Barca the New Champion

Posted in Football with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2009 by victorbiola
Rome, Thursday 27 May 09
 

Barca beats Manchester Utd in European Champion’s League Final

After a remarkable 90 mins FC Barcelona is the new European Champion.

Barcelona wins the final 2:0 after an outstanding game. Manchester Utd could not develop their game after a stronger Barcelona played a fantastic attacking game. 

Manchester entered the game as a slight favourite after an excellent performance throughout the tournament.

As expected they commenced the match full of confidence. Man Utd has had a strong start to the match with several serious chances in the first 10 mins. Then after a stunning run by Eto’o and Messi, Eto’o was able to put the first goal of the night in. Afterwards the Catalans were able to dominate the game.

The second half saw a second goal by a header by Messi. This sealed the result.

Manchester was attempting to stem the tide, but was not able to find their previous form. Barca was too strong with their characteristic passing game. ‘A ball is there to be passed’ is the motto of the proud Catalonians from the North of Spain. Today they showed this motto very successfully.

Barca created many opportunities with numerous passes, many one-touch and diagonal passes. They were able to force their game onto their opponents. Great performances so far by Eto’o, Messi, Xavi, Puyol and Iniesta.

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This is the third time that Barca wins European Champion’s League. Long live Barcelona, long live a passionate, attacking football!

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Barca in Dreamland

Posted in Football with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2009 by victorbiola
Rome, Thursday 27 May 09

After 70 mins Barcelona went 2:0 ahead!

Messi’ s wonderful header put Barca in a more comfortable 2:0 lead. Eto’o scored in the 10th min for a 1:0. Manchester is stunned.

Barca on a Winning Streak

Posted in Football with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2009 by victorbiola
Rome, Thursday 27 May 09
 

European Champion’s League Final

After a stunning first 45 mins FC Barcelona is 1:0 ahead. Man Utd has had a strong start to the match with several serious chances in the first 10 mins. After a stunning run by Eto’o and Messi, Eto’o was able to put the first goal of the night in.

Ever since Barcelona has been dominating the match.

Great performances so far by Eto’o, Messi, Xavi, Puyol and Iniesta.

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Manchester has commenced the second half with Tevez on the pitch.

Sisters of Mercy Video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2009 by victorbiola

Just a short video by the Sisters of Mercy that I have found on YouTube. I love this song from the 80’s. Don’t know if you can relate to this but I love it. Leave a note with your thoughts. Here are the lyrics to the song, which is partly sung in German…

In a sea of faces, in a sea of doubt
In this cruel place your voice above the maelstrom
In the wake of this ship of fools I’m falling further down
If you can see me, Marian, reach out and take me home…..
Marian I think I’m drowning
This sea is killing me

CHORUS

I hear you calling Marian
Across the water, across the wave
I hear you calling Marian
Can you hear me calling you to
Save me, save me, save me from the
Grave…
Marian

Marian, there’s a weight above me
And the pressure is all too strong
To breathe deep
Breathe long and hard
To take the water down and go to sleep
To sink still further
Beneath the fatal wave

CHORUS

Was ich kann und was ich konnte (What I can do and what I could do)
Weiß ich gar nicht mehr (I just don’t know anymore)
Gib mir wieder etwas schönes (Give me something beautiful again)
Zieh mich aus dem Meer (Drag me from the sea)
Ich hör’ dich rufen, Marian (I hear you calling Marian)
Kannst du mich schreien hören? (Can you hear me calling?)
Ich bin hier allein (I am here alone)
Ich hör’ dich rufen, Marian (I hear you calling Marian)
Ohne deine Hilfe verliere ich mich in diesem Ort (Without your help I am lost in this place)

CHORUS (repeat Marian til end)

Seductive Song? Cast Your Vote!

Posted in Fun, Life, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 2, 2008 by victorbiola

The poll has commenced. As by today you can vote for your favourite seductive song. See <Vote For Your Favourite Seductive Song> to read the original post or for more information.

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… Let us look at the more erotic moments in our lives. You have arrived home after a fun night out. You have had a great time dancing with friends and asked the crush of the past weeks back home to your place. You are both sitting on the sofa sipping on a glass of wine and chatting. Your eyes meet constantly and you are feeling shy and exhilarated at once. You feel excited and decide to put on some music that will help you to seduce your prey…

donna-summerWhat song will you play?

What songs do you like to listen to when you are with your lover? What songs get you both in the mood? What songs do you put on to get you and your lover in the right mood?

I would like to invite you to share your favourite seductive, sexy, erotic song with us. Leave a reply with your song title and band/singer and it will be excepted in the poll.
(leave a song title as well or I will not be able to enter just a singer in the poll…)

The poll has commenced!

Vote in the poll below or write a comment to add a song. 

YOU CAN TICK MULTIPLE SONGS !!!

Title – Singer

(the numbers are just entry numbers not the vote!!!)

  1. Je t’aime – Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin
  2. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Babe – Barry White
  3. Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
  4. Oops (Oh My) – Tweet (feat Missy Elliott)
  5. Work (Freemasons Mix) – Kelly Rowland
  6. Rock Your Baby – George McCrae
  7. Love to Love You Baby – Donna Summer
  8. More Than A Woman – Bee Gees
  9. Love Theme – Barry White and Love Unlimited (thanks Jeannette)
  10. It’s A Fire – Portishead (thanks Choi)
  11. Humming – Portishead
  12. Bolero – Ravel
  13. In The Air Tonight – Phil Collins
  14. Rock Your Body – Justin Timerlake (???)
  15. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green  elis-regina
  16. In A Manner of Speaking – Nouvelle Vague
  17. Same Mistake – James Blunt (thanks Shane)
  18. Candyshop – 50 Cent (??? Saaaam???)
  19. Underwater Love – Smoke City
  20. Águas de Março – Tom Jobim & Elis Regina
  21. Wicked Game – Chris Isaak (thanks Declan)
  22. Careless Whisper – Wham
  23. Sensual Woman – Herbaliser
  24. Crown Royal on Ice – Jill Scott
  25. Stroke You Up – Changing Faces
  26. Secret Lover – The Isley Brothers
  27. Slow Dance – Keri Hilson
  28. The Naughty Song – Cory Lee
  29. I’d Like To – Corinne Bailey Rae
  30. I’ll Make Love to You – Boys II Men
  31. Forever Mine – The O’Jays
  32. Show and Tell – Al Wilson
  33. Wishing You Were Here – Chicago
  34. Hold You In My Arms – Ray LaMontagne
  35. Whisper – Morphine
  36. Natural HIgh – Bloodstone
  37. Come To Me – Otis Redding
  38. Sex – Nathaniel Merriweather (Sorry, I could not find it on YouTube)
  39. Closer – Ralph Myerz and the Jack Herren Band
  40. Doin’ It – LL Cool J
  41. Nobody – Keith Sweat
  42. Love Serenade – Barry White (‘I don’t wanna see no panties’…’)
  43. That’s The Way Love Goes – Janet Jackson
  44. Closer – Goapele
  45. Give Me The Night – George Benson
  46. Hot Number – Anthony Franklin
  47. You’re The Best – Larry Joseph Project
  48. Shine – Luther Vandross
  49. All Night Long – Mary Jane Girls

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How Is This For Funky?

Posted in Fun, Life, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2008 by victorbiola

When researching music and looking through feedback for a previous post <Vote For Your Favourite Seductive Song> I stumbled over this jewel of a late 70s funky number: Shame by Evelyn King aka Evelyn Champagne King.

evelyn-king-smooth-talkThere are some seriously good tracks to come by in the late 70s, but every now and then you know that you have heard something special. This is one of the best tracks I have heard in a long time.

Evelyn King is very natural in her performance, her voice is crisp and sensual and the beat is funky and with a great guitarre tune to accompany it. Click below to hear it for yourself.

Life is full of surprises and I have just learnt that Shame is also on the soundtrack of the Rock City game Vice City (which is part of the Grand Theft Auto series). If you enjoy your late 70s and early 80s Soul / Funk, then you should check this hot site out: http://www.vicecityradio.com/

Your comments and feedback are as always welcome!

Please check The Soul of Amsterdam for excellent photos of musicians.

Subvertising and Culture Jamming

Posted in Art, Life with tags , , , on November 18, 2008 by Writerful

Subvertising is a composition of the words ‘subvert’ and ‘advertising’. The main aim of subvertising, also referred to as culture jamming, is an attempt at sabotaging advertising / political campaigns, the encroachment of multi national corporations on everyday life, and attacking other high profile targets.

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As distinct from graffiti subvertising is the practice of lampooning or satirizing corporate and political advertisements in order to make a statement or to subvert its intended message. This can take the form of a completely new image being overlayed or an alteration to the existing image. Subvertisements are also referred to as meme hacks and can be aligned with the other social hacking or culture jamming sub cultures.

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Subvertisements by their nature incorporate certain elements of graffiti culture by use of a messages sprayed onto an advertisement or more complex paste ups which can change the advertisements meaning and elicit a completely different emotional response from that intended. The justification by those responsible for this type of culture hacking is that they do not give their permission to have their senses bombarded on a daily basis by corporate advertisements, so it is their way of reclaiming their personal power and public space.

Subvertising can be done in such a subtle way that it ‘flies under the radar’ and thus escapes the conscious filtering mechanism leading to unexpected epiphanies or the exposure of the subtle form of brainwashing and subliminal techniques very often used in adverts. Many people are not aware that many well known household brands are using ancient sacred symbolism in their logos which have a powerful effect on our sub conscious mind. Culture hacking or jamming by its very nature aims at addressing this deliberate form of exploitation and control by corporate and political powers.