Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Sonic Boom and this Ain't a Love Song

It's amazing how quickly the month of February has flown by. We're just about to head into March and many events have been heating things up here in the tropics. Not the least,  the sonic boom that shook the earth last weekend when the US Space Shuttle Endeavor burst back into the atmosphere somewhere over our area and created a sound similar to a thunderous explosion. Awesome is all I can say about this experience and we had no idea what was happening! 

Our Department of Civil Aviation cleared up what is a "sonic boom" by explaining that it is a relative noise that comes from a supersonic carrier piercing through the air at a rate greater than the speed of sound. 

For those lucky enough to be outside during the shuttle's rare night time descent, the sight was described as seeing an amplification of the air passing through (a long burning tail of flame) as the shuttle skimmed over Belize at a height of 84,000 feet on its way back to Cape Canaveral in Florida.


As I've been featuring songs of '95 from Bon Jovi all month long, it's best that we end February with this gem of a single which the group released on their album "These Days".
"This Ain't a Love Song"

"Como Yo Nadie Te Ha Amado" ("no one has ever loved you like me") is the Spanish version of this song. Although there have been many renditions, the most successful has been that of Mexican singer Yuridia, whose second album, Habla El Corazon, included it. To date, it is Yuridia's second most successful song, only behind "Ángel", the first single from her debut album. Kudos to our local KTV Latino contestant, Natalie Arceo, who tore up the spanish version of Bon Jovi's song in her own unique rendition of Como Yo, Nadie Te Ha Amado. My vote is on Natalie to be among the top contenders for the ten thousand dollars grand prize.

Once again, dear folks, just for you here is Jon Bon Jovi's live performance in Peru of "This Ain't a Love Song" backed up by his incomparable lead guitarist Richie Sambora:

Yuridia - Como Yo, Nadie te he Amado

Yo no vi las flores marchitar
Ni ese frio en tus ojos al mirar
No, no vi la realidad
Me ibas a dejar

Dicen que la vida no es como la ves
Para aprender hay que caer
Para ganar hay que perder
Lo di todo por ti

Llore y llore y jure que
No iba a perderte
Trate y trate de negar
Este amor tantas veces, baby

Si mis lagrimas fueron en vano
Si al final yo te ame demasiado
Como yo, como yo nadie te ha amado

Cada hora una eternidad
Cada amanecer un comenzar
Ilusiones nada mas
Que facil fue sonar

Tantas noches de intimidad
Parecian no acabar
Nos dejamos desafiar
Y hoy nada es igual

Se que en verdad
El amor al final
Siempre duele
No lo pude salvar y hoy
Voy a pagarlo con creces, oh

Si mis lagrimas fueron en vano
Si al final yo te ame demasiado
Como yo, como yo nadie te ha amado

Esta vez la pasion ha ganado
Y por eso sigo esperando
Como yo, como yo nadie te ha amado

Llore y llore y jure que no iba a perderte
Trate y trate de negar este amor tantas veces, oh

Si mis lagrimas fueron en vano
Si al final yo te ame demasiado
Como yo, como yo nadie te ha amado

Esta vez la pasion ha ganado
Y por eso sigo esperando
Como yo, como yo, nadie te ha amado

Friday, February 12, 2010

It's February - The month of Love - Time to celebrate the Heart Truth

Beginning with National Wear Red Day®—Friday, February 5, 2010—millions helped to spread the critical message that "Heart Disease Doesn't Care What You Wear—It's the #1 Killer of Women.®" The Red Dress®, the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness, was created by The Heart Truth®in 2002 to deliver an urgent wakeup call to American women. Everyone can participate in the national movement by wearing their favorite red dress, shirt, tie, or Red Dress Pin. For free information and resources to help you and your community celebrate National Wear Red Day, visit the National Wear Red Day toolkit.

On Thursday, February 11, 2010, The Heart Truth brought the Red Dress to life once again on the runway at New York Fashion Week with the debut of the Red Dress Collection 2010. This spectacular event reminds women of the need to protect their heart health and inspires them to take action. For the second year in a row, a selection of the designer dresses seen on the runway will be auctioned online in February through a partnership with Clothes Off Our Back. To bid on these Red Dresses this February, visit
Get Involved today: visit the Healthy Action Community, where you can find free tools and resources to help you protect your heart health and share The Heart Truth with others. Be sure to let others know about your event by submitting details to the Activity Registry.
®National Wear Red Day is a registered trademark of HHS and AHA. 

I thought the above information important for all women everywhere to take notice of.  For those of you who are still lighting up a ciggie, you know who you are, this is the year to say quits and breathe easier.

For all my Canajun buddies, good luck to all the participants at the start of the Winter Olympics and keep us updated on the happenings, eh?  Ciao!!

Here's my favorite bad boy who continues to give love a bad name. Bon Jovi live from London's Wembley Stadium (circa 1995)