Gymnopédie # 1 – Erik Satie

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Gymnopédie # 1 – Erik Satie

It had been an hour of an incredibly exhausting piano recital, I was graduating. It had taken me five years of really hard work but it was finally ending.

I knew I was going to be so emotional I would not be able to speak at the end, had just finished playing Pierre Boulez’s “12 notations”, one of the most difficult pieces I had ever played…

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Sailing to Nowhere – Broken Bells

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Sailing to Nowhere – Broken Bells

Music is so special to me. There was a time around my college years when almost everything I did was accompanied by music, I had these little speakers and played everything loud enough to make people around me change their mood for a few moments. I loved to musicalize moments and feel like the vibe changed according to the music I played, I also liked to find the perfect music to express what I felt at the moment, it was one of the ways I connected non verbally with the people around me, some people felt the same way I did and what I played allowed them to really connect to it and express it, for a moment…

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After The Storm - Mumford & Sons

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After The Storm - Mumford & Sons

I have cried so many times listening to this song. Sometimes I look back and suspect I’ve endured too many dark times, maybe I’m just exaggerated, who knows?

There is an “after” the storm, I’m sure of it, I’m sure there have been times when I’ve felt I’ve passed the storm, I’m sure. It’s just that this storm, this particular storm is especially strong, and a little blinding, because it isn’t only personal…

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Youth - Daughter

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Youth - Daughter

There are tiring days when one doesn’t have many words, this is one of those days. I feel tired and not really in the mood to say much. Sometimes you feel compelled to stop expressing yourself to avoid trouble and I’ve have to do that for a while, maybe that has blocked my words a little.

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The Rip Tide - Beirut

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The Rip Tide - Beirut

This song was part of my life during one of the most difficult times, it was before I lived these last two months.

Going back in time to 2012 I was living something similar to what I lived these last two years, my father had to go through surgery to have a brain aneurism removed and my family and I had a very difficult time coping with the fear of losing him.

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El Mañana – Gorillaz

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El Mañana – Gorillaz

It was a couple hours after midnight, last Saturday. My father passed away in a hospital after two years of struggle with a very difficult disease. It was one of the worst moments of my life, completely unexpected for me and so difficult to handle that for a few moments I thought I would faint, I still haven’t fully understood the magnitude of the event, I still haven’t completely accepted I lost my father.

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Enjoy The Silence – Depeche Mode

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Enjoy The Silence – Depeche Mode

This song, so beautiful that it has touched millions and so magical that it can shake your core on a special night, even after knowing it and loving it for many years.

On Friday I was lucky enough to go to the Depeche Mode concert here in Bogotá. It was a really unexpected thing, I really wasn’t sure I would be able to make it, the day had been really stressful and hard on me and I was feeling desperate and hopeless about so many things, important things, about the future in general and about my life and my family...

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Stargazer – JackLNDN

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Stargazer – JackLNDN

I have a story to tell about this week’s track, it was submitted to us on the musicto website a couple of weeks back during a very hard time for me. For reasons too complicated to discuss life was feeling extremely rough and I was having really though days, feeling like everything was too much and I wasn’t always sure how I could endure.

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