Monthly Archives: August 2009

MUHAMMAD ALI IS TOURING THE UK

The greatest of all times, Muhammad Ali, is touring in the UK to collect benefits for his several socialcare organizations.

The named best sportsman in the 20th Century, who was also been named the most remarkable American in history by the BBC audience in 1999, “receiving more votes than the other contenders put together”, has brought to the islands his shine and personality.

ALI

He started his UK tour yesterday on Manchester, and he’ll be visiting Dublin, London and other important places. This could be the last oppportunity to see The Greatest in Europe due to his illness of Parkinson. The ex-three time Heavyweight World Champion has been suffering of this disease since 1984, and struggling against it like no other opponent has fought against him in the ring.

Is it a real chance to see him?

Sadly, all tickets seem to be sold out, and it’s too expensive to get one: the cheapest are around 1200 GBP, which means that common people can’t afford to see their hero. But in the other hand, we have to understand that the money collected in these events will go to socialcare organizations. The events consist on fundraising dinners where the attendants will have the chance to meet their hero and take a photo with him.

However, I’ll try to see how close can I get to him on Sunday in Wembley National Stadium. It’ll be one of the most strongest experiences of my life to see Mr Ali through my naked eyes.

Play the video below to see one of the most touching stages of Ali’s life.

THE END OF THE BIG BROTHER

British tv company, Channel 4 has announced that Big Brother will no longer be on tv after 2010. The lower audience levels and the natrual ending of the programme lifetime are the reasons that the company have admitted unavoidable in order to make the decision.

Big brother is watching you

For some people willing to make a career in gossip and change their lifestyle, that’ll be sad news, whereas for others, it sounds like a good story. However, I’m afraid the tv business sooner or later will come up with something new and even more stupid than Big Brother. And as it always does, it’ll be taking something that critisises the system to make profit of it by changing it completely.

Now, the next thing would be nice to hear from the government is that Big Brother society and its 4 million of CCTV cameras in Britain are taken out of our streets, but that’s slightly impossible to happen…

MATISYAHU’S LIGHT

Today has been released the new Matisyahu‘s album called Light. As the name suggests, this new album is characterized by being much more positive in terms of music and singing but also on lyrics, than his previous albums.

Although Matisyahu’s message has always been positive, ‘Light’ seems to be even more humanistic. He features some hip hop and beatboxing, some rapping, some dancehall, dub, soul and ska.

Time will tell if this album is as great as ‘Youth’, which had a huge success. But surely, after a first listen, ‘Light’ is one album that makes a difference in the market and that will be listned by lots of people, whether they’re jew, christians, muslims, rastafarians or agnostics.

DISTANT RELATIVES

Hip-hop superstar Nas and reggae artist Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley are about to release a surprising and expected album under the name of Distant Relatives.

The main topic of the album lyrics and sound is going to be Africa indeed. They have worked together during a few months on creating a sound that dosen’t fit under the rap label but it doesn’t under the reggae label either. It is a mixture of both of them with a very strong influence of traditional African music.

The necessity of change and revolution, and to express to their listeners a positive message has made this two musicians join their strength in order to create music that says something to the world. And that is something rarely seen in mainstream artists nowadays. Therefore it makes their music much more valuable.

While we wait to the album to be released, let’s listen a song that is without a doubt the prequel of the album. Road to Zion is a Damian Marley song where they collaborated together, and you can tell the result is really good.