Archive | August, 2016

Quetzal- Worksongs

16 Aug

“Working is a gift/ I accept this humble notion

Respect and fair wages… The need to feel alive”

What a simple way to summarize why I left my last job. Thank you Quetzal for summarizing a part of my life yet again.

 

The first time I heard this song back in 2003 was at a live performance at a Tower Records in Stanton/BuenaPark, I remember getting tons of chills since there were a few guest backup singers with Martha. It was a fascinating effect that I can still feel to this day.  Martha’s voice was at her prime- she admitted giving up drinking and smoking during that time. Ayyy Quetzal you give me the chills yet again.

 

Julieta Venegas – 2000

10 Aug

Julieta just how she was the first time I saw her in early 2001. Such a talented woman!! The 2000-2003 Julieta is my favorite because her “Bueninvento” CD is a work of art. While her first CD “Aqui” is incredibly classical that shows off her musical abilities (and lots of vocal holds), its quite frankly not very exciting to listen to. “Bueninvento” takes the talent, bottles it up to create a beautifully dark and genius world to create a CD for the ages with her short and rhythmic phrases.Then she throws away a lot of rules of popular music in regards to chords, song structure, and instrument choice to create my favorite CD of all time. Sigh!! Thank you Youtube for such a beautiful video that took me back into that awkward Julieta that a nerd like me can relate to.

My favorite happens at 22:14 when she sings and plays “Flor”