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Tue 21 Aug 2012

Pipas in London 2012!

we're playing london! can we ever stop thanking gail @ chickfactor enough? nope! thanks to...

Tue 17 Apr 2012

post-CF20: thank you gail!

an eternal thank you to dearest gail...

Sun 20 Feb 2011

the birthday weekend.

hi! hopefully you have noticed by now that there are two songs up on the...

Tue 16 Mar 2010

a cupboard bestiary

here's a silly quasi oulipian game for you. if you had to reduce it to...

Mon 15 Mar 2010

la silueta

I first saw Ana Mendieta's work in Santiago...

Sun 07 Mar 2010

The Archaic Lonely Star Blues

Fri 01 Jan 2010

when will i see you again?

everywhere i turn it seems people are very glad that 2009 is over. not to...

Wed 28 Oct 2009

el cielo está enladrillado..

you know the Spanish rhyme about the sky, looking as if it is bricked up?...

Wed 07 Oct 2009

stone love.

Bluestonehenge. 'I think we have found incontrovertible proof that the river was very important to...

Tue 06 Oct 2009

octobergirl

Hey peeps, happy Autumn. There are leaves everywhere. The birds still have some of their...

Wed 02 Sep 2009

Amor de Días in concert

If anywhere near these cities you MUST (italic & bold - very insistent!) attend these...

Thu 27 Aug 2009

for Autumn

"Leave your classroom on some trifling pretext, and engage a hackney carriage. Stop in the...

Fri 17 Jul 2009

16 July 2009

Welcome Baby Minna!!!! Happy birth day!!! A huge pipas congratulations to dearest Sarah and Pidg....

Tue 14 Jul 2009

a summer with Alice B. T.

'What is the first food you remember, remember seeing it if not eating it? Well,...

Wed 27 May 2009

melancholy, catchy and in Swedish...

is the new and just perfectly brief song by The Dreamers (Sarah Action Biker +...

Sun 24 May 2009

well, if in london already..

just a quick last minute note to say i'll be dj'ing tomorrow at the now...

Thu 14 May 2009

heron on the pond

I just wanted to let you in on some secret heron activity. There is one...

Wed 25 Mar 2009

DJ patatita.

hey peeps! hot off the press: this sunday Alasdair from the clientele and i...

Fri 27 Feb 2009

happy friday.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/feb/27/brooklyn-indie-pop-scene

Thu 19 Feb 2009

The Age of Pidg-arious

Happy Birthday, dear Mark!!!!!! Feliz, feliz en tu dia....Here's singing you a song, all the...

Tue 20 Jan 2009

más amor de días

'.. and [it] .. seemed to be suspended in the most fragile silence, like the...

Fri 31 Oct 2008

run run run

wha'? ..election...? huh?? i feel like rip van winkle - somebody just woke me up...

Tue 28 Oct 2008

dear pennsylvania

dear pennsylvania, don't you dare vote republican. a vote for the republicans is a vote...

Sat 30 Aug 2008

Last days of August + ajovision.

  greetings from hot hot happy madrid! how's the end of summer treating you? are...

Thu 17 Jul 2008

rip it up! it feels like starting again.

only a day or two until we pipas reunite at rip it up 2008 in säffle,...

Sat 31 May 2008

farrotechnics

you can't take anything for granted these days, not even 5 minutes of sunshine. maybe...

Tue 13 May 2008

it's show time.

you won't believe it but we have a show, live and all, coming up !...

Sat 03 May 2008

if we took a holiday.

...oh yeah, oh yeah, just some time to celebrate.. come on, let's celebrate. i'm off...

Tue 22 Apr 2008

voices in your head.

amor de días means a love of days. it's a nice way to pass the...

Mon 21 Apr 2008

we the steam powered.

this is a picture taken around kennington on a sunny day a few months ago....

Mon 31 Mar 2008

latina adriana.

while we wait for the dust to settle on the amor de dias show a...

Tue 04 Mar 2008

amor de dias

if there's one thing more exciting than guille in the eurovision song content, it is...

Mon 03 Mar 2008

"Dímelo ya."

..... did you know did you know that.......... 1/2 of our old annika bosses are...

Tue 26 Feb 2008

die messhugge schtunde

....... i'm reading a great and mouthwatering book at the moment - the angelica kitchen...

Sun 24 Feb 2008

'this love is fucking right'...

..ok so i remembered what's happening tonight, even though i probably won't be able to...

Fri 22 Feb 2008

news from the south

back in shape after a wild bout of birthdays around pipasville. we're a little older,...

Wed 20 Feb 2008

belated birthdays..

..for one and all.. happy birthday pidg! hope you and the toucans are having a...

Wed 20 Feb 2008

happy birthday lu!

i write this happy birthday message to lupe from a small island off the coast...

Sat 22 Dec 2007

meatless days.

wishing to celebrate the winter solstice without ancient stylee hecatomb will find some of us...

Mon 10 Dec 2007

the garden of earthy delights

the world turned upside down. do you remember a while ago we had a new...

Sat 08 Dec 2007

we don't price fix our milk/butter/dairy products

and we have some news for you - there's a few old/revisited songs from the...

Sat 01 Sep 2007

minor pipas news

just to let you know. we are still planning on new songs and records and...

Thu 23 Aug 2007

by popular request...

i actually...

Tue 14 Aug 2007

"if i knew now what i knew then..."

a couple of videos about dick cheney... quagmire - cheney circa 1994

Wed 13 Jun 2007

lupe on conan o'brien???

well, apparently it's true! lupe is on her way to the conan o'brien studio...

Sun 10 Jun 2007

one great show. one more show.

wow! it's so embarrasing to admit but i'd (mark) never been to the bowery ballroom...

Mon 28 May 2007

San Fadyl memorial show.

In a few days we'll join a bunch of friends to sing a few songs...

Sat 26 May 2007

leaving los angeles --> popfest NYC!

wow! what a show last night. it was a good one. meeting lots of new...

Thu 24 May 2007

los angeles!

it was an (land of ill)earthquake(s) of a show in walnut, ca! thanks so much...

Tue 22 May 2007

secret show in LA!

the tremendously sad fact is that our last show of the tour with the ever...

Mon 21 May 2007

sacramento at long last!!!!

we're here at long last. we dreamed of hanging out with our dear friends leon...

Sun 20 May 2007

modesto or bust!

the secret show last night at megamoog and mary's apartment up in sunset was really...

Thu 17 May 2007

san francisco pelican!

holy cow. we're...

Tue 15 May 2007

(not) up all night.

thanks to the sharp guillotines at the astor place kinkos we now have the covers...

Fri 27 Apr 2007

san.

our lovely friend san, drummer of ladybug transistor, lover of chocolate, always warm and surprising...

Fri 23 Mar 2007

problem hair.

hello! we're working here in madrid. we've been eating lupe's masterful white bean spread. so...

Sat 17 Mar 2007

New york here we come.

We're delighted to confirm we'll be joining the line-up of the nyc pop fest on...

Wed 07 Mar 2007

in the same sentence as...

while still waiting for a review of 'sorry love' in pitchfork (i think we've given...

Sat 24 Feb 2007

Forestry in our dreams.

When I miss London, I think about the forests, the woods that seem to change...

Tue 20 Feb 2007

Birthday!

happy! birthday! madrid time feb 20! wooo! me other pipas half! we're having a little...

Mon 19 Feb 2007

Happy!

Birthday! to! Pidg! happy Birthday, to Pidg! happy Birthday dearest friend (and pidgie.), happy birthday...

Fri 12 Jan 2007

sn*wflks

yes, as zeeeeeeeeebahtronic pointed out in a blog comment earlier, there was a little...

Mon 01 Jan 2007

happy new year from pipas.

happy new year everyone! here's hoping for one... some snow might be nice too. 

Mon 11 Dec 2006

Kids say...

every now and again our dear friend sarah allen sends out musical waves into kids...

Mon 11 Dec 2006

We Crashed.

we crashed. ZZzzzz..... post-tour. we've done some sleeping... we also have a one take video...

Sat 25 Nov 2006

A Taste Of Pickles And Honey.

hello from tartu! here we are at the Rock &(or) Roll club. yes, they named...

Fri 24 Nov 2006

Disappearing shows.

Greetings from Tallinn! We took an incredible nap this morning on the ferry from Helsinki....

Tue 21 Nov 2006

More Than Ampel

our second time in copenhagen and our second time with ampel. such a good...

Sat 18 Nov 2006

The Malmö Dept.

dang! we're here at the venue/hotel (all in one, you really can't believe how nice...

Wed 08 Nov 2006

Sleep = Shut Up

our dear friend michael green put together this video for our song 'sleep = shut...

Sat 04 Nov 2006

We could be hiros.

Contrary to popular opinion, pipas is not a group formed of people who don't ever...

Fri 03 Nov 2006

The photo shoot.

Like our new tour van? Yesterday was one of those incredible days of autumn in...

Thu 02 Nov 2006

Additional show in Finland!

Things to do on the boats from the seaside of Turku, Finland, on Saturday 25...

Thu 02 Nov 2006

COPENHAGEN!

with extreme happiness we can announce that the lovely people of ampel have set...

Tue 31 Oct 2006

Trick or treat!

Another sunny day in Windsor Terrace, and only one left til John Keats' birthday, and...

Wed 11 Oct 2006

the PHILADELPHIA show

wow. thanks to neal and i was a teenage pop addict we're playing in...

Mon 09 Oct 2006

the NEW YORK show

so we got our show in brooklyn on october 26th! it's gonna be fun! i...

Wed 27 Sep 2006

leaf riot.

hello! it is just about my (mark's) favourite time of the year right now and...

Tue 05 Sep 2006

labour day and wait.

happy labour day! no sooner have we begun to rest from our travels, more begin...

Fri 18 Aug 2006

funniest review ever. of us. (and the first for sorry love)

mercyscholarsafterglow (web site has gone but archive remains) thank you! and, yes, lupe *is*...

Thu 17 Aug 2006

p3 pop! hanna! you rock.

the wonderful hanna fahl interviewed us for p3 pop (swedish national radio) at emmaboda and...

Thu 17 Aug 2006

post emmaboda/pre everything.

hello! wow. gosh. wasn't it great? so wonderful to meet everyone... here are a few...

Thu 10 Aug 2006

it is, sadly, true. cancelled u.s. tour!

hello? is this thing on? well, sad news to report. our semi-planned east coast u.s....

Sat 05 Aug 2006

art & boris

good morning! yesterday we practised for the first time! it was good! playing some new...

Mon 31 Jul 2006

london show added!

our first london show since december 2005! please come up to lovely tufnell park and...