The world lost a genius today. Rest in peace Gustavo Cerati.
Billboard article with videos of covers made by other bands. Includes one by his son Benito and one by Cafe Tacvba I had never heard before.
Gustavo Cerati, former lead singer of legendary Argentinian band Soda Stereo and the greatest musician ever to live on the planet, suffered a stroke after his concert in Caracas, Venezuela on Friday. The news were all over the place, including a post on his official website downplaying the problem, but now it appears that things are much worse than first reported.
I’m a huge fan of the man (he is one of my three allowed gay-crushes). I hope him a quick recovery from this. Fuerza Natural, Gustavo!
No, my dear reader, your eyes are not deceiving you.
According to the Argentinian edition of Rolling Stone magazine, musical genius Gustavo Cerati recently recorded a song with Pink Floyd‘s former bassist (and also musical genius) Roger Waters for the non-profit Fundación Alas.
“Tarda en llegar. Y al final, al final hay recompensa”
Last Friday, I went to what was the best concert I’ve ever been to.
Thirty two thousand music lovers met at the Estadio Universitario to see legendary (and by far personal favorite) Argentine Rock en Español band Soda Stereo after a 10 year absence as part of their reunion tour Me Verás Volver. And I was only there, right in the center and only a few meters away from the stage.
Jaramillo, Cetrulo, and Correa made the trip from Austin to Monterrey to see the band as well. Locals Julia, Moishele, Lucía, Nathán, Bernardo, and many other friends went too. It was a big event after all.
The concert’s set, as best as my friends and I could recall (feel free to point out the mistakes) was very similar but not quite the same as in Argentina. (Spoiler warning: Do not read on if you still have to go to one of the concerts):
[Update 6/7/2007]In the news:
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