Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Kids Will Rock You │ An Amazing Musical Experience

The musical group Kids Will Rock You was formed in France to provide the soundtracks for a series of Evian water TV commercials.  Kids Will Rock You specialized in doing cool covers of rock-and-roll classics.  Quite unexpectedly though, they became overnight musical sensations in France and Germany, and produced two CDs that were best sellers.  The members of the group are; Boys:  Andre, Mark, Africa, Nick, Matthew, Benedict, Charles, and Girls:  Jared, Georgia, Jessica, Emily, Christina, Lauren MC, Lauren MO.  In this special edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring  them in two outstanding videos: "We Will Rock You", and "That's The Way I Like It".  Please click on this Amazon.com link to purchase the CD by Kids Will Rock You that contains all of these songs:  Kids Will Rock You  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

 
We Will Rock You


That's The Way I Like It

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Maula Mere Maula - Roop Kumar Rathod

 Roop Kumar Rathod

In this edition of Angel Watchers, I am featuring one of the most beautiful and powerful songs in the world.  It is called "Maula Mere Maula (My Lord, My God)", and it was a mega hit in India for Roop Kumar Rathod.  The song was originally in the blockbuster Bollywood movie "Anwar", and since then it has become the unofficial national anthem of India.  I featured this song in a previous post that can be found here: Maula Mere Maula - Tanmay Chaturvedi   Please click on the video widget below for a very moving musical experience.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Fireknife Champion Preston Weber Has Won Again In Hawaii 2012

Thirteen year old Preston Weber from Fort Lauderdale, Florida has just won the 2012 Fireknife Competition that took place on May 10, 2012, in Laie, Hawaii.  I featured him previously on Angel Watchers after his last win, and that post can be found here: Preston Weber - Master Of The Fireknife Dance  Well, the amazing Preston Weber has won again, and the video of his new remarkable performance can be viewed by clicking on the video widget below.  If you compare Preston's previous performance with his current one, you notice that it is obvious that he is a lot stronger and faster.  A big congratulations to you Preston Weber from Angel Watchers.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Angel │ Angelis

Angelis was a British singing group that was created by Simon Cowell.  They were initially formed in early 2006, and was made up of six children, who were then aged between 11 and 14.  They were discovered during nationwide auditions.  The members of the group were: Amy Dow, Camilla Seale, Sam Adams-Nye, Natalie Grace Chua,  Moray West, and  Joe Martin.  In 2007 Angelis was mysteriously disbanded for reasons that were never revealed publicly.  In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring them singing the ever beautiful "Angel" that was written by Earl Simmons, Irving Domingo Lorenz, and Taiwan Green.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Cuando Me Vaya │ Los Chicos de la Escolanía

Los Chicos de la Escolanía, from the Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo, is a very special choral group from Spain.  In 1995 they had an international hit with the song "Nirvana".  They also had a very unique sound then that was sort of a cross between Enigma, and Hildegard Von Bingen.  At that time they were known collectively as Elbosco.  Their latest hit is called "Cuando Me Vaya (When I Go)", that was recorded in collaboration with Spanish pop star Jaime Terrón, who is the lead singer of the musical group Melocos.  "Cuando Me Vaya" is so beautiful, so plaintive, so soulful, that I wept when I first heard it.  There is a haunting harmonic tag at the end of the bridge, followed by some spoken words that sends chills up my spine.  This is what great popular music is all about.  In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring Los Chicos de la Escolanía" singing Cuando Me Vaya".  This song, and the CD that it is from, was actually recorded at the Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo.  The MP3 of "Cuando Me Vaya" can be purchased from this Amazon.com link:  Cuando Me Vaya - Los Chicos de la Escolanía  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Odd Life of Timothy Green │ Cameron 'CJ' Adams

In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring a sneak-preview of a cool, soon-to-be-released movie called "The Odd Life of Timothy Green", starring Cameron 'CJ' Adams.  It is an American fantasy drama about a a childless couple who become frustrated with their inability to have a child, so one night they dream up their ideal offspring, and write the child's characteristics and life events on pieces of paper, including "scoring the winning goal."  The couple places the notes in a box, and buries it in their backyard.  After a very stormy night in their hometown of Stanleyville, a 10 year-old arrives at their home claiming the Greens as his parents.  Soon they realize that the child, named Timothy (Cameron 'CJ' Adams), is far more special than they originally thought.  "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" is scheduled to be released in theaters on August 15, 2012.  Safe journeys to all of the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

You Were Never Lovelier │ The Singing Messengers

In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring a cool video clip from the classic 1942 film "You Were Never Lovelier" starring Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth.  This scene showcases the "singing messengers", that were sent by Bob Davis (Fred Astaire) in an attempt to woo Maria Acuña (Rita Hayworth) who is playing hard-to-get.  The "singing messengers" are so good, I just had to share them with all of the fans of Angel Watchers.

Monday, May 14, 2012

The Boy In The Striped Pajamas │ Asa Butterfield

In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring "The Boy In The Striped Pajamas" starring the enigmatic Asa Butterfield as Bruno.  "The Boy In The Striped Pajamas" was released in 2008 and was directed by Mark Herman.  It is based on the novel of the same name by Irish writer John Boyne.  The haunting and beautiful soundtrack of the film was composed by Howard Shore.  "The Boy In The Striped Pajamas" is a drama about the Holocaust.  The film explores the horrors of a World War II extermination camp as seen through the eyes of two eight-year old boys.  One of them is Bruno (Asa Butterfield) the son of the camp's Nazi commandant, and the other is Shmuel (Jack Scanlon) a Jewish inmate of the concentration camp.  I have to admit that "The Boy In The Striped Pajamas" affected me deeply.  I watched it for the first time last night, and I am still weeping as I write this post, because its ending  just devastated me emotionally.  The conclusion of "The Boy In The Striped Pajamas" is so tragic and powerful, that I feel that it has been etched permanently on my soul.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Оглянись вокруг │ РОБИНЗОН (Robinzon)

In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring РОБИНЗОН (Robinzon), a fantastic vocal group from Russia.  Robinzon was started in 1986 at a music school in the city of Ishim, located in Siberia.  At the school, all the students play one or more instruments, and many of them also learn to write their own music.  They are also required to study music theory, and receive intensive coaching in the art of performing.  Needless-to-say, they are encouraged to perform often, which is why they are so good.  Robinzon has a cool website that can be found at this link:  Robinzon - Official Website    Please click on the video widget below to watch Robinzon perform an emotional version of "Оглянись вокруг (Look around)".  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

A Happy Mother's Day To All The Fans Of Angel Watchers.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Angels │ Los Chicos de la Escolanía

In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring a very special choral group from Spain called Los Chicos de la Escolanía.  In the video below they sing "The Flower Duet (Sous le dôme épais)", from Léo Delibes' haunting, and mystical opera, "Lakmé".  It has been featured in many movies, and television commercials, and just so happens to be one of my most favorite songs in the whole world.  By-the-way, I am sure that this video will brighten up your day because it is so charming and innocent.  Los Chicos de la Escolanía has a really cool website that can be found at this link:  Los Chicos de la Escolonía - Official Website  They also have a very good YouTube channel at this link:  Los Chicos de la Escolanía - YouTube Channel  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Nessun Dorma │ Julian Sage Miyata

Julian Sage Miyata is a remarkable singer.  I am very fussy about what singers I present on Angel Watchers. They need to have that "special something" that is hard to define, but can be felt, before I will feature them.  Which is why I do not make wholesale postings on a daily, or weekly basis.  Well Julian certainly has that "something special" in great abundance.  I never make any post on Angel Watchers without first consulting my Dear Aunt Martha,  who is the Angel Watchers' expert on refinement, and the arts.  She sang for many years as a contralto with the Metropolitan Opera Company, so I really value her opinion.  Julian's talent impressed her to no end.  We both hugged each other and wept profusely while listening to Julian sing "Nessun Dorma (None Shall Sleep)" from Giacomo Puccini's magnificent opera "Turandot".  Julian unfortunately does not have any CDs for sale as of yet, but I suggest that you visit his MySpace page at this URL:  Julian Sage Miyata - MySpace Page  It has many videos, photos, and a very complete biography of Julian.  Please click on the video widget below for a transcendental musical experience.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Dile Que La Quiero │ Raúl Río

Raúl Río not only sings, but he also is a fantastic dancer.  As usual, I was bouncing aimlessly around the internet, and I discovered this wonderful video quite by accident.  Raúl is from Spain, and I think that his popularity must be regional, as I was not able to find any biographical information about him, although he does have a lot of videos online.  There is one thing that I know for certain about Raúl, and that is, he really knows how to shake what his momma gave him.  Bravo!  You can tell by the look on Raúl's face that he is having a good time.  I like the way that he prepares to stand on his mark before the song begins.  In the video below Raúl sings the lively, and soulful,  "Dile Que La Quiero (I Tell Her)".  I challenge you to try to keep still while watching this video.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers,  wherever you may be.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Hugo │ Asa Butterfield

"Hugo" is a remarkable movie that was directed by Martin Scorsese and stars the enigmatic Asa Butterfield as Hugo.  It was based on Brian Selznick's wonderful novel "The Invention of Hugo Cabret".  The book won the 2008 Caldecott Medal, and was the first novel to do so, as the Caldecott Medal is usually awarded only for picture books.  Asa Butterfield's portrayal of Hugo is so real, haunting, and believable that it touches the soul.  I have watched "Hugo" on my iPod Touch many times, and I still get very emotional at the end of the film.  By-the-way, the iPod Touch is my preferred device for watching movies.  The picture is so clear, and the medium is so intimate, that I feel like I am right in the film.  "Hugo" is a must see movie and I recommend it to all the fans of Angel Watchers.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Aventuras En El Tiempo │ Adventures In Time

Christopher Uckermann and Belinda

In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring my favorite all-time telenovela "Aventuras En El Tiempo (Adventures In Time)".  It was broadcast from March 19, 2001 to August 24, 2001, on the Univision cable network, and I must say that I watched every single episode.  The stars were Christopher Uckermann who played the part of Angel del Huerto, and Belinda who played the dual roles of Violeta/Rosenda.  They were supported by Roberto Marin (Narciso), and Alejandro Speitzer (Neto).  Many episodes of this amazing telenovela can be found on YouTube.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Гостья из будущего │ Guest From The Future

In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring a clip from "Гостья из будущего (Guest From The Future)".  It was a Russian TV series that was first broadcast in 1985, and was based on Kir Bulychev's science-fiction novel "Сто лет тому вперед (One Hundred Years Ahead)".  The heroine of the story is a young girl by the name of Alisa Seleznyova who lives in the future.   "Гостья из будущего" was one of the most popular children's films in the history of Soviet and Russian cinema, and is now regarded as a cult favorite among Sci-Fi aficionados around the world.  The image located above this post was created by Besyonok  By-the-way, I have been a big fan of Russian music and cinema from the tender age of twelve when I first discovered Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov's magnificent "Scheherezade".  I tip my proverbial hat to all of the great artists from Russia.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.