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Tuesday, February 20th, 2007
2:20 am
Años Dorados :__)
aaaah Juana. recuerdo cuando aparecia en la tele en "Juana y sus hermanas", me acuerdo que no me dejaban verla, pero me escapaba y la veia en la habitacion de mi abuela cecil ^^
Friday, September 1st, 2006
12:06 am
Yo confio en Juana Molina
So, as promised, I'm posting my experience of the Juana Molina gig I attended the other night.

We hadn't bought tickets in advance, but we were at Mono by about 7 o'clock, so we went inside to the little record store they have (called Monorail) and bought two (at £10.50 each - approximately USD20). The tickets said doors were at 8, but on the door outside it said 8.30. No problem, so we went for a drink and a bite to eat.

We turned up just before half-past eight, and found Mono to be pretty quiet. The place has a pretty nice feel to it, even if it does exude an air of studentesque left-wing-ism (for example, posters on the walls about a Scottish Socialist Party rally & an organic food shop). My girlfriend told me it used to be a Mexican restaurant, but you can't tell... it seems well designed for the bar/restaurant/organic food shop/record store that it is.

We got a table just 5 or so metres from the stage and bought a couple of drinks. Then we waited.

And waited.

Then went to the bathroom.

Then waited.

Finally, at about half past ten the opening act hit the stage. He was a rather odd red-haired fellow, whose checked shirt gave him a rather country-boy feel. He sang without the accompaniment of music, and in a very folk style. His songs all seemed to feature something or other about Jesus, although I wouldn't class his music as religious, per se. Initially, his solo vocals-only music made me cringe, but I quickly warmed and appreciated it, even if I wouldn't listen to it usually.

After a fairly short set up, Juana hit the stage.

The performance itself was great. As you will know, her music is a mix of vocals, guitar and synthesised sounds. The way in which she added the latter really added to the performance. She used a series of pedals which seemed to record what she played. Before and during each song, she would use the two keyboard synthesisers she had to play various sounds, which she built up into a loop, using these memory pedals. This made it so much more involved and interesting than if she - for example - had a laptop computer with the loops preloaded.

I recognised most of the songs that she played, even if I don't necessarily know their names. She sang beautifully, gave it her all and really impressed. My girlfriend, who wasn't familiar with any of Miss Molina's work, really enjoyed it which is always a good sign. She played one encore, which was long but very engaging and a great way to end the gig.

As usual, something went wrong with my plans to take some photos. I organised my camera, found my memory card, replaced the batteries, then left the damn thing at my girlfriend's house... So I apologise for the lack of visuals. I should have expected this as I inevitably find that there's something (usually my own stupidity) which hampers me from photographing great gigs.

Would I go see her again? In an instant... although if the gig was at Mono, I wouldn't turn up so promptly!
Tuesday, August 29th, 2006
12:39 am
Juana surprise
So, I was casually browsing through the entertainment supplement which came with this Saturday's Guardian newspaper when I spotted that none other than Miss Juana Molina was gracing this fair city (id est, Glasgow) and I just HAD to go. Of course, it is starting at 8, so my 9 o'clock finish at work got me in a bit of a tizz. Thankfully, I agreed with my boss that I could leave early... only to find out I'd got mixed up and wasn't working anyway! Well, all's well that ends well...

Tuesday, 29th of August, 2006AD, 8PM BST (GMT+1): Juana Molina @ Mono, King Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Be there or be... disappointed!
Tuesday, November 29th, 2005
1:30 pm
I recently just started listening to the lovely Juana Molina and would reaally like to find some of her lyrics floating around on the internet. Sadly, her lyrics seem to be a bit hard to come by! Does anyone know of a website or two that has her lyrics? Thanks!
Tuesday, November 1st, 2005
11:21 pm

Can some people join this community so that we can get things going here?
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