Monday, November 28, 2005

Father & old disciple at the Universidad de La Plata, departamento de aeronáutica, where they graduated. Posted by Picasa
This picture requieres an explanation: That tube is the jet engine from a Mirage fighter plane (French), and costed millions of dollars. It lays in a place where they repair planes and they use this expensive device... As a doghouse. (OK, the engine is out of order).  Posted by Picasa
Father, and a microwave in the back.  Posted by Picasa
Mother, in some owner of a bird's house. Posted by Picasa
My grandmother.  Posted by Picasa
With my cousin Liliana and her husband Jorge.  Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 21, 2005

This is my last role in a commercial. I'm Robin, of course, and the thin guy nex to me is supposed to be a good friend of mine so I let him be Batman. This commercial will air in Argentina in some time.  Posted by Picasa
Augustito, the son of my cousin Edgardo.  Posted by Picasa

Madonna Dominates U.K. Charts

Madonna yesterday (Nov. 20) added a ninth U.K. No. 1 album to her career tally, joining her 11th No. 1 single to complete her domination of the British sales charts. "Confessions on a Dance Floor" (Warner Bros.) went straight to No. 1 on the new album survey, while "Hung Up" started a second week at the singles chart peak.

from Billboard

Sunday, November 20, 2005

By the way, I'm single again... [and a couple of things about my life]

Love life: the girl I was dating (after two years, she always complained when I said "my girlfriend") and me are going separate ways. That's OK. The problem is that she have some keys to my apartment and lost them in that pighouse she calls her place so I'm urging her to find them and give them back to me. The lack of respect she had for the keys is the same that she shown to all my important things (including my feelings and my birthday).

Family life: My parents (who live in Vancouver BC) are here from Nov 14 to Dec 03. They brought me some CD's and books I asked them for. We're visiting relatives. Lots of them. Today they went sailing with my uncle Mili who owns a ship (yacht, whatever).

Canal Pop: Gaby is busy, we're planning things but not too much action.

Remixes: My remix of Heaven 17 will probably be released in the promotional single so I'm happy about it.

My acting career (yeah right): Tomorrow monday I'll starr in a commercial for a local beverage called amargo serrano Terma. I'll be there at 7 AM, quite early for my standars. With the money I'll get I'll buy an air conditioner, I think.

[Tennis] Nalbandián is a MASTER

Argentinean player David Nalbandián beat Roger Federer 6-7 6-7 6-2 6-1 7-6 in 4 and half hours and became the champion at the Master Series at Shangai


Roger Federer's record-chasing run ended with a jolt Sunday, a five-set loss to David Nalbandian in the Tennis Masters Cup final.

Nalbandian, who made the elite eight-man field because of injuries to top players, ended Federer's 35-match winning streak by rallying from two sets down for a 6-7 (4), 6-7 (11), 6-2, 6-1, 7-6 (3) victory. Federer had won his previous 24 finals and lost for only the fourth time this year.

"Roger, don't worry, it's not your last final," Nalbandian joked. "You're going to win a lot of tournaments, so let me keep this one."

Federer, bidding for a third straight Masters Cup title, entered the tournament after a six-week layoff because of an injured right ankle.

The top-seeded Swiss finished one victory short of John McEnroe's Open era record (82-3) for best winning percentage in a season, ending 2005 at 81-4.

"It's been a fantastic year ... unfortunately I couldn't win the last one, but this year will be a great memory for me," Federer said. "To be back after the injury _ I'm happy I made it so far. I'm proud of that."

He rallied from 0-4 in the deciding set and was two points from victory, serving at 6-5 and 30-0, before Nalbandian broke back to force a tiebreaker. Nalbandian earned three championship points when Federer sent a backhand into the net.

The eighth-seeded Argentine clinched the 4 1/2-hour match when Federer netted a forehand. He dropped to his back, almost in disbelief. Federer walked off court and slumped into a chair.

"We played an incredible match," said Nalbandian, who earned $1.4 million in prize money and will move from No. 12 to No. 6 in the ATP rankings.

Nalbandian has never won a Grand Slam singles title and was appearing at the Masters Cup for only the second time. He became the first Argentine to win the year-ending championship since Guillermo Vilas' title in 1974 at Melbourne.

Federer had only once lost a best-of-five set match after leading 2-0 _ to Lleyton Hewitt in the 2003 Davis Cup semifinal.

He said he felt pressure to perform in Shanghai after No. 2-ranked Rafael Nadal and No. 5 Andre Agassi withdrew with injuries last Monday, joining No. 3 Andy Roddick, No. 4 Hewitt and Australian Open winner Marat Safin on the sidelines.

Nalbandian made Federer run to the net, using slice backhands and drop shots, then whipped winners past him. Federer needed treatment on his left thigh after the fifth game of the fourth set, telling the trainer he was almost exhausted.

The final was the only scheduled best-of-five set match in the tournament. Federer had dropped a set in each of his three round-robin wins, then had a 6-0, 6-0 semifinal win over Gaston Gaudio on Saturday night _ the first "double-bagel" in his career. It was also the first love-love result at the year-ending tournament, which began in 1970.

But that game-winning sequence stopped Sunday when Nalbandian broke Federer to open the final. After trading breaks in each of the first two sets and clinging on in tiebreakers, Federer won only three games in the third and fourth sets.

Nalbandian's luck changed when he swapped his sweat-soaked black shirt for a red one. He'd wasted three set points and then spiked his racket into the court after the second set. He won 16 of the next 19 games.

Federer twice gave Nalbandian break-point chances with double-faults in the fifth set and once surrendering a break with a double-fault. He finished with eight for the match.

Groups of fans at Qi Zhong Stadium wearing red-and-white Swiss shirts willed Federer back into the match. His girlfriend, Mirka Vavrinec, sitting near the court, urged him to "hang on."

After winning only five points in the first four games of the fifth, Federer broke Nalbandian twice and held twice to pull even at 4-4.

Nalbandian dropped serve again in the 11th game and went behind 30-0 in the next. But he won the next six to force a tiebreaker and then led it 2-0. Federer hung his head after missing a volley to fall behind 4-2 in the tiebreaker. He won only one more point.

Federer was assured the No. 1 year-end ranking for the second consecutive season when he won his 11th title of the year in Thailand on Oct. 2. He injured his ankle in practice the following week.

Despite the lack of training, Federer rallied a week ago to beat Nalbandian in an opening round-robin match. Until the final, he'd won 14 consecutive Masters Cup matches since losing the 2002 semifinal to Hewitt.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

[Tennis] - For the first time two Argentinean players reach semifinals at the Shangai Masters

They are Gaudio and Nalbandián.

Gaudio celebra un éxito increíble ante González; hoy buscará superar por primera vez a Federer
Foto: AP

Nalbandian irá por Davydenko, en el estadio Qi Zhong de Shanghai

Friday, November 18, 2005

Remastered boxset for Eurythmics

Following the success of their current "Ultimate Collection" album, Eurythmics are to release what is being hailed as the ultimate deluxe CD box set for Xmas. Entitled "Boxed", the box set is designed by longtime Eurythmics album graphics designer, Laurence Stevens of LSD Studio, and will comprise all 8 of the band's original studio albums. Each album is digitally remastered and includes bonus tracks, including unique cover versions of songs by the Smiths, The Beatles and Lou Reed. "Boxed" will only be released in the UK and certain parts of Europe. America is not releasing "Boxed", however, US fans are already ordering "Boxed" online for up to $160 US dollars. Expect a review on Side-Line in the next weeks!
Inés, a girl from Patagonia. She's a Pisces, as well as Marisa & Gaby the singer. I have this thing for Pisces girls. (Help me). Posted by Picasa
Mi "friend" Marisa dressed for Halloween - She lives in Miami (When I met Gaby the singer she resembled me of ths girl)

(Only that Gaby doen't go around dressed like a firegirl in a miniskirt... Well, maybe she does). Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 14, 2005

I learnt new words in English!

Reading a Monty comic strip I came across two words that I didn't know, "asinine claptrap".

Asinine means: Failing to exercise intelligence or judgment; ridiculously below average rationality [Wiktionary]

Claptrap (or Clap Trap) means: Clap trap or claptrap is a term for empty verbiage or nonsense. The sort of thing that unscrupulous public speakers might say just to gain applause. [Wictionary]

The character was referring to a stupid TV show. I wonder if these expressions could refer to pop music... [just kidding]

[Tennis] Four players from Argentina at the Shangai Masters

Only Guillermo Coria was classified to play, but due to many players injured (Agassi and Nadal being the last ones today) Nalbandián, Gaudio and Puerta are playing the Shangai Masters.



Saturday, November 12, 2005

[Sports] - Strange afternoon for Argentina against UK teams

This afternoon was sporty: the football/ soccer national team played against England, a friendly match held in Geneva. At almost the same time Los Pumas (national rugby team) played against Scotland as a visit.

La Selección (football) was ahead 2-1 most of the time until the last three minutes, when England made two goals and beat them 3-2.

Los Pumas were losing 03-13 after the first half, but finally won 23-19. Strange.

It was a little difficult to watch the two matches at the same time. Argentina was wearing blue shirt against England in white, but Los Pumas wore light blue and white against Scotland in blue...

In My living room, again.  Posted by Picasa

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Per's Gessle's (Roxette) - New solo CD on 16th November 05

Some days ago TDR reported about receiving an official press-statement about Per Gessle will release new ENGLISH solo album (at first only in Sweden). The name of the project would be "Son Of A Plumber". As you may understand the musicians are Clarence Ofwerman, Christoffer Lundquist, Helena Josefsson and Jens Jansson who took part in recording Per's solo CD "Mazarin" (2003). The first single is due out in mid-October and then Per rumors about a club-tour in Sweden-Europe. Much more info is to follow very very soon.


Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Me, a strange angle.  Posted by Picasa

These are some of the CD's I got this year

I was unusually updated: most of what I bought were new CD's from current bands, and some of them were new to me.
Kraftwerk - Minimum Maximum. Posted by Picasa
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem. Posted by Picasa
Closer To Heaven OCR [Musical by the Pet Shop Boys]. Posted by Picasa
Depeche Mode - Playing The Angel. Posted by Picasa
Fischerspooner - Odyssey. Posted by Picasa
Erasure - Nightbird.  Posted by Picasa
Bodyrockers - Bodyrockers. Posted by Picasa
Garbage - Bleed Like Me.  Posted by Picasa