viernes, 25 de diciembre de 2009

Feliz Navidad!

From my home to in Acassuso Buenos Aires Argentina I wish to all the best of Christmas.

May this be the beginning of a peaceful season and that we may all live the peace of God.

jueves, 24 de diciembre de 2009

Noche Buena (or "Good Night")

In Argentina the big thing is tonight. Not Christmas but the night before Christmas.
Its a south american tradition in which everybody gets together and eats alot.

That is exactly what we are going to be doing tonight. Lots of people. Lots of food!

But here is something that I found which cracked me up!

I never was really into Santa Claus until now.

miércoles, 23 de diciembre de 2009

The day before the day before Christmas (Simply the 23rd of December)

This is year I have been out of the Christmas rush of things because, I have simply just not been in the rush of things.
Since I have been out of the rush I havent been able to immerse myself in the insanity to which people call Christmas.

Here in Argentina things are a little more tranquil. People are running around buying last minute gifts instead they are buying food for when they are going to have a big family party tommorow night.
The 24th here is a big deal, you eat alot and blow fireworks.
I quite the way to celebrate baby Jesus being born on a "silent night".

In order to make myself think its Christmas I have been listening to some Christmas music.
Its not your typical Andy Williams, but its Christamasy and hopping. Perfect for Christmas in the heat.

Sufjan Steven's Astral Inter Planet Space Captain Christmas Infinity Voyage, Volume VIII

martes, 22 de diciembre de 2009

Music of the Year according to Timothy K

Tim K is one of those friends you have to which you listen to when it comes to life, music and things in general. So as a homage to him I decided to post a note he recently put on facebook concerning Music.

The irony and choice will leave you entertained.

My list was chosen based on the amount that I listened to them.

Biggest disappointments:
Pelican – What we all come to need
Guided By Voices – Suitcase 3: We go up now
Devendra Banhart – What will be will be
Cursive – momma i’m swollen
Mars Volta – Octahedron
Themselves - crownsdown

Notable mentions:
Mew – No more stories are told today, I’m sorry they washed away
Bear in Heaven – Beast Rest Forth Mouth
Mountain Goats – Life of the world to Come
Gregor Samsa – Over Air
Lightning bolt – Earthly delights
MewithoutYou - It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All A Dream! It's Alright
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca ( I know this should be in my top 10 but I didn't know about it until a few days ago, so I haven't listened to it as much as I would have liked.)

10.) Coalesce – OX

Very unexpected release from a band that I thought broke up 8 years ago. Great blend of blues and hardcore. In a world where Owl City exists this album is lucky to have even been considered, let alone to have been chosen to be at the end of this list.
9.) Between the Buried and Me – The Great Misdirect

It was no colors but I still couldn't stop listening to it from start to finish each time. It can't really stand up Owl City but then again what can?!
8.) EfterKlang – Performing Parades

No, this isn't an excuse to use parades as an 09 release because I missed it in 07. I really like the intensity and musicianship that comes across in a live recording that is often impossible to put in a studio album.

Plus you have to love them because they're Danish. Plus it's not a killer app like Owl City but it will have to do.
7.)The Volcano Choir – Unmap

great beat driven folk here. Since there isn't any folk in Owl City I wonder why I even put this on here.
6.) Do Make Say Think – Other Truths

This was another surprise to me. I haven't listened to DMST in a long time and when I stopped listening I was pretty sick of them. But I really liked this. If this album sounded a little more like Owl City it could have been at number number five.
5.) David Bazan – Curse your branches

Musically this is no Pedro the Lion, and I thought the tracks were kind of boring even though they showed great variety stylistically, were well recorded and produced very well . Lyrically it's amazing. I was most disappointing that the vocals weren't autotuned. After Owl City I don't think I can listen to vocals any other way.
4.) Animal Collective – Merriweather post Pavilion

Everyone knows about this. It's great. no big whoop. I know in terms of originality and badassness it doesn't hold a candle to Owl City but it will have to suffice.
3.) Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest

Beautiful beautiful album. The production values are amazing. A lot of work went into this and it shows. Though I'm sure Owl City's production values were much higher.
2.) Isis – Wavering Radiant

Another album that I didn't see coming. I've always preferred Cult of Luna to Isis, but this album changed that. It's epic, sludgy, spacey, organ driven, psychedelic metal. Of course my standards in each of the previous areas were defined based solely on the level by which they were utilized by Owl City.
The Flaming Lips – Embryonic

I never expected to ever see the Flaming Lips on one of my top ten. This album blew me away. Maybe it's because I had no expectations but I can't stop listening to this. It's no Owl City but then again what is?

lunes, 21 de diciembre de 2009

Winter Wear ?

Here in Argentina its summer. In the US and Europe its winter.

We are in the Southern Hemisphere and they are in the Northern.

Why is it hot here while its cold there? Heres the answer.

But in honor of those are cold while I am getting in the pool, I am posting some "hot" headgear they can get for the cool weather.

Now you dont need to search any more for Christmas gifts. You have something here for the whole family!

ps: These are super creepy.

viernes, 18 de diciembre de 2009

Asado: Pounds of Meat to the plate

Asado is something alot of people in Argentina do about 1 to 2 times a week.

It consist of meat cook at a low temperature for a long time (2-3 hours).

The other night we had a bunch of people over and as tradition dictates, we had asado.

These are some fotos of the night. All I have to say is that my stomach hurt so bad after 2 pounds of meat in my stomach.
The protein spread

The Man of the hour- The Asador
Chorizo- Sausage

jueves, 17 de diciembre de 2009

Fever Ray Remixed

I was writting something for an application and I started listening to The Knife.
This was quite the aural experience. They have this weird panning in the headphones, you need to do this.

But this led me to find Karin Dreijer Andersson (1/2 of The Knife) solo project "Fever Ray".
A great album if you dig The Knife already. Its very similar to the Knife sound but still good.

What made it so much better was that a bunch of DJ's, Producers, etc. remixed Miss Fever Ray's album.
Some of the Remixes include artists such as Crookers and The Twelves. You can listen to and get some at

miércoles, 16 de diciembre de 2009

Renewed: CR and 1980's Buenos Aires (IBRP- Lomas De Zamora)

Yesterday I got my passport renewed. After 2 hours of walking around and knocking on random doors I finally found the CR's embassy.

This is how Im gonna look in the new book.

Here some new pics of 1980's Buenos Aires. Specifically Lomas de Zamora

martes, 15 de diciembre de 2009

Vivre Sa Vie: My Life to Live

You know those movies which you have one a list. Those movie which you really want to watch but you never do. For one reason or another. This movie is one of those movie.

I saw this scene and it made me want to watch this movie. Its a Godard movie which I havent been able to find in a complete version. Only pieces.

This scene presents some good food for thought.

"The more one talks less one means..."

lunes, 14 de diciembre de 2009

Merienda en Buenos Aires

The other day I went and had merienda with a good friend of mine.

Merienda is a mid day snack usually eaten between 4-6 pm. Here everybody eat dinner anywhere from 8:30-11 pm. So a snack is a must between meals.

This was the cafe we had merienda at and the merienda itself. Coffee, carbonated water and a slice of ricotta cheese cake.

domingo, 13 de diciembre de 2009


Rick Astley rocking it 1987 style.

sábado, 12 de diciembre de 2009

Accassuso Foliage

Every-tree is unique. Structure, form, color, etc. This is just a sample of some of the trees leaves here in Acassuso.

viernes, 11 de diciembre de 2009


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Its a Buenos Aires based collective, with a wide gamet of artists and graphic designers.
Check it out FeatBA

jueves, 10 de diciembre de 2009

The BAW Vault: 9 de Julio

Today I am going to let a picture out of the BAW picture Vault.

These are some beautiful pictures I found at my grandparents house. But the beauty of it is that they are pictures of Buenos Aires from the 80's.

The first picture is of Avenue 9 de Julio. Which is the widest street in the world.

The second is of the Obelisco which is something like the Washington Monument in DC.

The third of a cab drive in Buenos Aires.


miércoles, 9 de diciembre de 2009

Inaugural Post

What is this all about?
Well you can see it’s a blog.
A blog.
The modern minstrel, the capitalist dream of speech, communist proletariat media,etc.
We all have a voice and its loud.
Sometimes Chaotic. Sometimes helpful.

What is the idea behind this blog?
To show a little inspiration, design, music, politics, photos and fun.
A Post-Modern Salad. ha.
From a Southern Hemispheres perspective.
So in all the noise, what I am doing adding more chaos to the noise. Or maybe some more harmony.
A journal of sorts.