Saturday, October 31, 2009

Top's that makes us want to dance, cry and f#ck!

Ok, probably not the all time favourites (and not repeating Eternal Sunshine ok?), but more like the ones that are on my mind at this point...and remember my mind is not quite as good as it used to be, so...tcham tcham tcham!

5 - Nine Songs, Michael Winterbottom - In London, England, love blooms between an American college student, named Lisa, and a British glaciologist, named Matt, where over the next few months in between attending rock concerts, the two lovers have intense sexual encounters – Not a great movie, yet somehow kicked in.
Intimacy - Patrice Ch̩reau - Every Wednesday, She meets once a week Рyet again, not a great movie, but as something in it. Maybe the sex?
3 - Chungking Express - Wong Kar-Wai wrote each scene either the night before or on the morning on the day of filming. A movie about love, without a plot.

2 –
Breaking the Waves - Lars von Trier – paralyze the future? (And live your dreams today. La la la…)
1 –
Until the end of the world, by Win Wenders – Kick ass photo shooting. Son + mother love story (in my honest opinion). Indian nuclear satellite has gone out of control – Original movie title “Bis ans Ende der Welt”.

As soundtrack I leave you two of the “nine songs”:


Friday, October 30, 2009


It's 7:00 am on this side of the planet. F#ck, I realized now my town is closer to the Pacific Ocean than the Atlantic. So, NO POST. It is not as if I have a lot of people going to my blog. Let me see....... 2, 3. And one is my sister in law, it doesn't count. The other two are you. So, posting or not is the same ( bu I will not post it as requested). The same people will end up reading it. I'm imagining this entire sentence with a Scottish accent. it's just hilarious.

Heart felted the Jeff Buckley, but first operation Baby, then I'll go and visit the old continent.

But for now, a challenge. And a brainy one:

TOP 5 where a romantic relationship is the main plot of the movie - It can be horror, comedy, drama, whatever.

To help you guys, my top 5:

5 - When Harry Met Sally ( the classic with the fake orgasm , just great)
4 - Reality Bites (your late 90's cool, romantic comedy with a good soundtrack, for that decade I mean)
3 - 2046 (Kar Wai Wong, full of flavour masterpiece)
2 - High Fidelity (John Cusack at it's best - the only romantic comedy with a script)
1 - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Just f#cking Brilliant)

Come on, your TOP 5, for now 1st place featured song: Beck, a masterpiece.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - A poem from Alexandre Pope (Eloisa to Abelard), a little of it goes like this:

How happy is the blameless vestal's lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd;

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Immortal Thoughts

May 29, 1997
Jeff Buckley's death was not "mysterious," related to drugs, alcohol, or suicide.
There is a police report, a medical examiner's report, and an eye witness to prove that it was an accidental drowning, and that Mr. Buckley was in a good frame of mind prior to the accident.

May 26, 1998
Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk is released as a collection of polished studio tracks.
Only in 1998 I had the pleasure of hearing Jeff´s voice.
Somewhere around that date I realized I´ve been missing the album “Grace” in my life.
What a shame!
Yes, it makes quite a lot of difference to your body and soul.
Somehow along life people don´t tend to look onto other´s feet.
Probably because there is the tendency of not looking down.
Probably because there is the tendency of keeping the eyes above the line of water, as if it could make any kind of difference in one´s life.
Totally wrong.
Look down and realize the real importance of your feet.
They define what you are.
Your steps, and your shoes - they are you.
The music of Jeff Buckley is no more than the feet’s of immortality.
Keep it wisely right next to your heart.

“I see you take another drag
I have no fear of this machine!”

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pete said...

Radiohead - Kid A (2000) - 8. Idioteque

Mild und leise was composed in 1973 using the Music360 computer language.
The piece from Paul Lansky's came out on a Columbia/Odyssey LP in 1975 as a result of a contest run by the International Society for Contemporary Music.
It sold about 7000 copies.
Radiohead´s Idioteque samples a bit of this one.
What a good and pleasurable start for it.
The best song (or the worse) from the album that changed everything.
One more OK Computer and we all would be vomiting written advices of suicide to Tom´s nonexistent email address.
Can you keep calm felling the beat of this one at your heart?

Or you don’t have a heart?

Let me hear both sides
Let me hear both sides
I'll laugh until my head comes off
This is really happening

Global warming my ass.
Some things aren’t meant to be understood.

Such as love and passion.
Friendship and brotherhood.
It ends up being all in the bit of the beat.
If your able to reached it like your supposed to, then you’ll understand it, without the need of the word of men…

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

From A to Z and intact!!

Probably one of the best bands (the best for me, biased), in the world. Wait, you don't even know who I am writing of. Because... because every single album they released was fantastic. Every single album offered something new, every single album was a reflection of a group of musician's work. A true Band. Not just marketing, not just advertising. This band delivered the goods, every single time, and man, were they a delight in live performance. Seven albums were released. Now I remember NME highly criticizing this band in their first two albums. Were they in for a treat when they released their third. Probably the landmark of the 90's that echoed through the new millennium and grasped everyone's attention for sure, and still does. I will not mention awards (Grammy Awards were good to watch when there was actually good music in it). I will not mention the name, the album or song title. I will post three videos that will barely reflect the musical process of this band (I would need to post at least a dozen or more but time and space are short). Comments are welcomed, enjoy as I did and still do.

Press the links and find out.

Song 1

Song 2

Song 3

F#cking fantastic

Monday, October 12, 2009

Alternative radios are dead

I remember listening to radio, once. When there was a radio worth listening to. When there was an alternative to all that was extremely popular, f#ucking annoying and brutally murdering music. I remember that this radio didn't even have a name and was on the air for 3, 4 months and one day vanished completely. I remember listening to it religiously with my best friend. The radio was spectacular, but, no name = no DJ, just a playlist which we, so much tried to find on the internet but failed. The category alternative which was standard for something new and refreshing in those days is really misused now. I would use alternative as toilet paper if the lyrics weren't so bad, it would hurt my bottom. I remember one of the first musics they aired. At that time they were not mainstream. Ladies and Gentlemen, the only music worth listening from The Killers, a fluke maybe (like Yeah Yeah Yeahs first album)?! What we know is that they are american, from Las Vegas. First musical album Hot Fuss ,(what came next might end up as runner's up for an elevator music contest). With some influences from the 80's, "All These Things That I've Done".

Note: The Killers, a name which comes from the bass drum of a fictional band in the music video for the New Order song "Crystal". (Is this true? If so, why??? we will never know).

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - No No No

What happened to the raw musicality power of that band that started opening for The Strokes and White Stripes? What happened to that band that created powerful and unpredictable sounds such as Maps, Y Control or their first single Date with the Night?
Fever to Tell was fantastic, unpredictable, savagely explosive. Show Your Bones was ok, decreasingly ok. It's Blitz! just sounds like a collection of slow acoustic songs from Metric. Maybe a delayed influence from the early times they shared a flat in New York. So, do the following: Get your friends in your car, it's Friday night and all of you are going to your local club or just cruising to the beach. Turn the ignition key, insert Fever to Tell from Yeah Yeah Yeahs in your car stereo, light up a cigarette (optional, you can also light up any light recreational drug at your own responsibility). Turn on the volume 'till you can't hear what your friend in the backseat is saying. Skip to the second track and just let Karen O take it from there. She'll scream and melt your brain, with a guitar that's sounds like a Spitfire zeroing on your ass, and you'll squeeze that feeling 'till that last second! And after that, gear up and Rock'n Roll!!
Date With the Night from the album Fever to Tell, released in April 2003. Ladies and Gentlemen, the good old Yeah Yeah Yeahs!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Headphone Love = METRIC for a while

I have a beautiful pair of headphones! Koss is the brand, and for a fair price it boosts a sound way above average headphones. And every time I would catch the train and the subway on my way to work, I would wear them proudly as they would immerse me completely in music. Have you ever had the feeling, when you're walking through the streets, with your headphones on, and you imagine yourself in the middle of a music clip. That's how good those headphones are. I remember at that time listening to a lot of Metric on my way to work. I mean, Metric is ok, but you can only listen to their albums so many times. After a while it gets annoying. By the way, Metric is a Canadian band for most of you who don't know. And yes, canadians already apologized for Alanis Morissete, Celine Dion and Brian Adams and they moved forward. They do have good music though. Not that most of them will listen to it but that's something to talk about on another day. There was one song from Metric that always reminded me of a good friend. A friend with which I shared a flat in Amsterdam, even a bed, and most of all, I remember trying to unlock our bikes in the middle of a plaza in Amsterdam for 30 minutes at 4 am, laughing throughout the whole process. For my warrior princess, a true Princess Mononoke, a true Kutcthie. I dedicate you this song. Love is a place, last song from the album Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?. Released on September 2 of 2003.