The Susan Boyle phenomena

April 21, 2009 at 1:30 pm (Anything, Music) (, , , )

Once again, a hiden talent went was uncovered on the show Britain’s got talent. The scotish 47 unemployed woman, Susan Boyle has become the singer of the world after singing I dremed of a dream from the film The Miserables, with over 100 million times watched on you tube, beating Barack Obama’s ceremony watched by 18,5 million.

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The woman is a volunteer singer for a church in Blackburn, near Edimburgh. Lives alone with her cat Peebles and confessed during her performance that she has never been kissed (in the lips I guess). Anyway, after her appearance on the casting of Britain’s got talent show, she’s got lots of work offers.

There is a particular work offer for her to make a porn movie in which she looses her virginity. More details of this particular work offer;

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/article2385706.ece

And here, the video of the show when she made her performance. Enjoy, her singing is nice actually.

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Black Kids!

March 21, 2009 at 10:43 pm (Music) (, , )

Black Kids, oh how I love this band. From Jacksonville Florida, this band came last week to Guadalajara at the Diana Theatre, performing alongside Vampire Weekend. What an amazing show. It was full of energy and the poeple, which was not much but were very loyal, was all turned on when the band came out. Reggie Youngblood, band vocalist, made a good connection with the audience sharing some words in spanish which came to be very funny since the phrase was “who’s the girl?”. They put so much energy on their performance it was hard not to stand up and dance, especially when Ali Youngblood came close to salute people. I love that girl; she has such charm and energy. In fact, both band girls Ali and Dawn Watley are very charming and full of energy. Owen Holmes and Kevin Snow, bass guitar and drums respectively, where on a dark spot I don’t know why, but they were clearly very motivated too. I personally was expecting to see Owen Holmes since he is my favorite bassist and a probably role model.

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Thank you Black Kids for comming, hope you can come here again someday, I know I will be expecting it. Good luck with your tour, continue with your nice work and have fun!

Following up, a video from the concert: Hurricane Jane. Enjoy!

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Silvestre Revueltas – Symphonic Works

February 17, 2009 at 1:42 am (Music) (, , , , , , )

The other day I was thinking about my next post on this blog, and I have to admit I had no idea what to post about. Many things passed through my mind, like writing an essay, for instance, but finally I decided to post about one of the biggest geniuses of Mexican music: Silvestre Revueltas.

This Mexican composer was born in Santiago Papasquiaro, on the state of Durango, on December 31th, 1899; he died in Mexico City on 1940. Revueltas’ music is a mixture of Mexican folk music and the mainstream composers’ music of the first half of the past century; the result of this mixture is an extremely interesting music, where powerful prehispanic percussions, colorful Mexican pieces, and the dissonances of modern harmony dance together to become an amazing musical orgy =).

You can download an album with many of the symphonic works of Revueltas using the link below. This is the track list of the album:

CD 1

  1. Sensemayá
  2. Toccata
  3. Cuauhnahuac
  4. Música para Charlar: Construcción del Ferrcarril
  5. Música para Charlar: El Desierto
  6. Ventanas
  7. Redes: El Pescador; Funeral de niño
  8. Redes: Segunda Parte

CD 2

  1. Janitzio
  2. Ocho por Radio
  3. Homenaje a García Lorca
  4. Caminos
  5. La Noche de los Mayas: Noche de los Mayas
  6. La Noche de los Mayas: Noche de Jaranas
  7. La Noche de los Mayas: Noche de Yucatán
  8. La Noche de los Mayas: Noche de Encantamiento

Link: http://rapidshare.com/files/198507984/Silvestre_Revueltas.rar.html

And just for the record… I’ve never been able to find anything of Revueltas on the internet, hehe, so that was one of the reasons I decided to upload this album. Enjoy the music!!!

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The Outsiders – Calling On Youth

January 27, 2009 at 3:43 am (Music) (, , )

Para este que será mi primer post, he escogido hablarles sobre una banda que comparte la filosofía indie del blog y es bien retro. Este grupo se llama The Outsiders, fue de las primeras bandas punk y puso a la venta el primer album totalmente independiente en todo Reino Unido, Calling On Youth. En 1976, Adrian Borland, músico inglés que después formaría la banda The Sound de renombre en UK, se juntó con Bob Lawrence y Adrian Janes para formar The Outsiders. Sus influencias más importantes son The Velvet Underground y The Stooges, tomando como base el rock clásico y subiéndolo de velocidad para crear un sonido punk. Contrario a muchos de sus contemporáneos, The Outsiders no exalta el amateurismo punk ni limita sus canciones a menos de tres minutos, sin embargo conservan toda la fuerza de cualquier banda punk, siendo clara la influencia de Iggy Pop y The Stooges en su música. Para 1977 ya tenían completo lo que sería su primer album, y con algo de ayuda financiera mandaron a hacer 1000 copias de Calling On Youth por medio de su propia disquera Raw Edge.

La primera canción que lleva el mismo nombre que el disco, es una perfecta muestra de su sonido crudo y con pocos valores de producción, lo que aumenta el impacto sobre la audiencia, pareciendo que están tocando en vivo. En “Break Free” se la toman más despacio, haciendo más aparente su afición por el rock clásico. Sin embargo, para “Hit and Run” vuelven a aumentar de velocidad, impactando con sus guitarras rasgueantes con Adrian Borland sonando muy similar a Iggy Pop. Este album resulta muy atractivo para cualquier fan del punk británico, y para aquél fan del rock clásico, ya que sus canciones no son demasiado largas, su música no es demasiado simple y su velocidad es suficiente para motivar a cualquier persona a moshear.

For my first post I’ve chosen to talk about a band that shares the indie philosophy of this blog and is quite retro. The band’s called The Outsiders, it was one of the first punk bands and released the first completely independent album in all of the UK, called Calling On Youth. In 1976 Adrian Borland, english musician who would later create the band called “The Sound” of fame in the UK, got together with Bob Lawrence and Adrian Janes to form The Outsiders. Their most important influences include The Velvet Underground and The Stooges, taking classic rock and speeding it up. Opposed to many of their contemporaries, The Outsiders do not fall into punk amateurism nor do they limit their songs to under three minutes, however they do keep all the strength of any punk band, making the influence of Iggy Pop and The Stooges very clear. By 1977 they had already completed what would become their first album, and with a little monetery aid, they pressed 1000 copies of Calling On Youth

The first song of the album, which bears the same name, is a perfect example of their raw sound, with low production value, which increases the impact on the listener, sounding as if it were live. On “Break Free” the band slows it up a bit, making even more obvious their affection for classic rock. However, for “Hit and Run” they speed up again, impressing with their strumming guitars, while the vocals resemble that of Iggy Pop. This album could attract any british punk fan, and those classic rock fans, since their songs aren’t too long, their music isn’t too simple and their speed is enough to invite anyone to start moshing.

Sin más preámbulo les dejo una muestra de este album, con la canción “Hit and Run”:

Without further due, here is a sample of this album, the song “Hit and Run”:

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