CUTEST VIDEO EVER

Zoe, "No Me Destruyas" (Don't Destroy Me)

This is the cutest music video I've seen in a long time:

Vaquero, "Sunshine"



Nuevo-Edge was advertised on Nerve today! Really, check it out.

Also! I got EMI Latin to send me six CDs including Zoe, Moenia, Miranda, and Plastilina Mosh. How rad is that? I'm love with Zoe.
firebreath613: (blossom)
I've talked to Amy from Venus, and to my relief, she said she was very impressed with my resume and cover. She said I got cut because I didn't submit any short stories like they run in "Up Front." It's funny because I write all sorts of short pieces for Flavorpill, but my bad. She suggested I would make a good Venus music editor in the future - awesome!

You have to listen to this. It's my most favorite Internet radio station ever, out of Mexico and Spain:

http://www.ego99.tk/

They play the oddball music, like field recordings of BART and wild animals, mixed in with indie pop and electronica from Mexico and all over the world. There are two pop-ups when you first open the site, but that's it. I don't know why this doesn't piss me off the way avant-garde on KALX does. Maybe it's because there isn't some stoned music snob DJ blathering on about the universe. OK, there probably is, but hell if I know. Maybe because it's so well mixed - it's magically well mixed. Maybe I have a higher tolerance for weirdness when I'm working as opposed to driving.

We're doing a project at Flavorpill that's basically a vehicle for Don Julio tequila ads. We're doing a Mexican-themed event preview and magazine. But it's really fun, actually.

So now I'm geeking out and getting into Latin pop. I've been listening to Cafe Tacuba, Natalia y La Forquetina, Ely Guerra, Belanova, Aterciopelados. And now I'm doing a story on Mexican Internet radio, and unearthing all sorts of great music. I don't know why discovering great Mexican music excites me more than American music.

This station is super fun if you like hooky, poppy punk. Mi Mama Me Mima came out of the Guadalajara punk scene:

http://www.mimamamemima.com.mx/

This station is very good for dance music, and trust me, I hate bad dance music:

http://www.radioglobal.org/

Now, I'm listening to Rock Sin Frontera, which is hit or miss, but always interesting:

http://www.rocksinfrontera.com/home.html

I want to know another language. I wish I could take a class that would magically give me the ability to speak Spanish. I took three years and I know bits and pieces - common words and phrases. The Google translater is a hoot, because it can't distinquish between different meanings of a word, so "what" and "that" and "for" and "by" and so on get mixed up. And possessives are a nightmare of prepositions.

World Vibe is another project that's surprisingly fun. If you don't know, I do basically listings for the Chron's 96 Hours weekend section every week. But I discover all sorts of cool story ideas. In the vein of Internet radio (again), did you know there's a Russian station out of San Jose started by some cute young Eastern European DJs?

http://www.novoeradio.com/

So now I bring you my newest feature:

Mexican artist of the post:

Pinches Cuerpos

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