No se me importa un pito que las mujeres
tengan los senos como magnolias o como pasas de higo;
un cutis de durazno o de papel de lija.
Le doy una importancia igual a cero,
al hecho de que amanezcan con un aliento afrodisíaco
o con un aliento insecticida.
Soy perfectamente capaz de soportarles
una nariz que sacaría el primer premio
en una exposición de zanahorias;
¡pero eso sí! -y en esto soy irreductible
- no les perdono, bajo ningún pretexto, que no sepan volar.
from Espantapájaros (Scarecrow) by Oliverio Girondo
or see my interpretation at the end
Espantapúblico: Circolombia's Julia Sanchez Aja
|Lianna - check out her website: www.liannamusic.com|
I felt a bit like the Pied Piper actually. As I travelled up with a girlfriend on the Northern Line, one friend got into our carriage, then her partner at the next stop, and so on. By the time we got out at Chalk Farm most of us had been united, and introductions were made over heads in the lift on the way up to the general a(be)musement of the rest of the occupants. We hit The Roundhouse buzzing, connected, and ready for more.
|Soledad Gomez Acevedo & Oscar MauricioRojas Guasca on straps|
Afterwards some of the performers stayed behind to sell CDs of Ryan Willmott's superb musical score, have pictures taken with their adoring (excitable!) fans - what's the Spanish for groupie anyone? not acosadora, por Dios! - and generally chat. Talk about stamina. They revealed themselves to be utter sweethearts whose gentle, easygoing nature explained the relaxed insouciance that was part of their on-stage charm. The English me still cringes at the thought of introducing myself to these young guys and handing over my cards, but in Spanish I'm a shameless sinvergüenza which overrided any embarrassment, and afterwards we decamped to the bar where the caipirinhas did the rest. So here's to old souls and new memories.
Cheers Circolombia! Salud! Aché!
Juan Eugenio Bonilla Landazuri, Gustavo Adolfo Quinones Castro, Jhon Edward Angulo Ibarguen, Jhon Gerlin Rodriguez Riascos, Daniel Muñoz, Juan Manuel Navarro Rubiano, Juan Camilo Gaitan López, Soledad Gomez Acevedo, Oscar Mauricio Rojas Guasca, Julia Sánchez Aja, Lianna, Diana Vargas.
|Standing ovation all round|
My Interpretation of Oliverio Girondo's Scarecrow:
I don't give a toss whether women have breasts soft as magnolias or wrinkled as prunes;
a skin soft as peaches or scratchy as a filing board.
I am completely indifferent
as to whether their morning breath is an aphrodisiac
or tastes of insecticide,
I am can perfectly well put up with
a nose that would win first prize in
a carrot competition
but know one thing, and on this point I am resolute:
- I don't excuse, under any pretext, that they not know how to fly.