Saturday, April 30, 2011

The offspring - You're gonna go far kid


The Offspring are Dexter Holland (vocals, guitar), Noodles (guitar), Greg K (bass) and Pete Parada (drums).
Following a riot at a 1984 Social Distortion show, high school buddies Dexter and Greg K decided to start a band of their own in Garden Grove, California. The Offspring have now put out 8 records, performed over 1000 shows across the globe and are known for their many hits including "Self Esteem," "Come Out And Play (Keep 'Em Separated)," "The Kids Aren't Alright," "Hammerhead" and "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid."


LYRICS

Now dance, fucker, dance
Man, he never had a chance
And no one even knew
It was really only you

And now you steal away
Take him out today
Nice work you did
You’re gonna go far, kid

(Chorus)
With a thousand lies
And a good disguise
Hit ‘em right between the eyes
Hit ‘em right between the eyes
When you walk away
Nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See ‘em running for their lives


Why this song?
Because I think the whole lyrics are great and original. Also because every time I listen to it I encourage myself because it's got pace and it's an inspirational song. It isn't a sad song to cry or to be depressed; that is what I like the most of this song.

INTERVIEWING DERRICK ROSE

Hi, good afternoon! Yesterday we had the pleasure of interviewing the NBA basketball player, captain of the Chicago Bulls and maybe the MVP of this NBA season (due to his work in the basketball court)... Derrick Rose!

First of all, I’ve asked him how he felt after passing the first round of the NBA play-offs, beating ‘Indiana Pacers’. He answered me that he was satisfied with his team and also that the following matches they would play better.

After this, we started talking about his career as a professional basketball placer.

I asked him if he had enjoyed the high school. He answered me ‘Of course!’, he said that he had won two state championships with his high-school ‘Simeon Career Academy’ (never before one team had done that in Illinois(his home town))

Then, I asked him if he had been a good student at the university. He told me that he hadn’t been a wonderful student but neither a bad one. Also, he told me that he played in the ‘Tigers’ from the University of Memphis but there he hadn’t won anything.

After that, I asked him how his beginning at the NBA had been. He answered me that it had been an honour to be selected in the first position at the 2008 NBA Draft for the Chicago Bulls. Also he told me that in his first year at the NBA it had been amazing to play ‘The All-Star weekend’.

After this question, I asked him if he had received any award. He told me that he had received the award of ’NBA Rookie of the year’ due to he played very well in his first season at the NBA.

Then, I asked how it had been for him to be injured in his second season at the NBA. He answered me that it had been very hard to overcome that; however he said that it had made him stronger.

Finally, I asked him what his trick had been to become such a good basketball player. He looked at me and told me that YOU HAD TO TRAIN VERY HARD EVERYDAY TO BECOME A STAR

Finally, I thanked him for answering my questions!

Interview to Ignacio

One day when I was with my family, I told my uncle Ignacio that we could talk about his work. Then, I asked him what he was doing in his work.
He told me that he was organizing the work of the bankers in Granada.
Next, I asked him what his work schedule was.
He told me that he worked from 8am to 2pm and from 5pm to 8pm from Monday to Friday.
After that, I asked him if he was happy with his work.
He told me that he thought it was a great job and he was very satisfied to have it.
Finally, I asked him what he liked to do at weekends in his free time.
He told me that he liked going out with his family, eating with his neighbours, and visiting his parents.
I think he's a hard-working man!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Let's celebrate

This is a very special day, and I'd like you to join the millions of people in the world that are going to watch and enjoy this Royal Wedding.
Let's go to London!!
Now, let's got Westminster Abbey, the place where Kate and William are getting married.

I expect it won't rain today!!!!

HERE IS TO YOU, KATE AND WILLIAM!!


Good Luck!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

I'm a Banana

Yesterday, I was surfing the net and then I found a fantastic video in YouTube
That video was made by a strange crazy boy who has a lot of free time.
when I saw the video I found that very funny and because of that I want to share the video with you.

I think this will be the summer song of the year.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Victoriano, our guest star

Our guest star last Monday was Victoriano Izquierdo, a former student of IES Padre Manjón. I found it very interesting to hear what he told us about Internet, communication and creativity.
I think that people like Victoriano will make a better future.
I really admire his enthusiasm and how hard he has always worked, first at the secondary school, then in his gap year in UK and USA and now at the Faculty of Computer Sciences in Madrid
. He has always showed a great interest in what was happening around him.
He was the first blogger I met. In fact, his computer teacher still remembers when Victoriano, a very young boy then (about 12), went to him and asked: 'Do you have a blog?' and the teacher thought he meant a 'block'. And asked him, 'Why, why should I have a block??? And then Victoriano explained to his teacher what a blog was. Here is his first blog: 2dManjon . He continued with blogs, but now a bit more serious: Pixel Fugaz - EL PAIS.
But then he started with photos, and he did it really well.

He explained to us how it all started when he saw that other people reacted and liked the photos he was taking.
And how people still like his photos and ask him to let them use the photos for books, conferences or many more things. He paid special attention to his photo 'Bullying' which he thought of taking while he was waiting for his biology teacher to get to the lab. (Can you recognise the corridor, the lockers... the light)
.

At school we do appreciate his photos (you can see them in flickr) and if you ever visit IES Padre Manjon, you'll be able to see some photos by Victoriano in the corridor, near the staff room and in the headmaster's office. It's a great honour for us, and I expect it will be a great honour for him too!!

PLEASE, say thanks to VICTORIANO!!!

MY Interview with ...

Hello my dear reader!
Today I want to tell you about my first interview.
It was ten years ago and I was with a new famous singer.

At first I said hello and We started the interview.
I asked him why he had started to sing and he told me that he found having a shower boring without singing, one day his sister recorded his ''songs'' and then they did his first CD.
I asked him about the new CD that he had done the month before, He told me that the songs of his new CD were tributes to some famous Spanish groups that he loved. (Heroes del silencio, Radio futura, La Unión, Café Quijano, Siniestro total...)
Finally he said that he had to go to a party, I said bye and he gave me a signed CD

On a cruise with my High School

The interviewer said that that day he was going to interview a student who had gone on a cruise the year before with Padre Manjón high school. He said that the name of the student was Laura.
The interviewer asked her when she had gone on the cruise.
Laura said that she had gone after Easter, from April the fourth of 2010 to April the eleventh of 2010.
After that, he wanted to know where the travel had taken place and what cities she had visited.
She answered that she had travelled across the Mediterranean Sea and she had visited Monaco, in France and some cities in Italy like Nápoles, Pompeya, Rome and Florencia.
Then, he asked her what city she had liked the most.
She quickly said that the city which she liked the most was Rome where Fontana de Trevi was.
Finally, the interviewer wanted to know if she would repeat this experience again.
And her answer was of course, she would do.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Radio Nevis

Hello, this is Radio Navis!
Today, in our five o'clock programme, we're going to remember the interview that we did last Monday to Claudio Navarro, a soldier from Granada.

First, I asked him how many years he had been in the Army. He answered that he had been working for the Spanish Army Forces since he was 29.

Then, I wanted to know what his job was in the place where he worked, and he said to me that he was a nurse, and that his job consisted on giving injections to vaccinate the soldiers who needed them before going to another country for a mission.

After that, I told him to explain us in which military rank he was. He said he was a captain, a three-star captain! When he said it, I was so pleased!

Just then, I asked him for the missions in which he had been, too. He told us he had been in two missions, one abroad and the other in a group of isles in Spain, called "Las Chafarinas". The mission abroad was in Lebanon, a country which was in war at that moment. I also wanted to know how long he had been there. He said he had stayed five months there, in Lebanon.

Finally, I asked him whether he would have to go on another mission in the future. He answered that of course he would. Actually, it was his work life!

Well, we've learnt that military life is difficult, isn't it? Fortunately, now military service ("la mili") doesn't exist...


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Yves larock - Rise up

Yves LaRock Cheminade (1978) is one of the most recognized producers and a world famous DJ. In recent years, Yves has signed songs that have crossed borders and have become worldwide hits' Zookey ',' Rise Up ',' By Your Side "and" Say Yeah! "with influences of musical styles as varied as House, Hip-Hop, R & B, Ragga, Reggae and Electro with a devastating effect on the dance floor.




Lyrics:
Rise Up
don't falling down again
Rise Up
long time I broke Its chains
I try to fly a while so high
direction sky
eh....
My dream is to fly
Over the rainbow so high
My dream is to fly
Over the rainbow so high
My dream is to fly
Over the rainbow so high
I try to fly a while so high
direction sky
I try to fly a while so high
direction sky
My dream is to fly
Over the rainbow so high
My dream is to fly
Over the rainbow so high
My dream is to fly
Over the rainbow so high
Rise Up
Will be the game

Pink Floyd -Hey you

Pink Floyd were an English rock band who achieved worldwide success with their progressive psychedelic rock music. Their work is marked by the use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, innovative album art, and elaborate live shows. Pink Floyd are one of the most commercially successful and influential rock music groups of all time. They have sold over 200 million albums worldwide, including 74.5 million certified units in the United States. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. and

The band originally consisted of university students Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, and Syd Barrett. Founded in 1965, they first became popular playing in London's underground music scene in the late 1960s. Under Barrett's leadership they released two charting singles, "Arnold Layne" and "See Emily Play", and a successful début album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967). Guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour joined Pink Floyd in 1968, several months prior to Barrett's departure from the group due to the latter's deteriorating mental health. Following the loss of their principal songwriter, Pink Floyd bassist and vocalist Roger Waters became the band's lyricist and conceptual leader, with Gilmour assuming lead guitar and sharing lead vocals. With this lineup Pink Floyd achieved worldwide critical and commercial success with The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall.

Wright left the group in 1979, and Waters in 1985, but Gilmour and Mason (subsequently joined by Wright) continued to record and tour. Waters resorted to legal means to try to keep them from performing as Pink Floyd, but the dispute was resolved with an out-of-court settlement which allowed Gilmour and Mason to continue, and which also released Waters from his contractual obligations to the band. Two further albums, A Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Division Bell followed. Following almost two decades of acrimony, the band reunited in 2005 for a single performance, at the charity concert Live 8.

The fact is I don´t like very much this kind of music but I love The Pink Floyd and i think that this is one of their best songs.



LYRICS

Hey you ! out there in the cold

Getting lonely, getting old, can you feel me

Hey you ! Standing in the aisles

With itchy feet and fading smiles, can you feel me

Hey you ! don't help them to bury the light

Don't give in without a fight.

Hey you ! out there on your own

sitting naked by the phone would you touch me

Hey you ! with your ear against the wall

Waiting for someone to call out would you touch me

Hey you ! would you help me to carry the stone

Open your heart, I'm coming home

But it was only a fantasy

The wall was too high as you can see

No matter how he tried he could not break free

And the worms ate into his brain.

Hey you ! out there on the road

Doing what you're told, can you help me

Hey you ! out there beyond the wall

Breaking bottles in the hall, can you help me

Hey you ! don't tell me there's no hope at all

Together we stand, divided we fall.

Memory - CATS

Cats is a famous musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and it's based on a book by T.S. Eliot, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

Cats tells the story of a group of cats (the Jellicles Cats) who, once a year, in the night, escape from their homes and meet in the dump of the neightborhood to wait for their leader, the Old Deuteronomy. He chosses one cat each year to start a new life on the Heaviside Layer, it's like a special paradise for cats.
This year, the Old Deuteronomy chosses Grizabella, but while he is saying her name, they realized there is a human spying. Directed by Munkustrap, the cats introduce themselves one to one: Jennyanydots, Rum Rum Tigger, Mungojerrie, Rumpleteazer, Macavity, Bustofer Jones, Gus, Skimble...
At the end, Grizabella appears and sing this song, Memory.

I really like this song because it has great lyrics and it shows what Grizabella is like . A time ago, she left the Jellicles Cats to live a glamorous life and now that she is old she is trying to be back, she only finds contempt and rejection.


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LYRICS
Daylight
See the dew on the sunflower
And a rose that is fading
Roses whither away
Like the sunflower
I yearn to turn my face to the dawn
I am waiting for the day . . .

Midnight
Not a sound from the pavement
Has the moon lost her memory?
She is smiling alone
In the lamplight
The withered leaves collect at my feet
And the wind begins to moan

Memory
All alone in the moonlight
I can smile at the old days
I was beautiful then
I remember the time I knew what happiness was
Let the memory live again

Every streetlamp
Seems to beat a fatalistic warning
Someone mutters
And the streetlamp gutters
And soon it will be morning

Daylight
I must wait for the sunrise
I must think of a new life
And I musn't give in
When the dawn comes
Tonight will be a memory too
And a new day will begin

Burnt out ends of smoky days
The stale cold smell of morning
The streetlamp dies, another night is over
Another day is dawning

Touch me
It's so easy to leave me
All alone with the memory
Of my days in the sun
If you touch me
You'll understand what happiness is

Look
A new day has begun


Saturday, April 23, 2011

"All the people in the world", by Safri Duo.

Safri Duo is a Danish percussion duo. It is composed by Uffe Savery and Morten Friis. They began working on classical music, in 1999, although they had already recorded some CDs. But after being signed by a label executive who discovered them, a track mixing both tribal and modern electronica was set to be released in 2000. The result was the popular "Played-A-Live" that became one of the most popular songs in Europe that year.

In 2003, they brought out an album called Safri Duo 3.0. Clark Anderson, a new member of the group, sang some tracks, such as Agogo Mosse or All the people in the world, which was one of their greatest hits.

I like this song because of the sense of its lyrics and because it has a catchy tune. I love singing it while I'm having a shower!
LYRICS

All the people in the world
Every boy and every girl
Just imagine that we could...
It isn't hard to do.

All the people in the world
Every boy and every girl
Just imagine that we could
Face our brotherhood.

Give it up!
You've just got to give it up!
Let yourself just give it up!
You've just got to give it up, up, give up give up and

Give it up!You've just got to give it up!
Let yourself just give it up!
You've just got to give it up,up,give up give up and
Jam it up!!

From the mountains to the sea
Through the valleys follow me
From down below to way up high
Baby we can touch the sky

All the people in the world
Every boy and every girl
Just imagine that we could
Face our brotherhood!!!!


Monday, April 18, 2011

Zombie - The Cranberries

The Cranberries are an Irish rock band formed in Limerick in 1989 under the name The Cranberry Saw Us, later changed by vocalist Dolores O´Riordan.
The band is formed by a guitarist (Noel Anthony Hogan), a bassist (Michael Gerard Hogan), Fergal Patrick Lawler as the percussionist and the vocalist, Dolores Mary O’Riordan Burton.


The Cranberries are famous for a lot of songs such as "Animal Instinct", "Dream"... but my favourite song is
"Zombie".
I like this group so much because of the voice of the singer, she is fantastic! and in a concert she is even better!
And I have chosen Zombie because when I was only a child, I sang this song without knowing about the group and the meaning of the song.... but when I discovered the song
again, I felt really happy and now I can´t stop listening to it!



In your head
!
In your head.... Zombie zombie...
What´s in your head?!
...

you can find all the lyrics Here.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Julia interviews Elena

A few days ago, I interviewed one of the players that played with me in the Andalucian Tournament.

She told me that her full name was Elena Aragón de la Torre, after asking it to her.
When I enquired her how old she was, I was amazed by her answer, she was only fifteen!
I wanted to know how long she had been playing football, Elena replied 9 years, after having some doubts in counting.
She also said that she normally played as a wing but her position often changed, answering the question, in which position she played.
Elena added that she had been playing in 3 teams, after asking her in how many teams she had played, all of them were from Cadiz, where she is from.
I asked her around how many goals she had scored in those 9 years, she answered around 240. A total striker! :)
I wanted to know who her favourite player was, at what she said straight away: Lionel Messi. From that we could deduce that her favourite team was F.C. Barcelona.
Finally, I demanded her something I've always wanted to know: what her dream for the future was. She answered taht her dream was to play with the Spanish team as she had already played with seleccion gaditana and Andaluza.

Interview

I interviewed a man who was watching TV in my living room:

- I asked him who he was and he told me that he was my father, he hoped.


- I asked him how he had met my mother and he told me that he didn’t remember it, he was drunk when he met her.


- I asked him if he had taken a shower that day and he said that he had not taken a shower because that day wasn’t a Sunday.


- I asked him what he was watching on TV and he told me that he was watching a mysterious program where people were shouting and applauding for no reason. The program’s name was “Sálvame”.


- I asked him whether he was famous and he said that he could be a famous actor but he preferred to be modest.


- I asked him if he loved me and he told me that he loved me, but then he said that he preferred the dog because he didn’t ask him questions, so I finished the interview.

Hoobastank- The reason

Hoobastank is an American rock band, best known for their 2004 hit "The Reason" and other hits "Crawling in the Dark" and "Running Away".
They formed in 1994 in Agoura Hills, California, with singer Doug Robb, guitarist Dan Estrin, drummer Chris Hesse, and original bassist Markku Lappalainen.
They are signed to Island Records and have released four albums and one extended play to date. Their fourth and most recent studio album, For(N)ever, was released in January 2009. They have sold 10 million albums worldwide.


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I´M NOT A PERFECT PERSON
THERE´S MANY THINGS I WISH I DIDN´T DO
BUT I CONTINUE LEARNING
I NEVER MEANT TO DO THOSE THINGS TO YOU
AND SO I HAVE TO SAY BEFORE I GO
THAT I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW

I´VE FOUND A REASON FOR ME
TO CHANGE WHO I USED TO BE
A REASON TO START OVER NEW
AND THE REASON IS YOU

I´M SORRY THAT I HURT YOU
IT´S SOMETHING I MUST LIVE WITH EVERYDAY
AND ALL THE PAIN I PUT YOU THROUGH
I WISH THAT I COULD TAKE IT ALL AWAY
AND BE THE ONE WHO CATCHES ALL YOUR TEARS
THAT´S WHY I NEED YOU TO HEAR

I´VE FOUND A REASON FOR ME
TO CHANGE WHO I USED TO BE
A REASON TO START OVER NEW
AND THE REASON IS YOU

AND THE REASON IS YOU
AND THE REASON IS YOU
AND THE REASON IS YOU

I´M NOT A PERFECT PERSON
I NEVER MEANT TO DO THOSE THINGS TO YOU
AND SO I HAVE TO SAY BEFORE I GO
THAT I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW

I´VE FOUND A REASON FOR ME
TO CHANGE WHO I USED TO BE
A REASON TO START OVER NEW
AND THE REASON IS YOU

I´VE FOUND A REASON TO SHOW
A SIDE OF ME YOU DIDN´T KNOW
A REASON FOR ALL THAT I DO
AND THE REASON IS YOU

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Interview to Fernando Alonso!

Good Afternoon!
I'm Laura Milán and I was with Fernando Alonso yesterday. I asked him about his life and his career and his answers were:
First I wanted to know how he felt in his personal life and he said that he was really pleased and he was eager to begin the F1 competition.

Then I asked him about his last race and he answered that his car was much faster than it had shown last week before and he also told me that he hadn't had good luck but a fourth position hadn't been a bad position.

Also I wanted to know what expectations he had for his next races and he told me that he expected to improve his car and get better results in the following races because he had a competitive and fast car.

Finally I asked him how he felt in Ferrari and what the atmosphere was like in the scuderia and he said that he felt comfortable and motivated and Ferrari scuderia was eager to win a lot of races.

I thanked him and said that I expected to see each other soon and he said that he also expected so and thanked me for the interview.

Well this was my interview to Fernando Alonso. I'll see see you next week with more news about him.

Thank you very much!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

No stress – Laurent wolf


Laurent Wolf (born Laurent Debuire on November 16 ,1971 in Toulouse) is a French electro-house producer and DJ. He is the author of several compilations that contain his own tracks and also his remixes. He reached the top of the charts with his "Saxo" and "Calinda" compositions. Wolf was the winner of the DJ category in the 2008 World Music Awards. The single "No Stress", featuring vocals by Éric Carter, was #1 on the French SNEP Singles Chart. On October 28, 2009, DJ Magazine announced the results of their annual Top 100 DJ Poll, with Ultra Records Wolf placed at #66.


No Stress


Lyrics:

I don’t wanna work today
Maybe I just wanna stay
Just take it easy cause there’s no stress.
I know it’s not an awful crime,
Something special in my mind,
Nothing’s gonna cause me distress.


I like to hear this song when I go out or when I had had a really busy day.