Monthly Archives: April 2008

I’m from Barcelona

They’re called I’m From Barcelona but are from Sweeden. Why? As I read somewhere, i think that the choir began when some of the members met in Barcelona when they’re here for a ERASMUS… something like that. Well, what it’s important it’s that their music is fun, simple and great!!!!

Their single We’re from Barcelona sounds a lot in the city few years ago when they play on Primavera Sound Festival. This weekend I listen it again so I look for their complete CD and I found it on this link, enjoy!

You can visit their website too! And look this video:

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Velvet Goldmine

We set out to change the world and just changed ourselves

Synopsis

“Velvet Goldmine” is a rock opera of sorts, as the famous movie to “Citizen Kane”,  the film tells the story of Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers), an enormously popular glam rock star and his relationship with his wife, Mandy Slade (Toni Collette) and his love affair with the glam rock star Curt Wild (Ewan McGregor), al this, by the eye of Arthur Stuart (Christian Bale) who was a fan of the glam movement when he was young and ten years later, he is a journalist who have to write about the fake murder or Slade. The film is a combination of documentary, concert, and music video, which combine to present the film in a non-linear fashion, an ‘experience’ movie. 

During Stuart’s search, however, we are provided with a glimpse into the world of glam rock. Slade is shown as being ultimately a construct, transformed by an ambitious record agent into a popular rock star. He is invented by his record company, and soon rises to fame as a part of the brief English phenomenon of glam rock. Although married, Slade and Mandy have an open relationship, and are both openly bisexual. The rocker Curt Wild enters Slade’s life, and he falls in love. Wild, based around fantasies of Iggy Pop, goes to England to record with Slade, and the two men are marketed “like a pair of 40s starlets, a Spencer and Tracy for the 70s”2. However, the two men’s love affair soon turns sour and Wild leaves Slade. Slade, despondent, plans his assassination in order to get himself out of his current tour, and afterwards, slips into drug abuse and depression. Soon after, glam rock itself dies out.

Director: Todd Haynes
Producer(s): Christine Vachon
Screenplay: James Lyons, Todd Haynes
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette and Eddie Izzard

Movie trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TYptm6MoMo

Movie soundtrack
http://www.mediafire.com/?mvtnym2mymb

I watch and listen some reports of this movie when it was in theaters. Then, some people talks my about, so, it becomes one of the movies to watch if you have the opportunity. Today, I watch in on cinematk (a cable channel) furthermore in orginial version, great! Great explained, visually, the songs… it’s an interesting movie that I recommend you! The soundtrack too, it’s good and it’t not necessary to be a glam rock fan, I’m not.

The Beatles Anthology

 

Who can tell that he or she doesn’t know any Beatles song? There’s no doubt about they’re one of the greatest bands of the last century.  Many years ago, I just know some of their songs (the famoust) and really, I don’t pay a lot of attention to them. But in the last years, months, weeks and days, people I met, movies I watched and songs I listened, makes me discover much more about Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr.

One of the last (and greatest) is this, The Beatles Anthology (1995-1996). A project consisting of: eitgh chapters of docummentary series, three albums with never-before-realased Beatles material (as inedits songs, bootlegs, demos, etc.) and a monographic book.

The album’s cover is created from collage of posters and covers and the songs are chronologically ordered, including statements between the songs. It’s something to have physically, but, at the moment, as should be difficult and expensive to find, you can download it:

Anthology 1 (1995) disc 1 || disc 2 

Anthology 2 (1996) disc 1 || disc 2

Anthology 3 (1996) disc 1 || disc 2 || disc 3

When you download it and want to descompress, the program ask you for a password, is this: gustavoeo.blogspot.com

Thanks to this blog for the direct download links!

Enjoy it! You can read too Across the Universe and US vs John Lennon

Good Bye Lenin!

– Nothing changed at all here…
– What would have changed?

Synopsis

A dedicated young German boy pulls off an elaborate scheme to keep his mother in good health after suffering a heart attack and falling into a coma after seeing her son arrested during a protest, Alex’s socialist mother, Christiane, remains comatose through the fall of the Berlin wall and the German Democratic Republic. Knowing that the slightest shock could prove fatal upon his mother’s awakening, Alex strives to keep the fall of the GDR a secret for as long as possible. Keeping their apartment firmly rooted in the past, Alex’s scheme works for a while, but it’s not long before his mother is feeling better and ready to get up and around again

Director: Wolfgang Becker
Producer(s): Stefan Arndt
Screenplay: Wolfgang Becker, Bernd Lichtenberg
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova, Maria Simon and Alexander Beyer.

Movie trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7EB47ENNV0

Movie website
http://www.sonyclassics.com/goodbye/

A great movie that I want to see from a long time ago. A great way to explain a melodramatic history and at the same time, the recent history of Germany. Entertaining and interesting, watch it!

PEPSI FOOT 2008

Director: Tarsem Singh
Produced by: @Radical Media
Production services (in Barcelona): goodgate productions SL

The shot of this commercial was in the last weeks of October 2007, when I was working in Goodgate (as the professional practice of what I’m studing), so, the shot days in Barcelona, I was working in as Production Assistant/Runner. Therebefore, this was the first professional shot where I worked.

Enjoy the video (with not enough quality, I know…)!
You can visit too the commercial campaign website, with a making-off, here