Esta miércoles, os traemos Ventino’s “Me Equivoqué” (“I Was Wrong”).
¡Ellas son de Colombia!
Amigas, it gives me great pleasure to introduce to you a group I found a week ago whilst trolling the YouTube channels. I have no idea to whom I was listening when I saw these fresh young faces pop up in my suggestion feed on YouTube.
Buenos días, amigas. ¡Otra miércoles, otra canción! Esta semana, os traemos Maná’s “Mi verdad” (“My Truth”) — un dúo con Shakira.
Divergence on Shakira
My day-job boss and I usually enjoy some of the same tunes. Not always, but sometimes. A couple of days ago, though, I came across this Maná-Shakira combo and IM’ed him the link. His response? “Shakira’s voice is like nails on a chalkboard to me.”
Well, that’s not this case with esta gemela, I assure you! Read More
Buenos días, amigas. ¡Otra miércoles, otra canción! Esta semana, os traemos HA-ASH’s “¿De Dónde Sacas Eso?” (“Where Do You Get That?”).
Sacar: to take out, to remove
This week’s canción features, yet again, the verb “sacar” (conjugated sacas herein), in its lyrics. The word is quite the chameleon, being used to express ideas from “remove” to “leave” to, in this case, “get/understand”. Versatile; eh? The lyrics in this one are quite clever, reminding us somewhat (in spirit) of those in “Perdón Perdón“:
Buenos días, amigas. ¡Otra miércoles, otra canción! Esta semana, os traemos Paty Cantú’s “Clavo Que Saca Otro Clavo” (“Nail That Drives Out Another”).
Hooked on Paty (y Lu, también)
Recently, I have been listening to a lot of Lu and Paty Cantú. Stands to reason, I guess, since I purchased a couple of albums of their work recently and have been testing my ripping software. (Side note: While I love using Linux in most cases, it’s working with AV that makes me miss my MacBook at times.)
Paty’s voice grew on me. That is, when I first heard her, I liked her. One of the first few videos I shared was actually a Paty Cantú hit called “Suerte“, as a matter of fact.
¡Otra semana, otra canción! Esta semana, nosotras tenemos Chino y Nacho’s “Andas En Mi Cabeza”, con Daddy Yankee.
How fun is this one!? Our small town has about 3 restaurants. Three, that is, that are not taco or hamburger chains. (Even those are scarce.) Our favorite is run by a Mexican-American family, and they recently hired a young waitress who struck up a conversation with my wife and me about various Latino groups we all like.
¡Otra miércoles, otra canción! Esta semana, tenemos Jesse & Joy’s “Mi Tesoro”.
Hangin’ with las Hermanas Huertas
Here’s another sweet love song from one of my favorite couple of hermanas (the other being HA-ASH, of course). It’s fun to listen to, fun to watch, and fun to learn with, inasmuch as the lyrics flash across a window full of psychedelic colors and shapes. (Sorry, all you old-timers — no bouncing ball to follow here.)
The tune is upbeat, and Joy’s beautiful voice takes it over the top. Read More
¡Otra semana, otra vídeo de música: Sin Bandera’s “Que Lloro”!
At long last…
I don’t know why this was still sitting around in my drafts drawer. Since September of last year! It’s a lovely song. Sad — “y no te vuelvas si no quieres que lloro por ti, que lloro sin ti” — but beautiful, all the same.
So many of the beautiful songs are sad, and vice versa. Not sure why. Anyway, Read More
Hola amigas. Otra semana, otra vídeo — “Estés Donde Estés” (wherever you are).
This is a song I first encountered about a year back, when I first discovered Ha-Ash. It is the 2nd track on their latest album, Primera Fila — Hecho Realidad. But it debuted 11 years before as the sisters’ second single in 2003, and as the 4th track from their 1st album, Ha-Ash, released the same year.
I am a sucker for melancholy mixed with a driving rhythm, and this number has that in spades, right from the start:
Recuerdo tus besos…
Y en la distancia puedo oír tu voz…
Diciendo que esto no eran una adiós
Buen día, amigas. ¡Otra miércoles, otra canción! Esta semana, tememos “Por Última Vez” (For the Last Time), de Matisse.
La Canción de la Semana
I came across this video back when I started exploring Matisse, after encountering them, originally, as featured artists in the HA-ASH video “Sé Que Te Vas” (22 de junio de 2016). While I fell in love with their style — both musical and visual — from the start upon seeing this very video, I couldn’t bring myself to share it, because, frankly, it’s just too melancholy. (Even for me!) Read More
This morning, I wanted to listen to one of my favorite episodes of The Tim Ferriss Show — the January 2016 interview with Luis von Ahn, the creator of Duolingo. I have been using Duolingo recently to bolster my studies. In fact, I’ve been using it a great deal more recently than my favorite resource, Rocket Languages, because I can easily practice/learn in short, 5-minute sessions throughout my workday.
It has been a few semanas since I last treated you, mi amigas, to a Jesse y Joy video. I remember catching this one, actually, the day it was released on YouTube and realizing that I liked it even more (musically, that is) than the original arrangement. That was a hard opinion to come by, since “Ecos de Amor” was already one of my 3 favorite J&J canciones!
I’ll provide a link to that one below the video, in case you want to let me know whether you agree. (Please don’t hesitate! Lupita and I would more than welcome comments here apart from our own.)
One of the factors that appeals to me, of course, apart from the beautiful musical treatment, is the inclusion of lyrics (con letras) with this version. Bonus for those of us attempting to learn the language!