Monday, 17 February 2014

The Clash: Westway to the world (The Only Band That Matters!!)

           The Clash "The only band that matters" 
From their first encounter queueing to get the dole in West London until the historical concert The Clash did render at New York City´s Shea Stadium that was so demanded they had to play several nights in a row or when their song Rock the Casbah was amongst Top 5 of best selling singles on the American Charts and overlaid with the opinion of the three main stars of The Clash, Joe Strummer, Paul Simonon and Mick Jones, Jamaican filmmaker Don Letts tell us from a sincere point of view the story of the only band that really matters The Clash Westway to the world 

The Clash Westway to the World
The three main members of The Clash tell you all the essential issues you must know regarding The Clash, the meaning of the name, how some songs were conceived such as I am so bored with the USA, White Riot, Police and thieves or 1977. Key moments as their first tours, television appearances, its contract with CBS, their albums, their concerts or their experiences all around the world. 

Furthermore, there are also some impressive images from onstage or pretty interesting appearances such as the one of the photographer who took the famous picture that is on the cover or their most iconic album London Calling. Still, you can also discover the harsh experience of the The Clash drummer, without forgetting interim battles (as Paul Simonon and Mick Jones barely spoke to each other at some point and thereafter Mick Jones was expelled from The Clash, the rusting of their endurance, the dissolution of The Clash or Heroin for instance. The Clash: Westway to the World is a worthwhile experience.

                         The Clash
The Clash

The Clash From Westway to the world is the chronicle of the 7 years of existence of The Clash, embellished with reflexions about life, society and the musical business from Joe Strummer´s point of view and the experiences of Mick Jones and Paul Simonon.

The manner it ends is really well carried out, it is a documentary like Punk music without extraneous details but with a great message and forcefulness. The final statement it is really interesting and makes The Clash even greater.

                             The Clash
The Clash

Even though their immense quality and mythological transcendence have made their music to be heard on fashion catwalks, it was used by Levis or The Clash t-shirts are sold on Zara stores and other big chain stores The Clash were, are and will always be

                              The Clash

The Clash the only band that matters. Westway to the World
                                     The Clash Westway to the world

The Soul of The Clash band, Joe Strummer has been honoured with a street in Granada, in Southern Spain, city that he deeply admired as you can see on the picture below.

Joe Strummer Granada
Joe Strummer  The Clash  Granada

Joe Strummer Granada                      
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Friday, 7 February 2014

What the British really mean!!

I have found a really interesting table that shows us how British English has a special significance beyond the mere language. It teaches a lot when it comes to understand British way of speaking. It is said to be written by a Dutch professor in an attempt to help employees of his company to have not trouble at all working in United Kingdom.

              BRITISH ENGLISH

I hear what you say I disagree and do not want to discuss it further He accepts my point of view
With the greatest respect You are an idiot He is listening to me
That's not bad That's good That's poor
That is a very brave proposal You are insane He thinks I have courage
Quite good A bit disappointing Quite good
I would suggest Do it or be prepared to justify yourself Think about the idea, but do what you like
Oh, incidentally/ by the way The primary purpose of our discussion is That is not very important
I was a bit disappointed that I am annoyed that It doesn't really matter
Very interesting That is clearly nonsense They are impressed
I'll bear it in mind I've forgotten it already They will probably do it
I'm sure it's my fault It's your fault Why do they think it was their fault?
You must come for dinner It's not an invitation, I'm just being polite I will get an invitation soon
I almost agree I don't agree at all He's not far from agreement
I only have a few minor comments Please rewrite completely He has found a few typos
Could we consider some other options

I don't like your idea They have not yet decided

Saturday, 1 February 2014

2014 Razzie Awards



Worst Picture

After Earth
Grown Ups 2
The Lone Ranger
A Madea Christmas
Movie 43

Worst Actor

Johnny Depp in The Lone Ranger
Ashton Kutcher in Jobs
Adam Sandler in Grown Ups 2
Jaden Smith in After Earth
Sylvester Stallone in Bullet to the Head, Escape Plan, and Grudge Match

Worst Actress

Halle Berry in The Call and Movie 43
Selena Gomez in Getaway
Lindsay Lohan in The Canyons
Tyler Perry (as Madea) in A Madea Christmas
Naomi Watts in Diana and Movie 43

Worst Supporting Actor

Chris Brown in Battle of the Year
Larry the Cable Guy in A Madea Christmas
Taylor Lautner in Grown Ups 2
Will Smith in After Earth
Nick Swardson in Grown Ups 2 and A Haunted House

Worst Supporting Actress

Salma Hayek in Grown Ups 2
Katherine Heigl in The Big Wedding
Kim Kardashian in Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
Lady Gaga in Machete Kills
Lindsay Lohan in InAPPropriate Comedy and Scary Movie 5

Worst Screen Combo

The entire cast of Grown Ups 2
The entire cast of Movie 43
Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen in Scary Movie 5
Tyler Perry and either Larry the Cable Guy or that worn out wig and dress - A Madea Christmas
Jaden Smith and Will Smith on planet nepotism in After Earth

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel

Grown Ups 2
The Hangover Part III
The Lone Ranger (remake of past Lone Rangers and rip-off of Wild Wild West)
Scary Movie 5
The Smurfs 2

Worst Director

Dennis Dugan for Grown Ups 2
Tyler Perry for A Madea Christmas and Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
M. Night Shyamalan for After Earth
The 13 people who directed Movie 43
Gore Verbinski - The Lone Ranger

Worst Screenplay

After Earth
Grown Ups 2
The Lone Ranger
A Madea Christmas
Movie 43

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