Tuesday, April 22, 2008
The Street of the Love of Days
Amor de Días means "love of days" in Spanish. One day last year I was walking through Madrid's fashionable Central Madrid district looking for a restaurant, and I spied a street sign that made me smile with lighthearted wonder at the strange poetic ways of foreigners. It said "Calle del Amor de Dios", which my pidgin Spanish translated as "the Street of the Love of Days". (Of course anyone with half a brain will tell you that I'd got my dios and dias mixed up, and what it actually said was "the Street of the Love of God", which is after all a very common street name in Spanish towns.) However the original and misunderstood name stuck and I thought, what a beautiful name, what a beautiful and mysterious street.
Amor de Días has since become the name of a musical project I'm working on with Lupe from Pipas, which has so far come up all Spanish guitar, with a bit of Satie, and Beach Boys. I don't have any sounds to put up here cos nothing is finished, but we are making a record. And playing a very very rare show with our friends the Ladybug Transistor on Monday 28th April at the Luminaire in Kilburn.
I doubt even God would be able to transform Kilburn High Road on Monday night to a street of the love of days, but we will try our best.
Posted by Alasdair at 11:05 am