“El Duelo” always new, always powerful

4 06 2009

Even after so long, “El Duelo” always amazes me.  Every time.  The lyrics always reach deep inside my soul to heal, to stir, to hurt… suavemente.





“Algo Esta Cambiando”

23 07 2008

This song is very appropriate right now.  Julieta has a way of expressing important emotions in simple ways.  Algo esta Cambiando.

Julieta Venegas – NYC Summerstage 2008

Vin~a del Mar Chile.





Dia De Enero

9 06 2008

Carenina Garcia Espendez

Nothing much to say. Except that I miss this song. That’s it.





Me Voy a Convertir en una Ave

10 03 2008




Rutgers vs Buffalo. Football 2007.

31 08 2007

Rutgers vs Buffalo 2007. Scarlet Knights. Rutgers University. Football.

The Rutgers vs Buffalo game was awesome!!! The Scarlet Knights have officially started the season with a win vs Buffalo. I will leave all the sports talk to the sport talk people.

This article will feature and focus on the game outside the game (i.e. the Rutgers Marching Band, the RU Twirlers, the Rutgers Dance Team, the Cheerleaders and the fans).

The Rutgers Band:

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In previous years, the band occupied the stands behind the north endzone, but this year the band has been placed on the field in order to make room for the eager fans. This worked out great for me because I was sitting directly next to the band and we had perfect acoustic reception in section 109.

Gina and her “Verizon Network”:

The Rutgers Twirlers were magnificent in their brand new outfits as they spear-headed the procession to the Stadium in Piscataway.

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This is a link to the official RU Twirlers Website.

We hung back to the very end of the game in order to listen to the post game ceremony. The Marching Band performed “Malaguen~a” and the Alma Matter acapella. Holy effing crap! They sounded awesome!

The Twirlers took center stage right smack in the middle of the band during this performance – I wish there were pics but my battery was dead by then. I want to know when Gina choreographed the Twirlers’ routine because it was longs as hell. Dod Gamn!

(Updated: Sep.06.2007 – Thursday)
I found a video of the Rutgers Post Game performance on youtube by a user “vanessaP85”.

The Fans:

What to say? Painted faces, a sea of red, the cute girls…

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The R U Chant… R!!!!! U!!!!!! R!!!!! U!!!!!!!…

But most importantly, this a video of the Celebration for the very first Touch Down and Extra Point of the 2007 Season.

This is the Celebration for the second Touch Down and Extra Point of the 2007 Season.

Another celebration! Too many to count at this point. Really! Rutgers 38, Buffalo 3. On this one, there is a good shot of the Dance Team.

The Rutgers Dance Team:

There are a lot of new faces in the RU Dance Team these year. In part, this is because there were a handful of seniors that graduated last year. I haven’t worked things out yet but I seems that some non-graduating dancers didn’t return this year. No matter, they danced like pros.

Rutgers vs Buffalo 2007. Scarlet Knights. Rutgers University. Football.
The second thing that I noticed is the spanking new glittering red little dresses – too many adjectives, ha! – worn by the dance team. Those dresses were very sexy without being too revealing but I have to be honest: I like the uniforms from last year (black pants and a little tops) better. It is not a matter how much skin they were showing or anything like that. Honest! In fact, they were showing more skin with the dresses. It has more to do with the dancers setting themselves apart from the Cheerleaders. The pants and tops outfit made the dance team look like the athletes that they actually are. If you want to compare, take a look at this 2006 Dance Team Video in my other website. Make no mistake, those 16 young women looked absolutely beautiful in glittering red. But in more than one occasion, I had to correct fans when they referred to the dance team as cheerleaders. Get it right! They are not cheerleaders, they are dancers! See my point? Bring the pants and dance sneakers back. Glittering red pants, now that would be hot!

The Mascot:

I got close to the Mascot this game and it stunk like something! Ha! Not the mascot that rides on the horse, the other Mascot, the puffy Knight. Actually, the knight that rides on the horse stinks too… well, the horse stinks.

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T-Mobile Dash

Please note that videos and pictures were all taken with my T-Mobile Dash. Who needs an effing iPhone??).





Bill Richardson

21 05 2007




Belle & Sebastian

12 05 2007

The following pics speak for themselves. Meet Babyface Chiquita Mia (the little furrball). You already know Snoopy (the big furrball).

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Babyface Chiquita Mia is the new addition to Christy’s and Bibi’s family.

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This last picture reminded me of an old cartoon I watched when I was a kid. “Belle and Sebastian”.

Belle et Sébastien is a novel by Cécile Aubry about a six year old boy called Sebastian, and his dog Belle, who live in a small mountain village on the French side of the border between France and Spain. Sebastian lives with Read the rest of this entry »





Canciones de Club New York

14 04 2007

Este articulo va dedicado a todos aquellos que iban al Club New York al rededor del an~o 2000. Se acuerdan? Los cosmopolitans, rock en espan~ol, el olor a humo de cigarro, y bailar hasta las 4:00 de la man~ana?

Kan~as tambien tocaba el mismo tipo de musica, asi que tambien va para ustedes los que iban a Kan~as.

Se acuedan de bailar en circulo con todo el grupo y pasar el microfono… pues ok. No se emocionen en el trabajo y los vaya a cachar el jefe.


Hombres G – Devuelveme A Mi Chica


Los Prisioneros – Tren Al Sur


A Ha – Take On Me


Enanitos Verdes – Lamento Boliviano


Shakira – No Creo


Mana – Clavado En Un Bar


Molotov – Puto


La Ley – El Duelo





“Lost Without You” – Vanessa @ HUEPA

6 04 2007

Vanessa is a Mason Gross student. She sang “Lost Without You” at HUEPA last night (April 5th, 2007). The video is sorta blurry but there is a better picture of Vanessa at ScarletMambo.com (She is on the left).

Venessa and friend

Part 1.

Part 2.





Mana 2007 Concert Review – New York

21 03 2007

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Mana is my favorite studio and live band. As such, I hold them to a higher standard than other bands. Their performance was a bit lacking in some aspects. I had fun because I had great company and well… also because Mana is Mana. Mana is like Pizza, even when it’s bad it’s good. So here it goes… I tell it like I see it.

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The length of the concert left a lot to be desired as well. In other years, the show started promptly at 8:00pm and it finished at 11:00pm. 3 hours!!! This year, the ticket said 7:00pm but the show did not start until 8:30pm. Late! And it ended early, at 10:45pm. 2 hours and 15 minutes only!!! They could have performed five or six songs in these 45 minutes. What happened to “Corazon Espinado”, “Te Llevare Al Cielo”, and “Sabanas Frias”?

The beginning shows a short clip of Mexican immigrants jumping over the Read the rest of this entry »