Category Archives: Criticism

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Elections are today in the USA (it’s possible that someone does not know it in this globalized world?). Well, maybe you think that have no sense to talk about it from here, but the other day, as part as the (necessary) campaing that the American celebrities performed by the elections, as they did in the past, I saw this interesting video. This is the explanation that ilustrates the video:

Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Snoop Dogg, Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Ben Stiller, Will Smith, Steven Spielberg, Justin Timberlake, along with Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat, Zach Braff, Colin Farrell, Neil Patrick Harris, Scarlett Johansson, Shia LeBeouf, Tobey Maguire, Ryan Reynolds, and Jason Segal, are featured in a second of a series of public service announcements to encourage American youth to vote in partnership with Google, YouTube, Declare Yourself, and MySpace. The non-partisan PSAs, produced by DiCaprios Appian Way, were created to engage and inspire young people to vote and participate in the upcoming election.

I think an interesting initiative and an original and ironic video that deserves to be shared … Nothing else, just VOTE! (when you have to do it, do it)

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skins, It’s a lifestyle choice

Skins is a comedic teen drama from Company Pictures. It’s located in the brithish town of Bristol, where the young characters living the last years of high school alternating with partys, drugs and sex. The characters are so stereotyped: a popular, but manipulative boy (Tony), a Muslim boy (Anwar), an openly gay boy (Maxxie), an overbearing and talented clarinet player (Jal), a party animal with family problems (Chris), a pushover who is in love with his best friend’s girlfriend (Sid), a girl who is worried her boyfriend is only using her (Michelle) and a mentally unstable girl with an eating disorder (Cassie).

The greates thing of the serie is the original way to explain the history, the dialogues and al the visual part. The worst thing, for me, is that maybe they abusing unnecessarily of topics as drugs or sex in my point of view, looking for the sensationalism more than to explain the real way of life of teens (may it be, but perhaps not so widespread).

The serie realese two seasons with the same cast. The last months, the production organize parties all arround England where they looking for the cast of the third season that now it’s on process. In this new season, the old cast will appear maybe in some episodes but Effy (Michelle’s sister) is the only character of the last seasons that will appear fixed int the new one.

You can watch skins in Buzz, Antena.Neox and ojo Videoclub, but I recommend you to take a look to the spanish blog of Skins, with a lot of information, photos and download links not only of the episodes, also of the soundtrack. Enjoy!

Finally, this is the official website where you can find a lot of information too!

Songs about Facebook

This song is to support the social network Facebook…

But exist another one against it…

¿Wich one do you prefer?

My opinion: I like Facebook, indeed, I’ve to admit that I connect daily to look what my friends did, but it’s true all what they say in both songs and they are so fun, the rhythim, it’s so much better in the facebook hater’s song. What about Facebook? everyone  can use it how they want, it’s up to you!

Ainhoa

¿Do you want to be imperfect?

Imperfecta it’s the new album of Ainhoa, who was the winner of the second edition of Operacion Triunfo. She was not my favourite singer of the programme but with this iniciative, she goes up on my list. The new it’s that she offered for free download her new album before been on the stores. Something that a lot of musicians do but I think that neverin Spain.

Is a good thing because I am tired of hearing (from SGAE-friendlys) that the Internet appears to be the apocalypse of the music and culture. Nothing more unreal, now I listen much more music than ever, what happens is that they don’t want to resign to the money they make with the record sales, that’s the truth.

You can download the album on her website and in Atrapalo.com
(just have to sing up on it).

Thanks to Ainhoa for the iniciative and hear the album, it’s great!

Spice Girls

Emma Bunton, Mel Brown, Mel Chirslom, Geri Halliwell & Victoria Beckham

The Spice Girls 2007 tour started yesterday!

 

Yes, I was and Spice fan years ago.

Yes, I’m still listen their songs often.

Yes, the back of that girls makes me bit happy.

Yes, I enjoy it watching some clips in today’s news.

Yes, I would go to their concert if they come to Barcelona.

No, I will not go to their concert in Madrid.

You see the videos and that’s what is, you dont’ have to look for more. Lights, dancers, spectacular stage, fun and entertainment, it’s not necessary to look for more in that case, just enjoy it! One thing it’s clear, Melanice C it’s the best of them, best voice and best personality on a stage (Sources: AP Photo/Jonathan Hayward and Telegraph).

Have a nice week!

oRioL

Nivalia

NIVALIA SUCKS… That’s te better way to explain what was the event where I went today. Nivalia Ski Show represent that is an event, celebrated each year after winter in the city of Barcelona, where marks, spots and other bussiness about winter sports promote their products. But when you add a really bad season last year and non-urban compettition like in other years, the result it’s what we look today: less dimensions, less standars, less fun, less attractive thing, less of absolutely everything! Everything that you can imagine, but no the slogan wich is announced: the whiter event (¿?). And what about the promotion, the event no appears in any media channel…

The only great thing was the less promoted: SNOWART. What in other years was just an exposition with pictures and drawings about the snowboard, this year becomes a chill area with pictures, but also videos, live dj’s, projections and things like that. A great opportunite to see great videos about snowboard and freeski… but it could be if it’s great promoted. The area was apart of everything and nowhere anybody promote it, if you see the space you just see the exposition of pictures, the rest wasn’t visible if you not go there. I’m very interested in watch free.doc, the last one of freeski’s movies art (I talk better about this tomorrow because in a hours, I’ll see to of them that I have paid). I have no idea that it was scheduled for today afternoon, I discover it later and it really disgust me.

Furthermore, the entrance was expansive than ever, 7 € and 6’40 € discounted for some entities. Really expensive than ever. Ironic, the worst and the most expensive. The event still open tomorrow, if in spite of all that I say you wanna go, click here for more information.

Finally, a few reflection: there’s no ski or snowboard’s compettitions or exhibitions, but there’s one of mountain bike… ¿What’s happening? ¿It’s was not about winter? ¿MTB in winter? I found the explanation for climate change, it’s sad but this way, in few years, we’ll have no snow in Pyriness, and the spots have to found other ways… it’s sad, but it’s…

Nothing else, take care and be happy!

oRioL, the president ob Boarderland