Sunday, December 14, 2008

sorry... but this blog is closed...

thanks for your interest and I do hope people who find this blog from now on will enjoy it but please do not submit comments -- I have not an will not read any further comment submitted for this blog (same for any other closed blog of mine; e.g.). Thanks for your understanding and take care! D.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Alright! I've had enough of this topic...

so have I accomplished what I set out to do? not exactly:)... but it was fun looking at these things; I just got a bit too negative at the end for no good reason... so I'm ending this blog with a somewhat unrelated existential song, that I found in the most unlikely place: Romanian rap! "[Life is a] bad joke!" by Parazitii/The parasites (the lyrics are just horrendous but... the message redeems the song for me... although I wouldn't listen to this song more than once:) --> great message!


P.S. a reminder to self that I should be spending more time on my existential blog. D.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The adventures of Crazy Loop

MORE: again, it could have been much better if the lyrics for Johanna, for instance, would have been clarified... what's the point of stringing song after song of supposedly non-sense lyrics? how long can people take this? D.

Dan Balan sees this project as "the adventures of Crazy Loop" I(2:30 time frame) -- there should be more songs coming in the following months (if the meaning is going to be distorted in favor of commercial interests, I may just skip th rest of this project... -- did he ran out of money so that he *needs* to do this?


P.S. as far as I can tell the quality of the slow songs is much better... D.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Dan Balan: De la mine / From me [to you]

STILL MORE: oops! this was actually an O-zone song, but in the version on U-tube Dan is the only on that can be heard singing... so did he "remake" som of th O-zone songs with his new band (him soloist and the other instruments only?) D.

EVEN MORE: I suspect Dan (knowingly or unknowingly) had this poem by the Romanian poet Eminescu as a starting point, assumed the role of "Lucifer" and imagined having a short but heartfelt liaison with a mortal... (while I understand the point of the Romanian-into- English translator expressed on the top of the page, I disagree with the translation "Lucifer" because of the strong negative connotations that I do not believe are present in the Romanian version; the whole point appears to be a desired but doomed relationship between a mortal and an immortal -- which can be in itself symbolic of a relationship between an idealist and a pragmatist individual, for instance). D.

MORE: may be just as utterly untranslatable as the song "Intr-un cer violet" /On a violet sky -- I mean it's translatable at some level... "on a violet sky, if I could find the moon, it would be a silvery stain..." that's a perfectly translatable beginning but I doubt anyone could really explain the real meaning of the song -- you either feel it or you don't...

I'm trying to figure out what this is... it's tagged with "Crazy Loop" and it appears to be only on U-tube (no lyrics, no anything elsewhere on the web...); seems to be relatively recent (the instruments, guitar in particular give this away -- I think that's his Moldovan band he brought with him to the US); was this meant for his rock project or is it more recent than that? it was uploaded on U-tube 2 month ago...


The Power of shower -- Crazy Loop (aka Dan Balan) dancing

I'm really not feeling this... (but that's just *me*)


P.S. maybe could take some ideas from Petrisor Ruge? D.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Dan Balan aka Crazy Loop: Johanna (shut up!): dissapointed...

looks like the grown-up meaning of the song was intentionally obscured so he could get the kids interested, instead... (and market "Crazy loop" dolls to them)


P.S. I think it's a mistake -- he is alienating what could be a much larger market for his music D.