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!

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.

Silent night

I spent the whole morning listening to Buena Vista Social Club, especially to the great Chan Chan. But today is not a day for Cuban son, because it’s Christmas time! 😀 (unless you’re Muslim, Jew, Jehovah Witness, Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, etc.)

As you probably know, there are many Christmas songs, and much more if you count the different versions of each! Bing Crosby was one of the first and most proliferous in recording Christmas songs, but many other followed him afterwards. Among them, there’s one song that I  clearly like the most – Silent Night/7 o’clock news (I love Simon & Garfunkel, which might explain why I like this song that much). It merges Silent Night with a news emission full of bad news, a political and social critique. Despite liking it the way it is, I always regretted they had not recorded a version containing solely Silent Night, but searching for the song in youtube to make this post made me find out that some benevolent soul had done it in for himself through some software, so that’s what I will post here today. You still have here a link for the original, which I think is really worth listening to!

Have a merry Christmas! 🙂

PS – if you want something more cheerful, listen to John Denver and The Muppets 😉 here you have a sample.

Boys bands… again!

WestlifeBut what else could I post after an extremely manly post like the last one? I had no other choice…
I bring you back again the deceased Westlife, with an extremely beautiful song that I just discovered this week. Have a nice weekend! 🙂