Buenas Noches Desolación

12 May

Oh Julieta were have you been? As a junior in high school, she took me by my ovaries and showed me what it was like to be a singer- songwriter/ instrumentalist in the SUPER heavily dominated world of music in Spanish…. wait not just music in Spanish but Alternative in SPANISH. Why haven’t I written more about her?? WTF? Darn it Ana Tijoux and Gloria Trevi for taking over my mind.

My life is in stages based on who my musical idol was. First it was

Beatriz Adriana/Linda Rondstadt (appreciate them while you can because they both lost their voices)

then Gloria Trevi (pre-scandal)

then Banda Machos (first CD is the best)

then Selena (RIP Saint Selena- I wore her shirts well into 7th grade which was 2 years after her death. I was so not cool lol)

then Shakira (first 2 CDs)

then came Julieta Venegas.

After that it was Pastilla/Zurdok/Jumbo, (circa 1999-2007)

The White Stripes (first 2 CDs)

Los Abandoned,  (all of them)

Quetzal, (all of them)

Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, (first 3 CDs)

Pink,

Madonna (Confessions of a Dance Floor and her early hits)

La Santa Cecilia,

Ana Tijoux,

and right now its Juan Gabriel/Rocio Durcal who are making me swooonnnnnn…

 

But Julieta Venegas was my post Shakira musical crush. I was disillusioned with the new blonde Shakira and her hip shaking ways. Her songs were crap: created to sell records and not the rock, almost rap like lyrics, that I had been used to. Julieta filled in that void for me. Her voice wasn’t great and thats what made her so amazing. She wasn’t this singer that I would never be able to sound like- like Shakira or Selena. Her persona was shy, melancolic, with a sense of awkwardness, and a nerdy sense of fashion with her attire. Julieta’s “Bueninvento” gave me the chills so many times when I first bought it. To this day: MANY CD’s DO NOT GIVE ME THE CHILLS! Its a fantastic album that is either #1 or #3 on my favorite albums of all time list (Quetzal and Ana Tijoux would be on those top 3 list). “Bueninvento” makes me droll 16 years later. When Julieta also turned a bit pop/mainstream I didn’t sudder tooooo much because there was still essence in her songs. But when she released an electronic CD :::POOF:: I couldn’t handle it and I started to ignore her. But when I heard “Buenas Noches Desolación” from her newest album “Algo Sucede,” I almost cried. Thank you Julieta for once again evoking emotion through your music. Its what the Ancient Greeks defined music to be; to evoke emotion.

“Buenas Noches Desolación” which translates to “Good night, gloominess.” Its an upbeat song with Julieta hitting some really high pitches in the chorus. But the lyrics point at the end of a “gloomy” era: it was just a moment and I don’t want anymore of this melancolic feeling. I was lost in life. It was temporary. But I’m back and I’m moving forward.  And it features her signature accordion. ¡Es buena vibra y ser positivo!

Love you Julieta for motivating me to pick up my guitar yet again.

 

Julieta Venegas- Buenas Noches Desolación

Buenas noches, desolación
Ya no quiero, nada contigo, no
Buenas noche y desde hoy
Volveré siguiendo otro camino

Por que la tristeza termino
Ya no esta conmigo, tiene otro destino
De repente un día desapareció
No la necesito, todo esta distinto

Fue solo un momento
Lejos de mi centro, pero ya regrese
La melancolía, todo lo cubría
Suerte, ya lo pase

Buenas noches, desolación
Ya no quiero, nada contigo, no
Buenas noche y desde hoy
Volveré siguiendo otro camino

En verdad nunca me arrepentí
Todo lo vivido me ha servido
Todo viene y va, y yo sigo entero aquí
Ya no necesito, de tu compañía

Fue solo un momento
Lejos de mi centro, pero ya regrese
La melancolía, todo lo cubría
Suerte, ya lo pase

Buenas noches, desolación
Buenas noches, desolación
Buenas noches, desolación
Buenas noches, desolación

 

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