The Lost Gem: Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins – Rabbit Fur Coat

Ten years ago, I was driving through the barren highways of northern Nuevo León, taking GPS points for an environmental study. My companions were another environmental scientist and a bunch of mix cds that curiously had Rilo Kiley‘s ‘The good that won’t come out’ in each of them. I confess without regret: I have an obsession with this track. On the last day of field sampling, staring … Continue reading The Lost Gem: Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins – Rabbit Fur Coat

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The Lost Gem: The Sundays – Reading, Writing & Arithmetic

  Reading, Writing & Arithmetic came out in January of 1990. I wasn’t into any popular music back in those days, I mostly listened to classical music or Crí Crí (obviously) while scrambling to finish homework. I wouldn’t find about The Sundays until 1994, during what I call The Perfect Summer. A trip to Great Britain and Ireland, fantastic films (The Crow, True Lies, The … Continue reading The Lost Gem: The Sundays – Reading, Writing & Arithmetic

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Over thinking Demolition Man

Over thinking Demolition Man, or ‘The worrying/accurate future of Demolition Man, after analysing the film until reaching a ridiculous conclusion’, Demolition Man, starring Sylvester Stallone, Sandra Bullock and Wesley Snipes, is a science fiction/action movie released in 1993. It tells the story of police sergeant John Spartan (Stallone) cryogenically frozen as a punishment, after he led an unauthorised Special Forces operation to rescue hostages from … Continue reading Over thinking Demolition Man

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Looking back at … Pearl Jam – Vs.

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I think it was the combination of three things what made me want to pick up Pearl Jam‘s Vs. from an aisle at that department store called Palacio de Hierro Durango in 1994. Continue reading “Looking back at … Pearl Jam – Vs.”

Looking back at… Soundgarden – Superunknown

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Why do you need new bands? Everyone knows rock attained perfection in 1974. It’s a scientific fact.
— Homer Simpson, “Homerpalooza”

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Looking back at… Zooropa

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That thing about first impressions, it’s funny how it turns out to always be not true. My first impressions of U2 were the singles from The Joshua Tree, as that was the album that got played the most on Mexican commercial radio. So I thought for a long time that it was their first album (eh). Then they sorta disappeared from my radar. Continue reading “Looking back at… Zooropa”

Looking back at: Zwan – Mary Star of the Sea

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I remember it as it was yesterday. I was living in Beeston, in Uni accomodation. It was exam season in the University of Nottingham and while reading papers and making notes for a Soil Chemistry final, a very familiar voice on the radio sung a happy song. Continue reading “Looking back at: Zwan – Mary Star of the Sea”

The Lost Gem : Mad Season – Above

1994. A typical coffee shop in Seattle, Washington has four friends in the table looking like the world has crushed them. In way, it has. One of them is the lead guitarist of a highly successful band that’s in a the midst of a lawsuit with Ticketmaster. Another one is a blues bassist who met the guitarist while in rehab. The drummer is a junkie for multiculturalism and Zen. The singer has been through hell and back, several times, battling inner demons but always able to draw a wry smile on demand. Continue reading “The Lost Gem : Mad Season – Above”

The Lost Gem : Nirvana – In Utero

Nevermind reached dizzying commercial heights mainly due to that song; you know the one about spirit with the video that has loads of smoke and cheerleaders. It defined the term ‘grunge’ to a lot of people, and for a few uneducated people, it probably still does. Continue reading “The Lost Gem : Nirvana – In Utero”