Friday, January 06, 2017

Arrival

After a long movie break I managed to see one during this holiday season. Arrival is not the standard SF movie, as it is not packed with action and special effects. It's rather a philosophical story about communication and how a language can shape our mind. What is more weird is that after seeing the movie I realized I read the book on which it is based a few years ago. It is a short story and I wrote about it at that moment here. The screenplay was adapted and the focus of the movie is on the interaction between civilizations and not on the personal story of Louise which is actually the key. I read the book once again after seeing the movie and, strangely, they complement somehow and you understand better both of them in the end.

So my advice is to consume both, no moderation here :)





Friday, December 30, 2016

Carpool Karaoke

I just discovered a show from UK, a guy doing interviews with various singers while driving a car. And mixed with doing karaoke on the songs of the guest. It's fun and it's nice. Here is a special Christmas edition with a mesh of many guests singing a Christmas song:

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Girls Talk

I found this little gem today while digging in some Garbage (playlist :)). Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

New Voices on My Playlist

Sometimes I stumble upon new songs that I like, but usually it's just an isolated hit. If I search for other songs from the same band they don't impress me. However recently I discovered not one, but two performers (one band and one singer) that I really like: Cake and Findlay. I can make a playlist with only their songs, put them on repeat and listen them all day long :)

If Cake is an alternative rock band formed in the nineties which is probably not active anymore nowadays, Findlay is a young British singer as the beginning of her career. So one of the comments on her songs reads like this: "man your are such a fucking  band! please don't kill your self ! Need more"

So, let's hear them out :)





Sunday, May 08, 2016

Tonight We Are Young

A nice song to listen after playing for more than an hour with all the kids from the playground :)


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Si Me Das A Elegir

Life is somewhere else these days, but I stumbled onto this addictive song today and I remembered I had a blog where I used to post songs I like. So here it is "Me Quedo Contigo (Si Me Das A Elegir)" from Manu Chao:



If you open the above video in YouTube it has also the lyrics. The funny thing is that although I have a 68 days running streak of Spanish lessons on Duolingo I still cannot understand all the lyrics. It seems I need to practice some more :)

Sunday, February 28, 2016

When The Levee Breaks

I don't have that much time for watching movies anymore, so the only Oscar nominated movie I watched this year was "The Big Short". It tells the story of some guys who realized early on that the American housing market will collapse, bet against it and made a fortune in the end. Apart from the artistic part, the movie tries also to explain to the audience in simple terms the technical market terms and the instruments invented by bankers which lead to this huge unaccounted risks and the melt down that followed.
But apart from other aspects of this movie, what caught my eye from the trailer was the music (When The Levee Breaks) from Led Zeppelin, my all time favorite band. Maybe this was the real reason I watched it in the end :)