martes, 16 de julio de 2013

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Tune in! Right now I turned on Listen in to some great alternative music and then... it's PAST PERFECT the 70s and 80s alternative radio show and then it's El Vagon Alternativo: ONLINE RADIO!!! 4 hours of fabulous alternative music!!! DON'T MISS OUT!!

martes, 9 de julio de 2013

Alternative Song You Need To Listen To... "I Will Dare" by the Replacements

This song came out in 1984 and it is taken from the album Let It Be. The Replacements never wanted to be commercial rock stars , they just wrote elaborate pop rock songs. " I Will Dare" is about the first days of adolescent romance. Paul Westerberg imagined the anxiousness of a lover waiting for her phone call. But from all of this anxiety their is hope. " If you dare, I will dare."
the band left their adoration for he New York Dolls and looked for inspiration in Big Star. What' interesting about this song is that Westerbaerg plays manolin on this track and on guitar is none other tan ex R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck.
Do check out this track. It is a song that I am sure you'll be humming in your head for quite some time.

martes, 11 de junio de 2013

The Discreet Charm of Morrissey

“How can anybody say they know how I feel? The only one around here who is me, is ME.”  

viernes, 31 de mayo de 2013

Twenty Years Ago Today! May 31, 1993

   It was twenty years ago today on May 31, 1993, Creation Records owner Alan McGee walked in at King Tut's Wah-Wah Hut in Glasgow to attend a concert and signed a band that would go on to have the biggest selling  album of the decade. That band was Oasis! It is interesting to note that McGee usually attended concerts where his bands played and in this case it was 18 Wheeler. He would walk in 5 minutes before his bands would play. But on this particular night he attended the concert with his sister Susan and she never owned a watch so they got there two hours early. He had the opportunity to hear this band from Manchester and by the time Oasis did the Beatles cover of "I Am The Walrus", he knew he had to sign the band.
   No one ever thought how successful Oasis would become and what a huge impact they would have culturally. Oasis would go on to sell 70 million albums, have 22 top 10 singles and 7 number 1 albums before splitting in 2009.

Phrase of the Day

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

martes, 28 de mayo de 2013

Band You Need to Check Out: Savages!

They are London's new Alternative all girl band. They are Savages. Though they may look like they just sprang about , they actually have some history. Well, their lead singer Jhenny Beth has a bit of history. She has been in a duo called John and Jhen before forming Savages. The rest of the band members are

Gemma Thompson (guitar)
Ayse Hassan (bass)
Fay Milton (drums)

Gemma Thompson had come up with the name for the band and had been discussing the idea with Jehnny Beth, for almost a year. Thompson says the band's name was derived from books, such as Lord Of The Flies, that she read when she was younger.The band was eventually formed in October 2011 and they had their first gig in January 2012 opening for British Sea Power.
They take their music very seriously. So seriously, that it's hard to tell if they even enjoy being in a band together. They have a severe image, mostly dressing in black, preferring monochrome publicity shots. Nevertheless, this is a band to definitely check out. They released their debut album, Silence Yourself, On May 5. I for one enjoy all of the tracks on this album and I feel that you will too. Check them out!

Phrase of the Day

Live in the present, learn from the past, plan for the future.

Newspaper and Online interview on me and my radio show, El Vagon Alternativo!

Local Ecuadorian newspaper El Comercio ran an interview on me and my 15 years on the air of my radio show El Vagon Alternativo! It's in Spanish. Check it out at

Check Out My Online Radio Show!

If you want to to listen to great alternative music and if by chance you miss my Saturday shows at then you can check out my online radio shows that come on during the week. They are conducted in English and they are two hours of great alternative music! You c an listen to it at To check for times and date you need to find me at my facebook page of Edwin Poveda at!/profile.php?id=500395224 or at the Facebook page of El Vagon Alternativo at!/pages/El-Vagon-Alternativo/221489757864552. the times are usually at 9pm (Ecuadorian time). Check the World Clock webpage to find the time when my show comes on in your town at

I'm Back! Time to restart this with:The Discreet Charm of Morrissey

I keep coming back here and I realise, Damn! I haven't update this site in such a long time. WELL... it's time to do that now. So let's start off with the return of
The Discreet Charm of Morrissey
This was an entry with quotes done by none other than Stephen Patrick Morrissey.
As an idol and role model to millions of impressionable people all over the world, Morrissey is one of music's most quotable figures, his every word taken in by his legions of followers. In this Blog I will be posting his thought out statements, from his days as leader of The Smiths to his present-day solo gig. Enjoy!!
So let's start this up again.
..and here it is:

“How can anybody say they know how I feel? The only one around here who is me, is ME.”

martes, 26 de febrero de 2013

Tune In Tonight to El Vagon Alternativo:ONLINE RADIO!!

Hello listeners!
Tune in tonight for another edition of El Vagon Alternativo:ONLINE RADIO!! You can listen in at The best in alternative music going around today! I go live today at 8:30 pm (Ecuador time) . If you need to find out what time my show comes on in your hometown, click on
There could also be an edition of PAST PERFECT! Stay Tuned!!

jueves, 3 de enero de 2013


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