of its people. Its a fruitless act which brings only pain to ordinary Cubans. ironically i think Fidel would have gone years ago if all the sanctions had been lifted. i hope i can return.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

how i write songs

this pretty much sums it up

shows i am really fucking glad i missed

for those of you who don't know this guy...he is the guy the father ted episode mrs doyle baking a cake jumper is about.