Next year Roger Waters will be building and destroying walls all over Oceania and South America. Nothing remarcable there. What is remarcable is the amazing amount of tickets he has sold in Argentina.
lunes, 26 de septiembre de 2011
miércoles, 14 de septiembre de 2011
A lot of people (at least a lot of people I know) tend to think that the music of a band or singer is just what they have listened on the radio. HUGE MISTAKE. In my experience, the best songs of most decent musicians are unknown to the vast majority of the public. Most people will just download the most popular songs and that´s it. In this way, ELO is Last Train to London, Pink Floyd is The Wall Part II (are there more parts of it? Wow!!!) and The Beatles are Help.
sábado, 3 de septiembre de 2011
During the past year I began listening to Porcupine Tree. There are two albums that have striked mea lot and that I listen to regularly. One is Fear of a Blank Planet and the other one is The Sky Moves Sideways. I have already talked a bit about the first one in the post about PT (and surely I will make a post entirely devoted to it in the future) so now I would like to expand on the The Sky.
If you like Pink Floyd and you wonder how they could have sounded like have they begun playing in the ´90s instead of the ´60s, then this is an accurate proxy. Furthermore, the structure of the album is very similar to the one of Wish You Were Here (and for what I understand this has been made on purpose): it has 5 songs and the first and last are two parts of the same one, lasting +18 and +16 minutes each.
miércoles, 3 de agosto de 2011
Coldplay is a rock band from
viernes, 22 de julio de 2011
A month ago I made a post about some useful sites to learn to play an instrument. Today I bring you some more. It´s incredible how many people told me that they wanted to learn to play some instrument but didn´t have the money or time to take lessons with a teacher or assist to an university or a formal school. So, I´m glad this posts are helpful.
lunes, 11 de julio de 2011
In my view, this is one of the most undervalued bands in history. Is not that they are not successful. Up to some extent they are, and at least many know that they exist. But they are SO GOOOOD that more people should take a while to listening to them. And by a while I am actually saying something like 6 months in which this band would have to be your main choice whenever you feel like listening to music.
jueves, 7 de julio de 2011
jueves, 23 de junio de 2011
Playing for a Change is a Project that uses music in order to get together people from different countries, religions and cultures. The idea is that music doesn´t follow any of these “logics” that are used as excusses for war, hate, etc. This way of understanding music is similar to the one that motivates the name of my blog. Hence, I think is a good idea for me to present you some of the stuff these guys have produced.
lunes, 20 de junio de 2011
It´s hard to find a simple description for U2. We could say that they are a band that has composed an enormous amount of hits. Probably, there is not another band which has so many songs known by so many people. Doing this, however, would not be fair to a great deal of songs that are not played on the radio or even by U2 itself in the concerts.
jueves, 16 de junio de 2011
A couple of weeks ago, I posted about some websites where one could fin courses on music. This were formal education courses. Now I bring some sites that are more "practical" since they are aimed at learning some of the fundamentals of music and at learning how to play an instrument. One of them may suit your needs. I´ve been learning to play the guitar for some time now and I have used this webs to get some valuable exercises and advices.
There are a lot more and I will post some of them later on. In this ocassion I leave you this ones:
lunes, 13 de junio de 2011
To my view, Muse is THE BAND of the last decade. Radiohead and Porcupine Tree have produced better things but of the bands that make their appearance in the 2000s, Muse is clearly the best. No doubt about it. In the years to come they will be the referential band and I´m pretty sure that in 30 years a lot of youngsters will say “fuck, I would have loved to be there to see Muse”. Well, kids, I wasn´t able to see Pink Floyd, so stop crying. Well thought, you haven´t as well, so cry the double.
jueves, 9 de junio de 2011
In my opinion, they are the second best band still active, only after Porcupine Tree. They are very innovative and dare to experiment, never get stuck and have songs that'll blow your head!, Thom Yorke's voice is quite unique and very good, despite what may seem at first impression. Greenwood's guitar is one of the bests these days.