The crazy summer season is now rapidly coming
to a close here on the island and therefore we thought it
might be a good idea at Ibiza History Culture if we were to freshen up
a little and start a new project that will run throughout
the tranquil winter period of Ibiza.
What we are going to do is present a new
weekly column "Artists on Ibiza" which will feature
the life, and work with personal interviews of local artists
who spend time here to create their wonderful illusions on
Louise Wright and Emily Kaufman will take
it in turn to join and assist José P Ribas to put the
words together on each individual artist and I will combine
with them to provide the pictures of the lives and works of
these talented individuals of Ibiza.
Whoever is going to do the interview that
particular week will not have to provide a weekly column of
his or her specialist subject. Therefore, if Louise and José
are together on an "Artist of Ibiza" story then
neither of them will have to submit a personal column of "Local
News" or "Island Ecology" for that specific
Kirk W Huffman will continue with the excellent
writing of his stimulating "An Anthropological View"
column and Sinclair Newton will carry on keeping us all amused
with his entertaining "Sober Life" weekly yarns.
However, there could be the odd week here
and there when Sinclair is here on the island to visit us
and he decides to take off alone and do his own personal interviews
with certain interesting characters of his choice who choose
to be here on Ibiza.
We will also welcome any comments, questions
or interesting stories that our readers and subscribers wish
to write to us about. There are still one or two e-mails that
still have to be answered from recent weeks but we do promise
to answer everybody who feels the need to write and enquire
about anything whatsoever to do with our unique island of
I sincerely hope that we do not upset too
many squeamish people out there with the showing of the "matançes"
black and white pictures that are featured this week in Kirk
W Huffman's "An Anthropological View" column on
the ancient pig killing ritual of Ibiza.
If you were to take the time and read the
full series of these interesting articles by Kirk, who describes
in such fine detail what this ceremonial activity means to
the local people of the island. Perhaps you will then understand
that we published these pictures purely for those folk out
there who would otherwise be left only with their imagination
of this very old custom.
Another new feature to be shown shortly
on these weekly pages will be a current photograph of each
member of THE ELECTRONIC IBIZA HISTORY CULTURE
team which consists of Gary Hardy, Emily Kaufman, Sinclair
Newton, José P Ribas, Louise Wright, Kirk W Huffman
and not forgetting to introduce our genius web master, Antonio
Inferring: Maybe the "mug shot"
of our staff when they are published will frighten some of
our readers more then the traditional pictures of the pigs?