Saturday, December 10, 2005

El pop tira de Manchester

I was surprised to find today in El PeriĆ³dico (the name of that newspaper means 'the Newspaper', so you can guess that's a newspaper), a two-page article about some kind of 'macrofestival' that is being prepared in Manchester for 2007. The headline of the article is 'El pop tira de Manchester', if you chose the edition in Spanish, or 'Manchester explota el pop', if you read the one in Catalan. That's what happens when you have a double edition in two different languages. Both headlines have their own nuances, and the result is quite interesting. The first one means something like 'Manchester is drawn by pop (music)', whereas I understand the second one as 'Manchester exploits pop (music)'. Headlines are usually difficult to translate, but I'm sure someone else can give you better translations.

1 comment:

Martin said...

It'll be interesting to see what happens in 2007 as this festival is to comprise solely of works specially commissioned for the event.

They celebrated the annoucement last month by having Gorillaz play a 4 night residency at the Opera House but I doubt if they will be able to put on many shows to that standard and justify the title "Festival".

We're not exactly starved of music in Manchester, although it would help if we had a decent listings magazine now that City Life has jacked.