Legendary Guru passed away !

I would like to pay tribute to Mister Guru who has passed away on Monday April 19, 2010 after a long battle with cancer. He was 48 years old and he suffered a cardiac arrest in March and was in coma for a while . Guru alias Keith Edward Elam was an American emcee and member of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr, along with DJ Premier. He was born on July 17, 1961 in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The name Guru is a backronym that stands for Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal and the less-often used God is Universal.

Guru was a legend of hip hop and he was one of the most expressive rappers of the 1990s and a major figure in bridging hip-hop and jazz. He was known for his smooth delivery and socially conscious lyrics.

As a solo artist, Guru released four volumes of his “Jazzmatazz” series, the first of which, from 1993, was one of the most influential in the fleeting jazz-rap movement of the day.

Now let’s discover one of my favorite Guru jazz song.

The world has lost one of the best MCs and hip-hop icons of all time .
Rest in peace.

This is It

Hello everybody !

Sorry for my absence but I was very very busy during these 3 months with my engineering final report. Now I am back to give you a new post talking about the king of Pop : Mister Micheal Jackson. I have recently seen the American documentary concert film directed by Kenny Ortega who shows us the rehearsals and the preparation of the concert series scheduled to start on July 13, 2009, but canceled due to the king’s death eighteen days prior to the show, on June 25. Like I said this film depicts Micheal Jackson rehearsing his musical hits, directing his team, and additional behind the scenes footage including dancer auditions and costume design. I am very impressed by the concert organisation and Michael Jackson’s quality of performance despite his health and his old age. For the first time ever, I saw Michael as I have never seen him before with an incredible determination to make it the greatest concert of all time. The atmosphere was lit with fireworks all around. There was a raised platform on which Micheal would stand and hover over the crowd of his followers below. To conclude I will never forget this person who left an impression on me during my childhood.

Thank you very much…
Rest in Peace

Serge Gainsbourg

For my new month’s comment I would like to present you one of the most famous french singer : Serge Gainsbourg. I’m writting this article because last month I have seen a Gainsbourg movie centred on his life, its name is « Gainsbourg vie héroique » directed by the screenwriter and cartoonist Joann Sfar. More than a straightforward biopic, the film was rather a subjective portrait of the artist. Concerning his life he was born Lucien Ginsburg on 2 March 1991 and he was a French singer-songwriter, actor and director. Everybody know his differents love affairs with popular woman like Brigitte Bardot , the young English singer and actress Jane Birkin, the french teen singer France Gall…

But I would like to share one of my favorite song “Aux armes et ceatera” . It is a raggae version of the french national anthem “La Marseillaise” recorded in 1978 in Jamaica with Robbie Shakespeare, Sly Dunbar, and Rita Marley (the widow of Reggae musician Bob Marley). He was able to reply to his critics that his version was, in fact, closer to the original as the manuscript clearly shows the words “Aux armes et cætera…” for the chorus. Just below the clip of this song :

Africa Cup of Nations : attack on Togo team bus.

For my first 2010 post I would like to talk about Togo football team’s bus attack on January 8, 2010. The team was attacked by gunmen as its bus made its way from a training camp in the Republic of Congo to the venue in Cabinda City to compete in the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations. As a result of this tragedy a faction of the Cabinda separatist rebel group, Front for the Liberation of the State of Cabinda (Flec), has claimed responsibility for the 30 minute machine gun attack. They are a small, fragmented insurgent group who deny Angola’s right to govern the province and want to obtain their independence.The group has been fighting since the 1960s.

The attack was not directed against the Togo bus, it was against Angolan forces. Despite the death tool is sad : the Angolan driver, the coach assistant and the responsable of communication were killed. The goalkeeper and the central defencer were hurt.

To my mind this storie is unacceptable. I think that it is important to find very quickly a peace agreement between Angola’s government and a faction of the separatist Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda to avoid futurs innocent attacks. It’s really sad for the Togo team and this kind of thing should never happen. In addition confusion continued to reign Friday as to whether Togo will take part in the Africa Cup of Nations.

How I met your Mother

I would like to present you one of the most famous American series whose name is How I met your Mother. How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom and the show was created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays on September 19, 2005 . Eigth main characters composed this serie : Josh Radnor as Ted Mosby the main character, Jason Segel as Marshall Eriksen the Ted Mosby’s best friend and Lily Aldrin’s husband , Cobie Smulders as Robin Scherbatskyed the « ex-sweetheart » of Ted , Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson claim that he is Ted’s best friend and offers many strategies designed to help Ted meet women, it’s the women specialist. Alyson Hannigan as Lily Aldrin is the wife of Marshall Eriksen and the best friend of Robin Scherbatsky. The last is Bob Saget (uncredited) as Future Ted Mosby (voice only). Throught 99 epidoses gathered in 5 seasons Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) during the years 2030 tells his children (his son and his daughter) the events that led to his meeting their mother, which explains the serie’s title and the past tense narration.

Personnally I have never seen this series. Thanks to my english teacher I could discover one of the 5 seasons : the third season is composed by 20 episodes split up into 3 CD. Below I ‘m going to resume briefly this seasons to show what kind of serie it is and to present what is happening for the people who have already seen the first and the second season.

Season Three :

At the beginning of the season, Robin come back from a trip to Argentina with Gael, an incredibly hot Argentine surfer-massage and Ted must adjust his life without her. Marshall and Lily manage to buy an apartment despite of the spending free of Lily, their debts and their fights. Last Years Barney lost a bet with Marshall. The bet consisted to give 5 slaps at Barney. During this third seasons Barney is slapped for the third time on Thanksgiving which Marshall dubs “Slapsgiving.”After an evening where drinks flowed freely, Ted discover an embarrassing tattoo (a butterfly) on his back.

In addition he decide to date his dermatologist Stella who’s going to remove it. Barney and the gang try to warn him that it’s never a good idea to get into a relationship with someone you see on a regular basis.This culminates in a memorable very amusing “two-minute date” which incorporates small talk, dinner, a movie, coffee, two little cab rides, and a goodnight kiss, all within two minutes. At the same time Barney date with Stella’s receptionist (Britney Spears).

Meanwhile, an unknown woman begins to sabotage Barney’s reputation. Lily forces Barney to go back and confront the girls who are most deserving of an apology. In a shocking moment between them, Barney and Robin sleep together. Due to this love affair Ted “breaks up” his friendship with Barney, realizing their lives are going in a different direction. Barney’s saboteur is revealed to be Abby (Britney Spears).
In the last episode, Ted and Barney renew their friendship after both are involved in accidents .At the end of the episode, Ted proposes to Stella.

To conlude I tkink that it is a very funny serie. I’m very happy to have discovered this serie. However it is the same spirit as « Friends » , so it’s not an innovation contrary to kind of serie like « Prison Break ». Since I have watched the third season I’m eager to see the other ones to know the course of events.

The 308 RCZ

After presenting to you the new Citroen DS3, I would like to present the new Peugeot’s 308 RCZ which was revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The 308 RC-Z is based on the same platform as the 308 and the Citroen C4 (which also underpins the new Citroen DS3). Power is likely to come from a choice of 1.6 litre turbos – 220bhp or 150bhp. The 308 RC-Z is considered like a competitor for the Audi TT because the 308 RC Z is claimed to deliver 218 horsepower while weighing in at a mere 1,200 kilos.

It is the creation of 33-year-old German designer Boris Reinmöller who took a bit of Audi TT plus a bit of Nissan 350 Z and mixed them together in a unique blend. Personally I can see it just one time into
the PSA Peugeot Citroen Vélizy site and I remember that the engine’s noise was so spectacular that everybody turn and look. It could have been a plane !

What else is Out There ?

I would like to comment two blog which particularly impress me. The first is http:\\gwadaboyz.wordpress where the aesthetic is well done. We can find a differents tabs which allow to explore more easily the content. In addition I like the music in this blog he listen the same music like me even if it’s just personnal taste.

The second blog is http://delphinepuech.wordpress.com/ where I think there is too pink in her dashboard. Otherwise I think is necessary to comment very quickly her video clip. Why do you like this song, or why you put it on your blog.