Friday, August 31, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
no hay mucho que decir, salvo que la página de myspace de televisor me vendió inmediatamente la idea de ir a verlos. el afiche es sencillamente de lo mejor que he visto en la escena local en años y la música me encantó. escuchen los tracks que adjunto aquí (son los mismos de myspace, pero ya listos para que los suban a su ipod) y lléguense al cuartel este miércoles... no hay excusa, hay que apoyar la música local y en especial a televisor!
disfruten de amnesia y de vivir haciendo click en sus respectivos links (archivos mp3 en yousendit).
Saturday, August 25, 2007
- china admits to lacking laws to protect civil rights
- although china has signed many agreements on improving their human rights, there is basically no change on their attitude towards torture, arbitrary detention and religion
- china has the highest number of death penalties in 2005
- china has made profits using its executed prisoners to have their organs harvested for transplants and sold there and abroad
- china is known for its intolerance of organized dissent towards the government
- china has got what can be called a regime of spatial and social apartheid towards rural chinese, keeping them in a subordinate status
- china's one-child policy contributes to female infanticide, abandonment and sex selective abortions
- when it comes to workers' rights, the criticism aims at minimum wage violations, long work hours, and inappropriate actions towards workers by management
- china has got very tense relations with the dalai lama, another nobel prize for peace winner... which makes you wonder what our president thinks of that... but more important than that, what do you think about it?
is this the country we want to have commercial relations with? is this the example to follow? are we blinded by all the money that china is pouring into this country and the central american region? where are we heading?more about human rights in china can be seen here:
the beautiful picture can be found on north sullivan's page on flickr.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
the new 11-track ministry cd, the last sucker, is the third in an unrelenting and uber-critical trilogy aimed at exposing the foils, failures and fabrications perpetrated by the george w. bush administration. the last sucker, which follows houses of the mole (2004) and rio grande blood (2006), is the final nail in the dubya coffin.the last sucker was produced and recorded by al jourgensen at his 13th planet compound in el paso, tx with musicians thomas victor (prong) on guitars, paul raven (killing joke/prong) on bass and guitarist sin quirin (the revolting cocks). burton c. bell (fear factory, aotw) makes a vocal appearance on "die in a crash," as well as the album's final two songs, "end of days" parts one and two.
Monday, August 06, 2007
Sunday, August 05, 2007
the first thing macca noticed when he entered the recording studio, was a big black piano. he thought he was in the wrong recording room but when the engineer double checked and assured him this was where beauty is goodness were going to record their acoustic song, he stormed out and called his bandmates.
did any of you punters request a piano for the song?
the response was negative from everybody, which basically helped the band to disappear from existence. macca had been extremely clear from the beginning: no pianos were going to be allowed in any of their songs. the acoustic session was no exception.
we were not conceived as a coldplay copycat!, macca shouted over the phone. he was sick and tired of every single band that now played the piano onstage. he was happy to see tori amos live, but that was a different story. the way he saw it, tori was a piano godess and didn't deserve any of the bitching. but when it came to coldplay, keane and the like, please... a piano onstage!!!
when the rest of beauty is goodness arrived to the studio, the piano was gone and macca was having a cup of tea, still smiling at the fact of doing things his way and nobody else's. it only took one take to get the song right.
the impromptu video for the acoustic version of "i never thought i could fall this low" was the most watched video in youtube for 4 weeks.