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My favorite song

Posted in About Me, life, music by plunchete on May 13, 2010

Usually when I say to someone that I have a favorite song they look weird to me. Why? Because the great majority of people that I know cannot pick just one song. Oooookay … I have a favorite song but non a second or a third, not either a top 10 … these depends on the day. Not big deal, huh? ;).

What is my favorite song?

My favorite song is Paloma by Andres Calamaro. Andres Calamaro is an Argentinian singer born in 1961 and has been member of some pretty famous (at least in Spain) rock bands like “Los Abuelos de la nada or “Los Rodriguez”.

Why is my favorite song?

First of all was the first song that I heard by Andres Calamaro around eight years ago. Calamaro is one of my favorite singers  (I don’t have just one, I have plenty).

I like the lyrics, from the first letter to the last one. Of course I love the music of the song too, from the first guitar until the end of the song.

In eight years I can’t count the times that I heard. Trust me,  tons of times :P.

For me the most important reason, this song is not just a period of my life, it’s not just a person or a situation. I associate with several people (friends, family, girls, strangers), cities, places, situations, etc. across the years. So if you have been around me long enough you probably are a part of this song  too :).

I’ve been twice in Calamaro’s concerts and in both he played Paloma (I just have been in two concerts because from 2000 to 2005 he didn’t make concerts). I hope to be in my third concert in September!.

And what about you? Do you have a favorite song?.

So here it’s the song and the tyrics, enjoy it!.

Andrés Calamaro – Paloma 1999

Mi vida fuimos a volar
con un solo paracaídas
uno sólo va a quedar
volando a la deriva
Vivir así no es vivir
esperando y esperando
porque vivir es jugar
y yo quiero seguir jugando
Le dije a mi corazón
sin gloria pero sin pena
no cometas el crimen, varón
si no vas a cumplir la condena
Quiero vivir dos veces
para poder olvidarte
quiero llevarte conmigo
y no voy a ninguna parte
No te preocupes, Paloma
hoy no estoy adentro mío
tu amor es mi enfermedad
soy un envase vacío
No te preocupes Paloma
no hay pájaros en el nido
dos ilusiones se irán a volar
pero otras dos han venido
Si me olvido de vivir
colgado de sentimientos
voy a vivir para repetir otra vez
este momento
Te bajaría del cielo, mujer
la luna hasta tu cama
porque es muy poco de amor
sólo una vez por semana
Puse precio a mi libertad
y nadie quiso pagarlo
te cambio tu corazón por el mío
para mirarlo y mirarlo
Ampas de gloria, mujer
quiero un pedazo de cielo
para invitarte a dormir
en la cama o en el suelo
un sacrificio ritual bien o mal
yo quiero hacerle a mi estrella
sin principio ni final
no quiero vivir sin ella
Quiero vivir dos veces
para poder olvidarte
quiero llevarte conmigo
y no voy a ninguna parte
No te preocupes, Paloma
hoy no estoy adentro mío
tu amor es mi enfermedad
soy un envase vacío
No te preocupes Paloma
no hay pájaros en el nido
dos ilusiones se irán a volar
pero otras dos han venido

Wear sunscreen

Posted in life, music by plunchete on April 4, 2010

A couple of weeks ago I discovered (via gimenete) this video. I like it pretty much!

The song in this video is an essay titled “Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young” written by Mary Schmich and published in 1997, oddly the song starts with “Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99” WTF!. Just for the record,  the name of the song is not “wear sunscreen” is “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)”.

The song starts with just one tip for the future “wear sunscreen”. Why wear sunscreen? As the song says “The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists” and then starts the part with meaningful and great advices “the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience”.

I really enjoy the whole song but I would like to emphasize some sentences:

  • “Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum”
  • “The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind”
  • “Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours”
  • “Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind … the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself”
  • “Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults”
  • “Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for good”
  • “Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future”
  • “Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on”

Here is the video (with Spanish subtitles)

I would like to end this post with a part of the song

“Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children,maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary…what ever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s.”

Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

Posted in General, life by plunchete on February 10, 2009

Randy Pausch died July 25th 2008.

This video is a motivational video like the Steve Jobs video that I posted a while ago.

Also there is available a longer one, I dind’t have time to watch this one but for sure is great.

Steve Jobs at Stanford University

Posted in General, life by plunchete on April 24, 2007

Today I recived a mail with a link to this video, I think that Steve’s speech is a great story for young people, specialy for people who work with computers.

In English:

With Spanish subtitles: