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10 indispensable film for music lovers

A good movie, by definition, must have a soundtrack to match. Many classic reach that category because of what you hear when actors stop moving his lips. He inherited the best silent films, many directors have considered the soundtracks as a character which served to complete a story and create a unique sound and recognizable. We show some examples of great productions filmed with limited budget and minimal promotion but if you like good music, do not miss them on xmovies8

1. This is the Spinal Tap (1984): Rob Reiner directs this mockumentary about a decadent rock band. Hilarious satire on all topics of large groups of the seventies who have failed to withdraw in time. The gossips say that Steven Tyler and Ozzie Osborne did not make them an iota of grace the film.


2. 24 Hour Party People (2002):
The incredible, but absolutely real, dramatic story of the rise and fall of Factory Records label Manchester, origin of bands like Joy Division, New Order and Happy Mondays, and the famous Hacienda nightclub . A film to understand where it comes fromand where it is called ‘Sound Manchester’.


3. The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005): The director Jeff Feuerzeig recovers the figure of Daniel  Johnston, a living legend of folk that has influenced bands like Nirvana or Perl Jam. The film, raw and equally hard,  discovers the person behind the artist. A genius, a complete, unique and unrepeatable artist who one day decided that his place in the world was the toilet. He got into it, pulled the chain and gave way to the legend.


4. Control (2007):
Ian Curtis, the poetic leader of Joy Division, was a guy full of contradictions.He moved through life as he moved around the stage. A jumps. No recognizable direction without ever looking back. He sought recognition and love and both fled when he knew he had found them . At the young age of 23, he decided that he had no more to tell and took off from the world by the back door. His legacy, short and insufficient for his legion of followers, remains its superb card.


5. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001): John Cameron Mitchell directed and starred in this adaptation of the famous rock musical off Broadway. The story of a world unknown rock singer and their efforts to achieve stardom and find love. Sex change operations, brilliant musical performances and a pace that leaves you breathless have made this film a cult object in half theworld.


6. Gimme Shelter (1970):
How could it be less, sleep sixties had an expiration date and who better than The Rolling Stones for transmission. Jagger and company ran into reality when one of his concerts Hells Angels, hired for the occasion for security tasks, ended the life of one of his fans hotheads. The beautiful message of peace and love of the time ran out content and revealed the darkest of one of the best rock bands in history part.


7. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (2002): Sam Jones directs this excellent documentary about Wilco, a band that begins to find, after many years of good work and a handful of great songs, their place in the pantheon of the music. The film tells the process that led by a more Jeff Tweedy tousled than usual, band finally crossed recording and releasing their fourth studio album, the celebrated ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’.


8. Some Kind of Monster (2004):
A documentary that shows with Metallica as a guinea pig, what big bands try to hide: too often members of a group are not supported. ‘Some Kind of Monster’ began as a ‘making of’ the album St. Anger but was drifting in a film complex on relations between the group members and the struggle of egos often becoming anything like the creative process of almost every major bands and / or rock companies


9. The Story of Anvil (2008): A film about an unknown metal band that achieved some notoriety in the early eighties. The director, Sacha Gervasi, wheel a story of friendship and loyalty between two men who train fame and fortune long ago left them stranded. A tape that demystifies rock bands and remember that music is a warehouse full of broken toys.


10. Sid and Nancy (1986):
Alex Cox puts his camera on the way to the destruction of one of the most famous couples in the history of music, Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen . The daily life of a junkie who also played in the Sex Pistols, the band’s most famous punk history. The final was literally sung.

Losing weight through heavy metal music

Well, first, you can imagine that this is not really heavy metal that makes Pastillas para Bajar de Peso Rapido, but say that if it is used for purposes of motivation, it can work;)

For 1 month and a half, I was followed by a kinesiologist at the University of Montreal as part of a study on weight loss. The goal was simple: to see if it is more advantageous to make physical activity just before a meal or after a meal.

For this study, so they needed subjects, and I have volunteered. Have a kinesiologist for free, we do not see even when it everyday.

For the purposes of this study, I have:

  • Wear a pedometer at least 8 hours per day.
  • Eat if possible according to Canada’s Food Guide.
  • Do brisk walking for 15 minutes, 2 times a day (half of the study, before meals, and the other half after meals).

Brisk walking should be divided into several sessions of different intensity on the scale of perceived exertion. For example, an intensity exertion 5-7 is average effort, say when you press a little walking. An intensity exercise 8-9 , that’s when we give the maximum without running. That of course, is for walking. For jogging, that’s something else.

Here is the table in question:

Steps Goal duration Intensity
1 Warming 3 minutes 5 to 7
2 Fast walk 1 minute 8-9
3 Rest 30 seconds 5 to 7
4 Fast walk 1 minute 8-9
5 Rest 30 seconds 5 to 7
6 Fast walk 1 minute 8-9
7 Rest 30 seconds 5 to 7
8 Fast walk 1 minute 8-9
9 Rest 30 seconds 5 to 7
10 Fast walk 1 minute 8-9
11 Rest 30 seconds 5 to 7
12 Fast walk 1 minute 8-9
13 Rest 30 seconds 5 to 7
14 Return to calm 3 minutes 5 to 7

With an mp3 provided by the kinesiologist, I had instructions telling me when to go faster, when to rest … In the long run, it was redundant, and that’s why I decided to make myself some fixtures with music that could well represent the rate at which work. Hence the title of this post.

So if you are metal fans and want to get in shape, I suggest you download assemblies, to put that in your digital music player and enjoy the weather when there!

Mounting 1 (At The Gates, Månegarm, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Dimension Zero, Finntroll, Martriden, The Agonist)

Mounting 2 (Arch Enemy, Carpathian Forest, Blackguard, Dimension Zero, In Flames, Månegarm, Moonspell, Dark Tranquillity)

Installation 3 (The Agonist, Ajattara, Anorexia Nervosa, Devian, Dimmu Borgir, Ensiferum, Equilibrium, In Flames)

Mounting 4 (Whispered, Strapping Young Lad, Scar Simmetry, Quo Vadis, Obliveon, Pantera, Vintersorg, Therion)

It is not impossible that I lengthen this list of assemblies time to time.

Meanwhile, I have lost 3 lbs in 2 weeks. This is average it is suggested to lose. After 52 weeks, it should be a fairly respectable total if it continues on this path!

Good luck!

CONSUMER SURVEY ON YOUTH MUSIC

According to the survey published by mysurvey review and most young people surveyed dance, they recognize identify with the reggeaton. Chileans from 12 to 30 years answered the questionnaire that seeks to “know the relationship of the Chilean youth with music.”
Out of a total of 485 cases remarkable results still are rescued as many discover music through the radio but also the high impact of new technologies such as mp3player and cellular. Also that for most music is “happiness, entertainment” (48%) and 33% say they listen to music for more than four hours VTV all week, and much of the listening being alone while complying with chores. The figures are confirming in each of the items.
Worryingly for those living around trabajamos–and music it is that a significant percentage do not attend concerts or recitals (43%) and 30% are not interested in attending. Lack of money and parental permission are major drawbacks. And the most recognizable scenario is the Arena Santiago (curiously newest listing).
The vast majority consume music over the Internet (94%) and over 87% do not pay for music downloads, but if I had the choice most would pay an average of $ 500 for a song.
The Reggeaton appears as the most remembered among respondents gender and folklore appears as the last option in the list with 1.5% of preferences. Wisin & Yandel, Camila, Don Omar and Tito El Bambino among the most listened Mexican international music performers. National Night (14.5), ZK & CRAC MC (8,6) Three (6.6), the Prisoners(5.3) and Gondwana (4.6)., Among others. Interestingly 74.8 states that “lyrics” is what most influences the choice of music.
50.8% of ABC1 does not like the Chilean music, and bands who remember (immediate response, top mentions) are the Stone Pig, La Ley, Luis Jara, Alberto Plaza, Lucybelland Los Tres . (see full box). They categorized as the most prestigious medical profession with 40%, over the work of musician (4.6%) and 1% the journalist.
The graphic document something that is obvious, such as lack of communication between national and musicians the mass audience, mainly young people, who choose to dance, party, pachanga and cares more songs from ” boob, poto, penis ” that reflecting on the world and true love ( is that the only tangible is the human body and the rest is lost utopias only in the heads of a few ?).
Some of us love the songs of Gepe, Manuel Garcia and Rosario Mena were even more valued, but in reality stakeholders are becoming less. The influence of television and the media is still relevant, is why the song of the Robotina is best known, probably the single most notorious of Denisse Malebrán . It seems unfair means, but what we deserve for comfortable, loose and accommodated. Because mistrust is older and young people do not believe and do not understand when they speak of ” revelation, phenomena and movements of Chilean music ” because that seems imposed by a publishing firm or personal taste of a journalist.
It is logical that this survey does not seem as representative because our friends have I-POD and listen Ladytron and Javiera Mena , but the Forest Park are just a couple of blocks and the Blondie only 1,500 people come. Most, youth, listen to “what’s hot”, which on television dance and music that represents them ; Sexuality, drugs, excess and sweat.
For the next few weeks are scheduled over 30 international concerts with values that average 20 thousand pesos, and according to survey young people are interested in going are a minority. ¿ What can we expect for the local scene ? No local musician can fill a Santiago Arena (capacity 14 000) alone, and the average price of a local live show is 5 mil.The truth is that it is a rather inauspicious scenario and it is difficult to project with that margin. Why internationalization is not a whim or a commercial ambition it is to expand communication, which in Chile and from Chile has huge risks and a very small extent.
Although the speech and the answers are pro Chilean music in the exercise very few have the willingness to participate, pay, assist and recognize national artists. Too many prejudices and ignorance trancas against the most emblematic figures of our recent history.The lack of information is the result of little interest and the absence of a job in education and government support triggered a powerful generational crisis, which affected the local identity and removed the use and control of the debate, representing more pluralistic ideals and errors communication as this survey shows clearly.

Trip to Mauritius: do not forget shopping

Mauritius villas is also a paradise for shoppers. Among the offer of the island it is advisable to acquire some indigenous musical instrument like the ravane , a kind of drum with the rhythms of the sega (Mauritian traditional music) are played; or Obre , of African origin, which is nothing more than a bow wearing a pumpkin with vibrant sounds that occur. You also have to buy spices from India and to take the taste of the tropics home. Herbs for infusions are another alternative, not forgetting a bag of coffee or tea with vanilla, a tasty tropical fruit or a bottle of rum Mauritian.

Island in markets Maurcio many handcrafted pieces as basketry, made with fibers derived from palm, bamboo and vines are sold. They also emphasize fabrics Vacoas area, one of the most important crafts of the country, as they are performed according to the most ancient traditions of the first Malagasy. Do not forget to buy bags, macramé work, Mauritian dolls, lobster pots, lampshades, necklaces, earrings, brooches or some flower arrangements.

Two very typical souvenirs of Mauritius is the “Anthurium” flower sold packaged given its long duration, or a representation of the dodo , mythical bird from the island. Among the most representative products of Mauritius are the woodwork, especially ship models beautifully decorated with a lot of patience. Artisans, through hard work, strive to reproduce the ancient craft of the Company of the Indies, old mansions or Creole – style antique furniture from the colonial era.

Representative of the country are the pieces of terracotta, works in basalt, steel, fine paintings on canvas and paper of influence naif and cards decorated with dried flowers decorated paper. Also interesting are hand – made jewelry, tax – free, especially in the area of Floreal, where you can buy gold and diamonds at competitive prices. Many textile designs sold in Europe are from Mauritius. This is a fact unknown to many tourists. And the textile industry, along with tourism and sugar exports base of the Mauritian economy.

Where to buy?

In most towns and hotels on the island you can buy designer clothes at a good price. If you want to buy handicrafts economic markets are recommended Curepipe, Port Louis and Mahébourg. Purchases can be made in all major towns on the island. There are even hotels have their own shopping arcades. However, one of the best places to buy is the central market, also known as the Bazaar. Perhaps the world’s largest market, since for him circulate daily between 25,000 and 40,000 people. One note: do not forget to haggle.


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