Friday, July 27, 2012

Summer music & teen love.

On these few days I've been at Algeciras (I'm leaving next sunday, coming back to Barcelona) I've been listening to my old records here at home. Almots all my CDs are here, and it's nice always to come back and find them as you left.

I've got a huge collection of The Smashing Pumpkins CDs. It's my favourite band since I was 13 years old, and when I was a teenager I was always listening to them. If there were a band who could understad what was happening inside my head, that was The Smashing Pumpkins. I used to dress the way they did, read books about them, listened to the music that influenced them (that's how I discivered 'My bloody valentine', for example)...

In 1998, James Iha, former member of SP; released a solo album that I really loved, 'Let it come down'. It's a small piece of music, with lots of love songs perfect for a rainy day. James Iha was my teenage love and, even today he's awesome for me! He released a new album this year, 'Look to the sky', and I hope he would come to Spain for a gig. It would be great to see him again.
He also have another musical project called Tinted Windows, who are pretty great too :)

Later on I've been listening to another artist that really changed my life when I was a teenage: David Bowie.

I've been a Bowie fan since I was a little girl, as I was a great fan of Labyrinth film and I adored David's characther, Jareth. When I grew up I started to listen to his music, specially to his Ziggy Stardust material.

Last week I watched the BBC's documental 'David Bowie and the story of Ziggy Stardust'. You should all watch it so you would understand an important piece of music's history. David, with Ziggy, changed the point of view about music, fashion and sexuality of the 70s.


  1. Hemos crecido con la misma música. Hay que ver lo que me marcaron Bowie y los Smashing...

    Qué bonita es la nostalgia ;)

  2. I was obsessed with Bowie as a teenager too. I always felt sick that I'd missed such an exciting era in music. I saw that documentary and it made me think it all over again.

    I saw The Smashing Pumpkins at a Halloween show in 2000. D'arcy had left and been replaced by Melissa Auf der Maur. They split up pretty soon after

  3. Un dato curioso sucedió cuando yo descubrí que Marilyn Manson fue quien rapo a Billy Corgan XD

    Siempre es reparador coger un cd antiguo que ha significado mucho y volver a escucharlo porque todos esos sentimientos permanecen de alguna forma en ellos inalterable ^^


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