Hot Shots!

Well, my friend Miguel seems to be on vacation, so the musical section has been stopped. I don’t intend to take his place, but I’ll make a post about a movie.

Hot Shots Charlie Sheen Valeria Golino Jon Cryer Lloyd BridgesI am ¬†quite fond of laughing, which means that I love comic movies ūüėõ among many that I like, there are two that stand out – Hot Shots and Hot Shots Part Deux. These two comedies are parody films¬†(like Scary Movie¬†and others) that satirize¬†Top Gun, Rambo, Rocky, as well as several others. It stars¬†Charlie Sheen back when he was more known for quality acting than for smoking crack cocaine (yeah, it was a while ago!), Valeria Golino¬†and Lloyd Bridges¬†(totally love his performance!).

I won’t tell you the story, not to avoid spoiling it, but because it is the least important. The important thing is that you laugh almost constantly for 1 hour and 24 minutes, with few breaks for little romances!

Now the songs – firstly, the epic horse scene with Bobby Darin‘s Dream Lover

If you liked it, you can listen to¬†Dion’s version, which is the version that I actually listen to.

And now The Platters with Only You

PS Рif you watch both movies you will recognize two characters from Two and a Half Men (besides Sheen).

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How to write a Pop Song?

You might be thinking that it is something you would like to know, but at the same time something that can be very complicated. Well, The Axis of Awesome¬†show us that, in fact, writing a pop song is not a Herculean task. All you have to know is how to play 4 chords – whether it is on a piano, on a guitar, or in some other instrument, it doesn’t matter -, and then you play those 4 chords and you will most probably (not) get a hit.

Well, this is the basic idea behind the song I bring you today: that “every” hit of the past forty years was composed with just 4 chords – E, B, C#m and A, by the way. ¬†This is not true, of course, but there is a kernel of truth in it. The Axis of Awesome show this by playing a medley with a lot of pop songs, mixing them in a very funny way, ¬†in my opinion. You’ll listen to songs you know, songs you did not know you still knew, and songs you have never heard (my second video is with one of those songs you most probably never heard, unless you already knew the 4 chords song).

Hope this amuses you ūüėČ

And now a funny song from Tim Minchin, that besides being a comedy song is also a political one with a strong environmental message.

How to easily become famous!

Hi,

It’s not so¬†difficult as you may think, but a little bit of talent in the musical world can be very useful¬†if it’s¬†recognized.

I’m here to present an artist that through Internet made part of the Assassin’s Creed soundtrack (some pretty music for a video game).

Like youtube says:

“In September 2011, Madeline Bell, an 18 year old health science student from California, sang a beautiful voice performance into her laptop in her dorm room and submitted it toUJAMs international voice casting for Ubisofts Assassin’s Creed Theme. During the two weeks of the contest, she was voted into the Top 20 by the public, and a jury consisting of Hans Zimmer (well-known composer for movie soundtracks like Gladiator, Batman, Pirates of the Caribbean, etc.),¬†Lorne Balfe and Simon Landry (Ubisoft) chose her as the winner. Three weeks after her performance, this video was shot, showing Madeline blowing everyone away at Hans Zimmers Remote Control Productions studios.”