Monday, 26 December 2016

Best songs of 2016

I have created a unique playlist with the best songs of the year 2016 in my opinion. All of them are great and cover nearly all musical tastes. I listen to plenty of music when I am writing and I love to create playlists, this contains the best songs of the year 2016. Read this in Spanish Best songs of the year

Hope you can use this playlist these Christmas to have an unforgettable holiday season. Original version Best songs of 2016

best songs of 2016

Discover the best songs of the year according to Halcombe to have the best Christmas of your entire life. Although remember the saying goes “There is no account for taste”

                      BEST SONGS OF THE YEAR 2016
Pop, DJS, Pop-Rock

Come Jain

Better Love Hozier

We don´t talk anymore Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez

John Wayne Lady Gaga

24k magic Bruno Mars

Ocean Drive Duke Dumont

Side to Side Ariana Grande and Nicky Minaj

My Way Calvin Harris

Good to Love FKA Twigs

Goodbye Feder and Lyse

Too Good Drake and Rihanna
(no official music video I am afraid)

The Greatest SIA and Kendrick Lamar

Slumber Party Britney Spears and Tinashe

This Girl Kungs and Cooking on 3 burners
Human-Rag and bone man

Good Grief-Bastille

Rock, Hard Rock, Indie

Hardwired Metallica

The Sound The 1975

City Lights The White Stripes

Dark Necessities Red Hot Chili Peppers

Waste a moment Kings of Leon

Threat of Joy The Strokes

Casual Party Band of Horses

Jesus´s son Placebo

Heart of a dog The Kills

Take me down The Pretty Reckless


 (These songs do not entirely fit on the sections above and I will explain the reason, they are great nevertheless)

Life on the road David Brent (from comedy movie “Life on the road” this is not a proper artist as it is a character in a movie who is a musician, this song is great and the movie very funny)

Safari J. Balvin and Pharrell Williams (Latin American artists have mixed music with North American ones and this is a very catchy song, perhaps the best one of the year)

Starboy The Weeknd and Daft Punk (Canadian R&B star The Weeknd has found a great partner on French artists Daft Punk, the electronic duo help him with a brilliant sound)

Kerala Bonobo (apart from being a great song, it has a music video that it is truly original)

Ride them on down The Rolling Stones (The Rolling Stones has released an album that are blues covers from some unknown and old artists from 1950s or 1960s, these songs are great and are blues, the music video of this song is starred by actress Kristen Stewart)

You want it darker Leonard Cohen (The farewell of poet Leonard Cohen, can scarcely be better, this song is like adding music to poetry, he has died in this 2016)

Fade Kanye West (to end up the most incredible music video of 2016, wait until the end because it is something never seen before, rapper Kanye West makes this song and find in artist Teyana Taylor the perfect person to star an incredible music video. Fade)

The yuletide feeling all of us must have these days will be better if we add some great music as the songs you have discovered on this post. Have a great holiday season!! Best songs of 2016 Best songs of 2016

Monday, 12 December 2016

The adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales

The adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales

The adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales is the title of my new book. This is my first ever book in English, the second overall. Read this in Spanish The adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales

The adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales
The adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales

The adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales
I published a book in Spanish called Ser un Tusitala this year, Ser un Tusitala. This second book is special for me because English is not my first language but it is a language in which I have been working for long. 

This book is to be published in North America, in United States of America. It is divided in two parts. The first part of this book of Halcombe is about several adventures of this peerless character which takes place all around the world. Halcombe was born in Norilsk, Siberia, Eastern Russia. This is a place which was chosen as the worst in the world to live several times in a row.

Because of such a painful notion, Halcombe decides to travel the world to prove his skills. He believes he is chosen to succeed. Reality proves otherwise. This first part is written in a fun, humorous tenor. It is fictional, yet anybody can suffer the same experiences than Halcombe.

The adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales
The second part of this book; The adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales is a wide array of different stories that create a huge compilation of essays on music, culture, history, sport, personal experiences or travel. These are articles I have been writing last four years.

The adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales is available worldwide. Hope you love it. Do share and comment. Book of halcombe The adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping talesThe Adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales 

Thursday, 1 December 2016

2nd Part 24 hours in Manhattan, New York City


Full Spanish Version 24 Horas en Nueva York  Original full story 24 Hours in New York City
Later on, I will be experiencing a unique event because I owned seats in the first row to see Victoria´s Secret fashion show, yet the game was longer than hoped for because of an unexpected overtime and an unexpected win from New York Knicks. Nonetheless, it made me to forget the delay.

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It did not matter at all because the afterparty that took place once the VS fashion show was over was going to be celebrated at Plaza Hotel. I had dinner with supermodels who after being on a diet during months were permitted to eat anything that night. They told some secrets of their own and we had a charm soirée.

After having dined with these incredible personalities I put on a new suit that I had bought early such morning. I lived an eternal party with the crème de la crème, heavy hitters indeed. Authorities, journalists, celebrities, writers, investors, broker-dealers, painters, baseball players, punk singers, hip-hop stars, movie stars, musicians or bloggers from Europe… Scarcely a renowned name was missed!!

Not only people form New York City attended but people all around the world were enjoying this afterparty at Plaza Hotel in Manhattan. I met spectacular people, I made contacts. What is more, I took some pictures with famous personalities that I uploaded on social media. In fact, my pictures were trending topic on the internet for five hours!!!!

Afterparty was both unbelievable and mesmerizing. Equally, I widely enjoyed the music. The artist invited was Lady Gaga who was also the main guest at Victoria´s Secret Fashion Show alongside The Strokes and Jay Z. All of them are also from New York City. They hosted both the fashion show and this event in musical terms. As a matter of fact, Lady Gaga was releasing her new album after some time with no new songs as Jay Z was doing and The Strokes were playing together again after some years of silence.

Without going any further, this hotel for instance once hosted a famous Truman Capote party that it is still remembered or it was the hotel in which The Beatles slept on their first visit to New York. Consequently, only outstanding episodes can take place on this place as a result!!!  

As New York Knicks had beaten Cleveland Cavaliers everybody (albeit some guests were from Ohio they felt great too nonetheless) was beyond happiness, especially Spike Lee who made sure drinks were available in large quantities, plenty of manhattan cocktails (of course) were pouring because we were in Manhattan after all!!.

All of a sudden, dawn arrived, my 24 hours in New York were about to perish thereby. I said my farewell to Victoria’s Secret models and to their husbands likewise. I purchased a double Caffé Americano and drank it with 3 big bagels.
I was nearly asleep and a little bit sad. I believed all the magic had already vanished. I demanded a taxi with a new mobile application having to share it with two old poor souls apparently. 

Two old grumpy men who were talking about their new project, I was too much for them. I watched through the window instead, trying to attain a last glimpse of New York City. Listening to them with sorrow, disdain and pity…

Cab driver told me we ought to stop in Little Italy before heading to JFK airport. I did not care at all. The two older fellas talked continuously. When they left the car I realized they were Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese who were discussing over the proper location to their new movie that is to be shot in New York City soon. All of a sudden, everything ended and I saw myself resting comfortably in an airplane direction Europe.

I watched Taxi Driver movie and the full Victoria´s Secret fashion show on the plane without telling anything to anybody ever (nor the person by my side on the plane) with regards to how supermodels behave once the show has finished let alone how next movie of Martin Scorsese with Robert De Niro as main protagonist again is going to be like!!!! 24 hours in New York original story 24 hours in New York