I was in Cuba before Obama. And I want to tell you all about it… in pictures… in words… through sound.
the LISTENING postcards:
PfC: blame it on Hemingway — how it begins
PfC: Cuban math — two currencies, unstocked supermarkets, and beautiful taxi cab drivers trying to make a few extra bucks…
PfC: egg hunt — how difficult is it to buy eggs in Havana? Find out…
PfC: we will survive — our destination is 25 km away, our ride is a 1975 Lada, death is imminent
PfC: and she asks, is being childless good for a poet — I introduce you to Jack Gilbert, but don’t connect him to Che or Fidel
PfC: but is it safe? — nobody has anything, but there are bars on every window. Why?
PfC: matches — remember how I couldn’t buy eggs? Now I can’t buy matches…
PfC: Lazaro’s farm — he’s a doctor who grows food and drives a cab, and I fall in love with him as soon as I meet him; you will too
PfC: flora, fauna + waiting — the answer to “Don’t any of these people work?”
PfC: on the bus — riding a bus in Havana is… you know what? Just listen.
PfC: and again with Hemingway — a marina where Hemingway never moored a boat, and other stories
PfC: if Nikita Khruschev had to wash a bra in Cuba… — the Cuban missile crisis in the context of missing sink plugs and the need to buy yoghurt in order to make jello
PfC: homesick — what is home when you’re in motion?
PfC: in bed with Jane Austen, thinking of you — wrap up of series 1
PfC: this is also Havana (image)
PfC: Necropolis (images + riffs)
PfC: the view from here (image)
PfC: but you’re not going to make us swim there, are you? (image)
PfC: haunted house (image)
PfC: through bent bars (image)
PfC: get out of my dreams get into my car & pay me 2.5X the going rate pls (images + riff)
You can also check out the chronological table of contents, if you prefer a more linear presentation of the content.
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