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more La Oreja de Van Gogh

A new album by this Spanish pop band means another song for me to fall in love with. In the case of their most recent CD, Guapa, the hidden track is my favorite. It sounds like an old-fashioned ranchera song, but is an original song for the album.

So here goes (and if anyone wants to translate these lyrics to English, I’ll post them):

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If you’re interested in my musical opinion

I posted my favorite albums for the year on my vox blog. I was inspired by eMusic‘s email to their subscribers this morning.

I’m probably forgetting an album I listened to earlier this year. . . I listen to a lot of music.

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Clean the catbox*

Last night S and I tried watching the new show 3 lbs. (here’s a review). It started off with this gorgeous piece (I wish I knew who the composer was. I’ve only heard this string piece on commercials and now this show). Then when a new doctor was walking around and being introduced to the hospital, I heard Ivy in the background. I thought, I love this show already, just for the music.

And then I heard the opening credits, Train’s “Calling All Angels”. I said to the TV, “Oh really? Is that how it is?”

I gave up on the show then and there.

*The title of this post is taken from a Verizon ad we saw where these two guys were singing mondegreens along with “Rock the Casbah”. And I cannot believe that the Clash would have approved this song being used in an ad. Am I right?

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Cellphone’s dead

Because I heart Michel Gondry and I like Beck a lot, this video makes me happy.

[From Stereogum]

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The only Pearl Jam song I’ve ever loved.

Yellow Ledbetter on The Hype Machine

I love the last minute and a half of the song and always have. It’s mainly the bass line that gets me. I don’t know if it’s the progression, harmony, or what, but it always makes me sigh. In a good way.

As for the rest of Pearl Jam’s music, eh.

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new ringtone

After having a bit from “Winter” of the “Four Seasons” by Vivaldi as my general ringtone since I got my phone (it’s been a year now), I decided to go in a completely different direction.

So now a part of Maná’s “Sabanas frias” is my general ringtone. So cool. Now I just need someone who I haven’t assigned a personal ringtone to call me.

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My question is answered!

Remember this post? Well, I did e-mail Mr. Elliott.

From the weekly New York Times’ In Advertising newsletter (it’s emailed out, so I can’t link to it):

Q & A with Stuart Elliott

Q: [Me]

I saw an ad on TV the other night for Outback Steakhouse with music that frankly sounded like a ripoff of a song by the group Of Montreal called “Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games,” only slightly different from the original.

I’m wondering if Outback is paying Of Montreal something for it and if the band was in any way involved with the concept. I was surprised when I heard it because it doesn’t seem like an obvious choice for such a mainstream chain.
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