Friday, December 31, 2004

Tragedy in Buenos Aires - almost 200 died in rock show

I know that compared to the thousands that died in the tsunami seem to be a minor number but last night almost 200 kids died in a disco when some moron used fireworks and plastic caught fire. There were almost 5000 people at the place and around 200 were reported death, but there are hundred more hospitalized so the number of deceased increases every hour.

I must say that wood is never used in buildings arround here, always bricks and concrete so fire alarms and smoke detectors are not very common here. For whet I've read there was an emergency door that was closed because kids were trying to sneak into the concert. The band, Callejeros, was a typical teenage garage/ punk band with three chords songs and many of their followers are very young kids. Most of them are low class. inner city kids. Theband played close to my place a month ago and the neighbourhood looked invaded by so many strange looking kids that many shops closed fearing trubles. Now many of these kids are dead. It's a sad day for music.

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Friday, December 24, 2004

I'm in a horrible mood

Just like that. Everyone is posting their "Happy Xmas" posts but I'm feeling very pissed off to do it. I'm a Cancer when I feel down I'm REALLY down. And angry. I'm sorry, come back next season.

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Another of those LONG lists....

Taken from here - items in bold are things that I've done

01. Bought everyone in the pub a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Driven a car worth more than $100,000
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said ‘I love you’ and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Done a striptease
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Stayed up all night long, and watch the sun rise
15. Seen the Northern Lights
16. Gone to a huge sports game
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
19. Touched an iceberg
20. Slept under the stars
21. Changed a baby’s diaper
22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
23. Watched a meteor shower
24. Gotten drunk on champagne
25. Given more than you can afford to charity
26. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
27. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
28. Had a food fight
29. Bet on a winning horse
30. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
31. Asked out a stranger
32. Had a snowball fight
33. Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier
34. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
35. Held a lamb
36. Enacted a favorite fantasy
37. Taken a midnight skinny dip
38. Taken an ice cold bath
39. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
40. Seen a total eclipse
41. Ridden a roller coaster
42. Hit a home run
43. Fit three weeks miraculously into three days
44. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
45. Adopted an accent for an entire day
46. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
47. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
48. Had two hard drives for your computer
49. Visited all 50 states
50. Loved your job for all accounts
51. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
52. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
53. Had amazing friends
54. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
55. Watched wild whales
56. Stolen a sign
57. Backpacked in Europe
58. Taken a road-trip
59. Rock climbing
60. Lied to foreign government’s official in that country to avoid notice
61. Midnight walk on the beach
62. Sky diving
63. Visited Ireland
64. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love
65. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
66. Visited Japan
67. Benchpressed your own weight
68. Milked a cow
69. Alphabetized your records
70. Pretended to be a superhero
71. Sung karaoke
72. Lounged around in bed all day
73. Posed nude in front of strangers
74. Scuba diving
75. Got it on to Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye
76. Kissed in the rain
77. Played in the mud
78. Played in the rain
79. Gone to a drive-in theater
80. Done something you should regret, but don’t regret it
81. Visited the Great Wall of China
82. Discovered that someone who’s not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog
83. Dropped Windows in favor of something better
84. Started a business
85. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
86. Toured ancient sites
87. Taken a martial arts class
88. Swordfought for the honor of a woman
89. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
90. Gotten married
91. Been in a movie
92. Crashed a party
93. Loved someone you shouldn’t have
94. Kissed someone so passionately it made them dizzy
95. Gotten divorced
96. Had sex at the office
97. Gone without food for 5 days
98. Made cookies from scratch
99. Won first prize in a costume contest
100. Ridden a gondola in Venice
101. Gotten a tattoo
102. Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on
103. Rafted the Snake River
104. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
105. Got flowers for no reason
106. Masturbated in a public place
107. Got so drunk you don’t remember anything
108. Been addicted to some form of illegal drug
109. Performed on stage
110. Been to Las Vegas
111. Recorded music (he)
112. Eaten shark
113. Had a one-night stand
114. Gone to Thailand
115. Seen Siouxsie live
116. Bought a house
117. Been in a combat zone
118. Buried one/both of your parents
119. Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off
120. Been on a cruise ship
121. Spoken more than one language fluently (si boludo sino cómo corno voy a llenar esto)
122. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
123. Bounced a check
124. Performed in Rocky Horror
125. Read - and understood - your credit report
126. Raised children
127. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy
128. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
129. Created and named your own constellation of stars
130. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
131. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
132. Called or written your Congress person
133. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
134. …more than once? - More than thrice?
135. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
136. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
137. Had an abortion or your female partner did
138. Had plastic surgery
139. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived.
140. Wrote articles for a large publication
141. Lost over 100 pounds
142. Held someone while they were having a flashback
143. Piloted an airplane
144. Petted a stingray
145. Broken someone’s heart
146. Helped an animal give birth
147. Been fired or laid off from a job
148. Won money on a T.V. game show
149. Broken a bone
150. Killed a human being
151. Gone on an African photo safari
152. Ridden a motorcycle
153. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100mph
154. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
155. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
156. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
157. Ridden a horse
158. Had major surgery
159. Had sex on a moving train
160. Had a snake as a pet
161. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
162. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
163. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
164. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
165. Visited all 7 continents
166. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
167. Eaten kangaroo meat
168. Fallen in love at an ancient Mayan burial ground
169. Been a sperm or egg donor
170. Eaten sushi
171. Had your picture in the newspaper
172. Had 2 (or more) healthy romantic relationships for over a year in your lifetime
173. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
174. Gotten someone fired for their actions
175. Gone back to school
176. Parasailed
177. Changed your name
178. Petted a cockroach
179. Eaten fried green tomatoes
180. Read The Iliad
181. Selected one important author who you missed in school, and read
182. Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them
183. and gotten 86'ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you
184. Taught yourself an art from scratch
185. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
186. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
187. Skipped all your school reunions
188. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
189. Been elected to public office
190. Written your own computer language
191. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
192. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
193. Built your own PC from parts
194. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
195. Had a booth at a street fair
196: Dyed your hair
197: Been a DJ
198: Found out someone was going to dump you via LiveJournal
199: Written your own role playing game
200: Been arrested

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Strange slogan...

There's a brand of whisky here (I think it's a local one, I don't know too much about whiskies) called Blender's Choice or something like that and the slogan (and the whole campain of the brand is based on this idea) is in Spanish "entre tus verdades y vos" wich means "between your thruths and you".

I think that the idea they want to give is of a manly man that drinks a good old scotch in his den after a busy day, an appropiate time for a busy man to relax and make wise statemets about life. But it also has another (rather obvious) meaning: the idea that you can drink in order to evade the unpleasent truths in your life. That is, between those awful truths that you don't want to face (you are a loser, you have no den and you are so poor that can't afford a decent brand of whisky) and your consciousness put our alcoholic beverage and get so drunk that you won't have to deal with reality anymore.

Friday, December 10, 2004

Synthpop page

For all synthpop and electropop fans out there

mainteined by my old time friend Dave from Lexicon Magazine (well he released a of Plastic Orgasm People song on CD in USA).

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Finished "Don't Bring Me Down"

"Don't Bring Me Down" is finished. Now I like the way it sounds. Of course I added no voices yet but the rest of the instruments are ready.

It was somehow difficult to mix, lots of tracks and the original version has two strange bars before the first chorus that play the drums distorted or processed by what seems to be some kind of filter with some heavy resonance (quite difficult to do in 1979, and original). So I had to run some plug ins to process two bars of the drums mixed and it was hard to make them sound like I wanted to.

Now I feel that I should have taken away the kick drum (on those two bars) because since the drums are heavy filtered they lost the high frequencies and it feels like the song stops there, only to start again at the chorus. (It's an old trick to take elements of the rithm track before the chorus and add them again when that part cames). I'll decide later if I keep it this way (the chorus is catchy anyway. Well, no, the song is so catchy that the chorus is just a change in the pace of the song. The verses themselves feel like they are chorus (I'll tell you what's wrong before I get off the floor...)

My version is ultra catchy. Hope you can hear it sometime.

My brother left the country

I just came from the airport. My brother and his girlfriend must be taking off to Canada (well the plane must be taking off, they're inside the plane). I have my car back. My father stays some days more here.

Monday, November 29, 2004

South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut - The lyrics

Here is my favorite song from the South Park movie. The other one is Uncle Fucka.

Kyle's Mom is a Bitch

[Cartman:] Weeelllll,

Kyle's mom's a bitch, she's a big fat bitch,
She's the biggest bitch in the whole wide world,
She's a stupid bitch, if there ever was a bitch,
She's a bitch to all the boys and girls.

On Monday she's a bitch
On Tuesday she's a bitch
On Wednesday thru Saturday she's a bitch
Then on Sunday just to be different,
Shes u super king kamehameha bitch

Have you ever met my friend Kyle's Mom,
She's the biggest bitch in the whole wide world,
She's a mean old bitch, she has stupid hair,
She's a bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch
Bitch, bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch
She's a stupid bitch, Kyle's Mom's a bitch,
And she's such a dirty bitch.

Talk to kids around the world,
It might go a little something like this...

[Sung in three different languages by other children]

Have you ever met my friend Kyle's Mom,
She's the biggest bitch in the whole wide world,
She's a mean old bitch, she has stupid hair,
She's a bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch
Bitch, bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch.
She's a stupid bitch, Kyle's Mom's a bitch,
And she's such a dirty bitch;

I really mean it,
Kyle's Mom, she's a big fat, stinking bitch
Big old fat fuckin' bitch, Kyle's Mommmmmmmmmmm
Yeahhhhh, Chaaaaa.

When Cartman finishes the song Kyle's mom is standing behind him and takes him to get a microchip (that prevents people from swearing) implanted in his head.

My favorite 10 movies - First draft

In no particular order - for some reason those movies that are series (Star Wars, Matrix) are represented as one entry

Miss Mary (Argentinean film)
Star Wars
Lord Of The Rings
Pink Floyd: The Wall
9 1/2 Weeks
Anna & her Sisters
Angel Heart

As I see there are 2 films directed by Alan Parker (The Wall and Angel Heart), two written & directed by Woody Allen (Anna... & Zelig) and two with Mickey Rourke as the lead character (9 1/2 Weeks and Angel Heart). Two are in black and white (Casablanca & Zelig) and the Argentinean one is spoken half in English, half in Spanish and the name is in English.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

"Don't Bring Me Down" is bringing me down

I've recorded an 80% of a finished version of "Don't Bring Me Down" only to realize that it sounds awful. The mistake was to kep the eighth notes feel and the guitar licks. I'm programming a new one with a more techno groove with more sixteenth notes and almost no guitar. sounds much better. It took me three days to produce the other one but I'll use some minor things.

Another scary rhyme: "You're only talking 'bout your crazy nights/ one of these days you're gonna get it right/ (don't bring me down...)"

Tuesday, November 23, 2004


My grandfather is very sick so my dad is coming down on friday to stay for a while. My brother and his girlfriend are here too so I'm surrounded by relatives (I'm usually alone my parents and siblings live in Canada). My brother Gabriel was using the car, I'm waiting for him to bring it back to me (I'll have to use it to pick up my father at the airport).

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Joke: Women personal ads

The real meaning of the words women use in personal ads on Internet (stolen from here)


Adventurer.................Slept with all your friends
Athletic.......................No tits
Average looking........Has a face like a basset hound
Beautiful.....................Pathological liar
Contagious Smile........Does a lot of Ecstasy
Educated....................Banged her Political Science professor
Emotionally Secure......On medication
Feminist......................Fat ballbuster
Free spirit.................Junkie
Friendship first.........Trying to live down reputation as a slut
Gentle...................... Comatose
Good Listener......... Borderline Autistic
New-Age...................All body hair, all the time
Old-fashioned............Lights out, missionary position only, no BJs
Outgoing....................Loud and Embarrassing
Passionate................Sloppy drunk
Poet...........................Depressive Schizophrenic
Professional...............Certified bitch
Redhead....................Bad dye-job
Reubenesque..............Grossly fat
Romantic....................Looks better by candle light
Social...........Been passed around like an hors d'oeuvres tray
Voluptuous................Very fat
Weight proportion w/height........Hugely fat - as tall as she is wide
Wants Soulmate........Stalker-widow - drove first husband to suicide
Young at heart..........Old bat

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Futurama Overdose

My brother came from Vancouver and he brought me his copy of the 2nd season of Futurama, 19 episodes. Since it's an awful, rainy day, I've sayed at home and watched 17 episodes in a row. I'm getting crazy.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Official: the Pet Shop Boys show in BA was shorter

This was posted at the official Pet Shop Boys site

Latin America - 9 November '04
Neil and Chris have now returned from Latin America, having played shows in the Dominican Republic and Mexico City and then at the Personal Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the Tim Festival in Sao Paulo, Brasil.

The set list for the concerts (except Argentina) was as follows:
Rent/Flamboyant (Duo)
West End girls (Duo leading into the band)
Se a vida e
Love comes quickly
Domino dancing
Being boring (extended version)
New York City boy
Always on my mind
Sexy Northerner
Where the streets have no name (I can't take my eyes off you)
Love is a catastrophe
Go West

Home and dry (extended version)
Left to my own devices
It's a sin

At the request of the Personal Festival organisers in Buenos Aires, Pet Shop Boys played a shorter set, cutting out "Love comes quickly", "Domino dancing", "Sexy Northerner" and "Home and dry".

Neil and Chris were delighted by the fantastic response of the audiences in Latin America and would like to thank them and all local personnel for making the short tour such a success.

The tour was basically a continuation of Pet Shop Boys' summer festival tour. Guitarists Bic Hayes and Mark Refoy, percussionist Dawne Adams and programmer Pete Gleadall joined Neil and Chris on stage for their first concerts for ten years in Mexico, Argentina and Brasil and their first ever concert in the Dominican Republic.

A limited quantity of merchandise created just for these dates will shortly be made available for sale in the SHOP on this site.

Saturday, November 06, 2004

I went to see the PET SHOP BOYS live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So it finally happened. I went to see the Pet Shop Boys, my favorite band, playing live in Buenos Aires. They played here before, in 1994 I think, but I didn't go on that ocassion and I truly regretted not having gone. So when I read that they were coming to play at a festival called PersonalFest (sponsored by a cellular phones company) I went and bought the ticket (and with the money I paid for it I could have bough 35 live DVD's of them to see in the comfort of my house).

OK, this time of year it is supposed to be warm, it is springtime after all, but for some reason it was very cold, almost like a winter night, and being so close to the River (Rio de la Plata) it was windy. Before the boys there was a Brazilian show, a woman called Bebel Gilberto who played a strnge mix of Brazilian rithms with some funk, bossa nova and folk influences, half in English and half in Portuguese. It was noticeable that she was very cold, she wore a large leather coat, maybe to cover the fact that she was a little overweighted. (Brazilian people are used to the hot Brazilian weather and when they walk by Buenos Aires in a cold night they dress like they were in Antarctica). It was a strange show, she was very nice and shown lots of sympathy but the show was long and no one was there to see her and when she tried to talk in Spanish she said these weird words no one understood. She claimed she was a Pet Shop Boys fan and went out of the stage. For some reason I felt that her show lasted a month and a half.

In contrast, the Pet Shop Boys entry lasted a little more than six minutes, in my inner clock. OK, it was around 70 minutes, but I was complately lost and didn't realize time was passing. They appeard onstage and played a version of "Rent" followed with "Flamboyant" (that hardly anyone knew).

was dressed in black, wearing a strange black cape like he was an 18th's century gentleman. Lowe wore a silver jacket and was sat behind two keyboard stands, which were a little thing I couldn't notice, two Nord Leads (one seemed to be an octave bigger than the other one) and the other stand had a Korg Triton and some Korg Electribe module. There was a Mac laptop next to the keyboards, and there was a stand with more keyboards and modules and laptops on one side of the stage.

After those two songs they started playing the hits. I remember "West End Girls", "Suburbia", Go West", "New York City Boy" and some more I knew they played but cannot recall. On "Go West" the back of the stage opened and some musician appeared and played as a kind of backing band, two guitars players and a percussionist (that seemed to use the same percussion set as the Brazilian girl before). After that they played, live with guitars, "Love Is A Catastrophy" ("a song about the pains of love"). Tennant changed his clothes to white and in a certain moment they said they loved Buenos Aires and blah blah and they said goodbye. People asked them to come back, (I started shouting how much I had paid to be there) and they gladly came back, Tennant now in black again, and sung "Left To My Own Devices" and they left after playing "It's A Sin". As I said before, that happened extremely ast for me, and maybe it was because I had two 17 years old girls rubbing their butts against me while they danced (before the show I was afraid of being there surrounded by gay men in their 30's, but that dind't happened). So it was a nice show and I was 5 minutes away from my place so I came home by walking.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Si fuera... (In Spanish)

Tomado de Inés

Si fuera un mes, seria: Junio
Si fuera un día de la semana, seria: Lunes (Día de la luna) o Martes (día de Marte)
Si fuera un planeta, seria: La Luna (en astrología se la considera un planeta)
Si fuera un animal acuático, seria: Cangrejo (sí, soy de Cáncer)
Si fuera un pecado, seria: Egocentrismo
Si fuera un líquido, seria: Agua o Coca Light
Si fuera un árbol, seria: uno alto
Si fuera una planta de flores, seria: no conozco mucho de flores
Si fuera un clima, seria: cuando llega el otoño
Si fuera una criatura mítica, seria: un dios griego
Si fuera un color, seria: negro lustradito
Si fuera una emoción, seria: éxtasis
Si fuera un vegetal, seria: albahaca
Si fuera un sonido, seria: un sintetizador analógico
Si fuera un elemento, seria: plata (el metal de Cáncer)
Si fuera una canción, seria: un hit :)
Si fuera un libro, seria: el I Ching
Si fuera una comida, seria: Sushi!!
Si fuera un lugar, seria: una avenida fashion en la ciudad
Si fuera un material, seria: kevlar o algun material sintético moderno
Si fuera un sabor, seria: dulcecito
Si fuera una esencia, seria: Calvin Klein One
Si fuera una palabra, seria: silencio
Si fuera un objeto, seria: un aparato electrónico color negro
Si fuera una expresión facial, seria: cara de póker
Si fuera un personaje de cartoon, seria: Johnny Bravo?
Si fuera un número, seria: 4
Si fuera un show d TV, seria: The Simpsons
Si fuera un hobby, seria: golf, algo cheto.
Si fuera un dulce, seria: dulce de leche
Si fuera un helado, seria: esos gustos raros de Persicco
Si fuera musica, seria: technopop
Si fuera una prenda de vestir, seria: pantalones de cuero!
Si fuera un accesorio, seria: un arito, algo discreto.
Si fuera una parte del planeta, seria: el Everest :D

Sunday, October 31, 2004

Kylie's song that is like an U2 song that is like a Lennon song

I just heard Kylie Minogue's new single "I Believe In You". It's (almost) a rip off from U2's "God Part II", freatured in the Rattle & Hum album and written as a response to John Lennon's "God". These three songs list some things the person doesn't believe in to finish saying, in the chorus, "but I believe in... (whatever)". Lennon said "in me, Yoko and me". Bono said "in love" and Kylie now says "I believe in you".

What about writing "I Believe In Blog"?

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

I'm listening to The Doors playing live from BA

At this very moment I'm listening at The Doors playing live from Buenos Aires. And I mean live now, not a recording of a live concert (the original Doors never toured South America). I mean, these are something called The Doors of the 21st Century, and the band members are (original Doors) keyboardist Ray Manzarek, (original Doors) guitar player Robbie Krieger and (The Cult) singer Ian Asbury.

The show is very good. They really sound like the original Doors which may mean that Manzarek & Krieger were the responsibles for that sound. Asbury really sounds like Morrison, so I don't know if that's because Morrison style was easy to fake or because Asbury spent lots of time trying to copy Morrison . The live arrangements of the songs are practically the same as the 60's ones, with some long solos and so on. Well, I guess that it has to be with the fact that nostalgia is a big part of the attractive of the band.

Couriously I'm one of the few people in this country who owns a copy of the LP "The Whole Thing Started With Rock And Roll Now It's Out Of Control" de Ray Manzarek. It wasn't released in South America at that time and as far as I know it was never re issued on CD. I have to play that album for a singer I know, crazy about the Doors. He's probably at the show now. I dind't go because Manzarek's record kind of sucks. (Joke)

Sunday, October 24, 2004


Stolen from this girl.

Bold items describe me.

01. I'm in a relationship (Well kind of)
02. I can't eat sugar
03. I am in love
04. I think Bush is an awesome president
05. I think gay marriage should be approved
06. I enjoy playing my music loud
07. I like to decorate stuff
08. I love the color silver
09. I have too much free time
10. I love hugs!
11. I like to take pictures
12. I am a blonde
13. I love Vanilla Coke
14. My parents are divorced
15. I get amused easily sometimes
16. I hate my siblings (tempting one)
17. I love all my friends to death (no, I wish some of them would die)
18. I have been to the Bahamas at least once
19. I love Aladdin
20. I'm afraid of losing loved ones
21. When I get home the first thing I do is get on computer
22. I need to apply myself more.
23. I need more sleep
24. I like to write poetry
25. Hypocrites piss me off
26. I wish I could ride a motorcycle
27. I don't like chocolate much
28. I have weird dreams
29. I don't have a shower
30. I love to swim
31. I'm scared of changes
33. I don't do extracurricular activities
34. I'm too lazy
35. I am an atheist
36. I tend to hate jerks
37. I'd rather have a small group of close friends than a large group of friends that I didn't know all that well
38. I'm easily hurt (yes I'm a Cancer guy)
39. I'm an Internet nut
40. AIM takes up 1/4 of my life (MSN Messenger does)
41. I like giving gifts
42. I enjoy recieving them as well
43. I'm quiet in class and loud with my friends
44. I love watching films
45. I am very crazy at times
46. I want to learn how to play the flute
47. I love where I go to school
48. I hate my homelife
49. I don't like eating
50. I leave school soon
51. I am an impulse spender
52. I only ever seem to drink pepsi/coke
53. I have lots of nicknames
54. I eat too much junk food
55. I've had an Xanga for over a year
56. I'm tough on the outside, super sensitive on the inside
57. I love video games
58. I am shy at first
59. I'm scared that the entire world hates me and I just don't realize it.
60. I love sarcasm.
61. I'm a bit blonde at times
62. I think I scare people sometimes
63. I think snobby people suck
64. I dislike it when people judge others
65. I prefer the internet to the TV
66. I can cry and not be sad
67. I take a shower every day
68. I interrupt people a lot
69. I hate it when people ignore me or irritate me
70. I can be quiet, then I come out with random outbursts
71. I have a lot of pet peeves
72. I hate scratched CD's and DVD's
73. I love blue eyes
74. I hate acting girlish (well I'm a man)
75. I'm a very messy person
76. I want more piercings!
77. I hate my figure
78. My friends are loud but awesome
79. I sleep on my side
80. I appreciate nice things that are done for me, even if it's just a compliment
81. I'd love to have the money to buy things for people for no reason at all
82. Iced coffee is the best
83. I want to get my ears pierced again
85. I like sitting around doing nothing if it pleases me
86. I don't like talking to new people
87. I love horse back riding
88. I'm a day dreamer
89. I never want to get married
90. I like clean sheets
91. I love to ramble about random things
92. If I leave my hair to dry it goes curly
93. I don't sleep much
94. I loathe sunbathing
95. I'm scared of the near future
96. I hate it when parents take sides
97. My starsign is virgo
98. I share my Birthday with an enemy.
99. I love recieving comments
100. I've rode in a hot air balloon
101. I've bowled left handed
102. I love popcorn (Oh, I read porn)
103. I've liked my best friend before
104. I wake up to an alarm clock
105. I hide things under my bed
106. I dislike close-minded people
107. I have gone sky diving
108. I've written a book
109. I love Def Lepard
110. I make wishes on "11:11" and any other straight time like 3:33
111. I play lacrosse
112. I have the same best friend since kindergarten
113. I absolutely love cute/weird socks
114. I know what I want to be when I grow up
115. I write in cursive
116. I paint my nails
117. My best friend lives in another state
118. I watch T.V. to fall asleep
119. I try to always do my hair in cute styles
120. Whenever I'm bored, I usually resort to dumb quizes like this one

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Dream: guitar

Last night dream: I went to a music shop and was about to buy a guitar, it was an acoustic one with steel strings. The price was US$ 99.

I don't play too much guitar (I'm a keyboard and programming man) so I assume this dream is related to the fact that I was listening at country stuff recently (see post about CD's from BC).

Friday, October 22, 2004


As much as I like Jeff Lynne's songs, I have to admit that certain rhymes sound like atrocities to me.

My favorite one from "Don't Bring Me Down"?

You're lookin' good just like a snake in the grass,
One of these days you're gonna break your glass.
(Don't bring me down...)

Cover version of ELO's Don't Bring Me Down

I'm programming a cover version of "Don't Bring Me Down" by Electric Light Orchestra. I love that song. Many people think it's a Beatles song but it's an ELO one.

Curiously enough, that's ELO's biggest hit worldwhile, but it was a minor hit in Argentina (where I live). The biggest ELO hit here is "Last Train To London", which wasn't even a single outside here. Oh, and people assume "Last Train To London" it's a Bee Gees song.

(I would hate to write such great songs only to have ordinary people thinking that they were someone else's songs... OK, maybe Jeff Lynne has a couple of dozens of millons of dollars to help him forget that injustice. Or maybe he doesn't care. Hey, if my cover sells big people will maybe assume it's MY song).

Monday, October 18, 2004

Dram about a movie

Last night I dreamt I directed a movie (I studied some film production and directing in real life, as well as scriptwriting). The lead actor was my brother Gabriel who lives in Canada. He was around 12 years old in the dream (he's 29). Some friends dropped by and made cameo appearances (short roles). One of them was Bart Simpson (who is a cartoon in real life :) ). The other one was Pedro Almodóvar, the Spanish film director (they are about to release his new film here, "La Mala Educación"). People said that my brother was very lovable and charismatic at the film.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

So I Went To The Gym...

I'm waking up early in the morning (as a byproduct of my father's visit, he wakes up very early because he goes to bed very early) so I went to the gym at 11:00 AM. The guy that it's there at the morning didn't know me (although I'm going since January) and started to correct my postures. It turned out that I was doing half of the excercises wrong. Maybe that was why my body hurted (and needed A LOT of sleeping time to heal it).

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

CD featuring an interview to Jorge Luis Borges

I bougth a CD featuring an interview to Jorge Luis Borges (Argentinean writer - maybe the best known in the world). It was made in 1980, when Borges was 80 years old. Some of the subjects are:

  • The concept of "nothing". Borges said that he found out that in English there are two words for it, "nothing" and "nothingness" that seem to mean different amounts of it. Of course, he said, we cannot name of define the nothingness, and he said that the concept probably was created as a natural consequence of the concept of "everything". If "everything" existed then man could think about something called "nothing".
  • French literature: asked about it he said that the proof that French literature was huge was that in other countries you had a most important representative (Shakespeare in England, Dante in Italy, etc) but no one could name a definitive name for French literature. He said that during hundreds of years people studied French only to be able to read French literature, while nowadays people study English as the universal language, but with a different end (probably making bussiness, or with a technical end).
  • The origins of tango: He talked about how the dance from Buenos Aires was born in the districs where prostitution was present, so decent people didn't dance or liked tango. Regular people only adopted tango after it became popular in Paris and the high class from Buenos Aires imported the dance from Europe.
  • The origines of the word "nausea". It comes form nau, ship. "nave " in Spanish. Nausea is what you feel when you board a ship. The word "mareo" in Spanish is similar, the sickness of the sea ("mar" means "sea").
  • Modern literature: He said he adopted Chesterton's advice of not reading any book which hasn't survived 100 years. He said that after that a book has proved it's a classic and you can read it safely. Some writers claim to be modern or contemporary, but since we cannot get into the past or into the future, what else can they be??

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Not much to say...

I've spent these days with my father and foks, going here and there and coming back home to do my stuff. I can't evern remember my dreams, everything s going on fast...

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Dreams about comedy shows

My last two dreams: in both of them I went to see comedy shows or something like that. One of them was a popular local TV show, the other one a more underground kind of stuff. There were people there that did n0t treat me very well.

I have no clue about these ones... Specially the second one... Let me think about it for a while...

(Maybe these dreams are the consequence of being exposed to a massive amount of country music from the 40's and 50's in a short time).

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Things I got from Vancouver

My dad brought me 2 CD's . Black Celebration (Depeche Mode) and 40 Greatest Hits (Hank Willams Sr.). I KNOW that to ask for a Hank Willams CD is strange (more if you call yourself Pop Producer) but I like pop history and when you look for the roots of the music you like you have to study 50's rock and roll and you can't understand 50's rock and roll without understanding 40's and 50's country (& western) music. And the guy was the best country songwriter for that era. And, let me tell you, I liked what I've heard. I DON'T LIKE country music and I will never will, but a couple of songs here and there are good.

I already had the vinyl LP version of Black Celebration but I asked for the CD anyway.

My brother sent me his DVD's containing the 1st season of Futurama. I loved that. I also received The Simpsons 1st Season in DVD but I liked Futurama more. Maybe because I've seen the Simpsons episodes thousands of times (and these are not the best ones, the one where Homer gives Marge a bowling ball for her birthday, the one where Bart goes to France, the one where Bart is mistaken for a genius, etc).

I also got a couple of Mad Magazines and three Keyboard Magazines. My dad brought a digital video camara he bought for my sister's wedding and he lent it to me so I'm filming like crazy. It's a cool device.

Friday, September 24, 2004

My dad comes from BC

My family lives close to Vancouver, BC, Canada. He'll return to Buenos Aires today. I'll pick him up at the airport in a few hours. Hope he brings the things I asked for... (Magazines, etc. that are hard to find here).

Description for people born on June 22 (like me)

Birthday Horoscope for 06/22
The person born on this day is a romantic first and foremost. The ruling planet for today is Uranus, which gives this person an extra dose of eccentricity. They can hide their true feelings to the point that they become ill in the way of skin irritations and stomach ailments. They can be the unrealistic and unaware of their situations. This person needs to learn the art of distancing themselves from their past experiences and looking forward to tomorrow.

A look ahead; You can only be upstaged by your fantasies

Famous Birthdays; Todd Rundgren, Freddie Prinze, Meryl Streep, Kris Kristofferson, Cindi Lauper, Carson Daly, Billy Wilder.


I use to have skin irritations and problems

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

A nice sunny day

It's a lovely day, typical spring weather, sunny but not so hot and I think it's a little windy sometimes. So the weather sucked yesterday just to ruin the student's picnics. I had a haircut, went to the gym and came back home to keep recording stuff.

Another Mix Finished

Today I've finished mixing another song. It was somehow complicated, 48 tracks or so (without guitars and vocals). It took a long time to mix and I think the bass frequencies are a little bit loud. But to be sure I'll have to listen at the mix through several speakers and stereos and, above all, relax my ears.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004


By the way, springtime is here. It is also the Day of The Student so it's a local holiday and lots of teens are camping and having fun in parks and the streets. But the day s horribly cold and the sky is gray. I'm staying at home working anyway.

New dream with foreign places

I was in a kind of supermarket somewhere in Spain. I met there people I know from my teen years, old friends I lost touch with (for good reasons, not very cool guys). A girl I had a crush with when I was around 20 years old entered the places and said hi to everyone but me (we had a somewhat violent separation, me and all those people, so she'll probably ignore me in real life too, or at least she would treat me in a cold way). The supermarket was closing, the prices were high in Euros. I had to decide if I was going to buy things or not.

I was never in Spain, and I don't have any contact with these guys I meet in the dream. My family is originally from Spain and we have relatives living there but I have no special interest in going there.

Monday, September 20, 2004

My sister's wedding pics

My sister Cecilia got married in Surrey, BC, Canada, on Sept 4. Here are some pics of her and her husband Tete and the whole ceremony. These pics are somewhere else but the url is so complicated that I made a page for them.

Sunday, September 19, 2004

I ate like a pig - Coffee - Black clothes

Well, just that. And my cousin served some cofee and I poured it all over the white tableclothes (I sat at the exact point where two tables got together so I poured the cofee over the two of them). No one said anything because I do those things all the time. Someone suggested that's the reason I dress in black, in order to camouflage the spots of the things I pour all over my clothes.

Marlene's 15th bithday

Sunday. I woke up early (well, 11:45) and went to my cousin's daughter birthday party. In Argentina a girl's 15th birthday is considered a special one and are cellebrated acordly, but Marlene is a modern girl, so we just had a lunch and she wore black clothes (the traditional color used to be white for the girl, but that's an old thing in my opinion). Her sister Nayla was born the same day some years after so it was her birthday too, 11.

Last Night

I finally got in touch with Kique. I went to mi ex's birthday party (well, just an informal meeting) and after that Kique and me got together to have a beer and talked a lot about lots of personal issues. I love when my friends' lives are messier than mine.

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Where is Kiqueeeeeeeeeeeee??

I phoned a friend I haven't seen in ages (well, several months) called Kique. Tonight is my ex's birthday party but only a few people will go and most of them are girls (everyone but me - and I have a huge gay music collection). Kique agreed to get out with us in case we planned to get out because he fought with his partner, a girl, they worked together but something happened and now they don't talk to each other (maybe it's a secret so I assume that if a few thousand people reads it here it will be OK).

Kique said to me "call me at my mobile phone" but no one answers... Where are you???????? Do you think is funny to leave a man alone with his ex and your ex best friends, the ones that heard of those stories about me when she and I were breaking up?

What language? Inglés? Spanish?

OK, I have to decide what language to chose. Some people wrote me saying that the post in English were better. Maybe. But most of my friends and family members speak Spanish, so what to do?

I'll think I'll post in English just to piss them off! ;)

Comments welcome -

Finished mixing a song without bass

Just finished mixing a song. I tried several arrangements for the bass but couldn't find a good one and the song worked without the bass anyway so I left the bass away. It's HARD to mix an uptempo/ almost dance song without a bass, I'm not used to. I spent the whole afternoon.

In a few days I'll meet a great bass player and I hope he gets an idea for the bass line. There are n0 vocals though so when the vocalist is finished I'll have to mix everything again (it sounds like an strange way of working but I have to play the song for the singer who doen't know the song so I want to sound it close to the final version because he'll have to sing on top of that).

I'll go jogging now.

CD's que me compré la semana pasada

  • The Cure - Staring At The Sea
  • Pet Shop Boys - Disco
  • Pink Floyd - The Final Cut
  • Culture Club - 12'' Mixes Plus
  • Morcheeba - Parts Of The Process

Obviamente todas las copias originales. Vender CD's truchos es un delito y yo soy músico y tengo un sello así que no solo no lo hago sino que me peleo con los villeros que lo hacen.

Arreglitos en las páginas

Ok, fui a mi página y agregué los links para venir al blog. Ahora vengo al blog y pongo los datos de la página y se arma un círculo vicioso en el cual los visitantes van de un lado a otro y yo no me gasté en escribir nada. Para ir a mi página cliqueen AQUÍ .

Last Night Dream

There was a wedding (I'm obsessed). Someone very close to mine was getting married, my brother or cousin. The priest (or whatever he was) was cool and direct and he even talked about sex and other marital subjects than priests don't usually talk about. I wore a black suit with no shirt so my chest was visible under the buttoned suit. After that there was a party somewhere, the weather was humid but it started to get sunny. Old friends had to bring some CD's, but I was the one that took care of that so other people shown up with the CD's, but they were told that they were no longer necessary.

Blogs ajenos

Estoy déle leer los blogs de los colegas bloguistas... Hay algunos que son unos imbéciles pero la mayoría es gente que la tiene clarísima... Pobre de mí, voy a tener que esforzarme...

Chiste de Dilbert

Me encanta Dilbert (como si alguna vez hubiese pisado una oficina o hubiera estado con gente de traje y corbata sin contar los casamientos y cumpleaños de quince suburbanos a los que fui).

Chiste de ayer: El jefe de Dilbert está entrevistando posibles trabajadores y viene un cabezón que le dice "Si me contrata, usaré mi enorme cerebro para crear productos que cambiarán el mundo. No necesito ser pagado ni tener un cubículo. Dormiré colgado del techo y me alimentaré de papel viejo".

En el tercer cuadrito están en una reunión de oficina y el cabezón está durmiendo con la lengua afuera (es un completo inepto) y el jefe le dice a Dilbert "en mi defensa, él es muy bueno en las entrevistas de trabajo"

Que HUMOR NERD que tengo Dios mío...


Describir un sueño en inglés es más complicado de lo que pensé.

Algunas imágenes que se vienen repitiendo en mis sueños

  • Los suburbios, lugares residenciales con casas con jardín, no muy fashion.
  • Casamiento, me caso, me compro un traje para casarme, etc. etc.
  • El extranjero, extranjeros.
  • Una chica a la que llamaré Chica 1
  • Coni (otra chica, es largo de contar)
  • Extranjero, viajes.
  • Bandas, grupos musicales, Beatles, Bowie, Lennon, Pet Shop Boys etc.
  • La casa donde vivía con mis padres, dejarla, alejarme de mis padres (mis viejos viven en Canadá a 16.000 km de donde vivo yo así que no sé de qué habla)
Todas estas imágenes se suman a los sueños comunes que tenemos todos como estar desnudos en la calle, ser coronados Reyes Del Mundo, vomitar en el lavarropas o despertarse convertido en cucaracha.

Dream with strawberries and my English ex

I had a dream.

I had an English girlfriend (this is true) and I was dating her during the dream. I called her on the phone and asked to see her and she said that she was going to be awake till 2:00 AM and I could see her till that hour. She had to buy strawberries at a small shop outside her hotel or place where she was staying. I went past 2:00 AM and asked the guy at the shop (an old man) if an English girl had been buying strawberries a few minutes ago. He said yes, and she's back inside. She was staying at a place that was a large corridor with courtains and girls and women slept behind those courtains, not having real rooms but spaces separated by those courtains. I entered the place searching for her (I assumed she was awake because she had bought the fruit minutes ago) but a Brazilian girl was leaving the place and was turning the lights on and all the girls were waking up and noticing me and I felt they felt I was an intruder so I left the place without finding her.

It was the suburbs. I'm dreaming a lot about the suburbs, and I don't like the suburbs because I'm a big city guy.

Mi ex cumplió años

Mi ex Valeria cumplió años (no diré cuantos - 31) y lo festeja hoy, no hace nada muy interesante pero como mi vida es medio un embole me va a parecer muy cool.

¿¿Qué corno pasa con la hora??

Ahora me doy cuenta de que la hora es la hora de USA o de donde sea y que en el primer post puse la local y en el segundo no y esta cosa los lista según la hora así que me quedaron mal. Odio esto, preparen la antorcha.

Otro test

OK, vamos a ver si escribiendo en español mejora un poco la cosa... Es curioso, hablo mucho pero cuando me pongo a pensar qué escribir no me sale nada... Me hace acordar a cuando uno quiere ir al baño en una casa que no es la de uno pero sería mejor dejar el tema ahí...

No quería hacerme un blog, tengo una home page donde tengo todas mis cosas. - pero la tentación pudo más (es gratis). Me interesa ver qué tipo de gente lee esto. La página web atrae diferentes tipos de personas y de algunas me hice amigo (mentira - sólo la visitan porque puse palabras alusivas al sexo para que aparezca en los buscadores).


OK, I'm creating a blog. I'll write this in English because I'm a complete moron (I speak Spanish as my first language). Hope This looks good