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.
jueves, 23 de junio de 2011
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.
lunes, 6 de junio de 2011
I've noticed that there is a link between many of tha bands and musicians that I admire: U2, Bowie, Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel and, more recently, Coldplay. What do all have in common? They have been influenced directly (in production or participating as a partner) by the great avant-garde music Pop: Brian Eno. This great english artist, like it or not, is responsible for many of our favorite records, no matter how they sound ... bright, distinct, unique.
jueves, 2 de junio de 2011
When we talk about progressive rock we tend to place all groups in the same boat, when in reality there are many glaring differences between Pink Floyd or Genesis. And although it is a type of music that owes its greatest popularity to the group made by Waters and Gilmour, it is also true that, in my opinion, the progressive rock group that has remained more current and has shown throughout his career a constant renewal that sets it apart from its other contemporaries is King Crimson.