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Darren Hayes: Step into the light

Darren Hayes is best known for his time as Savage Garden‘s frontman from 1993 to 2001. But when the group abruptly dissolved, he continued his career as a solo singer. Although Savage Garden was a total blast and their popularity rocketed beyond their own expectations, Darren didn’t quite benefit from it. He chose a different musical path and that was a clear departure from Savage Garden’s sound. The lyrics and vocal style didn’t change, but Darren went frenzy with electronic sounds that were too far from the poppy rock his fans were used to. Read More

Parody Videoclip: El Peregrino

My wife’s cousin is a woman of traditions. One of them is to sing a particular song during each family reunion: El Peregrino. It’s that kind of thing everyone knows will happen at some point of the party. And if she doesn’t start singing on her own, eventually people will demand that she does it (in a friendly but firm way, of course!). Anyway, when she came to Barcelona to visit us and meet our newborn son, we were playing around with an App that auto-tunes not-so-good singing skills… and we ended up producing this parody video:

Oh yeah!

Pebble: Thanks for this year

I have just learnt that Fitbit is acquiring Pebble and phasing out its devices, including my dear Pebble Time.

It’s been a year using this watch, my first smartwatch, and I have to say I am sad to hear the news. I decided to go for Pebble because I didn’t have to charge the watch each day, its battery lasts way longer than any competitors’ models. But I ended up loving it by its simplicity, because it’s cute and fun, and most of all, because it’s useful.

I don’t think I will buy another smartwatch, I’ll continue using my poor orphan Pebble until it dies completely, if that ever happens (I guess it will at some point).

I want to thank the indie smartwatch maker for this year, I have enjoyed their product, and I hope Pebble’s founders and employees can all find a new job soon, if Fitbit does not hire them. Well done, guys.

Pebble is dead… Long live the Pebble!