Tango Meets Reggaeton - Calle 13

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, April 27, 2007 02:25am | Post a Comment
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Everyone's favorite Reggaeton group, Calle 13, released their second album on Tuesday. Residente O Visitante packs as much of a punch as their first release, with many collaberations with other artists. Working with Calle 13 on this release are Tego Calderon from Puerto Rico, La Mala Rodriguez from Spain and Orishas from Cuba. By far the most interesting pairing is Calle 13 with Bajofondo, the electro-tango group from Argentina. If you can imagine Kanye West, Luny Tunes and The Gotan Project getting together to make a song, then you get an idea what the song "Tango Del Pecado" is like. Check it out for yourself:

I know the infamous Viola Galloway, Amoeba Hollywood's world music buyer and Tango enthusiast, is just going to love the new Calle 13! She has been rallying for Reggaeton to fuse with Tango for the last three years!


Posted by phil blankenship, April 27, 2007 01:39am | Post a Comment

Agenda 187 (1999)
Alien from L.A. (1987)
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1987)
American Ninja (1985)
American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)
American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989)
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)
American Ninja V (1993)
America 3000 (1986)
The Apple (1980)
Assassination (1987) 
The Assisi Underground (1985)
Avenging Force (1986)
The Barbarians (1987)
Barfly (1987)
The Beast in the Cellar (1971)
Beauty and the Beast (1987)
Behind Enemy Lines (1986)
Bloodsport (1988)
Body and Soul (1981)
Bolero (1984)
The Borrower (1991)
Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)
Breakin' (1984)
Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)
Business as Usual (1987)
Chain of Command (1995)
Cinderella (2002)
Cobra (1986)
The Company of Wolves (1984)
Cyborg (1989)
Dancers (1987)
Dangerously Close (1986)
Death Wish II (1982)
Death Wish 3 (1985)
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
Déjà Vu (1985)
Delta Force, The (1986)
Doin' Time on Planet Earth (1988)
Down Twisted (1987)
Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype (1980)
Duet for One (1986)
Dutch Treat (1986)
Emperor's New Clothes, The (1987)
Enter the Ninja (1981)
Exterminator 2 (1984)
Fifty/Fifty (1993)
52 Pick-Up (1986)
Firewalker (1986)
Fool for Love (1985)
The Frog Prince (1988)
The Godsend (1980)
Going Bananas (1987)
Gor (1988)
Grace Quigley (1984)
Hanoi Hilton, The (1987)
Hanna's War (1988)
Hansel and Gretel (1987)
The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980)
The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977)
The Happy Hooker (1975)
Haunted Summer (1988)
Hercules (1983)
Hellbound (1993)
Hero and the Terror (1988)
The Hitman (1991)
Hospital Massacre (1981)
Hot Chili (1985)
Hot Resort (1985)
Hot T-Shirts (1979)
House of the Long Shadows (1983)
The Human Shield (1991)
Invasion U.S.A. (1985)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1989)
Kickboxer (1989)
King Solomon's Mines (1985)
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)
Lady Chatterly's Lover (1981)
Lambada (1990)
The Last American Virgin (1982)
Lightning, the White Stallion (1986)
Link (1986)
Love Streams (1984)
Mad Dog Coll (1992)
The Magician of Lublin (1979)
A Man Called Sarge (1990)
Manifesto (1988)
Mascara (1987)
Masters of the Universe (1987)
Mata Hari (1985)
Mercenary Fighters (1987)
Messenger of Death (1988)
Midnight Ride (1990)
Missing in Action (1984)
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
Murphy's Law (1986)
The Naked Cage (1986)
Nana (1982)
New Year's Evil (1981)
Ninja III: The Domination (1984)
No Place to Hide (1992)
Number One with a Bullet (1987)
Ordeal by Innocence (1984)
Outlaw of Gor (1989)
Over the Brooklyn Bridge (1984)
Over the Top (1987)
Platoon Leader (1988)
Puss in Boots (1988)
Rappin' (1985)
Red Riding Hood (1987)
Rescue Me (1993)
Revenge of the Ninja (1983)
River of Death (1989)
Rumpelstiltskin (1987)
Runaway Train (1985)
Sahara (1983)
Salsa (1988)
Savage Weekend (1979)
Schizoid (1980)
The Secret Of Yolanda (1982)
Seed of Innocence (1980)
The Seven Magnificent Gladiators (1983)
Shy People (1987)
Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989)
Sleeping Beauty (1987)
Snow White (1988)
Street Knight (1993)
Street Smart (1987)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Surrender (1987)
Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1982)
10 to Midnight (1983)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
Thunder Alley (1985)
Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987)
Treasure Island (1985)
Treasure of the Four Crowns (1983)
Under Cover (1987)
The Violent Breed (1984)


Posted by Billyjam, April 27, 2007 01:25am | Post a Comment
When it comes to stories of how bands formed, most groups have at least semi-interesting tales of how they first got together;  some more interesting than others.  But very few can match the unique story of San Francisco's Conspiracy of Beards  - the 30 member,  all male, an
a capella group that exclusively cover  Leonard Cohen songs - who formed five years ago, inspired by the vision of a dying friend of theirs.

Originally an octet who intended to do just a one-off gig, they have since not only stayed together but grown both in membership and in popularity. More importantly the Beards have transcended being merely a musical group to becoming a supportive community of men with a shared passion for music and life.

Peter Kadyk,  who died in 2002, was the inspiration for the group.  And Daryl Henline, the Conspiracy of Beard's musical director,  described him as, "A shining inspiration for a lot of us. He died at age 30 of HIV....Over the years, when we were all hanging out in his kitchen playing music, Peter used to say 'You know we should start a men's choir singing the songs of Leonard Cohen and it should be called A Conspiracy of Beards.' And after he died Pete's wife Annah said to Pete's brother Pat and I 'Why don't you guys put that choir together.'"  So they did. In 2003, a year after their muse's death, eight of them formed the Conspiracy of Beards with the intention of doing a one-off event in a Mission District club.

"It had been a 'vision' of Peter's; a bunch of men with long beards singing the songs of Leonard Cohen," said Andrew Kushin, another old friend of Peter's and original choir member. "Personally, I think in Peter's mind - it was all mixed up with some scenes from (Russian film director) Tarkovsky's cutting room floor... something from a dark, frozen, 19th century Russian winter. Somber, grey, and hairy... harsh shadows and all that... the grave visual, eastern companion to Cohen's poems."  Like many of the original members Kushin, who plays bass in Live Human, protested when he was invited by Peter's brother Pat to enlist for that original one-off performance at the Lab (16th & Capp) saying that he wasn't a singer.

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Posted by phil blankenship, April 27, 2007 12:30am | Post a Comment

Please, DO NOT watch if you are SQUEAMISH !!  

VEC 1052

(In which Job gets high and complains of his illness.)

Posted by Job O Brother, April 26, 2007 08:33pm | Post a Comment
I don’t want you to think I’m an overly critical person, but frankly, I can’t think of very many nice things to say about ear infections.

It’s my first time having one, so I’m probably not the best person to speak with authority on the subject. Because it’s all so new, I hate to draw too many conclusions. I generally think of myself as open to new experiences.

When it comes to food, for example, I am practically compelled to taste a dish, if I never have before. Whether it’s sea urchin at a sushi bar in Sacramento or sweetbreads at Musso & Frank Grill or chilled monkey brains with my underage sidekick… oh wait… That was “Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom” - I always get that and my life confused. (It’s easy when you work on the mezzanine at Amoeba Music Hollywood – but we’ll get to that later.)

The point is… um…

Okay, you need to know right away that I am hopped-up on loads of Vicodin. It’s one of the many things my doctor prescribed for the aforementioned ailment.

If you’re like most people found at a swell music store such as the one I work at, you probably just got all warm and fuzzy at the mention of Vicodin. You maybe even got a little jealous of me.

“Oh, lucky,” you think. But I hate it. For one thing, it makes writing a blog almost impossible.

“But Job,” you protest, “You seem to be doing a fine job. Your prose is witty and accessible; smart and grammatically deft. Why, you’ve even managed to find a clever way to sneak in usage of the words ‘ecchymosis’ and ‘zizith’ in the same sentence!”

Well, I return, you’re very kind. But what you don’t know is that I’ve been working on this entry for eight hours without a break (unless you count the lost-time from my fainting spell immediately after I typed out the word grammatically).

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