Sunday, June 22, 2008

LA EUROCOPA 2008


Decepcionado de lo que viene sucediendo con mi país en las eliminatorias para el Mundial de Sudáfrica, le hice caso a un par de amigos del blog y anduve leyendo algunas páginas deportivas para estar al tanto de lo que anda pasando en la Eurocopa.


La Eurocopa, es el campeonato europeo de fútbol que se inició como La Copa de Naciones, en 1960. La primera competencia se realizó en Francia, y la entonces Unión Soviética se llevó el máximo galardón. (Supongo que se realizó en Francia en honor a Henry Delaunay, el galo que dio la idea en 1927). Ocho años más tarde, en Italia, y bajo el nombre que lleva hoy, el equipo local -con algunos jugadores que conoceríamos en México 70 (Zoff, Facchetti, Mazzola y Riva, entre ellos)-, se quedó con la corona.


Aquí, ayer, a unos 10,000 kilómetros de distancia de la capital austríaca, encontré algunas fotos que, casi de inmediato, por alguna razón, me regresaron imaginariamente a Lima, mi Lima, en donde en uno de sus distritos, Miraflores -por concomitancia, el que me vio nacer- hay un moderno y hermoso centro turístico llamado Larcomar.


Algunas caras me parecieron haberlas visto en su página de Internet. Pero solo fue pura coincidencia... Por todo lo alto, qué viva el fútbol, ese deporte que muchas veces nos paraliza el corazón.

Javier Lishner
Santa Clara, California
22 de junio de 2008

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hola Javier,
Me imagino que no te perderas el Italia vs. Espana; sera un partidazo; por mi parte desde siempre le voy a Italia; bueno me hice fanatico de la juventus desde aquellas epocas en las que Platini hacia maravillas con el balon.
Espero no tener mas patinadas como la de peru o la de los lakers, francamente no creo; espana siempre arrugo con italia, es como brasil para la seleccion peruana; esperemos que la furia roja despierte en otro partido y en otro torneo.

Un abrazo pues Javier y disfruta de un buen domingo y disfruta el partido.

Regards

Luca Cj.

ScreamingSkunk said...

DOG LEG PREACHER - BORN AGAIN!



Dog Leg Preacher, headquartered in Screaming Skunk Studios, Machias, Washington, has been around for a few years. Locals recognized them as a 3-piece band of great musicians with a common goal - spread their brand of hard-edged, aggressive, original rock music.



Up until recently, that was the case. However, Dog Leg Preacher has undergone a rebirth. The recent addition of Peruvian guitar phenom Marcelo Portaro, a 21-year-old whiz kid with three years of advanced musical training received in Barcelona, Spain. This prodigy has been playing guitar for only 8 years, but brings a truly amazing level of talent as the new lead guitar player. Marcelo is no doubt bordering on guitar genius. His skills surpass those with established careers in professional music, with years and years ahead of him to only further hone his amazing skills. It is natural to compare this player's skills and performance level to established artists such as Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen. His superior technical knowledge allows him to create an amazing array of sounds, and he has the uncanny ability to connect the guitar tones to the lyrics, which are often edgy, esoteric, and eerie.



The other exciting addition to Dog Leg Preacher is Solomon Kane as the new bass player, allowing Captain Kurke to assume frontman position. Kane is a very talented and experienced bass player with several near brushes with big fame in his career. Kane chose to pursue his own dreams and often regrets those choices. When asked why he chose to reenter the original music scene, Kane cited his excitement about seeing a band that was going to GO SOMEWHERE, and wanting to be a part of it. This bass player is an extremely talented song writer with many credits to his name. Look for some of the good ghosts from his past to decide to do the same - connect up with Dog Leg Preacher as they, no doubt, shoot to the top of the original rock game.



Maintaining a dominant position with Dog Leg Preacher is Jon Fosdick, who up until now was considered the musical brains of the group. Jon's ability to write great lyrics and the ability to play multiple instruments, besides excelling with the sticks, is manifest in Dog Leg Preacher's first album, which received incredible airplay worldwide. Fosdick and Portaro will be working head-to-head on all musical arrangements from this point on.



With the addition of Kane, former bass player Captain Kurke has been freed up to assume his role of front man for Dog Leg Preacher. Kurke's voice has been compared to some of the best screamers in the business. His vocal strength is evident as after two hours he is still doling it out with that in-your-face style. His energy on stage is contagious, and his interactions with his fellow players draws the crowd in tight.



Portaro and Kane are both strong writers and players, and Dog Leg Preacher will be incorporating many of their originals into their show and onto their new album. With the addition of these new players, work has begun on recreating the second album which was on the verge of release at the time of all these positive changes.



Look for a stronger and more musically complex sound from these guys on their second album and in their live show. It has been said that there isn't anything new for those who don't care for 3-chord head banging and hip-hop. Well, keep your ear to the ground because Dog Leg Preacher has had a rebirth and undoubtedly will be a band that moves forward with the speed of sound, both on the internet and on stage. Look for them to be opening for the big names when they blow through Seattle - seriously! Dog Leg Preacher is THE band to watch for!



Currently you can catch Dog Leg Preacher every Thursday through July for a free two-hour show at J.R. Phinickey's, 1352 State Avenue, in Marysville, with music starting at 9:38 p.m.



Marcelo Portaro Lead Guitar



Front Man Joe Kurke & Bassist Solomon Kane





Drummer Jon Fosdick

Manuel said...

Hola Javier
De gustos y colores no han escrito los autores, pero considero que Italia es uno de los equipos que tradicionalmente practican el futbol mas aburrido, mezquino y ammarrete. Los italianos nunca van a cambiar su estilo de juego, su estilo de juego se basa demasiado en la tactica a pesar de algunos de sus jugadores talentosos caso Cassano o del Piero. Felizmente ya han sido eliminados por el bien del futbol

Gracias Javier hasta pronto

Javier Lishner said...

Hola Manuel:

Concuerdo contigo en cuanto al fútbol aburrido de Italia pero no entiendo lo de mezquino. En fin. Lo importante es que con ese estilo han ganado Copas del Mundo y de Europa. Aunque ayer no les funcionara.

Saludos,

JL

Javier Lishner said...

Mi estimado Luca:

Aunque no lo creas, me lo perdí. Tuve que hacer cosas el domingo y cuando regresé a la casa, solo pude ver el resultado. Lo lamento por tí, por tu afán por los azzurri.

Un abrazo,

JL

Javier Lishner said...

Hi there Dog Leg Preachers,

Even though the comment has nothing to do with the Eurocup, I have checked your websites and videos and got impressed.

I promise to publish a note about the band, tomorrow (Tuesday, June 24). Of course, it will be en español. Keep on rockin'.

Regards from the SF Bay,

JL

Manuel said...

Hola Javier
El juego de Italia se resume en agrupar al menos 7 jugadores en su campo, cubrir todos los espacios posibles por donde los jugadores rivales puedan hacer daño, dejar que el otro equipo controle el balon, se desgaste y ante un error de este, crear situaciones de gol.
A eso se le llama practicar un futbol mezquino, Italia escatima excesivamente en el gasto, no propone un despliegue generoso de sus jugadores en todo el campo de juego, pero bueno es su escuela y como tu dices, le ha dado magnificos resultados.
Gracias Javier, muchos saludos desde Montreal, cuidate y hasta pronto
Au revoir.

Javier Lishner said...

Estimado Manuel, se le agradece sus comentarios y se le retornan los saludos hasta la grande y limpia Montreal.

Mientras la Eurocopa sigue avanzando...

JL