Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Review

And now, this way we arrive to the end of this year. I don't know very well what to write but I want to make a review more or less of 2011 with events that... attracted my attention. I'm sure, I leave many of its so this will be a bit subjective. Let's go!


No smoking law was approved in Spain. Then, it's forbidden to smoke in whatever closed place, and in many other locations and conditions. That is something good for non-smokers like me, of course. To my mind, I opine, this law has two meanings, the main is to care our health, but the other is to evade what would be really a lack of respect.


Adele launched her best album "21" for me, with amazing songs like "Rolling in the deep" or  "Something like you", very very good disc.

Nintendo 3DS was a very eagerly awaited. Later, problems started to appear related to the health (eye pain, headache...) and now, because of different factors, it is considered one of the 2011 fails.


The Ipad 2, was launched, and, as all Apple products, it has lots of success. I had the chance of try it and I liked it. People opine a tablet is useful, they bought it. It has been one of the great successes of Apple in 2011. 

The nuclear accident of Fukushima nuclear central was, if I'm right, the worst disaster of the 2011. 


In April, like all we know, a new version from Canonical came to us. This year was Ubuntu 11.04 turn. A great free software brought lots of novelties, like other desktop called Unity.

Paul Walker and Vin Diesel acted in Fast Five. An incredible film that I consider one of the two best films of that year (you'll know the other one later). I'm waiting to the next production.


In Spain, the "15-M" movement captured the attention of all Spanish people.

Oh! That the other film I love. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, I really think it is a good production, the make up is amazing and the whole effort to enable this film makes it awesome. I'm waiting the next delivery again.


Google decided to go in the networks business, so it created Google Plus. I usually read many news about G+ success, but I consider it one network more and for me it doesn't have any utility, at least for now...


 NASA ended the work of the space shuttles in July. In my opinion, I think that was a very bad idea. I hope new shuttles were built to continue, as they affirm.


In August, Red Hot Chili Peppers made me the happiest with their last album "I'm with you", of course I think it's the best event regarding to music of 2011. A great, incredible, amazing, awesome album that always will be with me.


In September, from Fermilab in USA came the new of the Tevatron closure. I neither liked this, but money problems forced Fermilab people to close it.


A bad new, Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO and co-founder died last October. He was the person who brought Apple until now we know with his effort and obsession for the design.

Just in the same month of S. Jobs death, the Iphone 4s was launched. I didn't augured a good start neither a good sale number, but I was mistaken. It was a success. Later, problems with battery duration came but that is another matter...


Kinect, the gadget of the year for many people. It's a true that they has been created a lot of applications for it, even so, I continue surprising me.

Kindle Fire, the e-book reader by Amazon, has been very famous this Christmas. It has had a great number of sales, but it was been much high whether the price was less.


I have to say goodbye to this year with this bad new, the "SINDE" law was approved yesterday or the day before yesterday, but don't worry, all we know, this won't be enough.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New design

I haven't been able to wait, here is the new design! The blog has only changed a bit, several new elements, but I feel I continue in the same place, although newer (and smarter).

Mainly, this was the objective, implement a new aspect according to blog designs of nowadays, ready for 2012. Before, it seemed it had been created in 2005...

As you can see, my dear sea continues in the bottom. Now the "blogger" bar on the top is almost transparent. All the sources of the page are new, and there is a new button "home" to go to the main page. In the sidebar, we can see a picture of God rocking, a quote by me which enclose all I feel regarding to music, and the other elements which always have been there.

I believe I've paid attention to every detail, even though I might make some little changes. It's all for now!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New design?

I've been seeing several blog designs, and I liked. I think it's not time for a change but I'll do it. And, never better than now, when a year is finishing. I want a change (only design? change to Wordpress?...). I'll evaluate different templates, images.. and I'll attempt to implement these changes from 1st January 2012.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Music for Sunday night #31

This Sunday is 25th, Christmas day, you know, and casually today is also the 25th post of Music for Sunday night! Perfect calculations without calculate, only in English Drummer's blog! Now:

Tonight, we'll listen to James Hetfield from Metallica, performing "Mama said", one of the most delicate song of that band. Enjoy.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

24th December

English Drummer wish you merry Christmas!

The box

Yesterday, I opened the box, I couldn't resist the temptation.

Yeah! Can you guess what will be inside?


What's this???

Yes, I got a keyboard! Directly from Cologne. I think I want to learn how to play too many instruments and that is not possible... Anyway, I will attempt to study piano, although I opine this is one of the most difficult instruments to play. The main trouble is that unlike the guitar, the piano requires many hours of practice and lots of dedication to play songs which you like and which encourages you to follow, so in my opinion you can get bored quickly.

For now, I spend much time practising and I am learning rapidly. I hope to continue so.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Lucky man

Yeah! I've recently been a surprise! I'm officially a scholarship holder!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

End of the exams

Finally, I've finished my exams until next year. I was quite bored and angry, because all the people, ALL,  finished their exams before than me. But now, I feel free.

Tomorrow, I will be given my qualifications. I know it won't be neither perfect nor the worst. Of course, I've passed all right According to my information sources (friends), it's normal that you get less marks this year, the difference between last year and now is rather large.

I'm sorry, I can't wait more to open the box. Tomorrow will be the opening day.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Inside my head

- Firstly, I wish burn the philosophy book. (In fact, today, it almost die)
- My sister doesn't have exams, and she doesn't mind.
- My bedroom box doesn't let my study. I'd take it out, but better later.
- @Jfromcas wants to go off. I don't like it.
- A work about what I'll plan to do in Christmas will have to wait indefinitely.
- @maria_tabique has flown, I hope she has had a good trip.
- Now, I'll watch a film instead go to bed, bad boy...

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Music for Sunday night #30

Tonight, I'd like to post this song by Negative. This band is used to playing alternative rock without forget fast rhythm which the majority of these bands lose. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Home strech

Just a few days left to open the box. I'm anxious. But, I have to do several things before. I have to finish the term. It isn't easy, although, you know, days goes by quickly. Well, I think no quickly enough.

All would be easier without exams. I have 3, and neither much time nor much desire to study.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The postcard

Today, I've received a beautiful postcard. I didn't remember that they're already sold, but I like these little gifts. It means that there is someone who has thought in you and has spent some time writing to you.
Here is it:

Thank you!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

What's this?

What's this? Can you guess something?

Unless you know, I'll tell you on January 24th,
if I can resist the temptation...

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Music for Sunday night #29

Tonight, I'll let Sadman enter in my ears, and you? Ladies and gentlemen, Metallica. Enjoy.

Fail invention

Today, I've seen something wrong. I was walking into a typical hardware store warehouse, there were several offers in stoves, and, generally heat machines, near the entrance. The majority were machines stored from previous years.

I was taking a look and I discovered a bad product between those offers. There was a wall stove with an stupid design! Moreover it's ugly!

As you can see in the picture, the machine, instead of protect you, seems encouraging you to put your finger in! Don't you think so?
That grate doesn't work for what it was designed!

Wouldn't you like to put your finger in?

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Curiosities #6

Astronauts who orbit around the Earth can see until 16 daybreaks and 16 sunsets in a day.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Drummer tree

Today, in my house, the Christmas tree has been mounted. I'm not a child, but I want to continue with these traditions. I love seeing the tree LEDs shining in the night, just clearing my house darkness. Here is the proof:

And, to not forget when you are in a drummer's home, I always hang either this,

and this,

Monday, December 5, 2011

II Concert

Last time, a few boys agreed with prepare a summer concert to finish the last term. Now, almost the same people (me included) want to do something similar.

It was neither the best concert nor the largest event ever seen, but it was funny. We will try to do something better this time, nothing incredible but enjoyable again. It's being tiring for prepare, not physically, but mentally, over all, because of the date.

In this time, we're going to have with us a new invited musician besides the last one we had. I'll write about it later.

Now, I should be working on the poster which I'll hope to post soon.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Music for Sunday night #28

Tonight, we have with us a Spanish folk rock band, Mago de Oz, incredible song. Enjoy.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The next day

Friday has finished. We are almost on the day after. Friday went off quickly.

All began waking up at 6:15, an awful time to get up. RHCP were with me during all the trip, they made a good job. Then I got in there. The exam wasn't bad. We were only a few people, and when a quarter an hour had hardly passed, we felt confident.

In the the part where we need to take the exam in pairs, I was lucky, a very friendly and beautiful girl did the exam with me. We both had spoken each other, so, at least for my part I didn't get nervous at any moment, and to my mind, this is very strange...

I know I haven't done it perfectly, and if the marking way was like in a traditional exam (50 points or more = passed) I would be sure I would pass, but the less mark possible to pass is 70 points... So, I don't know what to think... Maybe, I pass well, maybe only with the less mark possible... A fail is a possibility too, but I prefer not to speak about that...

Anyway, now I can do nothing, I will be able to check my mark on 18th January, so we will wait and see.

By the way, I took a keepsake from a place near to the exam location:

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The day

Tomorrow is the day. It is something about I don't want to write because I don't want to get nervous, but I am forced to write about this, this is the main objective of the blog.

Tomorrow, I will try to get something.
It's curious, but each day I give less importance to the exam, I don't get more confident, but each time, I think this exam doesn't mark a difference between have it or not.

Anyway, I'll get it. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Curiosities #5

Francisco Maroto Fernández, a Spanish citizen driver, was fined 104 times between 1977 and 1978. The reason: All for parking in a wrong place.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Music for Sunday night #27

I'm sorry, but I can't resist to put that amazing song in Music for Sunday night. I'm really keen on with it. So, tonight we have with us this Mexican girl, (and her brothers...) covering my favourite Adele's song, Rolling in the deep. Very very beautiful voice. Enjoy.

“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.”

Ludwig van Beethoven.

26 Nov. Concert

Today has been a concert day. But not a normal one. I've had to play 2 solos in the same song, although there have been musicians who have played a solo during all the song. Definitively, tonight has been the night for solos.

I'm really thankful to my mates who have encouraged and praised me a lot before and after the solo, my first clarinet solo.

On my hand, I'm very happy thanks to people who have congratulated me and to my performance. I thought I would feel more nervous, but in the end, it wasn't so. I doubt if that's because I studied the sheet thousand times or because of my "positive mind".

Anyway, All has been excellent. Good concert!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Make sense?

I have a desire to write although I feel asleep. People think well although stones continuing without think. English blog, or Spanish? Bright, dark, blue, black? I don't know English language.

I live by impulses which people like you give me, so not only by money... Who are you? Well, In that instant I know that.

Snow doesn't sound good on my clarinet. RHCP would kill me. Have good dreams.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Stanislaw Lem Doodle

Yesterday night, I found in my internet browser a new look in Google's website. According to internet, Stanislaw Lem has been who has designed it. Firstly, it seemed boring. After, I read a newspaper page where it was written that this doodle is one of the most interesting ones. I didn't believe it, so, I looked to the clock, only 10 minutes to 0 hours o'clock, I ran to see it. I had hardly paid attention.

It was a bit strange. Like a mind game, and it was interesting, although it was y black and white, and the design was totally simpleton. That's a snapshot taken just before the restart of the game.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Curiosities #4

Days, in the Earth are each time longer. Now, we can't realise, but, in over 10.000 years,  one day will be the same as 50 days.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Curiosities #3

Jack O'Leary was a man who had hiccups during 8 years. He tried over 60.000 remedies to solve it. Finally, it  disappeared "praying"...

Monday, November 21, 2011

Curiosities #2

Alfred Doddse borrowed a book from a Cincinnatti library. The book was taken back 145 years after. The library staff was amazed, so they didn't charge him a delay fine because of his honesty. Otherwise, this fine amount had been of 22.264 dollars.

Music for Sunday night #26

Tonight, The Cranberries will play for us Zombie, a very beautiful song where, in my opinion, there is a very good guitar distortion. Enjoy:

Curiosities #1

A woman, Paulina Bonaparte usually took milk showers. Once, when she travelled, she asked for one of these showers. There was enough milk, but there was no shower, so she ordered to make holes in the roof to pour milk from there.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


To be more nervous, I've thought about put the banner on the top of the site where you can see the time until the great day. Well, at least, one of the great days, I hope to go a bit further with this after this day. Anyway, I don't know if  it's been a good idea...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Music for Sunday night #25

Tonight, Queen will sing for us two of the most known songs of the rock's history, in a great live concert. Enjoy:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Panorama. Beautiful place

Tonight, I would like to share with you this amazing picture. I don't know where it's been taken but it's incredible, isn't it?

Now, I've remembered, a friend of mine told me about these photos that I love. He told me how difficult is to take them. Once more, it happen that the most difficult and hard to do is the more beautiful to my eyes.

Anyway, let's enjoy the picture. I don't get tired of looking at it.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Reflection about the moment

Maybe, they do it without realise, but they make me be the happiest doing it. Tx.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Learning curve for the musician

This afternoon, I've realised this. I'm sure, there are quite a lot people who won't agree with me, but that's so from my point of view, at least until now.

In the musician life, there are some differences during the learning process, It isn't always possible to learn by the same way or with the same speed.

The explanation is almost unnecessary: When you start, it's easy to improve, but while your knowledge increase, it's being more difficult to learn the next lesson, to go up another step.

I don't think this is bad, although it'd be better if the progression was regular, simply, it's so.

My new toy

  This is my new toy. My father bought it the other day, I don't know why. For him? I don't think so, he doesn't work a lot of with that. Anyway, I was the happiest geek in the world when I saw it, I knew who would be the main user.  

Now, I will be able to do more and better soldering works.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pendrive tuning

I have a pendrive which is hung on my keys. This is a good pendrive, it's not old, otherwise you can save almost 8 GB of data in it. But, as I use quite a lot my keys, my device doesn't look like when I bought it. There was some lines and letters painted in it, but until the other day, the decoration can't be seen, it's was almost erased:
It looked very worn out and old. So I decided to design something new and paint it.

First I chose an easy design, but, when I was painting it, I had to use several kinds of paint, when I was working with satin paint I have no problems, but after, I wanted to use a colour only available in metallic paint and I think the way to paint is a bit different with this ones, so I didn't remember this trick and the paint fucked my work...
I got angry, it wasn't the first time it's happened me...

One time, I got over my anger, I had to sand everything and start again. This time I chose a different design, totally different. And after one day and 4 layers of paint, it's ready:

 This is a design totally different to the original, but I like it!

Sunday, October 30, 2011


I need a manual about how to let off steam in Twitter.

Music for Sunday night #23

Tonight, we'll listen something by an important person in the music world who has won a lot of prices by his amazing melodies. With you: Ennio Morricone:

Now, Pedro Worries

Some time ago, I started to worry, and now, sometimes, I worry. Music is liking me each time more...

The story of Martin Worries

That is a story which I've had to invent to my English homework. The main requirement was that the story had to begin with the phase written in bold::

As soon as he got out of the car, Martin felt uneasy. He was a good man, hard worker and he used to wear colourful clothes. That morning was quiet. He was a good employee, so he was in the office parking 20 minutes before time to start to work. He felt worried. Something important had to be the reason. He decide to remember what had done before go to work. He woke up, he had breakfast, he drove, no more. It was all right, but he felt each time more worried. He began to get nervous. What was the reason? Martin was able to guess the weather for tomorrow, he was meteorologist, but he can't know why he was worried. It began to be something important. He began to sweat. He needed to know why! Suddenly, he remembered something, he got it, he knew the problem: HE FORGOT TO SWITCH OFF THE BATHROOM LIGHTS!!!

Friday, October 28, 2011


I've had a complete day. I've spent all my afternoon rocking. Firstly, I've rehearsed with my band, it has been a good rehearsal because the new singer has sung very well, and because more things which I can't know. Anyway all we are happy with our rehearsal. We are coming again!

After that, I've gone to drumming class. As usual, my teacher brought his double pedal and the best is he let me practise alone during more than two hours! Yeah! My head hurt, but I wanted to follow, I had to take advantage of the situation. Finally, I've finished very pleased.

In the end of the afternoon, before go home, I had to rehearse with the band where I play the clarinet. A hour and a half later, I had finished, at last!

Today, I've had a good afternoon, no homework, a lot of music... Yeah.

Motivation for the rocker

-"Leave you guitar one day and you realize of it, leave it two days and your master realizes of it, leave it three days and your public realized of it". James Patrick Page.
- "I haven't got any weapon..., in fact I've got 150 of them" James Hetfield.

Monday, October 24, 2011

My own Solar Systems

YLW - 01011001 01100101 01101100 01101100 01101111 01110111 00100000 01010011 01111001 01110011 01110100 01100101 01101101

BL - 01000010 01101100 01110101 01100101 00100000 01010011 01111001 01110011 01110100 01100101 01101101

Discovered in my mirror.

The Way

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Music for Sunday night #22

Tonight, I'll show in Music for Sunday night, my new song. It's called "Poseidon" like sea's god. I hope you like it:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

When scanner doesn't work

This infernal machine plus a damn linux SO is the perfect union to scan the best images.

If you have some kind of problem:

  • Try to solve it with the computer.
  • Wait quietly
  • Reset the scanner
It won't work...
    -You SHOULD DO:
    • Hurt it
    • Burn it
    • Bit it
    • Use a knife
    • Use a hammer
    • Dance on it
    • (Recommended) Use this easy tool:
    If someone has used another tools, please, let me know.

    Monday, October 17, 2011

    Robotic XXI century

    We all have watched films about the future where there are flying cars, machines and robots! I had some idea about we didn't need to go forward to the future to see things like these. And I was right, in this video which I share today, we can see one of those amazing robots, maybe different to our thoughts but even so awesome!:

    I think I'll keep my decision about career I'll study...

    Sunday, October 16, 2011

    Music for Sunday night #21

    Tonight, RHCP!!! This is a good song of "Stadium Arcadium". Unfortunately I haven't been able to find a live video, but anyway here is it. Are they the best? We believe

    Thursday, October 13, 2011

    Hard Rock Radio Live

    Today, I'm very pleased with a discovery which I've done in the web. I've discovered a fantastic online radio!!! It name is "Hard Rock Radio Live", and if you tune it, you'll be able to listen just the kind of music I like, as alternative rock, soft rock, heavy metal... 24 hours. It's perfect, although, maybe, a bit heavy for me. Even so I hope it continue liking me.

    Here is the link, enjoy!:

    Monday, October 10, 2011

    Homemade drumsticks

    Here is another of my projects! I've made a "soft" drumsticks to play cymbals. I've got the idea since few months, few days ago I brought it to reality.

    As usual, I'm proud of my work which took rather hours of my time.
    Curiously, I weighed both and there is only around 0.5-1 gram of difference, very strange to be made with no precision. Each one weigh 60 grams, around 45 grams more than sticks for drums, but it's totally normal.

    Now, I must try them!

    Music for Sunday night #20

    I would like to show you a band new for me. Tonight, you can listen Negative, here:

    Sunday, October 9, 2011

    Weird inventions

    Look! Here is a list of several of the most stupid inventions, they're really stupid!
    I know, it is quite short list, I hoped more, even so, look it!

    Link: hat

    The cleverest designer

    Today, when I was bored, I looked at a shirt hung in a perch. Like all shirts it had a label where you can read the silliest slogan I've seen:

     So, I've had to hide the mark. It's disgraceful.

    Friday, October 7, 2011

    Parties. (Spanish content)

    Look at the link below. A guy wrote about parties in a Spanish forum. That is EXACTLY what I think, I couldn't write it better.

    Next, look at some answers to the topic. Sheeps! Sillies!!! Funking mothefuckers!!!

    We're few.

    Night with concert

    Tonight, we played a very good concert. I'm very pleased with it despite at  the rehearsals beginning we guessed we didn't have got very good songs...
     The concert was totally successful. We was accompanied by 3 singers and a guitarist. Songs sounded perfect as well as the singers and the guitarist. People who aren't usually used to listen more artists besides the band, got exited and moved in all songs, clapping strong in the end. That's a good present to us.

    Personally, I didn't hope that perfection, so tomorrow, unless I forget it, I'll congratulate the conductor.

    He went off

    This morning bad news came from Redmond. Our dear Mr. Jobs, apple's father and CEO for a lot of years died because of cancer. He was one of the bit people who was able to create the computer company with the most advanced technology and the best design, and keep it growing.

    Right now, Apple's main website is looking so:

    Even, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, has dedicated some phrases to who was his main rival for many years:

     “I want to express my deepest condolences at the passing of Steve Jobs, one of the founders of our industry and a true visionary. My heart goes out to his family, everyone at Apple and everyone who has been touched by his work.”

    Rest Steve.

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011


    Today, I've discovered one of the most important errors by programmers to the science world. All we know the windows calculator:

    And somebody also know the scientific mode:

    WHY I CAN'T SEE THE ROOT BUTTON ( √ )??????????
    After hard working I've found the button in the standard mode. It is hidden behind the name of "sqrt". But I don't use that mode, my calculator is always in scientific mode!
    A big mistaken...