Plants and Tiles


I find myself, lying on the top of one of the water deposits of my city. A big, low, flat building. 

A loud motorbike has just rode into the city night, burping gasses and combustion residues. 

It’s 1:15am and there are so many things I could be doing right now. Better things.  

I have always been fascinated by this place, perhaps because no one ever comes here and much less at night. It is peaceful, somewhat silent and only some vehicles drive by every once in a while. But overall, it’s forgotten. The tiles of what right now for me is The Floor, although technically a roof, are coming off, and weeds and various plants are slowing growing on it. Fed by the rains and the humidity of this sectors drinking waters. Unaware of everything that happens around then. 

A few minutes have passed and I can no longer see the stars that only short ago got through the yellow and orange reflections of the street lights. There are clouds in the way. 

There are always, clouds in the way. 

Somehow, some time ago… Luckily, waves of electricity still carry the musical signals that excite the coils inside this headphones, which just like the plants, imperviously, bring music to my ears… 

Somehow, some time ago… Someone I once loved, told me about this song. 

By diezc Posted in Human

Repion Concert


Martes Gua Gua


Bueno pues aquí dejo el programa que hicimos hace poco en el centro cultural Eureka para el ciclo de Martes Gua Gua de podcasts sobre la música en la nube con la colaboración de Repion, que aceptaron a tocar en directo y a una entrevista!

Podéis escucharlo en el soundcloud o en bandcamp!

Event


So here is a video that we made the past few days.

 

An idea that we had some time ago, although this didn’t turn out the exact same way we had in mind, we liked it anyways. So here it is, for your enjoyment.

Nothing to be done


As i look around the room, observing the people here, all of them looking for a job I’m told the schedule. It does not work for me, but i decide to stay anyways, i thought it could be interesting. It is a group interview.

There are about 30 of us, and the interviewer just asked us to sell her a tooth brush. An electric tooth brush. There are all kinds of people here. All of them with the same objective, getting this phone sales job. In a country mostly unemployed.

I’m only here looking for a student job that can fit into my universities schedule and this is a full time kind of thing. Everyone here probably needs it more than i do.

Just about 45% of the people here are capable of improvising a decent dialogue about this hypothetical electric tooth brush.

No one bought the brush, despite its rechargeable batteries. Or its interchangeable head. Or the colour options. Or its extreme high rotation speeds.

Filmography 2012 – YouTube


Guilt or whatever


“We are only human” – We often justify ourselves behind that; it is often said that everything is relative, also that there isn’t truth or reality per say. Since everything we perceive we do through our senses and those can be deceived, often we also build up so many things in our heads, which also leads to reality not matching those expectation. Recently I’ve been questioning myself a lot. We take decisions everyday, some of them are meaningless: What should i wear? or What am i going to eat? But sometimes those decisions involve people, sometimes it is people that we like, people that we love, people that we care about, those are the ones that matter. It is really hard to be just and fair with the people that we love, we aren’t flawless but we are selfish, we all want something and we all want to get and have that something. However when we don’t and if we really really want it then we take a decision. And afterwards we question it. It is that part that hunts me, hunts me like a curse or a ghost. Did i do the right thing or not? We all have a moral code somewhere in which we rely to take care of all these things.

I now face myself thinking whether i was right or not. After all, we are only human.

Es un mundo moderno, moderno.


So as I’m sitting at an empty coffee shop with my decaf coffee and surfing the web it came to me that it was a must, a must i tell you, to see myself writing a blog post in this scene. The only piece that was missing was being actually writing a blog post. Try to picture it, small kind of place, relatively “indie” music, a guy wearing glasses with a Macbook and a fanzine in his hands…

So I named this post “Es un mundo moderno, moderno” which would translate as “It’s a modern, modern world”, a name i took from another article published on a spanish fanzine named Mondo Brutto that currently rests in my hands. Indeed it is, and i do have a strong opinion about this subject. It was only last night that I was out with a few friends and we were arguing about what type of place we were going to go. At a certain point, while describing one of said places the following sentence came out: “X is a really cool place but if you want to dance there is also Y but that is a more indie-mainstream sort of place”. Such sentence ended up with an argument about whether who or what, was or wasn’t Indie, Hipster, Alternative, Modern, Post-Modern or just Geeky.

And that is the whole point of this post, what is the bloody difference? What drives a person to say “Hey! Hey! HEY! I AM NOT …” or “Hey, I Am…”. This seems to be the subject these days. Over the past few months and after some field work I’ve had the chance to hangout and meet people who would never mark themselves as Indie or Hipster yet do want other people to mark them as such, since they believe they set an example to be followed by (however that must never be acknowledged). So lets divide our teams:

The Hipster-Indie Kids:

This is the guy who looks cool and seems to be cool, you can identify them by their glasses and their skinny pants, maybe some funky shoes. Their weapons are “Social pressure”,  “Influence” and their incredible capacity to drive you to death by spitting out names of band members that don’t really add any difference to the music such band makes.  Hipsters never say they are Hipsters.

Steve Urkel – The funny guy, “Haters gonna hate”

A funny thing about this kind, even thou their motive is the “Be open minded, be alternative, be original, dont follow the crowd…” They are the first ones to look down on you if  you don’t match their criteria when you hang out together. As a group, they must always save face; that is, if you are hanging out with them, it is fine, even if you are not one of them, for as long as you look like one of them. True story. They are slaves of change, they have to transform themselves all the time in order to avoid the trend, the main-stream. But when they do,  together at once, they are in fact creating or following another mainstream or trend themselves, this is of course, always masked as just looks. The Anti-fashionists became so themselves. Selective and self proclaimed, grasping the surface of everything and nothing. We could say that they collide with the original concept of indie. They are the result of having access to alternative sources of social influence, design specially for outsiders, for people who crave for more but lack the intrinsic value to obtain such; pop culture.

When you hang out with them, unless you are a hipster, in which case, why are you reading this? Since when do you care? Always remember this:

  •       You are cool, you are weird, you dont have to explain yourself, but do not forget to look cool. At all costs.
  •       Always have a plan B, a way out, in case it goes kaboom.

A hipster’s love is trendy.

“Hipster Art”. The kind of thing they reblog on tumblr (re.post if you will…)

The Geek:

This is for the most part the opposite thing to the later kind, their arch enemies. You’ve known them for your whole life (at least if you were born later than the 80s). To sum up, we could say that the geek is that kind of person who loves something to its very core. Needless to say it is useless to define someone as geek, since there isn’t such a thing as just a geek. Geeks are always specialised in something. The following picture explains this point in a humorous way a lot better than I could possibly do:

Types of geeks.

This picture was intended as a joke, so that geeks could laugh at the fact that even though they all belong to the general category of “geeks” they are still different.  Geeks adore their franchises for many reasons but mostly for the subjective impression they left on the individual. Note that geeks wear glasses because they need to. Geeks don’t pretend, they don’t care what others might think, in fact, there is nothing they love most than to show the world what moves them, what has become a part of them. The other side of the story is their lack of social abilities outside their group.

Their love is genuine.

The Nerd:

Well, here is a classic. It is true that  the meaning of this word has changed over the years, but I’m pretty sure this pictures it pretty well:

The beloved two main characters from the movie “Revenge of the Nerds”

Yes, those guys we all think of, good grades all their lives, unconditional love towards anything academic related and socially impaired. But they are on the good side, true to themselves, intelligent, usually share tastes with geeks:

The two types of interests that are most likely to be described as nerdy are:

  • Intellectual, academic, or technical hobbies, activities, and pursuits, especially topics related to science, mathematics and technology. (See below)
  • Hobbies, games, and activities that are described as obsessive and “immature”, such as trading cards, comic books, television programs, films, role-playing games and other things relating to fantasy and science fiction.

Heavy interest in art, formal music, hobbies (i.e., collecting), or other non-mainstream, “obscure” interests is also perceived to fit the stereotype, as is obsession with a topic that would otherwise be mainstream (such as a popular TV show, or sometimes even sports).

-Wikipedia.

These are the guys who own cool multimillionaire software companies, but… they sort of turn into geeks once the company becomes something, but nerds deep down.

The Freak:

This one is just weird, and creepy. You can check this video by The Lonely Island if you don’t believe me:

The Modern:

“Reason is what matters”. The moderns are a well established subculture with their own set of rules. Therefore it has at least some weight. Some say that precisely because of that it is destined to perish. I was lucky enough to come across that chart down there. For a Modern the good age is adulthood, reality is logic, there is a moral code to be followed so that it is possible to difference between right and wrong on a world full of randomness. Consciousness is on the spotlight, it’s real and reality. Knowledge is basic.

Looking good there mate!

The Post-Modern:

These are the guys responsible for the Hipster-Indie kids, their parents if you will. Basically, the opposite to The Modern. Truth is found on TV, Y.O.L.O, forever young. The needs of the flesh and appearances are on the spotlight. Probably the result of Modern wannabes but without their resources. As usual, somebody had to spoil it. Fantasy and grasping to surface of the topic in hand is the idea behind the message.

Having explained the Hipsters-Indie Kids, think of the Post-Modern as an earlier or beta version of the mentioned.

The way things looked like in 2001.

Other guys you might want to check out too that I’m too lazy to cover right now:

  • The Alternative: cross between Hipster-Indie Kids and Post-Modern.
  • The Dork: friends with the Nerds and some Geeks.
  • The Underground: rare kind.
  • The Punk: nice people.

“Take that you internez!” – Bearnie Casey

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Friendly sex?


A good friend of mine sent me this yesterday. We both agreed it is sooooo damn true that i thought there that it was almost a sin (all hail chuck norris) not to share it around:

Why Does Friendship Matter to a Sex Ed Organization?

What do you think? Does friendship play such an important part in all relationships? what about the FWB kind, when it is just pure sex and nothing else?