Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Here is the original reference
Baby steps … baby steps …
Esta película es la más reciente producción de Studio Ghibili dirigida por el director Hayao Miyazaki. Sus películas, independientes de su excelente libreto son visualmente impresionantes como queda demostrado en películas como Spirited Away y Princess Mononoke.
Además sus historias tienen como elemento común la defensa del ambiente y la madurez de sus protagonistas (usualmente niñas de 8 a 10 años). Esta historia en particular es una versión libre de La Sirenita de Hans Christian Andersen.
Esta oportunidad es única para traer un cine inteligente a la isla que no dependa de chistes de caca, de monólogos graciosos y pensamientos a voz alta o de exceso de CGI que rechinan la vista.
Para el que no conozca les incluyo algunas referencias de la WEB.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
The image is from an old Merrie melody cartoon that they used to play all the time on TV. The song was I Like to Singa and it was a very catchy jazz song. The lesson to be learned was that you cannot choose the path for your kids. In their case if you are a singer, you don't have to follow the same path as your parents.
This principle applies to music. Music cannot remain static, there is always a different way to approach it. You may (or may not) like it but the evolution will happen anyway. Therefore I decided to link some jazzy videos that include tropical and old salsa videos from the master himself, Maelo.
Right now the fever is reggaeton (which I hate in its original form) but at least the latest singers are entering into a more mellow stage with more flow to the music. Who knows?, I am even beginning to like some of the new stuff.
Anyway enjoy the links below:
Lucas - Lucas with the Lid Off
US3 - Cantaloop
Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man
Ismael Rivera - Las Caras Lindas
Ismael Rivera - El Nazareno
and finally I just had to include the link to the cartoon...
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Loved their two songs referenced from the disco dust blog link above. Here is another song:
Could not find a decent video for Microwave. Will leave you with some Crystal Fighters instead. Love the Japanese background music samples on this one.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
This is an interesting read. Why are placebos getting better? Is there something else at stake or publicity is to blame? I guess too much Restless Legs Syndrome or any new cure all from Big Pharma may be causing this. However, it is mere speculation on my part since I have no data to prove it. Anyway here are the original articles.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Then I was reminded of the construction of the Cerromar Clubhouse and the new pool. A few months ago I stumbled upon the following image:
This pool is actually a larger, more modern design than that of Cerromar. However it is prohibitely expensive as seen on the Dorado Beach website.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Last night we were at the Mahi Mahi shopping center in Dorado. We just couldn't begin to grasp the many levels of wrongness of this kids clothing store. Beginning with the stupid name tongui tongui (I guess they were going for topi topi but it was already taken) and concluding with the horrendous mannequins that look straight out of a Trent Reznor video.
Although chibi sucki and tragaaldabas jim are original they are very creepy for any 8 year old. For chrissakes for anyone! I guess it is a publicity stunt to get La Comay to cover them for free.
The controversial book by R Crumb, a prolific comix writer has just been published. Boing Boing showed a peek image of chapter 19.
For those French speakers out there telerama published a few chapters. Get those translators ready! Here is the linkage before its gone.
It should be a very good read since R Crumb is of jewish descent and has dealt with a lot of esoterism in his time.
genesis r.crumb religion