sounds and silences: JON BRION
Puestos a encontrarme (¿te encuentras?, como me preguntan aqu铆 en Asturias, y me encanta) en plan pedante, lo que me divierte bastante, la verdad, las canciones que compongo siempre est谩n entre The Wire (brit谩nica) y No Depression (estadounidense)*, las dos revistas de m煤sica que m谩s me gustan (empec茅 leyendo, es un decir, de adolescente, Scherzo, una revista de m煤sica cl谩sica y eso s铆 que era pedante; nunca me gust贸, adem谩s me suscribi贸 mi madrina, porque yo era un m煤sico cl谩sico, un Pianista -mi madrina se parece mucho a Pedro Almod贸var en el corte de pelo, incluso cuando Almod贸var dej贸 de te帽铆rse ella tambi茅n lo hizo, yo creo que ella lo hizo porque 茅l lo hizo, no creo que fuera al rev茅s; aunque ella odia profundamente a Almod贸var y lo que conlleva su existencia en esta sociedad, as铆 que siempre he hecho por hablar de ese parecido, incluso cuando no ten铆a raz贸n de ser, pero nunca he encontrado un momento en el que ese llamativo parecido resultase inoportuno)...*entre la experimentaci贸n, las aventuras de la m煤sica moderna (moderna en un sentido pop y actitud, en mi opini贸n, orientada al futuro y nunca al retrovisor) y, en el otro lado del oc茅ano, el folk americano, alt-country. Ahora hablar de alternativo, indie, est谩 tan socavado... Antes ten铆a todo el sentido porque era darle un enfoque pop y no militante o corporativista o directamente integrista. Ahora tambi茅n tiene el mismo sentido, si lo pienso dos veces. Entre esta gran sima, ¡he conseguido, y solo (pens茅 en llamar a los bomberos), desatascar el lavabo con un l铆quido corrosivo! He expuesto mis ca帽er铆as a este veneno durante dos horas y un minuto ag贸nico. Abr铆 el grifo y el agua corr铆a como en el r铆o Mississippi, y adem谩s el agua caliente funciona tambi茅n perfectamente, lo digo por mi abuelo porque es lo que m谩s le preocupa siempre. Y casi se me olvida, tambi茅n fui al taller donde Laszlo lleva su coche, justo debajo de su casa, y pregunt茅 al mec谩nico por el precio de las ruedas. Me contest贸 si me gustaban los perros.
If I'd find myself (do you find yourself?, they ask me here in Asturias, and I love it), in a pedantic way, what I actually enjoy a lot, the songs that I write are always between The Wire (british) and No Depression (american)*, the two music magazines that I like most (I began to read, it's just a manner of speaking, when I was a teenager, Scherzo, a classical music magazine and that was really posh indeed; I never enjoyed it, moreover my godmother subscribed me, because I was a classical musician, a Pianist -my godmother looks like Pedro Almod贸var in the haircut, even when Almod贸var stopped to dye, she stopped too, I think that she did it because he did it, I don't think it could be on the the opposite way; although she deeply hates Almod贸var, and what he means in this society, so I always try to talk about this looklike, even when it was not timely, but I have never found a single moment where this flashy looklike could be inappropriate... * between the experimentation, the adventures in modern music (moder in a pop sense and attitude, I think so, facing future and never to rear-view mirror), and, on the other side of the ocean, the american folk, alt-country. Nowadays talking about alternative and indie is so undermined... Before It had everymeaning because it was giving a pop sense and not militant or corporative or directly fundamentalist. Now it has the same meaning, if I think it over. Among this big abyss, I got it and I did it alone (I intended to call the firemen), to unblock the washbasin with a corrosive liquid! I have exposed my plumbing to this poison for two hours and a agonizing minute. I turned on the tap and the water runned like in the Mississippi river and the hot water worked perfectly too, and I say this because of my grandfather, that's the thing he is always concerned most. And I nearly forgot it, I also went to the garage where Laszlo fixes his car, right below his house, and I asked the mechanic about the price of the wheels. He answered me whether I liked dogs.