martes, 22 de febrero de 2011

This Year´s Top 12 Songs?

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2010. It doesn´t matter if they were put out more than a decade ago. They´re the tunes heard with the utmost pleasure last year. 

Well... do you always just listen to present chart songs? Let´s not talk about age because today it´s Songs what it is about.

12. LINDSTROM & PRINS THOMAS, "Feel PM" (2007).  The title -really poloesque as it reminds of the expression "Está de Pe Eme" menaing "It´s F.G.", this is the soundtrack for serenity ...even in winter. Just click on the link.

11. CHACHO BRODAS, "Genio" (2007). No matter how many times it is heard, you always smile at the end of this little ditty. The video is quite watchable and Chacho is just an average boy you just can´t dislike.


10. NACHO VEGAS, "Las inmensas preguntas" (2009). Cuando me quiero explicar, / las palabras se esconden / en no sé qué sitio. [When I want to explain, / Words just slip away / and go who knows where] Just look at the guy´s beautiful hair and how well he conveys frustration.



 9. THROBBING GRISTLE, "Distant Dreams (Pt.2)". (1981) This ditty is almost outright synth-pop (Wass dat?)  from a sometimes-scary band -just see. This gets you a bit... edgy. Keep on clicking.

 8. BRIGHT EYES, "One Soul Song (for the new world order)" (2005). A love story in the middle of a riot: teargas canisters, G-20 conference and y ...kept pushing forward / Until they swallowed the police.

 7. DÉMAGO, "Réspirez" (2006). Censorship gets at s h o r t c i r c u i t . It´s This Year´s Guitar Strums. Fury, land speculation, job redundancy, flight of capital, full employment, wages regulation, France.



 6. DELOREAN, "Deli" (2009). Are they really Spanish? Well, yes, they are. As you can see, this year we´ve had lots of music in Spanish. Dance rock rhythmic rhythm. Katmandu´s top summer song (honest!).



 5. DAN LAURIN. ARTE DEI SUONATORI, "Suite-obertura en la menor. Ouverture" [GEORG PHILIP TELEMANN] (2004). Pure new wave. Album of the year is called Conciertos para flauta [Flute Concertos].

 4. CHICO Y CHICA, "Lady Olé" (2004). The lyrics have no meaning whatsoever. Maybe the group doesn´t either. Nor that serious voice. Nor so many times that is heard while thinking that everything is real. ¡Manu Tenor! (...) ¡Florinda Chi!


Bronze is for...

 3. LIONS IN LOVE, "Persecution". (1994) This is Another Story: we need a whole blog devoted to it. What you can hear between 2:22 and 2:42 after a hippy call comes from the afterworld: the world of Voices from the Beyond. Please click now!

Silver is for...

 2. LEMON FLY, "Miénteme otra vez" (2004). It looks as a track from ABC***´s The Lexicon of Love. From Via satélite alrededor de Carlos Berlanga as well. They say it themselves: ¡Las mentiras tienen algo de verdad! [A lie has some truth in it!]



And number one goes to...

 1. FREDDY KEMPF, "Gran Polonesa precedida de un andante spianato, opus 22" (2004). Song of the Year. Which year? Lots. This one too. So enjoy it...


It is possible to listen to all the tunes. Please kindly choose your favourite... or just don´t.

Oh, is there any song put out during 2010? I´m afraid there isn´t. That stinks.
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viernes, 11 de febrero de 2011

Another Small Country?

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You thought the Travelling around Small  Countries  saga was over? Well, it´s just not-a-big-state called The Republic of...


















This expedition is included in what it´s supposed to be Political Tourism. That´s why you should pay attention to what happens from minute 0:49 til 1:04 in the song. Because the soundtrack is...

Is this in one of the best ever albums top 5? It is.

El Cuban accent can be a bit too much and, at the same time, delight your ears with its amollll. Generosity can become excessive and also get away from same old European discretion. The music may not be the best dish for a synth-pop (wot?) fan, but, taken as a show, it will surely be worthwhile.

Anyway, bound to escape Christmas and the cold. And also the inevitable questions: have you ever been to Cuba? What do you relate it to? Do you feel like going there? Can you giz any tip?

While you wait, look for minute 9:12 of this excerpt (well, that is if you don´t enjoy the whole of this funningly emotional long feature film):


Love, death and sabolll

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lunes, 6 de diciembre de 2010

Too much for your eyes?

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This song could fit in elevators or waiting rooms, but you won´t hear it in Spain because most Spanish ears are not used to that yet.

This is about a story that could have been passionate-girl-falls-in-love-with-bored-but-beautiful-housewife, or brave-young-woman-tries-to-capture-mature-lady, or Lesbian-girl-does-everything-to-win-love-of-gorgeous-bourgeois-woman. You could have seen any of these daring plots in...


Non-European alternatives just melt into a baddie-girl-spoils-family plot.

Anyone saw Open Your Eyes?

To achieve that reassuring effect, an annoying soundtrack is used to match a script that is both too simple and dead-slow.

Easy-to-please audiences are into myths. Well, Julianne Moore is truly wonderful there - physically and emotionally.


Have you all ever felt part of the general public?
Have you ever wanted to belong to the particular public?
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viernes, 26 de noviembre de 2010

Is being selfish a bad thing?

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Shortcircuit is heir to Sensualista (2006-2010). It´s still polo, but Shortcircuit is not sensualista anymore- now it´s an accidental connection between two points of differential potential in an electrical circuit establishing a path of low resistance through which an excessive current can flow. So... this is a circuit in which each and everyone is admitted, and it´s as transparent as it was in its previous life.

Proud, I´m proud of what I am

Blogging is one of the first proof of selfishness in the modern world. The best bloggers use the label `self-centreness´. Is being a selfish a mistake? An outright selfish would assume everybody else also is and will respect this ...virtue?

Yes, it can be a virtue: F.W.N.´s quote goes The noble soul has reverence for itself. This sentence is mentioned in this outstanding film. Would you find it here? If you´re a good student of ELE (Spanish as a foreign language), you would locate that minute and second.

That´s they are: just worms dragging on the ground

Selfishness is said to be evil. It´s one of the worst things you can tell to anyone. However, without it or without some of it, it would be hard to get by: the difference would be big, the potential would be deadly.

Let´s face it: do you take yourselves as selfish selves? Would that label fit you? Are you real shortcircuiters? Will you show some resistance? Will you feel the flow?
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sábado, 20 de noviembre de 2010