Closing time!

Semisonic, that’s right! They will be the soundtrack for my last post in this blog.

It’s been almost a year (3/4 of it, to be more precise) since we “started the fire“, many posts have been written, some great  songs (at least in length, right Lourenço?) were shared, many genres were covered and several issues other than music were referred through our musical journey. But I believe it’s time for me (and me only, it’s not mean the end of the blog!) to jump out of the boat. I leave an infinite list of songs that I would like to share with you, but if you like music you’ll get to know them eventually.

Thanks for reading our blog and keep doing it, there are probably still great posts to come!

Songs I grew up with

Hello guys and girls!

This time of the year always makes me a bit nostalgic, and being back from a month in the East after having finished my masters degree after 5 years of a lot of work did help me enter that state of mind. That said, it’s no wonder that I went digging on my old CDs and started listening to some songs that I listened throughout my childhood/youth. That’s what I’m going to share with you today 🙂

When I was a kid (long before I turned into metal, we’ll get there later), I mostly listened to the stuff that my parents liked or the CDs peopled offered me as gifts (no internet in those times…). Either way, I don’t really know what led me to the greatest band ever: Queen, but I sure am glad I became almost obsessed with their music! One song that I always loved was Machines (Back to Humans) from their Works album. Probably not that well known, most people dislike it because of the electronic effects they used, but the energy, the riffing and the strange vocals always grabbed my atention. Here ’tis:

Another band that I listened to a lot in those times was The Police, this time by my mother’s hand. I really liked songs like Synchronicity II, Roxanne, Invisible Sun, within others. Here’s my favourite back then, Message in a Bottle:

In my 7th grade (I was 12 then), I started to think that I should listen to what other kids were listening, so I borrowed an Eminem album from a cousin and started to listen to songs like The Real Slim Shady, but that didn’t last long. A friend of mine, (thanks David!), lent me one of the best metal albums of all time: The Black Album by Metallica, and I got so hooked up, that for almost 6 years I only listened to metal. This is the song that showed me my darker side… So much for what the other kids liked 😛

How I got into progressive stuff is a completely different story, so I’ll leave that to another post 😛

Happy New Year!

L’arena

Another Ennio Morricone song, this time from one of the many western soundtracks he wrote – Il Mercenario (The Mercenary/A Professional Gun). I’ll leave you the movie scene, a traditional western duel in which this song fits perfectly!

Here you have a scene from Kill Bill Vol. 2 in which the song was also featured.