Quick-fire for tonight. Those who lived, thrived or just survived the 80s may recognize the somewhat random music reference. Enjoy.
For the past month I’ve been kicking around in my head the idea of literally interpreting this song title– Bullet with Butterfly Wings, by The Smashing Pumpkins. (Butterfly and bullet images courtesy of Morguefile).
I was too tired Tuesday night to put something together, so I decided to double-up yesterday. Unfortunately, I spent a good portion of the morning doing some bug hunting inside my computer, but not before I had put together the 4/13 piece. However, Firefox decided to play the slow as molasses game with me, and … Read more
Today, while enjoying the outdoors for a bit (read: doing yard work), the word “cucubano” came to mind, and with it a song (of the same name) popularized by Tony Croatto (and, if I’m not mistaken, covered by Menudo as well). In case you’re wondering what a cucubano is, the wiki entry (found here) sheds … Read more
So this extremely late piece will also dig into the obscure of my music catalog. It is the title of a piece by “El Combochorno Express”, the house band for Sunshine’s Café, a sketch comedy show locally produced in PR during the late 80s (and, if memory serves me, into the early 90s). “Batutera” is … Read more
A quick-fire of the #daily365 pieces that would correspond to 3/14-16… March 14: Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” March 15: Alice in Chains’ “Man in the Box” March 16: Ruben Blades’ “Decisiones”
This entry was inspired by one of Urban Dance Squad’s songs. UDS is a Dutch band from whose music I’ve dug for quite a while, starting with “Deeper Shade of Soul”, their only US hit (to my knowledge). “Duck Ska” is a track off their second album, Life n’ Perspectives of a Genuine Crossover. Not their … Read more
Still staying in the world of Spanish language music. This time it’s a Salsa classic by Rubén Blades. The song, “plástico”, uses its lyrics to criticize those people and societies who spend their time living a shallow, materialistic existence. A live performance of the song by Rubén Blades
Some thoughts on the CSED: There was a locally produced tv show in PR in the mid-late 80s called Sunshine’s Cafe. It was a sketch comedy show that satirized and lampooned society-at-large during that time. One of the more popular characters (and there were several), was “Vitín Alicea”, a poseur gym-rat wannabe (even though he … Read more
Still making an attempt to get caught up. I could go the easy route and write off the missed days and “reset” the counter, so to speak. Like C-3PO’s thinking in Star Wars: Well, I’m not going that way. It’s much too rocky. This way is much easier Well, I’m not going that way. I’m … Read more