jueves, 6 de febrero de 2014

REM Every day is yours to win

Biography of thr music band REM:
R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry. One of the first popular alternative rock bands, R.E.M. gained early attention because of Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar style and Stipe's unclear vocals. R.E.M. released its first single, "Radio Free Europe", in 1981 on the independent record label Hib-Tone. The single was followed by the Chronic Town EP in 1982, the band's first release on I.R.S. Records. In 1983, the group released its critically acclaimed debut album, Murmur, and built its reputation over the next few years through subsequent releases, constant touring, and the support of college radio. Following years of underground success, R.E.M. achieved a mainstream hit in 1987 with the single "The One I Love". The group signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1988, and began to espouse political and environmental concerns while playing large arenas worldwide.

An Internet review:

Righting themselves via their long-awaited return to rock Accelerate, R.E.M. regrouped and rediscovered their core strengths as a band, strengths they build upon on its 2011 sequel, Collapse into Now. Cautiously moving forward from Accelerate’s Life's Rich Pageant blueprint, R.E.M. steer themselves toward the pastoral, acoustic moments of Out of Time and Automatic for the People without quite leaving behind the tight, punchy rockers that fueled Accelerate’s race to the end zone. This broadening of the palette is as deliberate as Accelerate’s reduction of R.E.M. to ringing Rickenbackers, and while it occasionally feels as if the bandmembers sifted through their past to find appropriate blueprints for new songs, there is merit to their madness. R.E.M. embrace their past to the extent that they disdain the modern, reveling in their comfortable middle age even if they sometimes slip into geezerhood, with Michael Stipe spending more than one song wondering about kids these days. He’s not griping; he’s merely accepting his age, which is kind of what R.E.M. do as a band here, too. Over a tight 41 minutes, they touch upon all the hallmarks from when Bill Berry still anchored the band, perhaps easing up on the jangle but devoting plenty of space to rough-hewn acoustics and mandolin, rushing rock & roll, and wide-open, eerie mood pieces that sound like rewrites of “E-Bow the Letter.” Any slight element of recycling is offset by craft so skilled it almost seems casual. This may impart a lack of urgency to Collapse into Now but it also means that it delivers R.E.M. sounding like R.E.M., something that has been in short supply since the departure of Berry. Every Day is Yours to Win is the 6th track of this album.

My own review:

This song is about hopeness and about the life in general it's dedicated to their fans and listeners. The walk and the tic toc symbolize the time passing by. In our lives there gonna be moments of fun, illness, worst moments but if we fell we have to stand up and continue.

The film and the song:

The film is very well chosen but strange and courious, We can see to whom is adressed to, all the people no matter the ethnia or age or sex, to everyone. The thing that they do are completely simple but they have a meanning. For example a person is doing a brigde for the spider or the Young boy that is doing some magic because he practces and he arrived to make it come true. I think we may say thank you to REM for this song because sometimes our life seems black but with this video we can find the light.

miércoles, 27 de noviembre de 2013

add to my holidays in NY

You also have to visit times square at night is really amazing my first word seeing this was WOW!
And don't forget to see a Broadway show there are the bests I saw The phantom of the opera that is the 125 anniverssary.!!!! Don't loose this oportunity .

martes, 19 de noviembre de 2013

My Holidays in NY

These holidays I went to NY and I'm going to resume my trip by potos
(in some of them there is my family it could be my sisters or my parents)

 Me in the aicraft
Me and my sisters in the Empire State Building

 Wall St from the empire state

the skyscrapers of NY

The famous yellow taxi

The central sation wich reminds us "the untouchables"

 The restaurant

The stairs of the central station

The sripts shop

 Me and my sisters going into CHANEL

In the helicopter...

...and the views

IMAGINE by John Lennon long life

 My sisters in Central Park

 Me in Central Park

Diana a statue of the Met

My mother and I suffering after a long day

 at ground zero

martes, 12 de noviembre de 2013

The notion of power in "The good wife"


"The good wife" is an american serie appared forthe first time on September the 22nd 2009 in CBS an US channel. This serie is a drama that has 96 chapters divided in 5 seasons. It is directed and created by Robert and Michelle King and produced by Ridley Scott.
This serie is starring by:
Julianna Margulies Alicia Florrick
Chris Noth Peter Florrick
Josh Charles Will Gardner
Chritine Baranski Diane Lockhart
Archie Panjabi Kalinda Sharma
Matt Czurchy Cary Agos
Alan Cumming Eli Gold
Graham Phillips Zachary (Zach) Florrick
Makenzie Vega Grace Florrick


Peter (North) is a popular politician who ends up in jail for embezzlement and sexual scandal. Since then, the life of Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies), his wife after 13 years, it crumbles. Must rebuild his life after suffering the humiliation of appearing in public beside him. To do this, resumed her work as a lawyer at a prestigious law firm, without forgeting her family life. In fact, by all means seek their teens to stand by the scandal. The serie is inspired by a real case: the New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who lost his job over a sex scandal with a luxury prostitute.

Season 1 summary:
As a junior associate at a prestigious Chicago law firm, she joins her longtime friend, former law school classmate and firm partner Will Gardner, who is interested in rekindling their former relationship. The firm's top litigator and other partner, Diane Lockhart, likes Alicia's work and her connections so she and Will award her with a full-time associate position following a trial period. Alicia beat out Cary Agos, a clever young attorney who takes a job in the state's attorney's office, now bitter and vengeful. Alicia finds an ally and a friend in Kalinda, the firm's tough and mysterious in-house investigator. Gaining confidence every day, Alicia transforms herself from embarrassed politician's scorned wife to resilient career woman, especially for the sake of providing a stable home for her children, 14-year-old Zach and 13-year-old Grace. Now that Peter is back home and planning to run for office again with help from Eli Gold, his cunning image consultant, Alicia continues to redefine herself and her role in her family's life.

The good wife have various notions the main ones are:

  • conjugal power: The relationship between Peter and his wife is deteriorated because he cheated on her. He is condammed to prison for sexual scandal and Alicia feels like her marriage is broken but for instance she didn´t get divorced.
  • law power: In one hand, Alicia Florrick starts working as a counsel for the difense in Stern, Lockhart & Gardner (a law firm). In the other hand Peter was also condammed for political corruption and misappropiation of money. Little by little we found out how much powerfull is the law in US.
  • Love power: Thanks to Will Alicia can work on this firm, Will loves her since the university. There is also the feeling of love between Peter and our main character but this love is not pure the couple has to rebuild this love (husband-wife).
  • Money power: Some cases that Alicia have to defend are about moneyor frauds. His husband is also acused of misappropiation and the firm is sometimes in crisis. So we can see how much the money is important here.
  • Family power: This power is exerced by Alicia becuase she have to learn how to take care about her children alone and the arrest of Peter don't have to divide the family. She work everyday and she tries to defend her children of annoucements referinf to the family.
  • Media power: This notion is present everywhere in the serie. First, there is a lot of newspapers that tells the situation of Alicia's husband and it also involves her and her children. The media and the commercials are also very meaningfull because when Peter can return into work we want to become the governor of Illinois so the campaign is represented by medias.
We can also recognize more signs of power but they are not as important as that we have already mentinned,
The good wife is one of the most succesfull series of the US and the winner of several awards, a very entertaining, realistic and touching story.

miércoles, 6 de noviembre de 2013





THE NOTION OF POWER (as exemplified in Brian De Palma's Redacted movie)

This film talks about the war in Iraq and how U.S. soldiers recruited live the experience. This movie is not acting like I usually do Americans but more like a documentary as it is recorded and sometimes told by a French speaker. Not only chronicles the lives of soldiers but shows all security measures used, the treatment does to the Iraqis and how they live in this period of violence and abuse of U.S power.

Thedifferents powers represented here are:
military power: the american army is represented here and the power of America but also the fear and submission of Iraqis. There is a contrast between the misery in Irak and the American life.
media power: we can see that the camera that is filming the movie and some videos is a soldier's camera or even security camera. The director also introduce in the film Iraqis websites, local news and American websites.

Redacted synopsis:

Director Brian De Palma turns his lens on the Iraq War with this "fictional documentary" about the experience of U.S. soldiers involved in the conflict. Based on a news item about the rape of an Iraqi schoolgirl by wayward grunts assigned to patrol a checkpoint, the film depicts a scenario not unlike the one De Palmacovered in Casualties of War. Shot on high-definition video, Redacted also addresses the ever-evolving manner in which war is covered by the media by focusing on such journalistic innovations as blog coverage and web reporting. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi