Friday, 27 February 2009

Casa de la cultura / house of culture



In the picture, mi nephew, Pablo in front of the sign in tribute to my father´s with his face painted . You can find this sign in the "house of culture" in Palma del Río (my faher´s hometown in Córdoba,Spain). My family dontated the house so that the town could have a summer cinema,library and some classrooms for youngsters. I used to live there until i was 4 years old.

Mi padre habria estado orgulloso de ver que lo que era nuestra casa, es ahora para disfrute de la gente joven de Palma donde se desarollan actividades culturales de toda clase.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

My personal and humble Oscar´s ceremony review


Never is too late to comment on the oscar´s ceremony on the 22 feb 2009. I have to say that I agree with most of the given awards. I was lucky to
have seen most of the nominated movies.

Seann Penn deserved the actor leading role Oscar, his interpretation of Harvey Milk in the movie is unforgettable and at the end of the movie you really believe in his character. It was a pity though that Mickey Rourke couldn´t get the Oscar, the movie “the wrestler” really moved me and his comeback after so many years should have been more recognized. However, I do think Sean Penn´s role is much more elaborated and deep!
No words about Slum dog millionaire, I have already written about it after i saw the movie,so i don’t want to bore you with that but I wanted to show my recognition for the 8 Oscars this movie has received. I even loved the soundtrack!and the plot was very original and delivered an important message about the poverty in India. It was so sweet when the kids from the movie spoke to the reporters on the red carpet!

Very emotional as well when the oscar went to heath ledger and his family gave a speech in his name. His role was extraordinary and it´s a pity that he cannot win another oscar again.

I also wanted to mention, Wallee´s Oscar one of the most cherished animated characters I have seen in a long time!walleeeee. Man on wire´s award is also well deserved (i have written about it ,too..so). Last but not least,let´s talk about the female roles;I loved Kate Winslet´s speech when she won the Oscar for one of the most beautiful movies i have seen this year so far "the reader" and Penelope, as a Spanish fellow, i feel proud for her but i´m still not convinced that her role in “cristina ,Vicky in Barcelona” was so spectacular!

Sunday, 22 February 2009

"Se llama Copla" programa de talentos andaluz



Quería dedicar estas líneas a un programa de talentos jóvenes andaluces de copla española que revive un género de música de mucha tradición y historia española. Un género que no se debe perder por su sentimiento,musicalidad e interpretación. Se puede ver en directo online todos los sábados a eso de las 22.30 de la noche. Yo, como andaluza, me siento orgullosa del talento que hay en mi tierra y me emociono con ellos ,con sus canciones y vivencias. Una de mis concursantes favoritas es Rocío Guerra de dos Hermanas (Sevilla),lamentablemente el jurado no está de acuerdo y le dan muy baja puntuación. También tiene mucha fuerza la más joven de las concursantes, la gaditana "Laura" (de tan sólo 16 años) dicen que es la reencarnación de Rocío Jurado. Esta semana han elminado a Jonás que según mi punto de vista era uno de los vocalistas masculinos con más fuerza. Diango ha sido el miembro del Jurado invitado en el último programa y ha demostrado ser el más objetivo porque el jurado tiene sus claros favoritos y no deja avanzar a concursantes que se lo merecen de verdad. También considero que la potra que tiene el granadino Miguel Angel con el gran apoyo del público le ha salvado de ser eliminado en muchas ocasiones.

Si queréis echarle un vistazo al arte que hay en mi tierra podéis ver videos del programa en :

http://videos.sellamacopla.com/informaciondecontenido.php?con=11132

y para verlo en directo junto con cualquier programa de canal sur tv:

http://www.radiotelevisionandalucia.es/tvcarta/impe/web/portada

Para acabar quería resalatar la belleza de la presentadora del programa pero que a su vez considero que tiene comentarios muy duros hacia los concursantes como "bueno tu que eres el peor valorado de la noche, como te sientes? "

Abajo operación triunfo o American Idol y viva el orgullo de la música nuestra!!

Sunday, 15 February 2009

23 F el día más difícil del Rey de España


Quería escribir unas líneas de una serie de televisión española de dos episodios que ha sido emitdia este mes. La serie trata del golpe de estado dirigido por el general tejero en el parlamento en madrid en 1981 durante el gobierno de Calvo Sotelo.

En los dos capítulos totalmente promonarquícos que muestran el importante papel del rey para resolver el conflicto y del consejero real Sabino, con una mención importante al papel de la televisión española.

Es una seria que espera ver para entender mejor un hecho del que mi padre, antigüo diputado de UCD vivió en carne y hueso. ME habria gustado que reflejarán más como vivieron el golpe de estado los diputados secuestrados, entre ellos mi padre..pero la serie se centra más en los cabecillas del golpe como el general Armada (pretendia ser nuevo presidente de gobierno),el General Milan Bosch y Tejero. LA confusión de un golpe de estado militar que se inició con una mentira de que el rey estaba detrás, dio pie a que no tuviera éxito.

España debe estar agradecida de que el Rey Juan carlos defendería la consitución española y una transacción a la democracia por la que personas con ideales como mi padre, Antonio José Delgado de Jesús o Suarez lucharon con fervor.

Es una serie que recomiendo para entender el papel del rey y el papel de TEjero que era un pelele manejado por sus superiores que tenian segundas intenciones.

En la actualidad,Tejero reside en Málaga dedicándose la pintura después de 30 años de condena, Armada fue condenado a otros 30 años, al igual que el capitán Bosch.


Dicha serie se puede ver en internet en:

http://www.rtve.es/mediateca/videos/20090212/23-f-dia-mas-dificil-del-rey/406369.shtml

El tema se trata con mucho respeto y ayuda a que las nuevas generaciones de jóvenes entiendan la lucha que hubo para que los españoles tuviéramos una vida digna y con derechos.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Koalita Sam



el Koala Sam se convirtió el koala más famoso del mundo por sobrevivir un incendio que ha acabo ya con la vida de más de un centenar de personas en Australia junto con indefensos animales que residían en los bosques.
Sam aceptó de las manos de un bombero voluntario , 3 botellas de agua que se bebió habiendo estado sediento y con las patitas y ocico quemado diambulando por el bosque. OTro de los voluntarios lo grabó con su móvil y así ha llegado la bonita experienca al resto del mundo.

TOdavia no conces a Sam? en el siguiente link puedes ver el video que a mí me ha parecido muy tierno..tan bonito el koala!

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25038852-661,00.html

A self assesment questionnaire


Where is your cell phone? Dont know lol
Your hair colour? brownish
Your father? Passed away but is present in all moments of my life
Your favorite thing? My laptop
Your dream last night? Komissarin Frau FLöttete (long story..)
Your favorite drink? Coke!
Your dream/goal? to be remembered ...,for good reasons only! Of course!
The room you are in? My sitting room
Your fear? failure
Where do you want to be in 6 years? In my own house with heating and no knackers around..
Muffins? No thanks!
One of your wish list items? blackberry
Where you grew up? Córdoba
The last thing you did? Shopping in mark and spencer!
What are you wearing? eBay fleece.. 
Your TV? off
Your pets? Cat but in Spain!
Your computer? On,always on!
Your life? Heftig ; agitada!
Your mood? good but tired!
Missing someone? My family
Your car? Dont like cars
Favorite store? HMV
Your summer? Summer in ireland? Doesn´t exist..
Your favorite colour? Violet and black
When is the last time you laughed? A few minutes ago at the bus stop
Last time you cried? Yesterday in the cinema!
Three of my favorite foods? Lentils,mushrooms,chicken!
Three places I would rather be right now? My home town, Cartagena de Indias,Munich!

now it´s your turn, do you want to reply to the same queries? dont be lazy do copy and paste in the comment part and give it a go!!

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Benjamin Escoriza (Radio Tarifa)´s concert in Dublin


A very unique music group with influences from Southern rhythms like flamenco and arabic music and some touches of Jazz,too. The band´s name says it all "Radio Tarifa", being Tarifa the closest European town to Africa. Benjamin coming from Granada, 2 other members of the band from Jerez de LA Frontera,one from Almeria ,another from Seville and the last 2 members one from Sudan and the other from Granada. Benjamin gipsy´s unmistakable neat voice accompanied by the delightful musicians, made us feel like in Marroco for a while in the Button factory in Dublin. We were unable to remain still and clapped all the way through, "taconeando" with my heels,moving my hands and shouting at him "guapo" and "ese arte" all the time. Yeah, it´s true Andalusian´s special talent and charm is very special. Benjamin at one point of the concert joked and said that they had to stop playing because "la pulicia may come " lol a very typical joke linked to gypsies. He also said the title of every song in Anadalusian and then invented a non-existent transalation into "French" or "Spanglish" lol. I expected a great performance but it was much better than i could have ever imagined! I remember well when Benjamin sang "rumba argelina" and we could not stop our feet! the hour and a half that lasted the concert flew! we didn´t want them to stop!! Irish people that surrounded us ,clapped along and asked me about the group (the may have thought that belonged to their family due to my enthusiasim lol).

RAdio TArifa, a group to see before you die!!!!!!!!!! A group that bring different cultures together in one song!

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Ché part one


I couldn´t resist to write a few lines about this movie that i almost missed! I went to the Lighthouse cinema in Dublin since it only lasted a couple of weeks in the cinema i usually go to, by the way I recommend Lighthouse: nice coloured and modern decoration and very comfortable seats!

Well going back to the movie, I was blown away by the role played by Benicio del Toro as Ché and Demina Bichir playing Fidel Castro. At the end of the movie you become a fan of the Cuban revolution and their liders(more fan of Ché not of fidel, i have to say)! they show how the people supported it and that the Cuban guerrilleros were not that blood-thirsty even though had their own rules such as imposing taxes on wealthy land-owners, they also had schools in the jungle since Ché said that "illiterate people are easier to deceive". A human and charismatic Ché is portraiyed, they also show Che´s asmathic problems not improved by his addiction to Cuban cigars! it´s unbeliavable how a born Argentinian but nazionalized Cuban changed the history of Cuba and freed it from the dictatorship of Batista. Ché said that living in a capitalist world is like living in a cage and that they did not hate NorthAmerican people but their government. It´s a pity that Ché original ideas did not give Cubans the freedom they wanted..,Fidel had his own way to interpret them..

I can´t wait to see Ché part 2, this first movie it is mostly set in the jungle, it´s described how the guerrilla started and how they managed to win the revolution.

Excellent actors and a movie for people who are interested in history and che´s point of view since the movie is based on his book "memoir "Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War".

If somebody asks me whom i´d like to meet if i had the chance,i´d definitely say: Ché or Benicio del Toro since they look so alike in the film!oh my God!

Slumdog millionaire


I knew before I saw this movie that I was going to like it and I wasn´t wrong. IT has a very original plot that shows a beautiful love story, a story with a harsh background, the slums of Mumbai. Many current issues in India are denounced : child explotation, extreme poverty, people living among the rubbish, killings of muslims, drug trafficking, corruption etc.

All starts with a teen from the slums becoming a contestant of the tv programme "who wants to be a millionaire", a teen who is not expected to know all answers and when he does, he is suspected of cheating. Yaman, explains throughout the movie how an youngster from the slums knew all the answers. Each answer had an association with his hard life.

IT´s not a movie with great actors or visual effects, it´s the content of it what makes it different. Yamannnnnnnnnnnnnnnn..!!i also like the soundtrack and the dance at the end when they show the credits..so bollywood style! i do hope this movie wins many more well-deserved awards!

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