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Muchas gracias, Meryl! Lo siento pero nunca me llegó el aviso de tu comentario. Saludos!!
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This song is rock, no matter what some people might say. The thing sounds like it could've been stuck between "I Want You To Want Me" and "Surrender", from "Cheap Trick at Budokan". And for any naysayer's that are probably half my age and think they know rock, just remember that rock is supposed to be about self-expression... and if "I want to sell this product" is the expression, shut up and take it. All rock is a product if it sells. That includes my favourite bands such as Queen, Van Halen, Rush, Kiss, Crüe, Led Zep and a bunch of others. These kids were put together by some people with big money behind them and, for whatever reason, they ended up making this latest album that has 18 songs in it and a good lot of them are damn good. They don't play the instruments? Who cares? They're young, so maybe they can learn later on, when they get bored dancing around and realise it's a hell of a lot more FUN to play your instrument while you sing onstage. A bunch of little girls are finding out about anything from Def Leppard to Rick Springfield and Queen (yes, QUEEN... they have a song on their previous album which is pretty much an ode to early queen of the 1975 period) just because these kids are making it PLAINLY evident that if they're not the ones being influenced by these acts, then most CERTAINLY their songwriters are. Oh, and their producers, too, because the entire thing sounds like a pretty accurate reproduction of Def Leppard's "Hysteria"-sound, produced by Mutt Lange who, by the way, ended up producing his then-wife's Shania Twain's "C'mon Over" album, which is country pop. And, oh, did I mention that this same guy also produced AC/DC's black album? Since we're in the black topic, how about Metallica's black album being produced by a hard rock producer who actually made Jason Newsted's bass able to be HEARD by the buying public, as opposed to "... And Justice for All". Music is music, man! f you don't like it, MOVE ON. Your bands will NOT sound better or look "cooler" because you're tough enough to tell a bunch of little girls that their favourite band sucks. Music doesn't get more "street cred" by having so-called rock fans put down other acts. If you can't open your mind to other bands or types of music, keep it to yourself! If Yngwie hadn't practiced Paganini for a like billion hours a day, his type of virtuoso neoclassical (albeit, pretty soulless) rock wouldn't have gotten off the ground! If Kiss hadn't heard disco, we wouldn't have had the Dynasty record, where they had some songs that were WAY better than "I Was Made For Loving You". Name-dropping mode OFF
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Downtown Quito, Ecuador - August, 2012
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Thank you very much, Andrew! This picture, along with 24 others, is on exhibit until January 15th at the Ecuadorian Embassy in Mexico City :)
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Welcome everyone! This is a place for all of us to not only share our photography (as well as others', giving the proper credit), tips and things like that, but also to talk about what photography means to us and to those around us. Let's share a bit about our world of photography.
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Muchas gracias por sus comentarios. Hace unos años, cuando recién grabé la canción, estuve pensando en hacer un video utilizando fotografías tomadas por varias personas que las habían subido a Flickr. Me contacté con decenas de estas personas y obtuve permiso para usar las fotografías pero luego ya no lo hice, ni idea porque. Así que esta vez decidí hacer el video y no ocuparme tanto de fotografías sino darle un enfoque central a la letra, que siempre me ha parecido una de las mejores que he escrito. Saludos a las dos y gracias por sus comentarios!
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Those who wanted to know the lyrics to the extra verse, which don't appear anywhere on the internet, here you go:

"But in one degree's removal, what he'd lost in their approval
He'd made up for with a certain notoriety
But the wives had colder glances, they'd a name for such romances
They'd confer on all the faults that they were picking"
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What does photography mean to you? I got into photography because I needed a new creative outlet. I'm a songwriter and there came a point in which I couldn't come up with new ideas anymore. Now photography is a part-time job for me and next year, I'm going in fulltime into photography and also songwriting, since I was able to continue writing songs after two years of being in a rut. I love photography and love the things I can do with it. I adore the fact that I can make other people happy with my photography and help them make a vision that they might have, a reality.

So, I ask again, what does photography mean to you?
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Empezemos con algo simple y complicado a la vez: que significa para ustedes Ecuador? Para mi, Ecuador es el país que se convirtió en mi hogar. Después de 18 años de ir de país en país por el trabajo de mi padre, terminé en Quito y el resto es historia. Ahora vivo en Ciudad de México pero Ecuador siempre será mi hogar y muy pronto regresaré a vivir allá.
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Jose Ignacio Herrera's profile photo
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Work
Occupation
I'm a teacher, songwriter, jinglewriter, translator and photographer
Employment
  • Songwriter
    Universal Music Publishing México, 2000 - present
  • Various clients
    Jingle writer, 2006 - present
  • Private middle school in Mexico City
    Literature teacher, 2006 - present
  • Private middle school in Mexico City
    World Studies & Communication Skills teacher, 2008 - present
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Serge, SergeAMH, Sergé
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Musician Photographer
Introduction
I was born in Chile, have a Mexican nationality, am of half-Austrian/half-Mexican blood, adore Ecuador and have lived in 10 countries.

I do a lot of stuff! I'm a teacher at a private middle school in Mexico City teaching World Studies & Communication Skills III and Literature I. I'm also signed with Universal Music Publishing Mexico as a songwriter and I've written some jingles for the Mexican and Latin American market. I've done lots of translation work (anything from Lenny Kravitz documentaries for subtitling to translating tutorials for Akvis in order to get free software!).

About two years ago I started to get into a rut, or maybe found that dreaded "writer's block" and couldn't write more songs. I was so close to reaching a milestone of sorts: 250 songs in almost 20 years of writing (I know, not a lot if compared to many, but still, a lot for me). Maybe what I needed was to find my muse again... through some other type of art.

I started getting into photography in January of this year and I've developed a complete love for the art. It makes me feel so extremely good to be able to take pictures and to see the pictures people take and decide to share in places like Google+ and Flickr.

If you want to add me to your circle, be my guest. Send me a "hello" and let's get to know each other.

P.S. My white background series of profile pictures of myself were taken by Mexican photographer Blanca Charolet.
Education
  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito
    Audiovisual Communications, 1993 - 1997
  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito
    Music minor, 1993 - 1997
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