In 23 days the Foo Fighters have something for us!
Yesterday they posted on their official website http://lobby.foofighters.com/ a countdown (starting with 24 days) and I’ve heard 2 theories:
a) They’re releasing a new album
b) They’re going to go on tour
It could be either a or b, but I have no idea… Whatever it may be, I can’t wait!
Last night, after an adventurous day out, going to see a “gig” at Bellas Artes (Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional), walking around the centre of Mexico, buying Gansito flavoured fancy chocolate that cost $22 pesos a piece, having to down a coffee because the restaurant called us telling us our table was ready way before the 40 minutes they said they were going to take – just to mention, at least 3 tables were empty when we arrived and asked for a table – eating chile en nogada with beef instead of pork (as I don’t eat pork), it tasted good; didn’t drive me wild to be honest, my favourite part of it was the pieces of pomegranate put on the chile in a white sauce as a topping…
After that very long and delightful lunch, I went on a mini tour or the Zocalo, went into the church of the centre/downtown for the first time; from what I remember, I think the organ is the biggest organ to work in all of Latin America. The church is beautiful, has a very pacific vibe to it, the smell is perfect, tourists having a peek, locals going to Sunday mass, others going to escape reality, others to face it; bliss.
Well, after that I went to watch a movie at a friends place, ended up watching two movies, making popcorn – once piece of advice NEVER read instructions, popcorn gets burnt if you leave it in the microwave for 2 minutes 20 seconds, come to think of it, not one piece of popcorn got burnt, I did come across a piece of uncooked corn or two though… Hey, I’m human!
I then separated the popcorn into two; popcorn on its own in an acrylic bowl, and popcorn in the bag where I added a chocolate kind of spread, not the brand you’re thinking of with an N, but an amazing spread that my friend brought over from the States….
It was late and it had been an intense but wonderful day, time to go home; even though I always get a rush of blood to the head late at night and can’t sleep…. It was time to go.
The Uber driver picked me up, I didn’t know whether or not he wanted to talk as it was Sunday, around 1am, and well, he just might not have been in the mood to talk, tired or whatever, but he asked me what music I wanted to listen to, so I asked if he could put on 105.7 FM.
His first comment after me mentioning the radio station was: “So, you’re into rock?” (In Spanish)
I said: Yes, love it! I guess rock is like a classic, everyone has to love it. (In Spanish, too)
We started chatting about rock music, and I asked him who his favourite rock band is, he answered “Nirvana” without thinking about his answer twice…
I must say, I don’t like judging people by their appearance, and I don’t, but I do judge people to a certain point based on their music taste.
Nirvana is a very deep, dense, passionate part of existence… I admire the members still with us a hell of a lot, and admire Kurt Cobain (lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of Nirvana) loads; No, I don’t say that to try and fit in, nor do I say it because I think it’s something cool people say, he did commit suicide, which is something I don’t understand nor applaud, but from what I’ve read up on Kurt, movies I’ve seen on him, what people say about him, interviews he did, gigs I’ve seen on the internet, the music he wrote and played, he was extremely passionate…
Being passionate has its pros and cons… It can be an extremely beautiful, lovely, exciting thing, but it is also very tiring, energy consuming and can destroy you…. And (in my mind), that is exactly what happened to Cobain.
I wanted to share this story with you all, I don’t think there has to be a reason to everything, and I have no conclusion to this post, I just wanted to share what I thought and felt with whoever clicked on this post.
Enjoy this song played at Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged gig back in 1993…
Hace algunos meses tuve la oportunidad de trabajar junto a gente súper talentoso y apasionado.
Un día me pregunto Rulo Barrera (guionista y animador) si quería hacer la voz de una chava en uno de sus videos, dije que si (iba a poner “sin pensarlo” – pero si lo pensé demasiado, ya que el lenguaje está un poco rudo y el tema es medio….taboo) – pero se me hizo tan bien escrito, hecho y pensado que dije que si!
(I collaborate on a show called Vigia weekly in Mexico City on Reactor 105.7 fm alongside host Jergas. I recommend upcoming/underground bands from all over the U.K!)
This weeks recommendation: Halem
Based in Liverpool
Members of the band: Reece Cairns – Drums/Keys/Songwriter, Jiwon Chung – Synth/Keys/Vocals and Katy Bryson – Vocals/Songwriter
Genre: Electronic pop
Influences: M83, Chvrches, AlunaGeorge
Thanks for helping me out with info guys!
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Escuchen el programa en donde colaboro semanalmente junto a Jergas en su programa llamado Vigia por Reactor 105.7 fm de 6pm – 7pm todos los sabados!
Cada semana recomiendo una banda emergente del Reino Unido, la reocmendación de esta semana es de Liverpool y se llama Halem.
I’m a big believer of vibes, energy and intuition.
Years ago, I stopped doing a lot of things because I trusted my gut waaaaay to much, and over the past few years, I’ve wounded down, but you know what? When you know, you know. Both good and not so good.
I don’t want to get all personal, even though I’d love to (cheaper than going to therapy), but this isn’t my Dear Diary.
Thing I’d like to mention is; go with your gut feeling, trust yourself whatever the outcome.
If it’s meant to be, it’ll be, if not, even if you insist, fight and ignore reality, the house will eventually burn down, or even worse, you will become grey; and being grey is probably the saddest human trait to have.
This is the first song that came to mind as I was writing this…
One of the best feelings (for me) in the world is discovering new music…
I thought I had discovered Rudimental a few days ago when I heard We the Generation on the radio show I collaborate on with Jergas; thing is, whilst listening to them for quite a few hours, I realized I had heard their song Feel the Love ft. John Newman a few years ago!
Rudimental are a drum and bass band from Hackney, London.
They’ve collaborated with artists such as Alex Clare, Foxes and Emeli Sandé and were nominated for a Mercury Prize back in 2013, that same year they won the Brit and Mobo Award for Best Album (Home) and I don’t think they’re far off from winning quite a few more statues for their second album released earlier this month called We the Generation.
The name of their second album is the song I’m going to post, I hope you love it as much as I do!