Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Music Feature: Federico Aubele

I ran across this one from reading an article. I lost track of that article, but after reading it, I looked up the album the article was about.

This is his third album, and it's also the only one I have heard. So I have read that his music changed a little with this one.

Back in 2001 he left Buenos Aires and moved to Berlin. 2001 was when Argentina suffered a financial meltdown, which is something the USA is willingly flirting with doing these days.

He signed with ESL Music and put out two albums: Gran Hotel Buenos Aires and Panamericana wich could be described as downbeat/downtempo/lounge/dub music.

The labels aren't really important. What is important is that this is a great musician with a lot of talent. He may even be more popular outside of Argentina since I haven't met anyone here who happens to know of him yet.

Of course, I may just be asking the wrong crowd. Maybe it's not music to be changing diapers or carpooling grammar school kids to.

All I know is that I love it and it's playing at our Sugar & Spice store.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

You Are What You Tweet

If you would like to Twitterize yourself click here.

Hey, at least I am more interesting and more social!

And I have to stop tweeting about Matt Chesterton so much.

If you would like to follow me on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, or FoodSpotting just click away.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Paper, Plastic and Metal

The mountains of things we throw away are much greater than the things we use. In this, if in no other way, we can see the wild and reckless exuberance of our production, and waste seems to be the index.
-John Steinbeck (1902–1968),
Travels With Charley: In Search of America, 1962

We through our garbage cans away!

We replaced them with these cardboard boxes used to recycle paper.

La Fundacion Garrahan ha reciclado 54.039 toneladas de papel!
The Garrahan Foundation has recycled 54,039 tons of paper!

Nosotros queremos hacer nuestra parte.
We just want to do our part.


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"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not."
Dr. Seuss, from The Lorax

Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday Music Feature: Eastern Sun & John Kelley - Rapture at Sea

I have been showcasing mostly music that friends have shared with me. Once in a while though, I bump into things all by myself.
He estado presentando, en su mayoría, música que amigos han compartido conmigo. De vez en cuando, sin embargo, me encuentro con novedades por mí mismo.
Well, sort of anyway, I get a little help from iTunes and specifically the Genius feature.
Bueno casi solo, recibo un poco de ayuda de iTunes y, específicamente, la función Genius.
Through Genius I get to explore using my current music as a springboard for finding music that I might like based on what I already have.
A través de Genius llego a explorar, usando mi música actual como punto de partida para encontrar música nueva basada en la música que ya tengo.
I know nothing of this band, musician, DJ, etc.  I have no idea who it is.
No sé nada de esta banda, músico, DJ, etc. no tengo idea de quién es.
What I do know is that I love this and I want to share this with everyone so it's playing at our Sugar & Spice store.
Lo que sí sé es que me encanta y lo quiero compartir con todo el mundo y ahora se puede escuchar en nuestro local de Sugar & Spice.
I did manage to find the following on LastFM:
Pude encontrar lo siguiente en LastFM:

"Eastern Sun’s CD “In Emptiness” is a partnership between Eastern Sun’s Brian Saitzyk and DJ John Kelley. (Kelley co-produced three tracks) The CD is creatively unique and spiritual (Brian was brought up in a Buddhist household). He combines his electronic experimentation with his inner spirit and has produced an enormous variety spanning many genres.

Eastern Sun presents a deep, soulful chord in the world of electronic music and has been compared to works by “Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, and Future Sound of London.” Rising higher by the hour, Eastern Sun brings light and warmth out of the darkness with innovative style and sonic beauty."

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