Archivo por meses: noviembre 2011

Blues en las ondas 177: Especial cuarto aniversario

El programa 177, que será emitido el 30 de noviembre, ya está a tu disposición a través de bittorrent, UPVRadio y esta misma web.
En él, hemos celebrado el cuarto aniversario de Blues en las ondas con Blues sugeridos por todos vosotros, una suerte de cadáver exquisito con un resultado excelente.
Por ello, agradecemos a todos nuestros oyentes su participación, especialmente a Thibaut, ganador de nuestro concurso y que por tanto se lleva una armónica Hohner y el libro «Ramblin’ on My Mind: New Perspectives on the Blues».
En cualquier caso, os invitamos a seguir enviándonos vuestros temas preferidos, que está vez han sido:

  • Daddy-O – Actuación de Virginia Mayo con voz de Jeri Sullivan
  • My Babe – Little Walter
  • Digging My Potato – Yoko Kanno & The Seatbelts
  • Ain’t Got No…. I Got Life – Nina Simone
  • Black Night – Junior Wells, Billy Branch, James Cotton & Carey Bell
  • Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
  • Everybody Needs Somebody – The Blues Brothers
  • Pride And Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Steal Your Heart Away – Joe Bonamassa
  • Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
  • Maybe – The Ink Spots
  • Trouble So Hard – Vera Hall
  • The End – The Doors

La puntilla

El consejo de ministros socialistas indulta a Alfredo Sáenz, consejero delegado del Grupo Santander.

Azote de la clase media y de los trabajadores y héroe de los villanos y malajes, el gobierno del psoe nos hundió económica y socialmente, bajó los impuestos, recortó servicios sociales y prestó dinero a los bancos mientras dejó que las familias con hipotecas se arruinaran de por vida, además de dejarnos una cifra de parados inmensa.

Y ahora, la puntilla, habiendo perdido las elecciones con el peor resultado de su historia, el psoe se dedica a indultar a banqueros condenados por el tribunal supremo. El psoe, como partido de izquierdas e incluso de centro, está muerto. Si quieren ganarse al electorado neo-liberal bien por ellos, pero cualquier persona de bien debería evitar votarles en sucesivas elecciones.

In Japan

The advantages:

  • Local trains become subways while crossing the city, so you don’t need to change lines or stations.
  • Subways have comfortable seats, blinders and rotatory air conditioned.
  • Signs ask you to put your cellphone in silent mode while on the subway and they even ask you to turn it off near the seats reserved for disabled, pregnant and elderly people.
  • Main streets and subway stations offer guide-floor to help blind people.
  • Subway hangers are of different length.
  • Station officials follow a ritual to tell the train driver it’s ready to go.
  • Even though most of the population is not fluent, signs in trains and subways are also in English.
  • There are no public trash bins but the streets are absolutely clean.
  • People are very respectful, maybe too much!.
  • People are really silent in museums.
  • People carry a bag and cleaning liquid for their dogs’ manure.
  • It is so safe that people usually carry the equivalent to 300-500 euros in cash, and so credit cards are not widely used. Actually, I even crossed Tokyo walking late at night for several hours and it was really peaceful.
  • Water coming from the tap is reused for the wc.
  • There are fountains and bathrooms in any subway station.
  • It is forbidden to smoke in all public spaces but for designated areas.
  • Buddhism and other religions aren’t based on pain and punishment, Catholicism seems masochist in comparison.
  • People dress in very different manners
  • Mens are not subject to strong masculinity stereotypes.
  • In Tokyo, houses and cars are not small, they are efficient.
  • Their beauty ideal is based on simplicity, cleanliness, and tranquility.
  • They easily adapt to various situations: one can sleep at a hotel, capsule hotel, hostel and even cyber cafe.

The drawbacks:

  • People comute for hours and work extra time in exchange for stability.
  • Trains are full of salary men and i suspect there aren’t as much working women, or at least not in those positions.
  • Strict rules regulate every aspect of their lives: for most, social acceptance is not an option, it’s a must.
  • Most don’t talk a second language, but it’s changing.
  • In tokyo, most young people look aesthetocally complex but personally empty.
  • Long work hours result in exausted workers sleeping on the subway. subway workers, however, wake them up on the last stop.
  • Most people use the hard work excuse to not make something productive while at home.
  • Individualism is fostered by technology: you can find docens of people at the subway and realize that all of them are listening to music or reading e-books.
  • Social isolation is so prevalent and moral responsibility of the male is so important that barriers have been installed on the subway to prevent suicides.
  • Young workers in Tokyo live in 20 square meters apartments.
  • Some subway cars are for womans only since perverts took advantage and touched them during the busy hours.