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Jose Feliciano – Feliz Navidad – Live


The Best Christmas song ever, Feliz Navidad, was written and sung by Puerto Rican Jose Feliciano in1970. Jose Feliciano is an an accomplished guitarist and sings with a distinctive voice and style. Feliz Navidad has become a Cristmas classic and is now impossible to separate from the Christmas season.  Feliz Navidad is one of the top 25 most played and recorded Christmas songs around the world. The melody took a few day for Feliciano to write but the lyrics probably took months to finish.

Feliz Navidad – Lyrics

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero Ano y Felicidad.

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero Ano y Felicidad.

I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
From the bottom of my heart.

[Repeats]

Blue Ray – I Can Feel A Pusle But Will It Live


Baraka - now in Blue Ray

Baraka - now on Blue Ray

After Toshiba pulled out of the High Definition(HD) DVD race because misguided movie companies supported Blue Ray, I predicted Blue Ray would be successful only if the players were cheap. This has not happened in any significant way up to today and with the world economy in a recession a new format may not be what consumers would use to save money.

Low priced Blue Ray players have been selling for about US$200 (Samsung), US$300 (Sony) and US$400 (Sony 80G Playstation 3 Game System/Blue Ray player) but Blue Ray has not yet convinced the world why Blue Ray must live. Some reviewers say these low end players (not PS3) have long boot times and suffer from bugs that are the envy of Microsoft.  A regular DVD player boots up instantly and is cheaper than a battery for a Fuji digital camera. That is what Blue Ray is competing against. Why should movie companies invest and produce two versions of the same movie, one for regular DVD that may sell 500,000 copies and the other for Blue Ray that may sell 10,000 copies? I understand it is also more costly to produce a Blue Ray disc because of higher initial production and manufacturing cost. If the volume of sales for Blue Ray doesn’t take off then Blue Ray my end up simply being the proprietary format for the Sony PS3 since movie houses would lose interest.

 Home Theater System

The Polk Audio DS7200 Home Theater System

The ads might be enticing but a Blue Ray player cannot impress anyone as a standalone unit. A Blue Ray Player has to work with an HDMI digital ready TV that has a resolution of 720p or better to show its video superiority. To appreciate the superior sound of Blue Ray the player must be connected to an HDMI receiver that processes uncompressed sound using Dolby TrueHD. It is true that optical and coaxial connections from regular DVD can provide digital audio outputs but the audio advantage can only come from receivers processing uncompressed audio from Blue Ray. The receiver cannot work alone and must be connected to a good 5.1 or a 7.1 speaker system.  When you do the addition a US$200 Blue Ray player can end up costing US$2000 at the low end if you really want to impress those fickle friends.

Five For Fighting – 100 Years


The lyrics to the song 100 Years was previously posted on this bog post because I couldn’t think of anything to say in my blog. I still don’t have much to say but I will remove the lyrics because it made my blog post appear too long and also I didn’t write the lyrics so I could technically be sued for copyright violations or something sounding like that. Please enjoy the video and it’s being hosted on YouTube, the greatest invention on the Net since the Blog, and the people to take any legal action against.

Rain Again


Cloud buildup over St. Augustine. The time lapse is about five minutes and the rain did eventually fall, but only a little.

Rain


I captured these images form my front porch yesterday at around noon. This is all about dabbling and boredom so if it looks like nothing much then you would be correct. The sound effects were borrowed from what I think is the public domain.

Looking at this I think I have to do something scary for Halloween, but it is not a big celebration in Trinidad and even less so in Tobago. I like the old version of the movie and will eventually see the new version for ten dollars.

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