Friday, August 17, 2007

The non-Update 

De vez en cuando paso tiempo escribiendo acerca de las cosas de las cuales podría estar escribiendo pero que no lo estoy haciendo, como hoy. Tengo una nota algo larga que comencé hace varios meses y originalmente se iba a llamar "Resultados del segundo trimestre", repasando las cosas más importantes que me ocurrieron en abril, mayo y junio, pero no lo acabé a tiempo, así que luego le agregué julio, y supongo que tendré que agregarle agosto también (aunque ahí no habrá mucho qué decir), y más me vale publicarlo después de eso, porque con varios parientes y amigos visitando en septiembre y octubre, y mi probable partida a Buenos Aires a finales de octubre, probablemente no vaya a escribir mucho esos meses. Y luego están todas las notas musicales que he querido escribir y no lo he hecho. La cosa que diré es que este ha sido un muy buen año en lo que a música se refiere, y eso es a pesar de que sólo he escuchado una fracción de la música que ha despertado mi interés. Para muestra: aquí están los CDs que he adquirido (de un modo u otro) y he estado disfrutando desde mayo:
  Once in a while I spend time writing about the stuff I could be writing about but ain't, like today. I have a really long post that I started several months ago and was originally going to be called "2nd quarter results", reviewing the more important stuff that happened in my life in April, May and June, but I didn't finish it on time, so I then added July, and I suppose I'll have to add August to it, as well (although there won't be much to say there), and I better post it after that, because with several relatives and friends visiting in September and October, and my probable departure to Buenos Aires in late October, I probably won't be writing a lot. And then there are all the music notes I've wanted to write but haven't gotten around to. The one thing I will say is that this year has been a great year as far as music is concerned, and that's despite the fact that I've only only listened to a fraction of the music I've wanted to check out. Case in point: here are the CDs that I've acquired (one way or another) and have been enjoying since May:
Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet
Archive - Noise
The Soundtrack of Our Lives - Origin, Vol. 1
The Bravery - The Sun and the Moon
Merz - Merz (Re-Issue)
Fim School - Alwaysnever EP
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
Travis - The Boy With No Name
Easy Star All-Stars - Dub Side of the Moon
Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur (Compilation)
White Stripes - Icky Thump
Explosions in the Sky - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
Editors - An End Has a Start
The Cinematics - A Strange Education
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
Maps - We Can Create
The Flaming Lips - iTunes Originals
Ulrich Schnauss - Goodbye
Smashing Pumpkins - Zeitgeist
Stars - In Our Bedrooms After the War
The Chemical Brothers - We Are the Night
Mattafix - Signs of a Struggle
Ana Alcaide - Viola de Teclas

(Esto sin contar los CDs recopilatorios que vienen con las revistas o me han dado en los festivales). Luego están todos los discos que han salido este año que he querido escuchar pero no he podido:
  (This not counting the compilation CDs that come with the magazines or that I've gotten at the festivals I've been to.) Then there are all the albums that have come out this year that I've wanted to listen to but haven't:
Shout Out Louds - Our Ill Wills
Bright Eyes - Cassadaga
Arctic Monkeys - Favorite Worst Nightmare
Dungen - Tio Bitar
The National - Boxer
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
BRMC - Baby 81
Ocean Colour Scene - On the Leyline
Manic Street Preachers - Send Away the Tigers
UNKLE - War Stories
Los Planetas - La Leyenda del Espacio
CocoRosie - The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn
Dntel - Dumb Luck
NIN - Year Zero
Art Brut - It's a Bit Complicated
Pelican - City of Echoes
Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
Battles - Mirrored
Bjork - Volta
The Clientele - God Save the Clientele
Electrelane - No Shouts, No Calls
Erasure - Light at the End of the World
Fridge - The Sun
Groove Armada - Soundboy Rock
Sinead O'Connor - Theology
The Orb - Orbsessions, Vol. 1
Justice - Cross (?)
Interpol - Our Love to Admire
Enigma - A Posteriori
Jean-Michel Jarre - Teo & Tea
Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position
Mando Daio - Ode to Ochrasy
Feist - The Reminder
Junior Boys - The Dead Horse EP
Kaiser Chiefs - Yours Truly, Angry Mob
!!! - Myth Takes
Blackfield - Blackfield II
Deerhoof - Friend Opportunity
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Klaxons - Myths of the Near Future
Kings of Leon - Because of the Times
Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
Happy Mondays - Unkle Disfunctional
Joseph Arthur - Let's Just Be
Por lo que la lista de cosas que no he escuchado es más larga que la de que sí. La presentación de discos por las siguientes bandas en lo que resta del año no balanceará las cosas:
  So the list of what I haven't heard is longer than the one of the stuff I have. Upcoming releases by the following bands in what remains of the year won't balance things out:
Kula Shaker
Sigur Rós
Richard Hawley
The Postal Service
Peter Gabriel
Roxy Music
Fiery Furnaces
Manu Chao
Animal Collective
Go! Team
Rilo Kiley
Iron & Wine
The Mars Volta
Architecture in Helsinki
Paul van Dyk
Loreena McKennit
Devendra Banhart
Foo Fighters
PJ Harvey
The New Pornographers
Simian Mobile Disco
Super Furry Animals

Pues esa es mi no-actualización. Quizás a la próxima en realidad diga algo.
  So that's my non-update. Maybe next time I'll actually say something.

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