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.

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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! 🙂

Carry that band a long time!

Abbey RoadBeatles’ fans have probably recognized what this post is about by the title – and you’re not mistaken.

I’ve been mainly listening to Neil Young, but there have been too many Neil songs in this blog recently, so I thought I should give him (or you!) a break. And besides Neil Young, the one song that captivated me this week was The BeatlesGolden Slumbers. I had discovered it several months ago through a John Denver cover, but I only gave it more attention more recently when I listened to the Beatles version (not that John Denver’s isn’t good, quite on the contrary!). Although it is considered a separate song, there is not a separate version of it (as far as I know), being it part of a medley which also includes the great “Carry that weight” (to which the post title alludes) and others.

I’ll post the whole version, but here you have a link that contains only the two songs I mention (which are actually the ones I listen to).

The best is yet to come!

The best is yet to comeWell, looks like Obama won another election in the U.S. (always a good news for an European, knowing it was not a Republican), and one of the sentences of his last night speech that became more popular was the one that stands in the title of this post. When I saw the sentence, it immediately reminded me of a Scorpions song from their (almost) last album – in my opinion, the best song of that album. I know there’s a much more famous song with the same title, but it’s not my type of song, unlike the Scorpions one 😛

But that’s not what matters, what matters is that the best is yet to come (at least I also hope so, no matter the subject we’re talking about)! 🙂