Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Las Ultimas Quotes del Mes

No sé si fue porque me fui de vacaciones, pero ultimamente no ha habido muchas quotes; como que la gente no anda muy witty que digamos. De todos modos, aquí les dejo las últimas de Agosto y esperemos que para Septiembre haya muchas más!

"It is good to be smart. It is even better to be lucky. But, it is critical to know the difference." - Jeff Cornwall

"did you know that a camera makes people like 10 times uglier?" - Preethi Balasubramanian

"Cuando uno no esta haciendo lo que tiene que hacer, la vida misma lo orilla a hacerlo" - Martha Debayle

"Vivimos y convivimos con la gente que queremos" - Carlos Alasraki--I do it and I think everyone should.

"Life's like a dick. Sometimes, it gets hard with no reason." - Random--lol it's funny coz it's true!

"Ok I'm slicking my hair back, so my hair doesn't compete with my dress(...)" - Kim Kardashian--LMAO, she's kinda right, she does have beautiful hair.

"Karma is not a bitch! Its something that tells you how bitchy you were before" - Random

"fui a Coyoacan...y yo asi de 'es como un rancho'..." - Juan Carlos Mora

"D - (...)u prolly need to be reminded of my mexican one (accent)...
K - no I have lots of mexican friends here but yours is unique Ameriexican accent!" - Convo between me + Karrigan

"La toma de fotografias es la ecuación y la edición es resolverla, allí se ve la destreza del fotógrafo." - Fernando Aceves

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

La Provincia

Es curioso como en un solo país se pueden encontrar "mundos" distintos, sobre todo en uno como México, donde puede haber mundos increiblemente distintos a tan sólo unas cuadras de distancia; aunque en esta ocasión, me refiero en particular a La Ciudad y La Provincia que, ustedes (compatriotas) no me dejaran mentir, son INMENSAMENTE distintas!

Como Defeña, siempre me parece super buena onda ir a Provincia (por lo general de vacaciones, aunque he vivido en ella algunos años) pues lo encuentro muy jocoso y pintoresco. En esta ocasión la "ciudad" elegida fue la de Oaxaca, la cual tenía muchas ganas de visitar desde hacía mucho tiempo pues había escuchado montones de cosas maravillosas sobre ella; además, mamá también la quería conocer y como son las vacaciones que le prometí, pues...allá fuimos aunque Gis (mi hermana) no estaba tan convencida de nuestro destino en un principio.

En fin, la verdad en cuanto llegué a Oaxaca percibí de inmediato su muy particular olor, fue extraño pues me era muy familiar pues, por alguna razón, toda la Provincia huele igual...como a Pueblito, ya saben? Y conste que lo digo sin afán de ofender ni mucho menos eh, sólo digo lo que huelo! jeje

La comparación con Jalapa, Veracruz fue inevitable y casi inmediata, a lo mejor porque es Provincia, no lo sé, pero ambas ciudades me parecieron muy similares en muchos aspectos: sus áreas mayormente rurales, su transporte, su clima, su gente, en fin, varias cosas más; aunque, sin que los Jalatetos de emocionen, su ciudad es un poco más urbanizada que Oaxaca. esta última es aun un tanto más tradicionalista, por llamarlo de alguna manera. La verdad es que por más que disfrute de las vacaciones en Provincia, 8 días me resultan más que suficiente para querer regresar (casi) corriendo al DF, mi amada, urbanizada, buena onda y, en una sola palabra, increíble Metropoli!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Cuentan que en Oaxaca...

...se toma mezcal con café...

Esto, según Lila Downs; la verdad no lo sé, pero justo iré a averiguarlo, ya les contaré y, de paso, les traeré un par de fotos de por allá.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Groom Hunting

In the Western you usually meet someone, you fall in love and then (if you want to) you get married. On this side of the world the closest to a "groom hunting" ritual would be maybe going to a bar/club/pub and pick up a guy, in India...this doesn't happen quite that way.

I have a friend from India, Preethi, and she is actually going through a Groom Hunting period at the time, which I found really interesting, I mean, the whole process and how different it is nowadays from the old days and stuff like that; so I asked Preets to tell me a bit more about it so I could tell you all and here's some of what she told me.

"marriages here in India are a super roller coaster ride!!! especially if it's an arranged marriage!!!" lt is a long process, she says, where the first thing is the horoscope, which is extremely important as they are written when a person is born, according to the date and time of birth.

So, according to each person's horoscope there comes a time in their life which is the peak, and all the good things happen around then, so it is said that is the best time to go groom hunting! The whole process itself has changed a lot from the way it used to be done in the old days--so if you thought this was old-fashioned...wait until you hear about the good old days!

Preets tells me that in the time of her grandmother it kinda happened this way: "the news was spread by word of mouth that Mr. X's daughter is ready for marriage and proposals come home!!". Then, the horoscopes were matched up to see if they'd live a happy life and other necessary things, if the horoscopes matched, the boy's family members would come to see the girl at her home. For this, she'd have to be all dressed up in a Saree (traditional Indian Dress) and serve tea for everyone! She'd have to sit down, with her eyes looking down at all times, afterwards, they would ask her questions such as "can you cook?", "can you sing?"...and that was pretty much it then! Later on, the girl's parents would ask the boy's parents "what are your expectations from us?"; because all the wedding expenses are financed by the girl's family, so the boy's family would say "ok...100gm of gold jewellery...and certain amount of money, and untensils or furniture for the house"...and so on, I guess you get the idea. It's sort of like saying "I'll give you anything you ask in return for taking my daughter"...well, as I see it.

The presents the Groom Family requests

If it is affordable by the girl's family, it is decided that it is that family the one she would go to--point to note: the bride-to-be and groom haven't seen each other yet! Then comes the wedding day; it happens in a marriage hall, which is like a huge auditorium where these priests called Kurukal (in Preethi's local lang) have got a fire going on. Then, the engagement ceremony is followed by a few other rituals that same evening. All the guests, unless they live in the same city where the wedding takes place, stay over in the marriage hall for the night. Meals 3 times a day for all the guests are taken care of, of course, all this by the girl's family! "...and trust me, it's usually over 250 guests!!" Preets comments.

Typical Indian Wedding

The next morning is the Wedding Ceremony, where the Bride and Groom exchange floral malas and the Bride ties the mangalsutra or taali around the Groom's neck which is the main and most important symbol of the marriage! This, worth of mentioning, is the first time that the couple see each other! That night there is a small reception, like a ceremony. The next morning, there is (yet) another ceremony called nalangu where the bride and groom play small games in front of all the guests, like rolling the coconut, breaking the papad, finding the ring, dressing each other up, singing songs and all that! I guess you could say they're somewhat similar to some of the games they play on the western weddings.

Nalangu Ceremony

By the next morning, the bride is sent home with the groom on a car, and before the engagement the bride and groom go on an open car with all the wedding guests walking around it to a temple! So if you're attending an Indian wedding, don't forget to pack comfy shoes for that long walk!

Another thing that I find kind of odd is that there used to be weddings within the family back then, Preethi says: "like my grandma married her mum's younger brother and all!...it's also a part of the tradition!", also they got married real young, around the age of 14-16 (as soon as the girls get their period). Well, that was more a bit of how it all happened back then, in the good old grandma days...today, with all the technology and modernity in the world, things are a bit different.

"Now it happens this way for arranged marriage: we look for boys on the internet, particularly on matrimonial websites such as Matromony.com, Ssmatri.com and others", Preethi shares; all these sites talk about the boys, their horoscope and contact details. "we download the horoscope match and if it does match, we call them, ask their opinions and what kinda of girl they are looking for ,if they're interested as well, we exchange photos online", Preets says. Then, if they both still wanna proceed with the whole thing, the families meet (while, on the other side, mums and dads are also investigating about the family history and background, there are detective agencies that do that, BTW) ; once they're ready to go on with the process, the families meet outside, exchange e-mail id's of the boy and girl, the boy and girls chat first online and if they like each other until then, they move on to phone calls, and if they like each other then, they tell their parents and them together with the families meet formally to fix the marriage. The ceremony is pretty much the same as it was back then as Preethi recalls.

Well, I certainly hope this whole process insight was as interesting for you as it was for me and if you are in the Western side of the world, you should feel lucky you don't have to go through a process as detailed and complicated as the Indians do.

Preethi on her nice Saree

*Very special thanks to Preethi Balasubramanian for the collaboration with the writing of this post.*

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lunes de Quotes

Aquí les dejo las de la semana para que se entretengan mientras me voy de vacaciones!

"Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day." - Random

"el dulce sabor de hacer lo correcto, es como el sabor de una manzana. No sabe a helado de chocolate, pero con el tiempo se siente mejor." - Amandititita

"come Diana, tell me something, you're getting boring by the day!" - Preethi Balasubramanian

"me like (...) aunque mi cabello parezca como de chucky" - David Vigueras on a pic i took of him

"la comida mexicana es como el amor, se sufre pero se goza" - Mexican TV Ad

"Siento que podría vivir en cualquier lugar del mundo sin en verdad me lo propusiera." - Random--felt absolutely identified

"(...)a good friend will always take the place of a zillion acquaintances..." Alex Cruz

"come on it could be fun unless u dont really keen for tibet coz u want to find ur mojo in middle east" - Dini Tesyawatie--I could definitely find my mojo in the Middle East! haha

"Si vas a escribir texto de amor en ingles Hay q x lo menos googlearlo. Es facil rapido y no te ves como criado analfabeto" - Paola Vigueras

"Desde pequeña hay una señora vaquetona en mi dispuesta a telenovelear hasta que López doriga aparezca" - Gabriela Barrera

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Luck vs. Fortune

Throughout my life people have called me "lucky" several times, especially the last few years and it recently dawned on me that it's one of those gray areas in my mind that has always been hard to define. Is being fortunate the same thing as being lucky?

Due to this question going around in my mind for days now, I did some research and found some interesting stuff. These are some interesting/insightful statements I stumbled upon:

Statement no. 1
"(...) I don't think 'luck' is some innate quality that a person is born with. I'm of the mindset that fortune is an extension of luck. A person can't just wait for either good fortune or good luck to arrive. You create your own luck by the opportunities you take and or make and the results of said opportunities ultimately create your personal sense of fortune."
What I think:
I definitely share the mindset that people isn't born 'lucky' but they actually create their own luck; it is the result of the chances and/or decisions you make and how you decide to turn things up, you CAN'T just 'get by' in life!

Statement no. 2
"good fortune and luck are the same thing, represent the same view. Actually, if people are usually positve, good fortune will naturally come around that person. (...) good forturne comes because of our optimism that's all."
What I think:
I absolutely agree with this one here; things don't always turn up the way they're supposed to or the way you'd want them to, however, remaining positive will always lead you to a better path. Being negative will lead you nowhere...nowhere nice at least.

Statement no. 3
"When I reflect on individuals I've had the pleasure of knowing in my life that I felt were both fortunate and/or lucky I have found that they all share several common denominators:
1) They take advantage of "chance" opportunities! Ever notice that "lucky" people never turn their backs on a new opportunity? It's been said that every opportunity leads to another one. And somewhere among all those opportunities is the gold nugget you're been looking for. Being open-minded, networking and being inquisitive are all elements that lead to unexpected opportunities which in turn lead to unexpected success.
2. Gut instincts are often the right instincts! Some of the wisest decisions ever made were acted on by an individuals listening to their intuition and gut feelings. Again, this isn't just "luck". And you can actually boost your intuition by maintaining a positive view of life, by meditating and staying clear of negative energy."
What I think:
This is one is the best of all and I totally concur with it. You see, to get things in life you have to give, yes, you have to give the things the chance to happen, how? Very easy, just by opening your mind and taking the opportunities you get, perhaps you won't get exactly what you expected, but even if you don't, that will for sure lead you to other opportunities that may result in what you're looking for, however, you will NEVER know if you don't start TAKING CHANCES. And yes, following your gut will definitely work more than a couple of times!

So, to sum it all up; I think I can consider myself to be both, VERY lucky and fortunate, indeed but for sure not just because I was born like that or because my star sign dictates it, but because I work on creating my own luck; I try to take as many chances as life presents me, the way I see it, I got more to win than to lose and it is like that in most cases; "worst case scenario", you will always walk away with a lesson learned, which I consider to be a lot already!

Also, no matter what I always try my best to remain positive even against the odds, which sometimes may seem to be a lot and not good ones, and even though I may get stressed or desperate for a little while, I'm always hoping for the best, in the end, whatever has to happen WILL happen. Sometimes, things are not meant to be and we also have to learn how to deal with that.

And last but not least I, definitely, maintain a positive view of life, I try to meditate (though I honestly think I can try harder) and I absolutely do my best to stay clear of negative energy...even if it means staying clear/away of negative people that I love. You have to be very aware of the things, situations and people that bring bad/negative energy to you so you can avoid them as much as possible.

My piece of advice for you (IF you wanna be "lucky" or "fortunate" that is, of course):
Be positive, take chances and, if you feel like it, just go for it; don't let anything/anyone stop you from getting what/where you want! if you can see it, you can totally do it (being realistic is important).

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Los iPods (Parte II)

Hoy les dejo la segunda (y última) parte de los iPods. Tal vez si me inspiro, un día de estos me ponga a hacer unos nuevos, mientras tanto espero estos les parezcan jocosos.

The Amy Winehouse iPod

Amy Winehouse iPod playlist:

01) Addicted - Amy Winehouse
02) Rehab – Amy Winehouse
03) Lost cause – Beck
04) Drunk – Elis Paprika
05) Naughty Girl – Lily Electric
06) Be Good – Tokyo Police Club
07) Todos Me Miran – Gloria Trevi
08) Road To Ruin – The Libertines
09) Leave The Bourbon On The Shelf – The Killers
10) Pecadora Normal – Maria Daniela
11) Alone, Jealous & Stoned – Secret Machines
12) Girl All The Bad Guys Want – Bowling For Soup
13) No Coke – Quiero Club
14) Born To Be A Dancer – Kaiser Chiefs
15) London Bridge – Fergie

The Diego Santoy iPod

Diego Santoy iPod playlist:

01) The Killers – All These Things That I’ve Done
02) Lindsay Lohan – Confessions of a Broken Heart
03) Nirvana – Dumb
04) Babasónicos – El Loco
05) R.E.M. – Everybody Hurts
06) Interpol – Evil
07) Ameliè OST – Guilty
08) Marion Raven – Heads Will Roll
09) Bloodhound Gang – I Hope You Die
10) The Corrs – I Never Loved You Anyway
11) Nelly Furtado – I Will Make You Cry
12) Grupo Pesado – Ojala Que Te Mueras
13) System Of A Down – Pshyco

The A.M. López Obrador iPod

AMLO iPod playlist:

01) Beck – Lost Cause
02) Bersuit Vergarabat – Sr. Cobranza
03) Bloc Party – This Is Not A Competition
04) Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
05) Silvio Rodríguez – Ojalá
06) Simple Plan – I’d Do Anything
07) System of a Down – Toxicity
08) Magic Numbers – Forever Lost
09) The Stills – Changes Are No Good
10) Chava Flores - Sábado Distrito Federal
11) Tolidos – Decisiones Adolescentes
12) Travis – Why Does It Always Rain On Me

The Avril Lavigne iPod

Avril Lavigne iPod playlist:

1) Porter – Bipolar
2) Ely Guerra – Ojos Claros, Labios Rosas
3) Garbage - Only Happy When It Rains
4) Interpol – A Time To Be So Small
5) Jeans – Enferma De Amor
6) Jasón Mraz – Geek In The Pink
7) Neil Diamond – Girl You’ll Be A Woman Soon
8) The Arcade Fire – Rebellion (Lies)
9) Natalie Imbruglia – Wrong Impression
10) Plastilina Mosh – Peligroso Pop
11) The Ramones – Rock ‘n’ Roll Highschool

The Brangelina iPod

Brangelina iPod playlist:

1) The White Stripes – Fell In Love With A Girl
2) Yolanda Pérez – Estoy Enamorada
3) All Saints – Bootie Call
4) Barenaked Ladies – It’s All Been Done
5) Garbage – Run Baby Run
6) Hanson – Lost Without Each Other
7) Kinky – Coqueta
8) Laura León – Dos Mujeres, Un Camino (LMAO)
9) M2M – Jennifer
10) Pink – Missundaztood
11) Pussycat Dolls – Don’t Cha
12) Reyli Barba – Amor Del Bueno

The Jennifer Aniston iPod

Jennifer Aniston iPod playlist:

1) Alicia Keys – Karma
2) Aurora y la Academia – Por Qué Te Vas
3) Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
4) Blink 182 – Time To Break Up
5) Boomkat – Wasting My Time
6) La Ley – Mentira
7) Marit Larsen – Don’t Save Me
8) Natalia Lafourcade – Amar Te Duele
9) Papa Roach – Broken Home
10) Presuntos Implicados – Como Hemos Cambiado
11) Shakira – Don’t Bother

The G. Bush iPod

G. Bush iPod playlist:

01) Living in America - The Sounds
02) Creep - Radiohead
03) Fuck Osama Bin Laden – Eminem Ft. D12
04) Let’s Have a War – A Perfect Circle
05) What Happens in Mexico, Stays in Mexico – Toby Keith
06) Molotov – Frijolero
07) Let Me Blow Ya Mind – Eve Ft. Gwen Stephani
08) Mass Destruction – Faithless
09) Weapon of Choice – Fatboy Slim
10) Sucker – John Mayer
11) I Predict a Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
12) Light My Fire – The Doors
13) Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

The Britney Spears iPod

Britney iPod playlist:

01) Bootie Call - All Saints
02) ¿Por Qué Te Vas? - Aurora y La Academia
03) Lost Cause - Beck
04) I’m a Slave For You - Britney Spears
05) Andar Conmigo - Julieta Venegas
06) Beautiful - Christina Aguilera
07) A.D.I.D.A.S. (All Day long I Dream About Sex) - JC Chasez
08) I Want You To Want Me - Letters To Cleo
09) Something Stupid - Robbie Williams Ft. Nicole Kidman
10) Where Is My Mind – Pixies
11) Amor del Bueno – Reyli

The Vicente Fox iPod

Fox iPod playlist:

01) Chale – María Barracuda
02) Fuerte No Soy – Intocable
03) Azul – Christian Castro
04) Ella Se Llamaba Martha - Jose Maria Napoleón
05) Yo Soy Tu Amigo Fiel – Toy Story OST
06) Follow The Leader – Soca Boys
07) En el 2000 – Natalia Lafourcade
08) Dame Otro Tequila – Paulina Rubio
09) Lucha De Gigantes – Nacha Pop
10) Gimme The Power – Control Machete
11) Que Se Pongan Botas, Que Se Quiten Tenis – Onda Vaselina

The Marion Raven iPod

Marion iPod playlist:

01) Rumours – Lindsay Lohan
02) Always Get What I Want – Avril Lavigne
03) Guilty – Rasmus
04) All The Things She Said – T.A.T.U.
05) These Boots Are Made For Walking – Jessica Simpson
06) Oops I Did It Again – Britney Spears
07) Time To Break Up –Blink 182
08) Very Stylish Girl – Dimitri From Paris
09) We Used To Be Friends – The Dandy Warhols
10) Things I’ll Never Say – Avril Lavigne
11) Living In America – The Sounds

Monday, August 9, 2010

Quotes de fin de Verano

Aquí les dejo algunas Quotes para que no sufran (tanto) por el fin del verano. Como que ultimamente andan muy inspirados--me gusta!

"Wey, es mi amiga pero es corrientita" - Mario Albarran about Gaby Aceves

"P - pizza pepporoni like on ship i want...
D - i love it that u talk like Yoda" - Convo between me + Preets

"Penelope (Cruz) Twiteo 'estoy felizmente casada'?" - Gerardo Lopez--haha and this is how gossip is generated!

"Publicista, publicista! Jamás serás artista" - Rulo

"pero mañana aida es instructora porque las maestras de verdad no podrán ir, así que relax" - Ana Patron--Aida is her mom lol

"La gente que se maneja bien en este mundo es la que va y busca las circunstancias que quiere, y si no las encuentra, las crea." - Jimena Gonzalez

"Me preguntaron que si yo era la que salía en la película de María Isabel con Silvia Pinal...nooo pus no..." - Ximena Sariñana

"si el alcoholismo fuera enfermedad, venderian chilaquiles en las farmacias!!!" - David Lopez

"diana, mi amiga dice que te pareces a kim kardashian" - Diana Coquis--Haha one of the best (and untrue) compliments ever!

"...el metrobus es muy comodo" - Gichef

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Los iPods (Parte I)

Hace tiempo ya que he dedicado parte de mi ocio a la creación de "Celebrity iPods", pero los tenía guardados en mi viejo site. Para los que no sepan de qué se trata, es muy sencillo; primero escojo la celebridad a la que le crearé el iPod, luego "disenho" su iPod y, por último, escojo una seria de canciones que SEGUN YO dicha celebridad tocaría en su iPod de acuerdo a su vida o una situación en particular por la que hayan pasado.

La verdad me parece algo muy jocoso para ociosar, espero a ustedes también. Estos son sólo algunos, tengo varios más que publicaré posteriormente. Ah, y si tienen sugerencias para nuevos iPods, siempre son bienvenidas!

The Barack Obama iPod

Barack Obama iPod playlist:

1) The Killers - Move Away

2) Franz Ferdinand - Well That Was Easy
3) Hot Chip - Made in the Dark
4) Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
5) MGMT - Time to Pretend
6) Estelle ft. Kanye West - American Boy
7) Hard-Fi - Hard To Beat
8) Doves - Black and White Town
9) We Are Scientists - Worth The Wait
10) Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come
11) Molotov - Voto Latino
12) Green Day - Minority
13) The White Stripes - Black Math
14) My Chemical Romance - Welcome To The Black Parade 15) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Black Tongue

The Salma Hayek iPod

Salma Hayek iPod playlist:

1) Joy Division - No Love Lost
2) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cheated Hearts
3) Katy Perry - If You Can Afford Me
4) Jessy Bulbo - El Sexo sin Amor
5) Gilberto Santa Rosa - Lo Grande que es Perdonar
6) Snow Patrol - Somewhere A Clock Is Ticking
7) Jack Johnson - Better Together
8) Reverend and the Makers - He Said He Loved Me
9) Dyonisos - Le Retour De Bloody Betty
10) Ely Guerra - Te Amo, I Love You
11) The Coasters - Down in Mexico
12) Madonna - Hollywood

The María Daniela iPod

Maria Daniela iPod playlist:

1) A*Teens - Dancing Queen
2) Amandititita - La Muy Muy
3) Garbage - When I Grow Up
4) Alaska y Dinarama - A Quien le Importa
5) Neil Diamond - Girl You'll be a Woman Soon
6) No Doubt - Different People
7) Blink 182 - Whats My Age Again?
8) Arctic Monkeys - Dancing Shoes
9) The View - Face for the Radio
10) Dyonisos - Old Child
11) Los Dynamite - I'm 32
12) The Chalets - Nightrocker

The Gael García iPod

Gael Garcia iPod playlist:

01) Babasonicos - Carismatico
02) The Ting Tings - Great DJ
03) The Killers - Believe me Natalie
04) Tokyo Police Club - Your English is Good
05) The Beatles - With A Little Help From My Friends
06) Bloc Party - This Is Not A Competition
07) Kaiser Chiefs - You Can Have It All
08) The White Stripes - You're Pretty Good Looking
09) The Kinks - A Well Respected Man
10) Total Pop - Moviestar
11) Jamie Cullum - Looking Good
12) Maldita Vecindad - Ya lo Pasado, Pasado
13) The Clash - London Calling
14) Cold War Kids - Pregnant
15) Chocolate Puma - A Star Is Born

The Cuauhtémoc Blanco iPod

Cuauhtémoc Blanco iPod playlist:

01) Ultrasonicas - Que Grosero
02) We Are Scientists - Lousy Reputation
03) The Bravery - Out Of Line
04) The Kinks - Wild Thing
05) Hombres G - Visite Nuestro Bar
06) Sam Cooke - Don't Know Much About History
07) Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good
08) Miranda! - Traicion
09) Yann Tiersen - Les Valse Des Monstres
10) Maria Barracuda - Chale
11) Radiohead - Creep
12) The Beatles - You're Going To Lose That Girl
13) Black Eyed Peas - My Humps
14) The Faint - Violent
15) Division Minuscula - Cansado de Pedir Perdon

The Fabiruchis iPod

Fabiruchis iPod playlist:

01) Paquita la del Barrio - Pierdeme el Respeto
02) Los Bunkers - Me Muelen a Palos
03) Katy Perry - Ur So Gay
04) Molotov - Puto
05) El Otro Yo - No Me Importa Morir
06) Cake - I Will Survive
07) Hard-Fi - Hard To Beat
08) Snow Patrol - How To Be Dead
09) Nancy Sinatra - Bang, Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
10) Village People - Macho Man
11) Keane - Somewhere Only We Know
12) Peaches - Fuck The Pain Away
13) All Saints - Bootie Call
14) Natalia Lafourcade - Busca un Problema
15) Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! - Is This Love?

The Lindsay Lohan iPod

Lindsay Lohan iPod playlist:

01) Katy Perry - I Kissed a Girl
02) The Ting Tings - Great DJ
03) Jessy Bulbo - Munhequita Sintetica
04) Babasonicos - Putita
05) Papa Roach - Broken Home
06) Alaska y Dinarama - A Quien le Importa
07) The Charlatans - You're so Pretty-We're so Pretty
08) Good Charlotte - Keep Your Hands Off my Girl
09) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Modern Romance
10) The Killers - Sam's Town
11) P.O.D. - Youth of the Nation
12) Whirpool Productions - From Disco II Disco
13) Lily Electric - Naughty Girl
14) Mecano - Mujer Contra Mujer
15) Elvis - Jailhouse Rock

The Madonna iPod

Madonna iPod playlist:

01) Foxboro Hot Tubs - She's A Saint Not a Celebrity
02) Kaiser Chiefs - Born To Be a Dancer
03) Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
04) The Libertines - Narcissist
05) Kelly Osbourne - Papa Don't Preach
06) Muse - Glorious
07) Kellis - Millionaire
08) Hole - Celebrity Skin
09) Jimmy James - Fashionista
10) Blur - Music is my Radar
11) Jamie Cullum - I Could Have Dance All Night
12) Lupe Fiasco - Superstar
13) Plastilina Mosh - Te lo Juro por Madonna
14) The Long Blondes - Weekend Without Makeup
15) Dimitri From Paris - Very Stylish Girl

The Posh & Becks iPod

Posh & Becks iPod playlist:

01) Razorlight - Golden Touch
02) Wilco - I'm the Man Who Loves You
03) James Blunt - You're Beautiful
04) The Killers - All The Pretty Faces
05) Hanson - Lost Without Each Other
06) Kaiser Chiefs - My Kind of Guy
07) Dirty Pretty Things - Tired of England
08) Jack Johnson - Better Together
09) Fey - Media Naranja
10) Phantom Planet - California
11) The White Stripes - Well It's True That We Love One Another
12) The Long Blondes - The Couples
13) Tiga - Far From Home
14) Weezer - Beverly Hills
15) The Sounds - Living in America

The Lupita D'alessio iPod

Lupita D'alessio iPod playlist:

01) Peaches - Fuck the Pain Away
02) Avril Lavigne - Losing Grip
03) Paquita la del Barrio - Rata de Dos Patas
04) Los Bunkers - No Me Hables de Sufrir
05) Liquido - Narcotic
06) Alanis Morissette - You Learn
07) Interpol - Not Even Jail
08) Maria Daniela y SSL - Mentiras
09) Gloria Trevi - El Recuento de los Danhos
10) Pecadora Normal – Maria Daniela
11) Juanes - A Dios le Pido
12) Juan Gabriel - Yo No Naci Para Amar
13) Ultrasonicas - Que Grosero
14) Babasonicos - Pendejo
15) Jose Jose - Ya lo Pasado, Pasado

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Va por Chile

El Jueves pasado, como resultado de mi "colaboración" con Indy Rock Magazine, asistí (con mi Socia) al concierto "Va Por Chile", realizado a beneficencia de los damnificados por el temblor ocurrido en tal país el pasado mes de Febrero.

El cartel incluía a bandas como "Los Liquits", "Los Angeles Negros" (derecha) de Chile, "Los Concorde" y, por supuesto, "Los Bunkers" quienes fueron como los organizadores de todo esto para poder contribuir con algo a su país.

Los Liquits

Los Concorde

Dicho concierto se llevó a cabo en el Vive Cuervo Salón (antes Salón 21) y dió comienzo al rededor de las 8pm cuando Los Liquits dieron los primeros guitarrazos estruendosos y un tanto sin sentido, la verdad es que ni al caso con esa banda, son de esas que te preguntas "por qué existen?", en serio; en fin, tocaron como por media hora y después vinieron al escenario Los Concorde cuya presentación me pareció bastante nefasta. Si, ya sé que Leonardo es un guapo...o más bien, era...ahora trae un corte super "Dawson's Creek" que ni al caso y (como diría mi Socia) se lo pasó forevereando sin parar y, encima de todo, no dejaba de referirse al público como "cachorros/as"--are you fucking kidding me? Neto no sé en qué pensaba (él) o si no pensaba cuando lo hacía, pero creo que algo anda mal con el tipo...o con la gente, quien respondía a tal sobrenombre...no lo sé. La verdad no recuerdo ni una sola rola que me haya gustado en vivo--y eso que tengo como 1 o 2 de ellos en mi iPod!

El "cachorro-dawsons-creekesco"

Bueno ya, después de tanta nefastes y música de fiaca total, llegaron al escenario Los Angeles Negros para prender a toda "la banda" -o como diría Leonardo, a "la cachorrada" jajaja- con su música que es como de Boda de Pueblo, o sea, no es maravillosa pero sí bastante jocosa; además sus outfits también estaban bastante buena onda (como de cantantes de boda) y uno de los tipos era como el hermano gemelo de Jorge Falcón, lo que me hizo preguntarme si al final de alguna canción contaría un chiste, pero no, no fue así. Después de tocar algunas rolas (super prendidas todas) llegó a acompañarlos en el escenario Alvaro López (vocalista de los Bunkers), quien cantó con ellos un par de rolas y, por supuesto, la "chaviza" (jaja a veces ya me siento medio oldie) se prendió aún más.

Jorge Falcón versión Angeles Negros

Finalmente, como el plato fuerte de la noche, llegaron desde...su depa en el DF, Los Bunkers! La verdad tenía muchas expectativas pues nunca los había visto en vivo y es una banda que ('de lo que conozco') me gusta mucho, peeeero, a decir verdad lo arruinaron un poco pues tocaron canciones que sólo la "chaviza" y uno que otro oldie-seemingly-mala-copa conocía, pft! Creo que sólo tocaron como 2 o 3 canciones que mi Socia y yo conocíamos: "Ven Aquí", "La Exiliada del Sur" (super autoctona!) y, obvio, el hit del verano (lluvioso en DF) "Llueve Sobre la Ciudad".

La sorpresa de la noche fue la aparición, primero, de Meme de Café Tacvba, quien cantó "Eres" y, después, de Rubén Albarran quien cantó más rolas de los Tacvbos; total que eso parecía ya un concierto de ellos más que de los Bunkers y digo, no me quejo ni nada, pero...qué no fuimos a ver a los Bunkers?! O.o En fin, la neta ya que estaban ahí, yo quería que tocaran "Ingrata" y sí que la tocaron y ya luego cerraron con otra que la verdad no puedo recordar cuál fue...tal vez mi Socia si se acuerde. En general estuvo buena onda la mitad del concierto pero, honestamente, me hubiese querido dar un tiro de haber tenido que pagar un boleto para verlo!

Los Bunkers Ft. Meme

Alvaro y Rubén

Lo que más detesté fue el hecho de que en Ocesa sean super bitches y no me hayan dejado llevar mi cámara (que era como el punto de ir al concierto), lo bueno es que por momentos no son tan bitches y me mandaron fotos que ahora comparto con ustedes.