GET READY! WE’RE GOING BACK TO THE 80s

Ah, the 1980s. Whether you were born in the 80s, grew up in the 80s, or never set foot in that infamous decade, hearing the term “1980s” probably makes you think of something iconic. Known as the time for big hair, acid wash jeans, and ruthless ambition, the music was the most influential of that classic decade.

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What’s On Your Summer Bucket List?

Summer isn’t over just yet. You still have time to do the things that you’ve always wanted to do. We know you have some interesting things that you want to accomplish and so do we here at Barcelona City FM. But we came across a particular summer bucket list that has been surfacing the internet.

Someone recently found a summer bucket list inside an Urban Outfitters changing room and posted it on Twitter. It is quite something, a real medley of activities.

We see this person is anticipating star gazing and camping in the back yard sit alongside taking pictures for Instagram and “getting drunk all the time”. Sounds pretty normal. But reading more into the list, the young lady wants to create a pretty adventurous summer. I wonder how far she have gotten on completing these goals. It’s also kind of funny and interesting to see that she wants to “take 8 hoe pics for Instagram’ and ‘get a boob hickey’? GIRL WHAATT???? You must really want to get CRAZY this summer. LOL!

A lot of it is very amusing, and has been reminding many others of their youth shopping for Ray Bans and going on road trips.

Some of the list has already been checked off. The author has already got ‘a little tan, decorated their room, made a summer playlist, and hooked up with Jacob. We checked in on the twitter account of the friend that posted the list and she has confirmed that her dear gal has been living life to the fullest.

We , at Barcelona City FM want to know what your summer goals are. Whether it is sitting on the beach with an ice cold mojito or skydiving out of an airplane. No summer goal is too small or too normal. As we all continue to enjoy the awesome weather and soak up the sun, be sure to LIKE us on our Facebook page and let us know what your summer bucket list consists of. 🙂 We want to hear. Maybe we’ll add it to our list.

 

WANT TO WIN FREE TEETH WHITENING? HERE’S YOUR CHANCE!

Have you been thinking about getting your teeth whitened or just sprucing up your smile?

We are partnering up with the British Dental Clinic and we’ve got you covered!

Every day this week, we will be posting a picture of a location in Barcelona. You will have to guess the correct area the picture shows. The more answers you are successful in answering, the more your name will be in the running for 50% off your service or FREE TEETH WHITENING with the British Dental Clinic. Be sure to check our Facebook every day and comment your answer. The winner will be announced in the upcoming week.

YAY! The Barcelona Beach Festival Is Upon Us

Are you ready for the most epic beach festival of the year?

OH YES, I KNOW YOU ARE!! This festival is one of the greatest EDM experiences here in Spain. Beginning Saturday night and turning up all the way until Sunday morning, you will have the chance to enjoy some of the best artists that electronic dance music has to offer. Awesome appearances by Armin Van Buuren, Axwell/Ingrosso, Martin Garrix, Neil, and Marsal Ventura.

Everyone who has experienced this night loved every second of it. You know we’ll be there rocking out with you all. The beach will be full of concert goers and the parties during the night will be top of the line! Enjoy your summer and never forget this night! You have to go. You can purchase your tickets on the Barcelona Beach Festival website or on LiveNation.

DON’T STAY AT HOME WATCHING MOVIES AND EATING JUNK FOOD ALL NIGHT! GET UP AND GO TO THE BARCELONA BEACH FESTIVAL!!! YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS IT ! 🙂

Like It or Not, Tourists are the Lifeblood of the City

Barcelona has been one of the top tourist cities in the world and is continuing to stay on that list with a rapid growth of tourist traveling to the area. But it’s not something that the citizens of Barcelona are too happy about. The city passed a law this week to curb tourism as visitors have begun to overwhelm the city and anger the local residents when trying to live their normal life. Last year, the city’s 1.6 million residents were heavily outnumbered by an estimated 32 million visitors, about half of them were just day-trippers. The new law comes after more than 25 years of relentless promotion of the city as a tourist destination, and coincides with a planned “occupation” on Saturday of La Rambla, a street that has come to symbolize what many view as the excessive and unsustainable number of visitors.

Barcelona Urban Neighborhood and a few other organizations have organized community associations under the slogan “Barcelona isn’t for sale”. The protestors are calling for an end to property speculation, which is pricing residents out of the city, and to low-wage jobs in tourist service industry.

Even though we can understand that the residents want to keep their peace of living, it is also hard to regulate tourism in a whole city. It also is not a bad thing. Think about it! The tourists that are visiting, are bringing business and revenue to the local restaurants and small company owners. That is a way to keep the city going and provide money to the business that possibly need it. In a way, tourists are helping the community. It is understood that the city may be packed, citizens may not be able to enjoy their attractions here because it is full of tourists, but it would not be realistic for the city to completely dismiss tourists from coming into the city. There are pros and cons to everything.

A few citizens that are apart of the Neighborhood Assembly for Sustainable Tourism describes the negotiation as “very frustrating”. While taking a survey the was carried out by the city, residents voted that their biggest concerns was tourists invading their privacy and living.

We will hope that in the upcoming months once the summer ends, the citizens will feel a little more comfortable with the situation. Barcelona is a beautiful city as we all want to enjoy it.

NAKED MAN GONE WILD!!!!

We all know that crazy things happen on public city transportation from time to time. But this one takes the cake. Incidents range from people talking to themselves, people acting out, and sometimes we might see a big argument. You will raise an eyebrow or two at this new story.

It was reported that Keith Dean, 49, was riding the Metro train in Houston, but not just riding the train and minding his business… he was actually riding the metro, being fairly loud and …naked. YES, NAKED! It has been said that two police cops were called to the scene and Dean then sprayed the cops with pesticide spray. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? They aren’t roaches or ants Kevin, what are you doing?

A witness said Dean stepped off the train and proceeded to lunge at the policemen, attacking and punching them. I guess he was a little too weak for that punch because after he tried to perform knockoff boxing skills, he fell to the ground where the policemen then tasered him. Dean was arrested and taken into custody.

Ben Marquina, who recorded the incident on his mobile, said: “The cop showed a lot of restraint after getting punched like that.”

A Houston police spokesman said: “We commend these two officers for their actions in bringing a volatile situation to a safe conclusion.

“The male clearly struck our officer, who in turn used sound judgement in holding his composure and gaining control of the scene – thanks to assistance from his partner.”

Dean has been charged with two counts of assault on a public officer. His lawyer Markay Stroud argued that Dean was not acting irrationally when he appeared in court.

Things must get pretty wild over there in Houston,Texas!!

 

 

Women in Sonar Festival Interview with Sofie Winterson

tottie and sofie winterson

June in Barcelona not only means the start of those sweaty sleepless summer nights, but also Sonar Festival is upon us. With Sonar in its 24th year and most highly attended to date, a record number of 124,000 festival-goers descended on the city for one of the most respected worldwide music festivals in electronic and advanced music

This year Barcelona City FM presenters D.N.S & Tottie were there from start to finish reporting on a topic very close to their hearts; bridging the gender gap in electronic music and tech culture and talking exclusively to female artists performing at Sonar Festival 2017 – #WomenInSonar2017.

Dutch singer/songwriter Sofie Winterson pulled out a beautiful performance on the Red Bull Music Academy presents Sonar Dome stage on Friday. Tottie caught up with Sofie after her performance to talk about her personal journey as a woman working in the electronic music industry, how she gets into her creative groove and which female artist she would like to collaborate with next.

Sofie comments: “I Loved playing Sonar. Even though most of our equipment was lost in our transit and we had to switch to rented gear which was quite stressful, we felt the performance went really well and the crowds were lovely. Barcelona is a magic place and I hope to be back for Sonar in the future.”

Over the next few weeks D.N.S and Tottie will be releasing all the interviews on the Barcelona City FM Facebook page and YouTube channel featuring some of the fantastic female artists who performed at Sonar Festival and Sonar+D this year. 

Interview: Tottie
Artist: Sofie Winterson

A Night of UK House & Garage

Talk to people about Britain and they will tell you about Brexit, pork pies, and Monty Python. But don’t forget about the music. We have your exclusive access to the hottest UK House & Garage event coming this Friday!

It’s only right that Barcelona’s English speaking radio station deliver a night of classic UK House & Garage Flying in from London, Barcelona City FM’s DJ Katty has been on the scene for over a decade. From pirate radio, clubs & festivals, DJ Katty know’s how to throw it down so that you and your friends can have a great time. With support from Dj Munro, also from London and one half of Fantastic Planet, J Rus, all hail the UK garage raver.

The event will be held this Friday , 14 July at Garage 442 Avda. Diagnol 442.  They will be taking on the night from 11:00pm-3:30am.

See you there!

      

Anarosa Takes On Dublin

LIGHT, CAMERA, ACTION!

You listen to her every week on our station. So be sure to tune in next week as our very own Anarosa takes on Dublin, Ireland. She will be airing live from the Irish capital for the next month as she studies at The Lir Academy, Ireland’s premier national academy of dramatic arts at Trinity College. Anarosa will be interviewing local actors and celebrities as she connects some Dublin’s household names and how they are succeeding in the industry. She will be broadcasting from the campus and be traveling around to speak to students on how they view the arts and its impact on the world.

If you are interested in the arts, you do not want to miss this feature. Be sure to tune in on Monday at 9am (Central European time zone).

TATTED UP GRANNY!

Tattoos are becoming more accepted in the world as a form of creativity for the body. Some say that it is a way to express and describe who you are, while some view it as a destruction of your body image. Either way you put it, people are adding these interesting symbols, pictures, and images to make a statement.

Vivien Bodycote, 59, is a grandmother that you might be surprised to see. She has a passionate love for body art and has covered her body with more than 20 tattoos of Jose Mourinho. Yes, were talking about Jose, the former professional football player and the manager of the Premier League club Manchester United. Vivien says she gets weak at the knees at the sight of Mourinho and has dedicated her whole body to him. WHAAAT? Sounds outrageous.

Tony, 76, Vivien’s husband,  has retired from working with concrete and has invested fully into Viven’s ink addiciton. He has said to have spent more than £800 of his pension on tattoos of Jose’s face for his wife’s body. THAT IS A TRUE INVESTMENT FOR SURE! I know some of you have celebrity crushes and an idol that you look up to. But how many of you would actually dedicate your entire body to this one person…PERMANENTLY?

Viven said in an interview, “I rarely go into town and not come back with another Jose tattoo. I must have 20 of just that man. He’s not just the special one, he’s the only one.” THE ONLY ONE? REALLY VIV? The price of her tattoos have varied with some being only £60 to £250. She has not even been to a football match since the 90’s, but when she attended with her father, she fell in love ever since. Just last week, she has gotten a quite large size tattoo of Jose’s face on her thigh. She has images of his faces on other parts of her body, but she said this is the biggest one yet.

A quite bazaar decision as well is that she said if Jose was to propose to her at any time, she would divorce her husband for him. That seems a little far fetched. I would feel bad if I was Tony. But hey, they might be able to come to an agreement in this situation. Let’s hope that Ms. Bodycote gets to finally meet Jose Mourinho so her dreams of meeting him can finally come to life.

Take a look at the pics below of her fantastic and extravagant art.