Monday, November 26, 2012

Music for Sunday night #75

This week has been a boring one (and I guess, the next will be the same), however I've been re-discovering the album "Pulse" by Pink Floyd, and I'd like to show to you another great special song (as last Sunday one) of this CD. Enjoy.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Music for Sunday night #74

Tonight we'll listen to the song I've listened most in this week. Here it is, by Pink Floyd. Enjoy.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Jazz day

On Saturday I was in a jazz course. It started at 10 in the morning and finished at 9:30 in the afternoon, and it was a good experience.

When I arrived to the place in the morning I felt the most sleepy person in the class. The professional pianist who taught us asked for the drummer and I answered and sat to the drum set. At the beginning I felt very good, because I spoke to him about my incapacity for reading drum scores and surprisingly he told me that they were stupid and I won't needed them. Great!

Half an hour later I was playing drums with the band composed by the other people in the class. In the half an hour before this, the teacher gave to the class some theory rules, although there were nothing about that for drums. I have to affirm that for drummers there were nothing to learn in that course, (although you will know why I considered it was worthwhile taking it).

Well, as I was saying, I was playing drums, when another drummer arrived. Oh... I had to guess it... So I played one song more and I had to leave.

When I went out at lunch time for a rest I was quite upset with the organisation or something. Attention is never paid to percussion musicians. There is no problem with other musicians but, you can't pretend that two drummers enjoy together, never ever.

Anyway, although some partners left after lunch, I didn't give up.

In the afternoon, we (the drummers) decided that we had to distribute the sheets music and we did. Until 7 o'clock we rehearsed the songs and the teacher gave us some theory lessons again.

At 7 pm, the course finished and at 8, we had to show the progress of the day by organising a concert. In it, I played the first song, the other drummer the second and the following 5 or 6 songs were played by the teacher's band in order to show to the public how was his project and how beautiful will be making a jazz association in my area. I were visited by some friends unexpectedly, who saw my performance.
At that point I was happy of my playing. I was the first one, I enjoyed myself, I improvised, I played a difficult pattern with success, and finally the public clapped. Well done, and better than expected.

Later, the teacher's band played 5 or 6 songs. They sounded very good and different. The drums part was not which most called my attention, otherwise I liked others instruments such as tenor sax.
In that band was a female singer too, who was without a doubt the star of the concert. And she deserved that because she sang wonderful and played the guitar too. And moreover she studied biology at the same time she dealt with the band rehearsals.

And that was all. I didn't really learn anything however it was a good way to spend the day, (even though I don't want to remember I couldn't sleep until late on a Saturday...).

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Music for Sunday night #73

Tonight, we'll listen to a song that has been in my mind during all the week. The song is another one from the RHCP's B-sides, but this time is not from the last album, otherwise it was released in "Stadium Arcadium". Enjoy.

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Everything is done. Every paper written and every listening listened. There weren't little possibilities about doing the four tests well, and I didn't do well all of them.

The thing is, as I've said this morning to my English partner, that you can complete reasonably well a exam, but you don't feel it is well done unless you do it perfectly. So, I maybe get a good mark, however until the result releasing date I'll continue feeling unsure.

PS: Of course, if I get a good mark, I'll shout it here in the blog.

Friday, November 9, 2012

A few words

In the exact moment I am typing this there are 12 hours to go before the exam starts. Tomorrow I'm taking a small part but difficult of the whole paper, but every mark counts. On Saturday I'm taking the big part.

There is really nothing more to write about this. So, dear readers, wish me luck. I'll post something before the big exam.

The first part was brilliant! Better than expected.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Music for Sunday night #72

The Red Hot Chili Peppers I'm with you B-sides is a collection of 18 songs released in pairs progressively after the studio album release. Today we can listen 8 of those songs, all of them beautiful. Tonight we'll listen to the second. Enjoy:

Saturday, November 3, 2012

One week or less

That is the time to the exams. I'll be taking them the next Friday and Saturday. I'll write a post before doing it.

Music or...

Engineering or music. That's the question I'll always ask me. Should I continue with the idea of study a good career and become a good engineer?, or should I consider the possibility of becoming a drummer? What's about the second option?
It is difficult to make a success in that. If you want to take that way you have work hard to be someone in the future, but I am sure if you do, if you decide to be the best playing drums, even doing this, your future is like flipping a coin. Of course, you will have lots of possibilities of success if you do it, but the same probability of loosing.

By the way, this post is because of a quote by Confucius what said:

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

He and his quote were which put me to think... 

Anyway, I think I'll continue thinking that it is possible to be either an engineer or a drummer although I don't know any case.

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Mac OS Project.

Yesterday, I found a manual to install Mac OS in an Intel PC. I had seen articles about this before, but it was complicated and the PC's required very special components. However, the last manual I discovered was simple and I tried it.

I spent all the afternoon trying to make a bootable USB instead of burning the iso file in a DVD, but that wasn't possible at all. I gave it up and used DVD. Then I installed it. The installation lasted 2 hours more or less and then I got it! It worked.

Of course there were several things that didn't work properly, for example the sounds and the USB's, but although I was sure I could fix it I didn't do. It was just a trial, not forever and I didn't want to modify the BIOS.

Here is the proof:

Mac OS X 10.4 running on my Intel P4

PS: Later, I broke it. I installed a system update an Mac didn't start again.