jueves, 13 de septiembre de 2012

Flaming Lips - Smoke on the Water

Voy a ser políticamente correcto y decir que me ha parecido curioso, cuando menos:



Tiene su encanto incluso... extraño.

miércoles, 22 de agosto de 2012

El misterio del blues

El blues es un estilo más complicado de lo que pueda parecer a simple vista (oída) por su sencilla estructura armónica. Pero las sutilezas de los instrumentos solistas son los que lo hacen denso y atrayente al oído. El error de concepto de "es simplemente tocar una pentatónica menor por encima de los acordes" es el que provoca el malentendido. Hay que oír bien, y entender lo que está pasando para darse cuenta de que hay más que eso. El manejo de las tensiones y las resoluciones es muy avanzado, aquí todas las notas tienen que estar bien dadas y tener un fundamento melódico y armónico muy fuerte. Menos complicado o elaborado que el jazz, pero sólo en la superficie.

Para muestra, un botón:

lunes, 23 de julio de 2012

Harriet Hall: Why We Need Science (Medicine)

I recently wrote an article for a community newspaper attempting to explain to scientifically naive readers why testimonial “evidence” is unreliable; unfortunately, they decided not to print it. I considered using it here, but I thought it was too elementary for this audience. I have changed my mind and I am offering it below (with apologies to the majority of our readers), because it seems a few of our readers still don’t “get” why we have to use rigorous science to evaluate claims. People can be fooled, folks. All people. That includes me and it includes you. Richard Feynman said:
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself–and you are the easiest person to fool.
Science is the only way to correct for our errors of perception and of attribution. It is the only way to make sure we are not fooling ourselves. Either Science-Based Medicine has not done a good job of explaining these vital facts, or some of our readers are unable or unwilling to understand our explanations.
Our commenters still frequently offer testimonials about how some CAM method “really worked for me.” They fail to understand that they have no basis for claiming that it “worked.” All they can really claim is that they observed an improvement following the treatment. That could indicate a real effect or it could indicate an inaccurate observation or it could indicate a post hoc ergo propter hoc error, a false assumption that temporal correlation meant causation. Such observations are only a starting point: we need to do science to find out what the observations mean.
Last week one of our commenters wrote the worst testimonial yet:
I have witnessed first hand the life that begins to flow through the body upon the removal of a subluxation.
What does this even mean? Does he expect anyone to believe this just because he says it? Would he believe me if I said I had witnessed first hand the invisible dragon in Carl Sagan’s garage?


Seguir leyendo.


(Y si queréis una traducción al castellano, la podéis encontrar en Amazings.)

martes, 29 de mayo de 2012

CryEngine 3

Si digo que hacia 2020 no seremos capaces de distinguir una buena simulación en tiempo real de un vídeo real, igual no me estoy tirando demasiado de la moto.



Las físicas de este motor son sorprendentemente buenas. El modelado de deformaciones empieza a dejar de ser algo tosco y precalculado para convertirse en realista.

 

jueves, 10 de mayo de 2012

Lawrence Leung's Unbelievable - The Experiment

Filmed with hidden cameras, Lawrence's final investigation tests the boundaries of rationality by confronting an unsuspecting individual with increasingly unbelievable experiences.


sábado, 5 de mayo de 2012



Ese sonido me hace imaginarme tocando un solo en un estadio enorme delante de 50000 personas. Y sin distorsión =)

domingo, 22 de abril de 2012

Las aventuras culinarias de Paul Gilbert (Paul Gilbert's cooking adventures)

Mr. Big guitarist and solo artist Paul Gilbert has always loved eating, and he credits adventurous parents, plus the need to feed himself in guitar school, as inspirational factors in his adult cooking adventures. He spent a couple years in Japan and greatly admires their chefs. The guitarist's passion for cooking has only grown, and it has served him well when traveling.

"At the very least, I always make fresh orange juice [on tour]," says Gilbert, who enjoys fresh food that has been lovingly prepared. "I used to carry a heavy-duty juicer on tour and have 10 pounds of carrots on the rider every day, but now I just ask for oranges and carry a little hand-squeezer and a knife with me. Sometimes the venue will have a kitchen, and then I'll take a look to see if I can make something more substantial."

Gilbert recalls getting to one venue early and finding a refrigerator full of fresh vegetables and eggs, so he whipped up omelets for the whole band and crew, much to the chagrin of the caterer, who now guards her stash whenever he plays there. "She's a great cook, so I don't mind," says Gilbert. "Anyway, some rock musicians get in trouble for throwing TV sets out the hotel window. I get in trouble for making omelets and using up all the mushrooms."

  No sé quién debería estar más asustado


Visto aquí: http://www.grammy.com/news/musicians-extracurricular-activities

miércoles, 29 de febrero de 2012

La melodía más antigua conocida



De la descripción del vídeo:
This unique video, features my arrangement for solo lyre, of the 3400 year old "Hurrian Hymn no.6", which was discovered in Ugarit in Syria in the early 1950s, and was preserved for 3400 years on a clay tablet, written in the Cuniform text of the ancient Hurrian language - it is THE oldest written song yet known!

viernes, 24 de febrero de 2012

South Rush

Tom Sawyer con intro de South Park. Me ha encantado!



Atención a Alex Lifeson hacia el 2:20 y la serpiente (!) en el 2:37.

lunes, 6 de febrero de 2012

Iommi y Glenn Hughes



Joder, lo que me he estado perdiendo :O

Beso prohibido



El mejor sonido de guitarra que le he escuchado nunca a Gambale (y eso que soy fan de los sonidos ochenteros repletos de chorus y delay digital). Eso sí, se podía ahorrar alguna frase de esas de economy picking que hace en el solo.

sábado, 4 de febrero de 2012

Genio y figura

El señor Jon Lord:



Y gran canción de los Purple (una de las favoritas de mi buen amigo Rapitis =)

jueves, 2 de febrero de 2012

Magia

Hacía mucho tiempo que no me daba tantos escalofríos escuchar una canción por primera vez, y es que además es una versión de Procol Harum.



Acojonante.

lunes, 30 de enero de 2012

Vai vai vai

No le hace justicia la grabación, probablemente allí sonase mejor, pero se atisban cosas interesantes. Parece que el corte de pelo no le resta poder.


miércoles, 25 de enero de 2012

Grabando cosillas

A ver si me desoxido un poco:



La batería es terrible, lo sé, pero lo he hecho todo en menos de un par de horas =)

viernes, 13 de enero de 2012