viernes, agosto 25, 2006

Una noche de viernes.....

Cansado por una semana de viajes , presentaciones, cursos (en los cuales me duermo :/ ), un vistazo al pasado en un mail inesperado, directo de uno de los miembros de esta banda, a traves de su lista de correo :

el contenido del correo :

Now, you could call me stupid and you wouldn't be far from the truth BUT though
I spend many a minute (yeah right, minutes) on YouTube every week, I never thought of
uploading any HOS videos there ! Anyway somebody in this crazy world of ours beat me to it
It's the first time I've seen this thing in over 10 years and though WE ABSOLUTELY HATED the concept when it was first presented to us in 1990 (1989?). Now looking back at
it after all this time I'd say I still hate it but I also think it's hilarious :) What was
the deal with this cemetery fixation they had ??? Jeez, that song was about a girl I was crazy in
love with. (And crazy here is short for : COMPLETELY OUT OF MY HEAD 911 STYLE) . Gabrielle (no it's not her real name) is just an immature love song so what is it with the dead men's face make up and the crucifix every 2 seconds ??? If that wasn't enough they wanted to paint some big black circles around our eyes but fortunately enough one of us must have had enough blood left in his alcohol to draw the line there. Now you will excuse me because I need to go back to these time machine plans I'm working on :)

HOS= Handful of Snowdrops.

Si, el video sera simplon, si, la cancion habra sido para el inmadura, pero el grupo se volvio una referencia de culto y un motivo de nostalgia, el album es casi inconseguible (Land of the dammed) , por un golpe de suerte consegui el segundo (Dans l'oeil de la Tempete).

En correos Anteriores (disculpen mi engrish :p), Jean escribio lo sorprendido que estaba que la agrupacion , con solo dos albums de estudio, sin giras siquiera por los estados unidos (son de Quebec) fuera conocida en Mexico y Brasil, la historia breve en correos (donde su servidor metio la cuchara) :

"Sorry, I'm just realising now that I forgot to answers some of your other
interogations. No, we never recorded, or write for that matter, any french songs. But I regret
that now.
As for Martin's question regarding HOS prior touring, well no, we did not toured
south america, or mexico and the rest of north america. We never toured anywhere :)
There were words of us being asked to open for both Xymox and Ian McCullough's respective
US tour in 1990 or 1991 but it never concretise as our relation with C'est La Mort had
gone sour at the time.


" Thank you. Now I am really baffled :^)

Martin Oullet"

" Hello Martin, I can only guess that you bafflement has to with your lack of an explanation
regarding our "popularity" in latin amercia. Am I right to assume that?
Well, if that is the case I can assure you I have been asking myselves those
very same questions for quite a while now and never could stick an answer to them to this
day. I think, and this is only a guess as I have no way to verify that now, that it
has something to do with some sort of association that was made between Land of The Damned a the goth movement which, I know for a fact, is still nowadays very popular in latin
Then again I could be completly off track with this one. A real answer to this
question could only be given by a latin american fan I guess. If the language barrier
doesn't get in the way that is. Since I don't speak any spanish or portuguese it's likely that
I'll never get an answer to this one.



Y aqui llego yo de Metiche :p

" Re: Handful of Snowdrops Fan

"Land of The Damned a the > goth movement which..." That's a very
close answer,i'm from Mexico, in the goth/synth/electro clubs HOS is
still played , specially "Gabrielle" , "Face to Face" and i know a Dj
tha like to use also tracks from "Dans l'oeil de la Tempete" (i have
since 1991 a copy in cassete form of land of the dammed, i'm still
searching it on original cd, i have a couple of mp3 from this albums
thanks to the old page of HOS (and some other track that HOS put it
that web page about other projects) :S, one mont ago at last get
"Dans l'oeil de la Tempete" in cd in pretty good conditions (amazon
lost me one pz of this album 2 years a go :/ lost in
warehouse/frontier)and i like it very much although it doesn't sound
like land of the dammed. In Mexico Handful of snowdrops, Poesie noise
and Clan of xymox (and many more groups) were played for the first
time in the same radio show (XX/XXI by Arturo Saucedo) between
1988-1992/93 , in that years there was a "boom" of alternative and
"underground" music genres, i think there was the most authentic
between the other to ones in the last years (Mexico speaking, of
course, In the last years the musics realeases comt to the countr only
weeks form original sourse/records company, but in the years i'm
speakin (1988-1993) there were with years of differences, there were
only 2 or 3 stores that import that kind of material (2 of them
extinct today(super sound and Zorba), one of the growns in an very
large chain fo records stores of al kind of commercial material an a
little percent of alternative material (mix up, also know as Mx),
tower Records come to the country a couple of years later but with
highest prices, today i think ther only exist two of thes stoes in
mexico city) the alternative? cassetes copies form cds or Lp's (we're
still speakin of 1988-1993 in Mexico, no cd recorders, or no cd
recorders at low prices), or the original ones in places like
"Tianguis del chopo" (an not fixed market, i dont' know the term in
english, in spain i think they called "manteros" still an alternative
today for original,used or new rare or copy material, buy or
interchanged). today there were in mexico city persons that own little
stores totally dedicated to independent music, i don't know the
exactly number but compared to 1988 , they are a miriad !!!

Javier Olvera H."

"Re: Handful of Snowdrops Fan

Thank you so much Javier for shedding a little light on what was, for me at
least, a complete mystery. Because I remember receiving lettres from Mexico from as far
back as 1990. Yes, lettres folks, remember letters? That was before the big internet Big
Bang. I can't help wondering what it would have been like for us if we had had the web
to help us promote our music at the time. With ifs and buts… :)

Thanks again

Me estoy haciendo viejo en verdad..... :'(

miércoles, agosto 16, 2006

Sobre las Luces del Norte

"scientific networks
spies behind the curtain
we defend the future and
give it back to you."

Monochrome- Covenant

(Counts for 1/2 your final grade)

1. God is:
A. An invisible spirit with a long beard.
B. A small dog dead in a hole.
C. Everyman.
D. The Wizard of Oz.

2. Nietzsche wrote "God is dead." By this did he mean:
A. Life is pointless.
B. Belief in supreme deities has waned.
C. There never was a God to begin with.
D. Thou art God.

3. Ecology is another name for:
A. Mother love.
B. Enlightened self-interest.
C. A good health salad with Granola.
D. God.

4. Which of these phrases most typifies the profoundest love:
A. Don't leave me with strangers.
B. I love you.
C. God is love.
D. Use the needle.

5. Which of these powers do we usually associate with God:
A. Power.
B. Love.
C. Humanity.
D. Docility."

Deathbird, Harlan Ellison

“That is not dead which can eternal lie, yet with stranger aeons, even Death may die.”
H.P. Lovecraft.

“The most merciful thing in the world... is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.”
H.P. Lovecraft.

“I begin to see that a man’s got to be in his own Heaven to be happy.”

“Perfectly correct,” says he. “Did you imagine the same heaven would suit all sorts of men?”

Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven, Mark Twain

At Eve's Grave
Adam : Wheresoever she was, THERE was Eden.

Eve's Diary, Mark Twain

"La maquinaria divina posee una peculiar brutalidad-acabó diciendo-. no es romántica, es cruel en verdad"
La invasion divina, Philip K. Dick

"Nosotros somos felices porqué hay gente desgraciada que sustenta nuestra felicidad
Los que se alejan de Omelas, Ursula K. Leguin

¿Pero cuánto pueden los seres humanos conocer del otro? ¿No están todos aislados, en realidad? Cada uno en un universo oscuro y vacío? Nos engañamos a nosotros mismos cuando pensamos que ahí fuera hay alguien. Al final, en el frío y solitario final, estamos sólo nosotros, por nosotros mismos, en la oscuridad.....
¿Por qué demonios el hombre es tan arrebatado? ¿Por qué sale a conquistar la galaxia, el Universo, lo que sea? Tal vez busque a Dios... Tal vez. No puede encontrarlo en ninguna parte, pero continúa, más y más, siempre buscando. Pero volviendo siempre a la misma llanura negra al final....."

Una Cancion para Lya. George R.R. Martin

"—No, no pienso en dioses nacidos del candor de los seres humanos, sino en dioses de
una imperfección fundamental, inmanente. Un dios limitado, falible, incapaz de prever las consecuencias de un acto, creador de fenómenos que provocan horror. Es un dios... enfermo, de una ambición superior a sus propias fuerzas, y él no lo sabe. Un dios que ha creado relojes, pero no el tiempo que ellos miden. Ha creado sistemas o mecanismos, con fines específicos, que han sido traicionados. Ha creado la eternidad, que sería la medida de un poder infinito, y que mide sólo una infinita derrota....

—¿De dónde sacaste esa idea de un dios imperfecto?
—No sé. Me parece muy verosímil. Es el único dios en el que yo podría creer, un dios
cuya pasión no es una redención, un dios que no salva nada, que no sirve para
nada: un dios que simplemente es.

No sabía nada, y me
empecinaba en creer que el tiempo de los milagros crueles aún no había terminado."

Solaris, Stanislaw Lem

"..."And you are going away, and will not come back any more?"

"Yes," he said. "We have comraded long together, and it has been
pleasant--pleasant for both; but I must go now, and we shall not see each
other any more."

"In this life, Satan, but in another? We shall meet in another, surely?"

Then, all tranquilly and soberly, he made the strange answer, "There is
no other."

"But--but--we have seen that future
life--seen it in its actuality, and so--"

"It was a vision--it had no existence."

I could hardly breathe for the great hope that was struggling in me.
"A vision?--a vi--"

"Life itself is only a vision, a dream."

"It is true, that which I have revealed to you; there is no God, no
universe, no human race, no earthly life, no heaven, no hell. It is all
a dream--a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And you
are but a thought--a vagrant thought, a useless thought, a homeless
thought, wandering forlorn among the empty eternities!"

He vanished, and left me appalled; for I knew, and realized, that all he
had said was true..... "

The Mysterious Stranger, Mark Twain

"Stand your ground this is what we are fighting for.
For our spirit and laws and ways.
Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war.
For heaven or hell we shall not wait.
Shall I think of honour as lies
or lament it's aged slow demise?
Shall I stand as a total stranger
on this day in this stone chamber?"

Honour, VNV Nation

y gracias Philip Putman por haber puesto a trabajar mi cabeza de nuevo, por haberme recordado tantas cosas y a la vez una sola, por haber despertado de nuevo aquello que no me dejaba dormir bien y dar solo vueltas en la cama pensando...

y gracias a ti por ello.

for B.

Bajo Fuego Cruzado

O solo asi pueden, montoneros :p, asi es cuando de tres blogs (Kutty, MaU Y Titab) me nominaron para contestar el mismo "meme", ahi les va :

1.- ¿Cuánto tiempo llevas blogueando?

Un año y 9 meses (si y muy pocos post, alguna queja? :p)

2.- ¿Cómo te enteraste de la existencia de los blogs y por qué te animaste a participar?

Me empezaron a "presumir" los suyos mis amigos y como sera lo mas cercano a lo que era una original Homepage/Webpage... pues me "anime".

3.- Cinco blogs que sigas a diario o con mucha frecuencia:

* Silenceplace
* 5 de Blografia (Mau, MALO, Slacker, Vicm3 y midori's paradise)
* La trilogia B :p
* Hasta que el Alzhaimer le gano y ya no escribe, El cafe de la rata muerta del
conde contar :p
* Recientemente el de cierta fiona :p

4.- ¿Eres lector anónimo de algún blog?

Caballo Negro... creo :p

5.- Y sobre los autores, nombra 5 que te despierten especial simpatía.

* los mesmos del punto 3.

6.- Vamos, mójate, ¿Que blogs consideras con mayor calidad?

* mhh pues todos tiene sus aportaciones o generan sus chistes locales :p

7.- Con qué blogeros/as te irías de borrachera? (mínimo tres/máximo cinco)

mhh pues para efectos practicos ya bebi con todos los citados en el punto 3, asi
que ya sabemos de que botella bebemos :p.

8.- Con que tres blogeros/as pasarías un noche de locura sexual?

todo es era pre-blog. y uno tiene memoria de acceso aleatorio y en este momento no accesa nada :p

9.- ¿Te has enamorado alguna vez de un/a blogero/a?

Misma que el punto 8

10.- ¿Conociste a alguno/a más allá del teclado? ¿a cuáles?

pues a todos los conoci antes de era pre-blog (si ya estoy fuera de onda, y? )

11.- ¿Te consideras satisfecho con tu blog? ¿Qué cambiarias?

escribir (realmente escribir) con frecuencia superior al trimestre jajaja :p

12.- Pasa este meme a un mínimo de tres personas y un máximo de cinco.

* Ariel
* Demoss
* Azim (ya se que no lo contestara :p pero no tengo mas bloggers, al resto ya se lo ejecutaron con este meme)

13.- Y por último que se mojen los lectores y digan una virtud y un defecto de este blog.

mhhh dicen que las virtudes deben ser publicas y los vicios privados (si es titulo pornocho :p) pero creo que conmigo es al reves :s

sábado, agosto 05, 2006

Otro mas que muerde el polvo (meme)

En este tiene que contestras las preguntas con titulos de canciones :p

1 ¿Eres hombre o mujer?: Here comes your man (Pixies)

2. Descríbete: Strange Modern Art (T.O.Y.)

3. ¿Qué sienten las personas acerca de ti?: Ship of fools (Erasure)

4. ¿Cómo te sientes tú mismo?: Dream Within A Dream(S.P.O.C.K.)

5. ¿Cómo describirías tu anterior relación sentimental?: Is She Scared (Colony 5)

7. Tu sueño más elaborado: Last night I dream that somebody loves me (The Smiths)

8. ¿Dónde quisieras estar ahora?: Where the Rockets Fly (S.P.O.C.K.)

9. ¿Qué pedirías si tuvieras sólo un deseo?: Back on mars (S.P.O.C.K.)

10. ¿Cómo eres respecto al amor?: Don’t forget Desire (Dust of basement)

11. ¿Cómo eres respecto a la soledad?: Dancing with tears in my eyes (Ultravox)

12. ¿Cómo es tu vida?: life is a sexually transmitted disease (Deine Lakaien)

13. Tu recuerdo más latente: Here is the House (Depeche Mode)

14. Una imagen triste: All These Days Undone (Anything Box)

15. Una imagen del futuro: Soylent Green (:Wumpscut:)

16. Escribe una cita o una frase sabia: i don’t know what you want, but i CAN’T give it (Pet Shop Boys)

17. Ahora despídete : So Long And Thanks For All The Fish - Joby Talbot - Hitchhiker'S Guide To The Galaxy Movie

y nomino a......... quien quiera :p