martes, 22 de noviembre de 2011

Sad News Indeed!

Some Sad News! I just got word of this on Sunday. Laura Kennedy, original bassist for the Bush Tetras, died on November 14, 2011 after a long battle with liver disease. She was truly a fabulous bassist of this NO Wave band. Rest in Peace Laura.

The Discreet Charm Of Morrissey

"I can't act at all, which is very surprising. I can't be natural in front of the camera... I can't even be natural when I'm lying in the bath".

Today in Alternative Music History: November 22, 1997

Today marks the tragic death of INXS' lead singer, Michael Hutchence. 14 years ago today.

On 6 February 1998, after an autopsy and coronial inquest, New South Wales State Coroner, Derrick Hand, presented his report which ruled that Hutchence's death was a suicide while depressed and under the influence of drugs and alcohol:

An analysis report of the deceased's blood indicates the presence of alcohol, cocaine, Prozac and other prescription drugs. On consideration of the entirety of the evidence gathered I am satisfied that the deceased was in a severe depressed state on the morning of the 22 November 1997, due to a number of factors, including the relationship with Paula Yates and the pressure of the on-going dispute with Bob Geldof, combined with the effects of the substances that he had ingested at that time. As indicated I am satisfied that the deceased intended and did take his own life.
Former girlfriend Kym Wilson and her then boyfriend, Andrew Reyment, were the last people to see Hutchence alive when they left him at 4:50 am; he was still awaiting a phone call from Yates in London concerning whether she would bring their daughter Tiger to Australia. Hutchence's second last outgoing phone call was to his personal manager, Martha Troup's voice-mail, "Marth, Michael here. I've fucking had enough". When Troup returned the call there was no answer. At 9:54 am he talked to his former longtime girlfriend, Michele Bennett, who stated that he was crying, sounded upset and said he needed to see her. Bennett arrived at his door at about 10:40 am but, there was no response. Hutchence's body was discovered by a hotel maid at 11:50 am. Police reported that, "He was in a kneeling position facing the door. He had used his snake skin belt to tie a knot on the automatic door closure at the top of the door, and had strained his head forward into the loop so hard that the buckle had broken.

If you get a chance play some INXS music today

viernes, 18 de noviembre de 2011

New band from Essex , England: Amoriste

This band from Chelmsfold, Essex , England and they are called Amoriste. They are Liam Tolan, Phil Cockerton, David Crawford, and Nic Sleight. They were originally called Soprano when they formed in 2007. The name, Amoriste, was taken from a group of French poets called “amoristes” who wrote about love. They deliver a unique brand of indie pop drawn from a mix of influences including Athlete, Elbow and The Editors.CHeck out the band in their Facebook page! I highly recommend this band!!

El Vagon Alternativo: ONLINE RADIO!!!

Just finished up an edition of El Vagon Alternativo: ONLINE RADIO!!! This show that is conducted in English. You can find it at Check the facebook page of El Vagon Alternativo and hit LIKE to get the times and dates for this show. Don't forget to tune in to El Vagon Alternativo at tomorrow night!!!

viernes, 4 de noviembre de 2011

Word Of The Day





1: felt in or as if in the internal organs of the body
2: not intellectual : instinctive
3: dealing with crude or elemental emotions
4: of, relating to, or located on or among the internal organs of the body


The steady, pounding bass lines and infectious harmonies give the music a real visceral punch.

"My mom is the only one who still writes me letters. And there's something visceral about opening a letter -- I see her on the page. I see her in her handwriting." -- Steve Carell, quoted in The Boston Globe Magazine, July 24, 2011


The "viscera" are the internal organs of the body -- especially those located in the large cavity of the trunk (e.g., the heart, liver, and intestines). The word "viscera" comes from Latin, in which it has essentially the same meaning. Something "visceral" has to do with the viscera. In a more figurative sense, something "visceral" is felt "deep down." Even in the early years of its use, "visceral" often referred to things emotional rather than physiological. For example, in 1640 an English bishop named Edward Reynolds wrote, "Love is of all other the inmost and most visceral affection." This figurative use is the most common use of "visceral," but the word continues to be used in medical contexts as well.

Phrase of the Day

A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool.

Joseph Roux

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