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  • The Cure week

    Jun 1 2009, 3h11

    Siempre los pensé como estando en el límite de lo ochentero y lo maravilloso. Aunque, a mi parecer, Wish es una de las mejores producciones de la historia del rock -perfectamente unitaria y coherente consigo misma- conocí otros álbums que me parecieron francos descaches. Y asimismo hubo muchos otros que dejé de conocer.

    Ahora los he vuelto a descubrir y acabo de conseguir la discografía completa (!). Eso es suficiente motivo para que esta sea declarada mi semana The Cure.
  • The siren songs

    Mai 24 2009, 3h01

    On the last day of summer the sun shines bright
    And we're walking through the woods
    What if love is the greatest damn liar of all
    Would you trust me with your life?

    On the last day of summer the clouds are white
    And I'm sitting by the lake
    And she's singing my name, she's beckoning me
    If I just lose myself for now
    For one day

    I want to drown in her precious arms
    I want to listen to the siren songs
    She got me down into the water
    And she got me holding on

    And she's floating oh so peacefully
    As I'm watching from below
    In the bluest water I ever saw
    The palest body to be striped
    By the sun

    I want to drown in her precious arms
    I want to listen to the siren songs
    She got me down into the water
    And she got me holding on

    So let me drown in those precious arms
    With all my untouchabilities washed away
    Let me for once be lost for reason
    Let me be lost
    For words

    Anywhen - The Siren Songs
    This is what can be called perfection.
  • meme

    Mai 4 2009, 2h45

    Meme - Mientras hablo por teléfono con Daniel... jej.

    1. Radiohead
    2. Placebo
    3. Pink Floyd
    4. Muse
    5. Klimt 1918
    6. Explosions in sky
    7. M83
    8. Led Zeppelin
    9. Regina Spektor
    10. King Crimson
    11. The National
    12. U2
    13. Silversun Pickups
    14. The Doors
    15. David Bowie
    16. Editors
    17. Psapp
    18. The Killers
    19. Beirut
    20. Lamb
    21. Air
    22. Franz Ferdinand
    23. The Delgados
    24. Manu Chao
    25. Bjork
    26. South
    27. Philip Glass
    28. Amanda Palmer
    29. Architecture in Helsinki
    30. The Faint
    31. The Dresden Dolls
    32. Blonde Redhead
    33. The Notwist
    34. Portishead
    35. Red House Painters
    36. Manic Street Preachers
    37. Elefant
    38. Giulia y los Tellarini
    39. Morphine
    40. Clap your hands say yeah
    41. Arvo Part
    42. Death Cab for cutie
    43. Nirvana
    44. The Cranberries
    45. Kings of convenience
    46. She wants revenge
    47. Mew
    48. Air Traffic
    49. Jethro Tull
    50. Cat Power

    1. How did you get into 31? (The Dresden Dolls)
    My boyfriend introduced it to me, after having known it thanks to a recommendation in a record store.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22? (Franz Ferdinand)
    Take me out (who didn´t?)

    3. What's your favourite lyric by 41? (Arvo Part)
    hmmm... none

    4. What is your favourite album by 49? (Jethro Tull)
    Heavy Horses

    5. How many albums by 13 do you own? (Silversun pickups)
    None. I have just known them... but I do have Carnavas, Pikul and Swoon in my iTunes.

    6. What is your favorite song by 20? (Lamb)
    Gorécki - "Could we stay right here till the end of time, till the earth stops turning?"

    7. Is there a song by 4 that makes you sad? (Muse)
    Nope. Their grandiloquence amazes me too much.

    8. What is your least favourite song by 15? (David Bowie)
    I don´t know him THAT well. Fairly like him all.

    9. What is your favourite song by 5? (Klimt 1918)
    Suspense music - "I want you, I always knew, I will have faith in the night".

    10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy? (Explosions in the sky)
    A song for our fathers. Reminds me of a ride by train in my favorite country, seeing the world pass by.

    11. What is your favourite album by 40? (Clap your hands say yeah)
    Clap your hands say yeah

    12. What is your favourite song by 10? (King Crimson)
    Fallen angel - "West side skyline crying, fallen angel dying, risk a life to make a dime"

    13. What is a good memory you have involving 33? (The Notwist)
    Some sad-invented afternoon with my two friends from school, complaining about life and eating chocolates.

    14. What is your favourite song by 37? (Elefant)
    Lolita (jej)

    15. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy? (Beirut)
    Definitely. Elephant gun (perfect for a happy walk through the city)

    16. How many times have you seen 24 live? (Manu Chao)
    Actually, one. The only reason why I went to that year´s "Rock al parque". And I loved it.

    17. What is the first song you heard by 23? (The Delgados)
    American Trilogy - A recommendation :D (Right, Michelle?)

    18. What is your favourite album by 1? (Radiohead)
    Ufff... tough. I´ve had many. Right now, I must say "Amnesiac"

    19. Who is your favourite member of 1? (Radiohead)
    Duh, Thom Yorke (and his sad, sick eye).

    20. How many times have you seen 14 live? (The doors)
    It could be said that I´ve seen them one time, but without Morrison. In "Riders on the storm" 2008 tour... and I hated that concert.

    21. What is a good memory you have involving 45? (Kings of convenience)
    Hearing "Know how" over and over again, thinking of someone...

    22. What is your favourite song by 16? (Editors)
    There´s many, but I´m going to go for "Munich". It speaks to me. - "People are fragile things, you should know by now".

    23. What is the first song you heard by 47? (Mew)
    Circuitry of the wolf.

    24. What is your favourite album by 3? (Pink Floyd)
    Wasssh. THE toughest of them all. I´m going to say... not Animals or Dark side... A-t-o-m h-e-a-r-t m-o-t-h-e-r (nobody believes me)

    25. What is your favourite song by 18? (The killers)
    Mr. Brightside. It is the most famous for a reason.

    26. What is the first song you heard by 38? (Giulia y los Tellarini)
    Barcelona, in the film "Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona". I fell in love with their rhythms and her voice.

    27. What is your favourite lyric that 21 has sung? (Air)
    Playground lover - "You´re my favorite flavor"

    28. What is your favourite song by 2? (Placebo)
    Well, the one and only "Without you I´m nothing"

    29. What is the first song you heard by 32? (Blonde Redhead)
    Spring and by summer fall. And since then, my all-time favorite.

    30. What is your favourite song by 8? (Led Zeppelin)
    Achilles last stand, without a doubt.
    Although "Immigrant Song", "Kashmir" and "Tangerine" are near.

    31. How many times have you seen 17 live? (Psapp)
    None. Although it could be possible in some upcoming trip. Who knows which.

    32. Is there a song by 44 that makes you happy? (The cranberries)
    You and me. Great memories.

    33. What is your favourite album by 12? (U2)
    Achtung baby (and no, I´m not another Joshua Tree fan, altough it IS great). Love the fact that all songs are composed and written by The Edge.

    34. What is the worst song by 29? (Architecture in helsinki)
    ...no idea.

    35. What was the first song you heard by 34? (Portishead)
    Nobody loves me. I heard it in my best friend´s home, one lonely, cliché and sad day of pure adolescence.

    36. What is your favourite album by 42? (Death cab for cutie)
    Plans. It is AMAZING, and the only one that I like :P

    37. How many times have you seen 39 (Morphine) live?
    None

    38. What is your favourite album by 36? (Manic street preachers)
    Woah. Maybe "Lifeblood".

    39. What is the first song you heard by 28? (Amanda Palmer)
    Astronauts (a short story of nearly nothing). Still adore it.

    40. What is your favourite album by 7? (M83)
    Before the dawn heals us, thanks to Michelle (once again). I thought I´d be stuck in Saturdays = Youth.
  • If life was a movie (jueguito)

    Abr 24 2009, 4h00

    Le robo este meme a Michelle, ya que gracias a ella acabo de conocer el maravilloso placer de perder el tiempo con mi iTunes.

    If your life was a movie, what would the soundtrack be?
    1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
    2. Put it on shuffle
    3. Press play
    4. For every event, type the song that’s playing
    5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
    6. Don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool…

    Opening Credits: Day 3
    Instrumental, soft and mellow. Somehow appropiate for what seems to be either a sad movie, or one settled in the outer space.

    Waking up: Scentless Apprentice
    Someone has waken me up with a spectacular noise. I get really, really pissed off and just scream
    "Go away, go away, go awaaaaay"
    This is not going to be a good day/life.

    First day of college: Sound and Vision
    I´m certainly eager to learn, ask questions, wonder. Prepared for whatever comes next. That obviously includes getting over my solitude.
    "Don´t you wonder sometimes about sound and vision?"

    Falling in love: Sex Is Violent
    Aw. My falling-in-love is mediated by a traumatic sex experience, which also included someone else's murder and many reporters all around. I end up believing love is only an excuse for nasty, useless pain. Only pain.
    "Sister's not a virgin anymore. Her sex is violent"

    Kiss scene - Part II b
    I kiss some casual love during a piano concert. It is not specially romantic, not specially fun, not specially anything. It is more like a dull, monotonous kiss *although the concert is quite something*.

    Fight song - Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station
    After having been through many crises, I finally find the courage to speak my mind. I have a huge fight with the ass**** and insult him, saying that, with his education, he's going to end up working on a gas station.
    "Better make a decision, don't be a moron, keep your position"

    Breaking up - Another Brick In The Wall - Pt. 2
    Funny song for a breakup. Maybe it gives me ideas and the strength to say: no more control, no more repression in the name of love, no more submission, no more.
    "We don't need no thoughts control"

    Graduating college - Twilight
    Apparently, I fall in love during my graduation and, for the first time in my life, I feel things can be different. I ask him to meet me at twilight and I'm left waiting (well, at least it seems I graduated).
    "Each morning I dream of twilight and wait for your glow"

    My big break - one step inside doesn't mean you
    My movie-life is quite a manipulative drama. After I think I can manage to succed, I'm left without illusions again. My world is always misunderstood and I'm left out of everthing that's valuable. So my big break is more like my big break-down. Plus, I'm really angry at this point.
    "I will never read your stupid map. So don't call me incomplete. You're the freak"

    Mental breakdown - Sky Fits Heaven
    I think I'm happier being crazy. I begin hallucinating, hearing wise-man's voices, predicting the future and "following the light".
    "Traveling down my own road, watching the signs as they go. I think I'll follow my heart, it's a very good place to start"

    Driving song - Born to Be Wild
    Awesome! I escape the mental hospital, take a car, and go looking for adventure. I fire some guns, embrace everything that comes my way, get wild.
    "Get your motor runnin', head out on the highway. Looking for adventure and whatever comes our way"

    Flashback - Still Crazy After All These Years
    I meet again, without planning it, with my old "boyfriend". We talk about the past and heal some issues. Flashback happens. Although I have no plans of getting back with him, we happily realize we're still "crazy, after all these years".
    "I met my old lover on the street last night... and we taliked some old times, and we drank ourselves some beers."

    Getting back together - Bullet Proof
    No thanks. I'm wearing a bullet-proof vest against love. It has caused enough pain.
    *Instrumental*

    Wedding (damn it, I don't want to) - Trains
    I consider the possibility of getting married, and I believe I'm in love (although I don't accept it). I finally discourage marriage as a mere passing choice. As something that's just "slipping away", although deep inside I want him to "find me a way to make it stay".

    Birth of child - These Are the Days of Our Lives
    Having a(n unwanted) child brings some good and some bad memories. I recall how life was and I wonder how life's going to be for that newly born being. Some melancholic thoughts cross by.
    "These are the days of our lives, they've flown in the sweetness of time. These days are all gone, but some things remain when I look and I find no change"

    Paying dues - Wrecking Ball
    I... eh, think I haven't made up my mind yet about paying my dues. Even though I have no pressure, I have no support either.
    "Nobody warned you, nobody told you to make up your mind"

    Moment of triumph - Guess I'm Doing Fine
    How sad. Seems my moment of glory is being dumped and pretending I'm alright. Trying to leave the past behind.
    "It's only lies that I'm living. It's only tears that I'm crying. It's only you I'm loosing. Guess I'm doing fine".

    Final battle - Jigsaw Puzzle
    My final battle is as dull and melodramatic as my life. Since I don't have anything to fight about, I just lie on the floor, waiting for anything to happen and seeing the world go by. Watching how people have something to live for and I don't.
    "I'm waiting so patiently, lying on the floor. I'm just trying to make this jigsaw puzzle, before it rains anymore"

    Death scene - The Talking Drum
    Another instrumental, soft and mellow tune reminds the viewers that dying is beggining again *as in the opening credits of the film*.

    Funeral Scene - Venus in Furs
    Great. My uneventful and terribly manipulative-melodramatic life finally finds rest for a thousand years.
    "Taste the whip, now plead for me"

    End credits - Between Days
    The world seems to stay the same after my death. It shows itself as a fragile tension between meaning and senselessness, company and loneliness, colors, places, people, music. Dot, dot, dot.
    "Where what's dead comes alive, there's a long and lonely ride"