... That time I ramble about how much I love Jesus Christ Superstar!

Last year I recommended you my favourite version of all time of the song Gethsemane, and this year I want to show you this jewel I discovered while writing The Reversed Passion of Matthew Bellamy:

This is performed by 박은태 (no idea of his name), the singer who played JC in one of the Korean versions of the musical. I love it, his scream it's on my top three and he clearly feels the song and does a full performance, even if he's in a studio and not on stage.
I bet most of you don't know, but I'm a huge fan of the film Jesus Christ Superstar. I think it's a brilliant musical and the score is just *breathtaking*. Today, as I do every Easter, I have been listening to the album and I come here to tell you that, although Ted Neeley's rendition of Jesus is excellent, you have to listen to the man who played this part in the first version of this musical in Spain, in 1975:

He's Camilo Sesto and IMO he's the best Spanish singer of the last century. His voice leaves me speechless and his version of Gethsemane is simply *the best*. Neeley's is very good, of course, but Sesto's is just outworldly. He really makes me believe this is a man asking his father why he has to be murdered. It chills me to the bone, honestly. Watch that live video, look at his face! I have never seen anybody else *feeling* that much what he's singing.

Hope all of you are having a happy Easter!

PS: Also apparently he was (he's still alive though) a very nice man with his fans! My mum was a huge fan when she was 15 and by pure chance she got to meet him at her local radio. He was all charming with her and her friends, signed them stuff and talked to them! She said that he wrote her "To Isabel, my most special memory goes for you" or something like that, how lovely is that????? She says that he had recently broken up with a woman called like her, so that's maybe why he wrote her a special autograph... Anyway, so sweet! I love when she tells me that anecdote <3
Today I woke up to the very sad news that David Bowie had passed away aged 69. I'm not Bowie's biggest fan, but I love his music and I had a period over 2013 in which I listened to him compulsively. His work has changed the face of music and I'm sure it will never be the same thanks to him.

I wanted to pay tribute to him somehow and I can't think of a better way than gifting him the only talent I believe I have: my words. Years ago, in 2013, I wrote a little story for an English assignment inspired by his song Starman. Today I have decided to post it, my humble way of thanking him for what he has given to the world. You can read it on AO3 but please, take in mind it's very sad.

There's a starman waiting in the sky
He'd like to come and meet us
But he thinks he'd blow our minds
There's a starman waiting in the sky
He's told us not to blow it
'Cause he knows it's all worthwhile
He told me:
Let the children lose it
Let the children use it
Let all the children boogie

Muse meme

Jun. 5th, 2014 09:19 pm
nuraicha: (Muse)
I can't study right now so I'll do the Muse meme that has been going around Twitter the last days. I'm talking about this one.

It's loooong )

Well, this was fun! Now I should really stop procrastinating, I think.

Il Mondo Che Non C'è (Finley) - For me, this is one of the best tracks of Finley (also, I am not apologising for rambling about them almost all the time in this meme. I'M JUST 31 DAYS AWAY OF SEEING THEM FOR THE SECOND TIME HOLY FUCK). This video is just made of awesomeness and the song talks about escaping the world and basically being happy. Everytime I listen to it, I remember one of the happiest moments of my life: I was on the deck of the ship that was taking us (me and my high school mates) to Italy, it was a gloomy, nearly rainy, day and there was nothing to do -just waiting for arriving to Civitavecchia (Rome's port); I was listening to music while looking at the water, lost on my own world, when this song started playing... It was magical, like everything making sense at once, just me and their words... I felt completely *happy* and it was incredible, and since that moment I realised Italy for me was 'the Neverworld' (which is what the title means), the place I could run away to and just feel completed.

(I've found the song subtitled with the translation in English! :D Check it out)

Inmortal (Erreway) - Erreway was a band formed thanks to an Argentinian soap opera for teens, called Rebelde Way, that was a success on South America and Israel from 2001 to 2004, more or less. The show started in Spain at 2005 and became such a phenomenon that in 2006 the band reunited again (except for one member) and came here to give concerts. 7th December 2006, that was the date for Madrid and my first concert ever, and I'll never forget it. That show and this band songs marked most of my teenhood and I could ever thank them enough. This song was the first I fell in love with, and it will remain forever one of my favourite songs ever.

(Here you have the video from my gig. Not good quality but omg, I'm crying. So many memories! That evening was perfect!)

Invincible (Muse) - You know, just today I was listening to this to find courage and not breaking down. I don't think I need to explain what this song can do, because I'm sure most of you already know, but I had to include it. I listened to it for the first time around 2008/2009 and I never payed attention to it until this summer, when I finally read the lyrics and... wow. Just... thanks, Muse.

(Using this one instead of the AMAZING VIDEO THAT I LOVE WITH ALL MY HEART because it's in Italy and because Matt sings the last lines in Italian <3)

Click for the bonus! Clue: DO WE OOOOOOOO )
This has been REALLY tricky, I couldn't think of more of one song... At this point, I think it's clear that, even if I listen to *everything*, the songs that more stick with me are always from only a handful of people... Well, that isn't a crime, is it? :)


Falling In Love (McFly) - If Finley are my favourite band, McFly is fighting for the second position against Muse (and Muse is winning lately). Anyway, I chose this song because it's so beautiful and live it's AMAZING. Really, you have to see McFly live because they're just so awesome and funny, their concert has been one of the best I've ever been to. I'm posting a video from the gig I went to in 2011 and it brings me a lot of memories (I GOT BARRIER FOR THE FIRST TIME and last IN MY LIFE AND I HAD BEEN LISTENING TO THEM FROM JUST 1 MONTH AND OMG I LOVE THEM SO MUCH). But here you have the regular song video.

Fragile (Paolo Meneguzzi) - Here we have Paolo again. As you know, he's my favourite singer and this song is from his last album. I have to say this album is incredible, whereas the former album (from 2010) wasn't really good at all. With this album he seems he has returned to his usual music and that's fantastic. I don't really know what the song it's about, but some of the lines are just so true and it's wonderful.

Fumo e Cenere (Finley) - This is my favourite Finley' song of all the time. It's so touching, so beautiful, it has made me cry more times that I can count and having the chance to listen to it live has been one of the most incredible moments of my whole life. Just listen to it (here you have the English version, but the Italian is better).

I wasn't going to do this after that other post, but I felt like it! Music is one of the best things that I have in my life, after that.


Escuela de Calor (Radio Futura) - One of my favourite songs of all the time. A Spanish classic.

Every Breath You Take (The Police) - The Police are fucking awesome and this song is simply fantastic.

Explorers (Muse) - I was doubting between this and Exo-Politics, but this won because... Man, I just adore this song, especially live. All the feels.


Dead Star (Muse) - I have never liked this song, except live, but lately I've found myself listening to it more and I've come to the conclusion I like it, even the cd version. So yeah, here it is.

Do You Hear The People Sing? (Les Miserables OST) - I'm not a hard fan of Les Mis, but this song is so cool and it usually cheers me up. Now I'm reading a book in French (well, trying to, I barely understand it) and it came into my mind...

Downtown (Petula Clark) - I adore this song because it reminds me to Lost, one of my favourite TV shows of all time. And the moment when it sounds for the first time... *goosebumps* Apart from that, it really sets me into a good mood! :D


Caruso (Lucio Dalla) - The first time I listened to this was watching videos of Danny Jones (McFly's member) in Popstar to Opera Star and I thought his performance was really touching. After that I investigated a little bit more about Caruso's life and listened to the original song and... wow. It's so wonderful.

Cassis (The Gazzete) - I love this song to tiny bits! It also reminds me of one of my favourite books ever and to that time I was obsessed with J-rock bands. Look up for the translation of the lyrics, they're amazing.

Closer (Nine Inch Nails) - This is the only song I've listened to of Nine Inch Nails, but I like it a lot because it reminds me to Doctor/Master (don't ask why, but I suppose you can imagine the reasons!).

PS: This week is being exhausting and it's only been two days. Great.

Bella Come Non Sei Mai (Paolo Meneguzzi) - Paolo Meneguzzi is my favourite male singer and he means a lot to me. This song isn't one of my most favourites, but it reminds me to the time I started to listening to him, when I was around 14.

Bailando (Alaska y los Pegamoides) - Alaska is a Mexican singer who has been living in Spain for almost all her life. She is a myth in popular culture because, back at the Eighties, she was the frontwoman of bands which made music as it had never been listened before here: she was one of the leading characters of a cultural 80's movement in Madrid called 'la movida' ('the movement'), just after Franco (dictator from 1939 to 1975) died and democracy started in Spain. She isn't the best singer or the best player out there, but her songs were anthems for lots of people and Spanish music wouldn't be the same without her bands. I admire her so much not only because she made catchy songs that talked about strange topics (Egyptian deities, for instance! *g*), but because she's a very smart and intelligent woman who isn't afraid of seeming weird or geek and, as one of her songs says, she doesn't give a damn about what people says about her. This song is one of the most famous she has and reminds me of my childhood, when I started listening to her thanks to my parents. I also saw her live last year and it was amazing, she's really one of my idols <3

Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen) - I'm not the biggest Queen fan but I love them a lot. Today I've been listening to this song a lot and I consider it one of the most amazing pieces of music ever created <3


I have decided to do a new meme (nicked from [livejournal.com profile] darthtofu), as a sort of celebration that I finally got Spotify and as an intention to try to listen to more new music.

This meme consists in sharing 3 songs for each letter of the alphabet. I'm picking the songs that, even if I don't listen to them often, mean something important to me. I hope I can help someone to discover new music, even if I'll warn in advance I am always listening to the same stuff!


Ad Occhi Chiusi (Finley) - This is the first song that came to my mind, probably because I love the lyrics (they recorded an English version called My Blinded Eyes, but the lyrics aren't the same as in Italian, and the meaning of the song changes a bit; I can't find it on YouTube, but it deserves a listening, so try Spotify or something!). Also, this had a great impact in me when I listened to it live in 2012: it's a song from 2007 and, honestly, I didn't think they were going to play it, but they did and it was glorious. I recomend as well the accoustic version, that I even liked more than the original one... until I listened to it live. I can't wait to repeat the experience this April!

Aerials (System Of A Down) - This can be considered the song that changed my views in music because, even if when I was little I tended to listen to lots of cool things my parents listened to, when I was in that difficult step between puberty and teenagehood I started listening to things that just... no. The song that really got me into listening to more 'hard' music and, therefore, widened my tastes was Amour Amour by Rammstein, by I always preferred this one as my 'epiphany', SOAD are fantastic!

Aïcha (Cheb Khaled) - A very special song that, as you can see, influenced me on my choice of username. I really love it and it means a lot.

I hope all of you are well! <3

Yes, this means...

The 12th of April I'm going to meet my favourite band, Finley. I'm going to be able to tell them how much they have helped me just with their music and thank them because they're one of the most important things of my life. Also, I'm going to see them playing songs in accoustic (something they don't do often but they're so damn good at it) and I'm going to a concert of them for the second time of my life. And, as it wasn't good enough, I'm going to spend a whole day in company of some of my Italian friends, being able to speak the most amazing language in the world.

Who cares I'm going to spend a stupid and huge amount of money? With them, every cent is worth it.

Ho fatto una promessa tempo fa...

On other news, today I began the new term and, even if I need to refresh my Maths for Topography (and it will be difficult because I haven't studied Maths for years), I also have Archaeology of Egypt and the teacher is so awesome! I'm so looking forward to learn about the country that made me choice this profession in the first place! :D These next months look so good :)
This is what I call a good video:

And I know it's very simple! But I love everything in it: the exchanging of instruments, the mini-McFly, the dogs, the tattoed woman in roller skates, the Michael Jackson lookalike... Every time I watch it I can't help but smile! This song brings me a feeling of happiness, but this video makes it even better!

And just look at the preview photo... they are as crazy as always! Ten years and they still make brilliant music and are insane. Bravo, McFly! <3

Talking about other stuff, it seems the Belldom muse has returned! Finally I could write something and I pretty like the result, even if it's different at what I normally write and I had to research stuff in Wikipedia because I'm ignorant in music. So thank you very much to [livejournal.com profile] zetastation who gave me the idea and that accepted to help me with the music stuff <3 I hope this fic is a sign that my Belldom block has ended and I can return to write all the projects I have and that I have been dying to write but I simply couldn't bring myself to do it...

In other good news... DOCTOR WHO 50TH SPECIAL WILL BE SCREANED IN MY CITY. I can't believe it! The fans had almost given up hope to get a screening, but we made it! It's a pity there are a lot of regions that won't have the chance to get a screening, but at least we have 9 cities all around the country that show it and, believe me, for a show that it isn't even on telly it's a victory! I can't wait to watch it :D

Finally I managed to get inspiration for some timecock!!!! I hadn't writen Ten/Simm!Master since July! \o/

Even if it's only Ten angsting, introspection and set around LotTL (why my fics are always about that?), I'm happy because I've been struggling with writing since a while, and I was especially worried I couldn't write about my timelords in love anymore!

So yes, thank you Muse for being my timecock muse again <3

Btw, the fic is in Spanish, but in case anyone was interested here it is. It was inspired by Stockholm Syndrome, and like I'm feeling generous I'll leave you with the exact video I was watching (it's amazing).


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