La eterna canción/The eternal song.


Una de mis canciones favoritas (y no es porque sea yo quien toque el bajo, bueno, tal vez si sea un poco de eso) se llama, La eterna canción.

Esta canción es de una banda que; ¿saben esas bandas que ya son grandes, solo que la gente aun no lo sabe? Bueno, así. Ya se enterarán, no falta mucho para eso. Por ahora, guardenme el secreto.

No diré el bombre de la banda, (ya la he bombrado bastante por estos medios).

La eterna canción tiene un rollo medio indie, medio baikan, medio otras cosas interesantes. Y no se, la hiperactividad que me genera es una de las cosas que me hace despertarme de la cama todas las mañanas.

Aquí les dejo un poquito, (no puedo darles mucho aun) de un ensayo/grabación de este tema.

Esta canción se llevó mas de un año para cobrar vida (entre otras cosas, por eso el nombre) y todavía no está del todo terminada, aun hay detalles generales; por mi parte, aun estoy dejando que el bajo me hable pero creo que con esto podrán entenderla un poco.

Sin mas que decir, la eterna canción.


One of my favorite songs, and it’s not because I’m the one playing the bass, (well, maybe it’s a bit of that) is called La eterna canción (The eternal song.)

It’s from a band that… Do you know those bands that are already big, only that people still don’t know that? Well, that. You will find out, there is no much time left for that. For now, keep the secret for me.

I won’t say the name of the band, I’ve already mentioned it a lot around here.

La eterna canción is kind of indie, kind of baikan, kind of other interesting things. And, I don’t know, the hyperactivity that it generates is one of the things that makes me wake up from bed every morning.

Here I leave you a little bit (I can’t give you much yet) of a rehearsal/recording of this song.

This song took more than a year to come to life (among other things, that’s why it’s called that way), and it’s not quite finished yet. There are still general details. For my part, I’m still letting the bass speak to me, but I think with this you can understand it a little better.

Without anything more to say, La eterna canción.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHllzq3ih_g&feature=youtu.be

 

Discovering new music/ Descubriendo nueva música.

En esta ocasión, quise compartir con ustedes un poco de música -no tan conocida- por todo el mundo, pero que siento que todo el mundo debería conocer. En esta ocasión les comparto un video de una presentación en vivo de una banda de música afrocubana llamada Irakere, súper talentosísimos genios precursores del Jazz latinoamericano. Todos los músicos integrantes de esta banda son unas bestias, y así lo han sido las diferentes alineaciones a través de los 40 años de su existencia (en esta agrupación, de la mano de Chucho Valdes, han tocado músicos como Paquito D’Rivera, Arturo Sándoval, y Orlando Valle, entre otros). Comprendo que tal vez sea un género de música un poco (a veces bastante) complicado de entender, pero se los recomiendo totalmente a todos por igual. Sin más nada que decir.

Les presento a Irakere.


This time, I wanted to share with you some music not so well known all over the world, but that I feel everyone should listen to, at least once. This time I’ll share with you, a live video of an Afro-Cuban music band called Irakere, they are super talented geniuses, precursors of Latin American Jazz. All the musicians that make up this band are beasts, and so have been all the different alignments throughout the 40 years of their existence (in this group have played, by the hand of Chucho Valdes, musicians like Paquito D’ Rivera, Arturo Sándoval, and Orlando Valle, among others). I understand that maybe it is a type of music a bit (sometimes quite) complicated to understand, but I recommend it to everyone equally. Nothing else to say.

I give you, Irakere.


Recording/Grabando.

Quiero compartir con ustedes un poco de la sesión de grabación de nuestro primer single.

Aqui, un poquito de mi parte (el bajo). Los otros instrumentos ya grabados, sonando en el fondo; el bajo conectado a la caja directa y listo.

Recording.


 I want to share with you a little bit about the recording session of our first single.

Here, a little from my thing (the bass). The other instruments already recorded, playing at the background; the bass connected to the direct box and go.

Grabando.

Your name.


Your name.


Every corner in this city has your name.

It is not the simple act of walking through it, fastened to your arm.

It is everything that I try to forget and clings to each gray piece of concrete.

 

A city ate by dregs and sadness, pigmented with endless memories

-which I build and destroy-

Where our smiling faces are drawn in the pedestrian crossings.

 

It is not the routine of frequenting the places where we existed, where each footprint is recognized by the streets, the same labyrinthine roads without a precise end.

 

It is to inquire into all the roofs of those many buildings that flood this urban space

where we discovered our true faces

-Where we felt our true skin, the one that coexists

under this soft and fragile epidermis disguise-

It is not the depraved habit of walking looking at the sky,

guessing the blind steps of the lane.

 

It is to open your mouth and let out a sigh for all the hours that fled from us, lying (naked) next to each other, on that piece of cement that some underestimate as a roof.

 

And as unique eyewitnesses, the immensity of the sky and the absorbed looks of the pedestrians, who did not understand (how could they?)

The neat melody that our bodies sang.

24/7 Daily practice. Practica diaria.


¡Practicar, practicar, practicar, practicar, practicar, practicar, practicar!

¡Escalas, patrones, rutas, posiciones. Escalas, patrones, rutas, posiciones!

Escalas, patrones, rutas, posiciones. Escalas, patrones, rutas, posiciones!

El que piense que hacer musica es sencillo,
lo invito a practicar conmigo uno de tantos ejercicios diarios.


La escala de Do mayor en diferentes posiciones.


Practice, Practice, Practice, Practice, Practice, Practice, Practice !

Scales, patterns, routs, posicions. Scales, patterns, routs, posicions!
Scales, patterns, routs, posicions. Scales, patterns, routs, posicions!

Anyone who thinks that making music is simple,
I invite you to practice one of the many daily exercises with me.


The scale of C major in some different positions.


How to write a song.


How to write a song.


  • Step 1

Write a song.

  • Step 2

Find every findable mistake possible.

  • Step 3

Hate yourself.

  • Step 4

Focus your mind on fixing the mistakes previously found. It’s not that hard, you can do it.

  • Step 5

Get on it.

  • Step 6

Realize that you actually can’t do it, that you are terrible at fixing things and that now it’s way worse than before.

  • Step 7

Hate yourself x2

  • Step 8

Give up, for now.

  • Step 9

Open the box where you are saving the songs to fix later.

  • Step 10

Behold the cemetery of songs.

  • Step 11

Hate yourself even more.

  • Step 12

Go to sleep.

  • Step 13

Dream

Dream about some solutions.

 

  • Step 14

Wake up.

  • Repeat steps 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 for (you know) ever.

Or just meh… on it, and play it like it is until it magically fixes itself.

Like I’m doing with this one:

 

Check for the subtitles if you want to read the lyrics. 

Musamonsters.


‘Sup guys? I know I haven’t been posting enough these days and I already said that it is because I’ve been busy with bands things and all of that. So I decided to write a little about it so you get to know it once and for all.

You can read the spanish version of this post here.


This is Musanostra.


 Musanostra was born in 2011 as a band of young rebels who made indie-dance music. Over the years, with all the experiences, encounters and farewells, it became a family that walks united between Latin American folk, indie and the hope that gives the love for freedom.

 

In our melting pot of influences come Jorge Drexler, Devendra Banhart and Ali Primera, with the Arctic Monkeys, Fleet Foxes, RHCP and traditional Venezuelan music. The muses dance freely between styles, giving us the inspiration with which we composed after countless coffees, in countless early mornings.


They were winners of the New Bands East circuit and blablabla, that’s the least, the important thing is that they sound great and they are good people. In these moments I am playing (the bass) with them, as well as in other musical projects, but I’ll tell you about that later. I’ll share a little of a rehearsal here, another little here.


A magazine cover here.
(Newspaper El Tiempo)



An interview on the radio here.
(La Mega)


 


And that’s it, you are Musamonsters already, welcome!


kex

Right now we are finishing recording a promotional single with its respective video. (We have other videos out there in case you want to look at them but I look terrible so don’t look too much at them =) So yeah, rehearsals, gigs, and more rehearsals that take part of my time with my dear you; but I haven’t left, nor will I go!

 

I leave the Instagram of the band here @musanostra in case you want to take a look, and I say goodbye for now. I hope that you do great and that when I return everyone is 80+ reputation. I love you.

 


Bless.

Musamonstruos.


¿Qué tal muchachones? Ya sé que nos tengo un poco abandonados y que ya les he comentado que he estado un poco ocupado con cosas de la banda y todo eso. Así que decidí escribir un poquito sobre ella y que así la conozcande una buena vez.


Esto es Musanostra.


>Musanostra nació en 2011 como una banda de jóvenes rebeldes que hacían indie dance. Con el paso de los años, las vivencias, los encuentros y despedidas, fue convirtiéndose en una familia que camina unida entre folk latinoamericano, indie y la esperanza que da el amor por la libertad.

>En nuestro crisol de influencias confluyen Jorge Drexler, Devendra Banhart y Alí Primera, con los Arctic Monkeys, Fleet Foxes, RHCP y música tradicional venezolana. Las musas danzan libres entre estilos, regalándonos la inspiración con la que componemos luego de incontables cafés, en incontables madrugadas.


Fueron ganadores del circuito nuevas bandas oriente y blablabla, eso es lo de menos, lo importante es que suenan muy bien y que son buena gente. En estos momentos me encuentro tocando (el bajo) con ellos, así como en otros proyectos musicales, que bueno, de eso les hablo después. Aprovecho y les comparto un poquito de un ensayo por aquí, otro poquito por acá.


Una portada de revista por aquí.
(Diario El Tiempo)



Una entrevista en la radio por acá,
(La Mega)


 


Y ya está, ya son Musamonstruos, bienvenidos!


Right now estamos terminando de grabar un tema promocional con su respectivo video. (Tenemos otros videos por ahí por si quieren asomarse a verlos pero salgo fatal así que no los vean mucho =) Así que eso, ensayos, toques, y más ensayos que me ocupan parte de mi tiempo con mis queridos ustedes; pero no me he ido, ni me iré!

Les dejo el instagram de la banda por acá @musanostra por si les quieren echar un ojo y me despido por ahora. Espero que les vaya muy bien y que cuando vuelva todos sean reputación 80+ los quiero.


Bless.

A little more than 5 months (152 days) on steem.

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Disclaimer: This post was originally meant to be in Spanish but I’ve been asked to translate it and stuff, so, let me know if you understand something.

Also Disclaimer: This will be my first post using WordPress. Thanks to @lemony-cricket and it’s over 9000 level of coolness for making it possible.



A little more than 5 months (152 days) on steem.


First of all, I would like to thank @agnikana for washing my brain. I mean, for advising me to open an account in here (among other things) I would also like to thank @suesa for being there since day -1, and for how great she has been with me all this time. (And with the Spanish community) To @reggaemuffin for all the support he has given us (Go Team, you Rock) and to all the steemchat for clarifying so many of my doubts (I really like to ask questions) and for just being there, I love you all, although some of you are so hardheaded, you are great <3 Also, thanks again Lem, you are a sunshine <3

Of course, I would like to thank team @cervantes (and @velazquez) for all the support provided and for all that they do for the Spanish community, as well as to @ocd and @acidyo for everything they did for me when I was still giving my first steps on the platform, and with my music and everything, although now they have some time without showing up, I’m very grateful for everything they did.

I would also like to thank the people responsible for organizing the meetings I could attend, I hope there will be many more to come cause steem needs more people who know what they are getting into. (Remember that many people paint steem as a gold mine, which in a way, it is, but after they get in here, they realize that not everything is as easy as they were told, and well: depression, abandonment, talking bad about the platform, etc.)

Which is one of the things that has bothered me a bit since the day I became “aware” of how this ecosystem works (more or less, I still don’t understand it at all) and I’ve been trying to help (as they have helped me), curating everything I have been able to, bringing new people to the platform, giving advice, clarifying some doubts, generating jobs for those who need them, making contests with prizes that come from my own pocket, (don’t you think that someone is sponsoring me, nor that I’m rich. I wish, I could help more, although it really doesn’t matter, the more you give…) taking under my wing some new users, curating posts under the #spanishgeneral tag, speaking and scolding those who needs it, even without real authority and with my so mine sense of humor.

I want to thank all those who have been and will be with me on this trip in this great community called steem. I still remember the feeling I had when I was able to help someone for the first time thanks to you.

Please remember, and I say these things for you (Noobs like me) be educated, make quality posts, I love seeing those humble posts of recipes in which you can see that they put at least some intention and love, much more worthy of an upvote than the one that I posted as a mockery of selfies posts.

Patience and dedication, remember that my 5 months posting have been without a keyboard, typing with the screen keyboard, many times with the help of agnikana, or from my old cell phone, if I can do it, you can do it too. As I said recently, I’ve been a bit busy, (putting aside my internet issues…) I’ve been rehearsing and fixing many details for some upcoming gigs I have with my bands. Trips, money, food, if you read my post about being a musician, you will understand this better. But I am not ded, still here, working on translations for @suesa-spanish, thinking of new ideas for other contests, etc.

Anyway, please try to help each other (without taking advantage) let’s do our bit and think very well about our permanence in this place, which is a social network, yes, but with some important rules, and in which you have to think very well in the future. (Later I’ll talk a little bit about that other issue that catches my attention, as is the withdrawal of money from the platform by people who need it, take it out or powering up, what’s better for us?) Anyway, guys, I’m out, this post is too long already.


Thank you all for this five months of cryptocraziness
and I hope to see you around for a while more =)


Peace.