Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mariposa Traicionera │ Maná

In this edition of Angel Watchers I am doing something very different.  I have been wanting to feature Maná, the rock group from Guadalajara, Jalisco in Mexico, and this is just the right time to do it.  Maná is considered to be the best Latin rock band in the world.  In 2002 they released "Mariposa Traicionera (Treacherous Butterfly)" from their "Revolución de Amor (Revolution of Love)" album, and it was a huge international hit.  One might say that this is their signature song.  Well, I just love "Mariposa Traicionera" a lot, and I was so happy when they recorded a live version of it and released it on their "Arde el Cielo (The Sky Burns)" album.  That is the version that is featured in the video below.  Maná supported President Obama in his 2012 reelection bid.  By-the-way,  I often get email from the fans of Angel Watchers who are trying to guess what my ethnicity is.  Most of them think I am either German, Russian, French, or British because the content of this blog is truly international.  Well, let me start off by saying that I am an American, and will always be an American, but I am of Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian and Roma ancestry.  Portuguese is my second language, but I can puzzle through Spanish as it is so close to Portuguese.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

 Mariposa Traicionera

Eres como una mariposa
vuelas y te posas vas de boca en boca,
fácil y ligera de quien te provoca.
Yo soy ratón de tu ratonera,
trampa que no mata pero no libera,
vivo muriendo prisionero.

Mariposa traicionera,

 todo se lo lleva el viento,
mariposa no regreso,
Ay, mariposa de amor,
mi mariposa de amor.

Ya no regreso contigo.
Ay, mariposa de amor,
mi mariposa de amor.

Nunca jamás junto a ti,
vuela amor, vuela dolor
y no regreses a un lado
ya vete de flor en flor,
seduciendo a los pistilos
y verla cerca del sol,
pa´que sientas lo que es dolor.

Ay, mujer cómo haces daño,
pasanlos minutos cual si fueran años,
mira estos celos me están matando.
Ay, mujer qué fácil eres,
abres tus alitas, muslos de colores
donde se podan tus amores.

Mariposa traicionera,
todo se lo lleva el viento,
mariposa no regreso,
Ay, mariposa de amor, mi mariposa de amor.
Ya no regreso contigo.
Ay, mariposa de amor,
mi mariposa de amor.

Nunca jamás junto a ti,
vuela amor, vuela dolor
que tengas suerte en tu vida
ay, ay, ay, ay, ay dolor,
yo te lloré todo un río,
ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, amor
tu te me vas a volar.
 

Friday, June 22, 2012

'CJ' Adams │ Redux

My Dear Aunt Martha and I finally went to the Ward Stadium 16 movie center (located in Honolulu), today to see "The Odd Life Of Timothy Green", and it was a trip well taken.  The film is a must see for all.  I wept several times during the screening because it was such an emotional experience for me.  I featured this movie previously on Angel Watchers, and that post can be found at this link: The Odd Life Of Timothy Green - Cameron 'CJ' Adams   'CJ' (Cameron James) Adams is sensational as Timothy.  By-the-way, the soundtrack of "The Odd Life Of Timothy Green" composed by Geoff Zanelli is very beautiful and enhances the film in so many ways.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Funiculi, Funicula │ Lucky Ten

In this very special edition of Angel Watchers I am presenting Lucky Ten, an incredible vocal group that is based in Boston.  Some of you may remember that Afanasy Prokhorov is a member of Lucky Ten.  See my original post that can be found here:  Singer Supreme - Afanasy Prokhorov  In the video below Lucky Ten sings the ever popular "Funiculi, Funicula" which was written to commemorate the opening of the first funicular cable car on Mount Vesuvius in 1880.  Lucky Ten has a cool website at this link: Lucky Ten - Official Website  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Eight │ Jack Langan-Evans

In this very special edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring a cool short-film from England called "Eight", starring Jack Langan-Evans as "Jonathan".  "Eight" was written by Tim Clague, and expertly directed by Stephen Daldry.  It is interesting to note that "Eight" was a film nomination at the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts.  "Eight" is about Jonathan, who is fatherless.  His dad died before Jonathan was born, and because of this, Jonathan has an immense emotional hole in his heart.  He pines dearly for the dad that he never knew.  To say anymore would spoil the incredible ending, which I may add, brought tears to my eyes.  It is actually the best ending to a movie that I have ever seen.  Please click on the video widget below to watch "Eight" in its entirety.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Fantastic Aj Silva

In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring the fantastic Aj Silva in a double-play.  Aj is a young American singer who will go very far in the entertainment business.  He is not only an incredible singer, but he also is an excellent guitar player.  Unfortunately, on Angel Watchers, I do not get the chance to feature very many American singers or musicians, so when I have the chance to do so, I will do all I can to promote them.  Aj Silva certainly deserves all of the promotion that I can give him.  Click on this link to visit Aj's really cool website:  Aj Silva - Official Website   He also has a great YouTube channel that can be found here:  Aj Silva's YouTube Channel  Please click on the video widgets below to hear Aj sing "Fire And Rain" and "I Will Always Love You".  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Yura Demidovich │ The Greatest Singer Of Them All

I have been fascinated and thrilled by the amazing vocal talent of Yura Demidovich for quite a while.  I've searched for new songs by Yura, but they are very hard to find.  Needless to say though, I felt that it was about time to feature Yura again on Angel Watchers.  By-the-way, you can listen online to Yura's sensational CD called "Kto By Vy Dumali - Кто Бы Вы Думали? (Who Do You Think?)" for FREE from this link: Yura Demidovich on Kids' Music  In this special edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring Yura Demidovich singing the classic Neapolitan song "O Sole Mio (My Sunshine)".  Yura's voice is so pure, innocent, and sweet that it is bound to melt your heart and chase away your sorrows.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Tick Tock │ Revisited

In this edition of Angel Watchers I am bringing back Tick Tock, that fantastic vocal group from Puerto Rico.  See my previous post at this link: Tick Tock - Dime Que Si  Tick Tock sings for your enjoyment "Ven Al Baile (Come To Dance)".  By-the-way, it's really hard to keep still when listening to Tick Tock, as they have so much rhythm.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Last Samurai │ Kenji Misumi

 Ken Ogata (left) and Hideki Takahashi (right) 

In this very special edition of Angel Watchers, I am featuring director Kenji Misumi's 1974 chanbara epic "The Last Samurai", not to be confused with the Tom Cruise 2003 movie of the same name.  Actually it has been said that the Cruise movie was loosely based on the Misumi film, but personally I see no obvious similarities between the two productions.  I saw "The Last Samurai" when it was first released in 1974.  It impressed me so much that I saw it five times, and it was the inspiration for me to join the Hawaii Kendo Federation where I eventually earned a Black Belt.  Hideki Takahashi is simply magnificent as the ronin Toranosuke Sugi.  For those of you who are history buffs, the time span of the movie covers the waning years of the Tokugawa Shogunate all the way to the beginning of the Meiji Restoration, which saw the transformation of Japan from a closed feudal society to an open industrial country.  By-the-way, the sword fighting sequences in "The Last Samurai" have never been equaled in the long history of samurai movies.  They are elegantly choreographed with an amazing attention to historical detail and realism.  I love this movie so much and I was so happy when it was finally released July 26, 2012 on DVD.  I had been searching for a copy of it for a very long time.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Circle Game │ Steven Curtis Chapman

 
 
In this edition of Angel Watchers, I am featuring the talented Steven Curtis Chapman, and a chorus of wonderful Chinese children.  They sing the always evergreen classic "The Circle Game" that was composed by the American folk singer Joni Mitchell.  As luck would have it, I stumbled upon this amazing video quite accidentally.  Talk about a serendipitous discovery.  This video makes me realize that we really live in a small, small world.  Steven Curtis Chapman has a cool website that can be found at this link: Steven Curtis Chapman - Official Website  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Libera │ The Most Extraordinary Choir In The World

In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring Libera, the most extraordinary choir in the world.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Robbie The Robot

In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring Robbie The Robot.  I want Robbie The Robot as a gift for Christmas because he is so cool.  Notice how Robbie has an incredible amount of mojo in his strut and dance steps.  That's the way to go Robbie.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.