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December 28, 2004

Tsunami Red Cross donations

If you want to actually give funds to the red cross Amazon has placed an special tool for you to do so.

Please help the people of south east asia.

December 27, 2004

Live in 2004

During 2004 I was able to go to a nice variety of concerts:

Air, The white stripes, Pixies, REM, Snow Patrol, Scissor Sisters, Polyphonic Spree, The Shins, Mosquitoes

I was not able to go a Morrissey concert since I had a business trip. That was a real pitty.

Well I just hope 2005 to be as good as 2004.

At least I already have tickets to see Keane and The Zutons in January... a good start for the 2005.

December 17, 2004

Best music of 2004 according to me.

The Futureheads
A perfect of mix of retro punk with some spices from classic the who. This is the clash circa 2004. Highlights: Better days and nights, Robot

Morrissey "You are the Quarry"
After a long wait, the Mozzer delivers with a set of classic tracks. A good CD to be introduced to the world of Morrissey. Highlights:1st.of the gang to die, let me kiss you

Franz Ferdinand
Not just a clever name for a band, but a simplistic yet irreverent proposal to the music world, I just hope this was not a lucky shot Highlights: Tell her tonight, this fire, come on home

The Fiery Furnaces "Blueberry Boat"
A vibrant trip to the Friedberger's brothers world. An adventurous production that goes all over the places but manages to sound relevant Highlights: My dog was lost, Spaniolated, Straight Street

Muse "Absolution"
A powerful record with some outrageous musical arrangements, a great piece of work that flirts with classical music and distorted guitars, a must have Highlights: Stockholm Syndrome,Time Is Running Out

Scissor sisters
Without a doubt one of the most powerful live acts in the world, the Scissor Sisters are remarkable for reviving the ghost of the 70's and 80's and making them sound relevant again. If you are a purist don't even bother. Highlights: Take your mama out, Tits on the radio and yes Comfortably Numb (from Pink Floyd)

The Streets "A grant don't come for free"
I waited to listen to this one the second work of the streets before jumping in the bandwagon, I have to say I was sadly late. This is a truly superb snapshot of suburban life narrated by a non fictional character, Mr. Mike Skinner. Highlights: . It Was Supposed To Be So Easy, Fit But You Know It, Dry your eyes

The Killers "Hot Fuss"
Americas answer to Franz Ferdinand, the Killers have a more rough sound that their UK counterparts. The Killers excel in finding catchy guitar rifts and danceable beats without leaving their Indy sound.Highlights: Mr. Brightside, Somebody Told Me, All These Things That I've Done

Secret Machines "Now Here Is Nowhere"
A Dallas based band that moved to New York to find success. A very particular sound from a trio that raises the level once again of American music. Highlights:First Wave Intact, Nowhere Again, You Are Chains

Julieta Venegas "Si"
Julieta Venegas jumped into full frontal pop with this well produced work and managed to tell us how her life has changed now that she seems to be in love.Highlights:Lento, Donde Quiero Estar, Nada Serio

Snow Patrol "Final Straw"
A great set of irish guitar rock tunes, that evokes the likes of Coldplay and Doves, an excelent alternative to another great album from Keane. Highlights:Spitting Games, Chocolate, Run

Loretta Lynn "Van Lear Rose"
For me the best of the pack, an amazing production from Jack White (The White Stripes). An example of how to blend music styles without compromising the essence of both. SUPERB. Highlights:Porland Oregon, High on a mountain top, Family Tree

Air "Talkie Walkie"
The French duo is constant in delivering intelligent, innovative electronic music. This effort places them as the leaders in the slow electronica segment, a great chill out album (as always) Highlights:Surfin' On A Rocket, Cherry Blossom Girl,Alpha Beta Gaga

Let me know what do you think....!!

December 01, 2004

Amigos Invisibles among Amazon's Latin Music TOP 5 Best of 2004

So I guess this year was a good for Los Amigos Invisibles. Their latest CD got pretty much good reviews from the media, performed at one of the finest music festivals in the US (Austin City Limits) and now they are selected by the pool of Amazon critics as the Latin 5th best CD of 2004. i

What about that? I guess that will imply some extra copies sold by those waiting for those lists to buy whatever good CD they missed during the year.

Needless to say that if you are willing to push the envelope and try new things (musically that is...) I suggest you to give a try to this CD, it will take you to different, distant, warmer places and is a good way to forget is winter time.

If any of you guys from the Amigos is reading this congratulations pana,le han echado un cerro de bolas.