Monday, July 30, 2012

Film review: Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is a film from 2009 starring by Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.

The woman of the film is Rachel McAdams, a beautiful woman.

Some times if somebody strongly recommend you a film maybe is not the best for your enjoyment, because you hope to watch such a great film, and this is the case.

Things that I like:

- Great argument as it was hoped.
- Good characters. Especially the main actor.
- Good action scenes.
- At the end of the film there isn't any loose end.

Things that I don't like:

- To my mind I hoped a bit more of the argument. (Sometimes predictable).
- Obviously, the film is set in the past, and I knew it, but even though, I wish it had taken place in the present.

This is not a bad film. In fact, I want to watch the second part soon. So, great film.


Music for Sunday night #59

Tonight we'll listen to a live song by Sting. This is "Englishman in New York" live from Italy. Very beautiful sounds and improvisations. I particularly like this video. Enjoy.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Cook mother

My mother is a good cook.

If I can get the music sheet, I can play the song. If she gets the recipe, she can cook it (and then I eat it).
The last week she made three chocolates cake, but I decided to eat it instead of take a photo, however, this aftenoon, she has cooked DONUTS! And I have a photograph taken! Check it out:

Umm... I wish it were tomorrow morning to eat them for breakfast...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

RHCP's decoration for my bedroom

The last week I decided to make something so that my bedroom looked more RHCP, overall, because I only had a sticker with the logo and that is no way enough to make me feel better in my dear room.

So, I made a good job with wood, paint, nylon, glue and tools. And this is the result:

I made two things to hang them in the walls. This is the first one which I love and which I carefully set in my bed's wall.

And this is the second one. At the beginning, I doubted between two designs, but I did a little survey to my friends and this one won.

Now, I feel good when I observe them. I think it was a good project.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Music for Sunday night #57

Tonight we'll listen to this song by "Train". I discovered it thanks to a TV commercial which called my attention. This song's name is "Drive by" and is very powerful and nice for the ears. Moreover, this is the official video, and I recommend to you to watch it because is very good (and with great cars). Enjoy.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Music for Sunday night #56

And this is another version of "In the Air Tonight" originally by Phil Collins. I prefer, after the original version, "Full Blown Rose" 's version, but tonight we'll listen to this one by "Nonpoint". Maybe other day we'll listen to other versions because everyone is good for "Music for Sunday night". Now, enjoy.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Music for Sunday night #55

Tonight, We'll listen to Parallel Universe which was amazingly performed last night at Rock In Rio. This is at Slane Castle, which was a fantastic concert too. Pay attention to the introduction part, I love how they do it. Enjoy.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Rock In Rio

Tomorrow in Madrid, Rock in Rio take place! And The Red Hot Chili Peppers are going to play!!!!!! OH, SHIIIIIIIIIIIIT!!! I WANT TO BE THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Two lucky friends of mine are going to go. I'm terribly jealous. In spite of this, one of them told me that she'd do something nice for me. I hope, she doesn't forget it (I'd do). She told me she'd phone me when they play "By the way". Oh, God, Please, I really want to receive that call.

I'll wait.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Drums tuning

Yesterday, I tuned my drums. They really needed a well tuning.

I had to change the place where I play, so I thought about make some improves. I had to set again all the drums, of course. This time I think the ride and the 2nd tom are better placed than before. But before that, I spent about one hour and a half for tuning.

I never remember the number of twists I have to give to the screws, but I rather think, it's wrong to set a determined number. Firstly, I took the snare. (By the way, the next time I tune it, I should put some lubricant to a screw very hard to turn). I hope my snare support so much pressure as I've done the screws support. The heads are really tight this time, and that's better for playing.

Next, I took the first tom. I tuned it to the tone which I think it had been designed for, although it didn't sound like a tom, otherwise like a drum, but I left it to contrast with the others ones later.

The second tom sounded like a good tom once I tuned it, and I tuned the floor tom to the tone it was designed for. Although, the tuning was perfect, I hated the sound. The distance between tones was right, but I like a low tone. So I tried to put down the tuning and at the end I got it.

It wasn't easy. The top head had to be loose to get a tom impact sound, and the bottom tight to keep a high tone. The problem is that if you tune the top low and the tom needs to sound high, you need to tune the bottom very tight because you have to change doubly the tension in the bottom head to get the right tone than if you look for the right tone tuning the top one.

The second tom was easier, although the method was the same. And then, the floor tom heads was tuned very  low both of them. Later I tune the bass drum, I didn't really like how I tuned it, but I didn't how what bass drum sound I want, so I tried to do a good job with it.

Once, I tuned everything, I set the pedals.I didn't attain to adjust them well. I've tried to do it during all these weeks, several times, and I haven't strangely got it. I don't know what is wrong..., maybe the pedals, or the bass head...

It was time to set everything. All was set in a better place than before, ready to do a test. And I did it and did it and did it. I couldn't stop. Finally, I was proud of my job. Over all with the toms! They sounded amazing!

Now I can't wait to play again.