12 Feb 2013

It's just rock and roll

"Some people have a hard time explaining rock 'n' roll. I don't think anyone can really explain rock 'n' roll. Maybe Pete Townshend, but that's okay. Rock 'n' roll is a lifestyle and a way of thinking... and it's not about money and popularity. Although, some money would be nice. But it's a voice that says, "Here I am... and fuck you if you can't understand me." And one of these people is gonna save the world. And that means that rock 'n' roll can save the world... all of us together. And the chicks are great. But what it all comes down to is that thing. The indefinable thing when people catch something in your music." (Almost Famous)

That's a funny quote on rock 'n' roll from the film 'Almost Famous' one of our favorite films ever. The truth is that I like that film so much because it's a beautiful tribute to that era, and I am a big fan of the music (best music ever), clothes, and lifestyle from the late 60s and early 70s, and the outrageous and amazing Glam Rock. My mother was a teenager during that time, and she passed on to me all her knowledge and experiences (she lived in London and New York for a while on the late 70s, and she met a lot of people who directly lived those glorious rock years) and all her vinyls, that I've grown up listening to. Here are some songs from that time that have become my favorites through the years: 

Also, I want to share with you my friend's Emilie lovely blog, called Hola Bola Babes, because she's a fan of the 70s too, and she's done a wonderful post talking about its fashion, how it's influencing nowadays style and catwalk, and also it's influence on films like 'Flashbacks of a Fool', which soundtrack features one of our favorite songs, 'If There Is Something' by Roxy Music. You can visit it by clicking the image: 

Hope you've enjoyed this 70s flashback! 


holabolababes@gmail.com said...

What an amazing story Mara, I just dont want to wake up any more. It's like I experienced it myself.. Makes me very happy looking at, and maybe I need a new hair cut. Keep on going.. and thanks for giving me an inside story.. I'm going to listen further :)

irene said...

love, love, love. Esto es lo que me inspira. Ojalá pudieramos retroceder en el tiempo y renacer en 'The summer of 69', en los pies del río Hudson, en pleno Woodstock. Almost Famous sigue estando en mi top 5 de best films ever. Qué gran post Mara! Long live Rock 'n' Roll!


Unknown said...


I´ve listening this setlist and i think it´s so gorgeous, basicly it´s so great, put together To Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, T. Rex Bob Dylan and Mr. Bowie it´s shows your great taste musicial.


PS:Crazy On You FROM Heart (the guitar from the song, remember me to Bob Dylan and a little bit pink floyd)

Mar said...

Almost famous és un peliculón. Ara fa molts anys que no la veig i m'hi hauria de posar altre vegada perquè em va encantar!

T'agrego també als favorits i als links del mey blog.

Petonets x

Miss at la Playa said...

Qué post tan genial. La película es tan buena que podría pasar por momentos reales!
Buenísima la selección de imágenes.

PD: Muchas gracias por tu comment y por compartir los posts :)

Sofi Mar said...

Y yo he visto esta película una y otra y otra vez. La amo. Qué increíble colección de fotos. Son todas buenísimas. Visitaré el blog, si me lo recomiendas, seguro me gusta :*

Gracias por comentar, que bueno que te gustó. De hecho yo conocí a la banda por esta persona a la que le escribí el texto, jaja <3 Qué cosas.

Abrazos :*

kerrin said...

not sure which makes me happier, your comment or this post. loved your blog forever, too cool. xx

ATF said...

quin post més genial i currat, en serio que sou professional bloggers, no joke. jo soc més dels 80 però quan vareu posar aquesta entrada me vaig passar tot es dematí escoltant les cançons que heu posat i quina meravella, moltes les coneixía i altres no, però genials. imprescindible el bowie i almost famous en aquest post, tal vegada me falta la janis joplin (no vaig acabar d¡escoltar el mix però quasi) però crec que la seva versió de summertime amb el jimi hendrix al woodstock, es la meva preferida de l'época.

quina pena lo de la historia de brokeback mountain, si ho tornes a trobar m'ho pases ;) petonets!