I Know Her
Esta es la canción que inicó mi crush (que lleva alrededor de dieciseis años) con Tanya Donelly. También es una de las últimas que escribió para la agrupación que lidereaba su hermana Kristin Hersh. La separación se debió a una diferencia de estilos musicales: Tanya tomó la ruta del pop-rock, mientras que Kristin se quedó firme en la vía honga. Yo decidí irme con Tanya. Ha sido un buen viaje. No me arrepiento de mi decisió³n; fue la correcta. No se pierdan el útimo coro.
Throwing Muses – Not Too Soon (mp3)
The Real Ramona
Humans Force Earth into New Geologic Epoch
“Humans have altered Earth so much that scientists say a new epoch in the planet’s geologic history has begun.
Say goodbye to the 10,000-year-old Holocene Epoch and hello to the Anthropocene. Among the major changes heralding this two-century-old man-made epoch:
* Vastly altered sediment erosion and deposition patterns.
* Major disturbances to the carbon cycle and global temperature.
* Wholesale changes in biology, from altered flowering times to new migration patterns.
* Acidification of the ocean, which threatens tiny marine life that forms the bottom of the food chain.”
Vibrations Coming My Way
Este trip fue concebido por los siguientes personajes:
Sir John Johns – singing, guitar, brain buds.
The Red Curtain – electric bass, song stuff.
Lord Cornelius Plum – mellotron, piano, organ, fuzz guitar.
E.I.E.I. Owen – drums.
The Dukes Of Stratosphear – Your Gold Dress (mp3)
25 O’Clock (out of print)
Virgin Records, 1985
Cómpren esta compilación@waterloorecords.com
Justice For Kirsty
“Kirsty MacColl was an English singer and songwriter who was killed by a power boat at the age of 41 whilst scuba diving with her sons in a restricted diving area off Cozumel, Mexico on 18th December 2000. All these years later, no-one has been made accountable to the satisfaction of her family and friends.”
“Her mother Jean is seeking justice for Kirsty’s tragic and untimely death. She is seeking funds in pursuit of her case. There is a letter and email campaign which supporters can use to raise awareness of the issue.”
Sample Letter to President Félipe Calderón
The Day the Music Died
One, Two, Three, FOUR!!!
Este es el segundo disco de Arthur Lee y su división farmacéutica californiana. Será la última vez que editaran algo juntos pues para el tercer álbum ya contaban con un line-up diferente. 7 and 7 Is es uno de los más claros ejemplos de que no se necesita usar distorsión abrumadora, spandex, piel, maquillaje, pelo largo y/o manejar imá¡genes satánicas para poder rockear. Incluye la mejor referencia al holocausto nuclear que he escuchado, casi al final de una de las letras ma¡s extrañas de la historia. Punk as fuck.
Love – 7 and 7 Is [stereo mix] (mp3)
Sir Edmund Hillary (20 July 1928 – 11 January 2008)
“Sir Ed described himself as an average New Zealander with modest abilities. In reality, he was a colossus. He famously said of the ascent, carried out with with sherpa Tenzing Norgay: We knocked the bastard off. For a long time Sir Edmund refused to say who reached the summit first, but in his book View From The Summit he eventually made it clear: I continued cutting a line of steps upwards, next moment I had moved on to a flattish exposed area of snow with nothing but space in every direction. Tenzing quickly joined me and we looked round in wonder. To our immense satisfaction we realised we had reached the top of the world.”
Tributes Flow For Sir Edmund Hillary@NZ Herald
There are many things that can be said about Ricardo Rodriguez – and most of them have been said already.
Essentially a sixties Stefan Bellof, Ricardo RodrÃguez de la Vega will always be remembered as the wild and fearless Mexican who entered Grand Prix racing with a bang to die just over a year later in his inaugural home GP. As with Bellof, and for that matter Tony Brise and Chris Bristow as well, their statistics are hardly a reflection of the thought common at the time that a potential future World Champion had been prematurely taken away from us.
Ricardo, known in his native country as El Chamaco, is also the younger brother of Pedro and widely regarded as the most gifted of the two – although some people beg to differ with that opinion, claiming that Ricardo was daring and foolhardy to an extent that would never have allowed him to mature into a solid championship contender.
Pedro was just 20 and his brother Ricardo two years younger when US Ferrari importer Luigi Chinetti dispatched them to Le Mans in 1958 at the wheel of a Ferrari 250 “Testa Rossa.” There the Mexican kids put the fear of God into all their rivals and would have won the race had the car lasted. Thereafter, Pedro’s international racing career blossomed in less spectacular style.
He hit the headlines in 1967 when he scored a lucky win in the South African GP driving a Cooper-Maserati, but it was for his exploits driving for BRM and the JW Gulf Porsche endurance team which really put him on the map three years later.
Just as he was developing into one of the sport’s greatest all-rounders, he was killed in a minor league sports car race in Germany during the summer of 1971.