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Title: New Year's Day, Re-Interpreted.
Post by: Moshepop on August 03, 2017, 07:19:17 PM
Hi All

El 20 De Mayo (New Year's Day) - For Venezuela (An adaptation in Spanish)
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMpTP0YBb1k

WITH ENGLISH CLOSED CAPTIONS

My home country of Venezuela, as many of you might have heard, is going through a very tough time. In May 20th of this year, a Saturday,  a month and half into the latest protests, I woke up feeling really sad, concerned, and frustrated about the situation. My book of U2 chords was handy, and I started playing, I got to New Year's Day and what came out of me was not the regular English version but I started adapting the lyrics in Spanish to the situation in Venezuela, by the end of the day I had a complete adapted version of the song in Spanish and I recorded it in my phone, I liked the results and shared it with a few friends, and soon I had quorum from friends musicians and my brother to go and record it. It all happened quickly. We filmed everything without planning or knowing what we were going to do, but now after two months or so, I finished this video of the song which I hope all of you watch and share. My intention is to raise awareness about the situation in Venezuela. U2 is going to Colombia in October and the fate of these two countries has always been very much in relation. For example, last week tens of thousands of people crossed the Colombian border in search for better living conditions.

I don't want to write too long here, the video speaks for itself, please please please take the time to watch and share.

Greetings from Miami

Moises
Title: Re: New Year's Day, Re-Interpreted.
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on August 04, 2017, 12:32:36 AM
Awesome cover, very well recorded and put together... and great work with the accompanying video as well.

I wish more people would educate themselves with all that is going on in Venezuela. What Maduro has done is a frightening attack on democracy. I can't say any more, I don't want to get banned...
Title: Re: New Year's Day, Re-Interpreted.
Post by: codeguy on August 04, 2017, 01:30:47 AM
I love Venezuela, unfortunately all over the world democracy is under attack. Russia, Turkey, Poland, Philippines, Venezuela, Hungary, all very frightening
Title: Re: New Year's Day, Re-Interpreted.
Post by: Tim Wallach on August 04, 2017, 07:17:17 AM
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I love Venezuela, unfortunately all over the world democracy is under attack. Russia, Turkey, Poland, Philippines, Venezuela, Hungary, all very frightening

The U.S.  :'(
Title: Re: New Year's Day, Re-Interpreted.
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on August 04, 2017, 07:48:35 AM
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I love Venezuela, unfortunately all over the world democracy is under attack. Russia, Turkey, Poland, Philippines, Venezuela, Hungary, all very frightening

The U.S.  :'(
Comparing the U.S.'s situation to that of those other countries is laughably ignorant.
Title: Re: New Year's Day, Re-Interpreted.
Post by: blovesu2 on August 04, 2017, 11:14:42 AM
Beautifully done. Prayers your way.
Title: Re: New Year's Day, Re-Interpreted.
Post by: Tim Wallach on August 04, 2017, 11:29:09 AM
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I love Venezuela, unfortunately all over the world democracy is under attack. Russia, Turkey, Poland, Philippines, Venezuela, Hungary, all very frightening

The U.S.  :'(
Comparing the U.S.'s situation to that of those other countries is laughably ignorant.

Wasn't comparing at all. Nor ranking. Merely commenting on a global epidemic of assault on democracy in all its forms. Chill.
Title: Re: New Year's Day, Re-Interpreted.
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on August 04, 2017, 12:11:07 PM
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I love Venezuela, unfortunately all over the world democracy is under attack. Russia, Turkey, Poland, Philippines, Venezuela, Hungary, all very frightening

The U.S.  :'(
Comparing the U.S.'s situation to that of those other countries is laughably ignorant.

Wasn't comparing at all. Nor ranking. Merely commenting on a global epidemic of assault on democracy in all its forms. Chill.

But where does the U.S. come into this? It's not as if 1/3 of the country is undernourished like in Venezuela's case, or like how refugees are being beaten in Turkey.
Title: Re: New Year's Day, Re-Interpreted.
Post by: Tim Wallach on August 04, 2017, 01:36:16 PM
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I love Venezuela, unfortunately all over the world democracy is under attack. Russia, Turkey, Poland, Philippines, Venezuela, Hungary, all very frightening

The U.S.  :'(
Comparing the U.S.'s situation to that of those other countries is laughably ignorant.

Wasn't comparing at all. Nor ranking. Merely commenting on a global epidemic of assault on democracy in all its forms. Chill.

But where does the U.S. come into this? It's not as if 1/3 of the country is undernourished like in Venezuela's case, or like how refugees are being beaten in Turkey.

In my opinion, the U.S. comes into the discussion of democratic erosion in the way the current Presidency is attempting to alter the basic institutions and how they function - not to mention media's access to information.

Obviously it's not on the same level as Venezuela. No one ever said it was. But it's different levels of the same video game in many ways. But I digress. Wasn't trying to start a political storm. I was just lamenting a global trend that is touching even the most prosperous, "lucky" nations in my humble opinion.
Title: Re: New Year's Day, Re-Interpreted.
Post by: Izzy on August 04, 2017, 01:39:45 PM
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I love Venezuela, unfortunately all over the world democracy is under attack. Russia, Turkey, Poland, Philippines, Venezuela, Hungary, all very frightening

The U.S.  :'(
Comparing the U.S.'s situation to that of those other countries is laughably ignorant.

Wasn't comparing at all. Nor ranking. Merely commenting on a global epidemic of assault on democracy in all its forms. Chill.

But where does the U.S. come into this? It's not as if 1/3 of the country is undernourished like in Venezuela's case, or like how refugees are being beaten in Turkey.

In my opinion, the U.S. comes into the discussion of democratic erosion in the way the current Presidency is attempting to alter the basic institutions and how they function - not to mention media's access to information.

Obviously it's not on the same level as Venezuela. No one ever said it was. But it's different levels of the same video game in many ways. But I digress. Wasn't trying to start a political storm. I was just lamenting a global trend that is touching even the most prosperous, "lucky" nations in my humble opinion.

And an end to the thread for being too political in 3....2....
Title: Re: New Year's Day, Re-Interpreted.
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on August 04, 2017, 01:59:27 PM
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I love Venezuela, unfortunately all over the world democracy is under attack. Russia, Turkey, Poland, Philippines, Venezuela, Hungary, all very frightening

The U.S.  :'(
Comparing the U.S.'s situation to that of those other countries is laughably ignorant.

Wasn't comparing at all. Nor ranking. Merely commenting on a global epidemic of assault on democracy in all its forms. Chill.

But where does the U.S. come into this? It's not as if 1/3 of the country is undernourished like in Venezuela's case, or like how refugees are being beaten in Turkey.

In my opinion, the U.S. comes into the discussion of democratic erosion in the way the current Presidency is attempting to alter the basic institutions and how they function - not to mention media's access to information.

Obviously it's not on the same level as Venezuela. No one ever said it was. But it's different levels of the same video game in many ways. But I digress. Wasn't trying to start a political storm. I was just lamenting a global trend that is touching even the most prosperous, "lucky" nations in my humble opinion.

And an end to the thread for being too political in 3....2....

Haha, very well... I'll leave it there... no hard feelings, just stupid debate.
Title: Re: New Year's Day, Re-Interpreted.
Post by: Tim Wallach on August 04, 2017, 02:27:02 PM
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I love Venezuela, unfortunately all over the world democracy is under attack. Russia, Turkey, Poland, Philippines, Venezuela, Hungary, all very frightening

The U.S.  :'(
Comparing the U.S.'s situation to that of those other countries is laughably ignorant.

Wasn't comparing at all. Nor ranking. Merely commenting on a global epidemic of assault on democracy in all its forms. Chill.

But where does the U.S. come into this? It's not as if 1/3 of the country is undernourished like in Venezuela's case, or like how refugees are being beaten in Turkey.

In my opinion, the U.S. comes into the discussion of democratic erosion in the way the current Presidency is attempting to alter the basic institutions and how they function - not to mention media's access to information.

Obviously it's not on the same level as Venezuela. No one ever said it was. But it's different levels of the same video game in many ways. But I digress. Wasn't trying to start a political storm. I was just lamenting a global trend that is touching even the most prosperous, "lucky" nations in my humble opinion.

And an end to the thread for being too political in 3....2....

Haha, very well... I'll leave it there... no hard feelings, just stupid debate.

Definitely. My apologies for the can of worms. Wasn't intended that way.
Title: Re: New Year's Day, Re-Interpreted.
Post by: Izzy on August 04, 2017, 02:56:55 PM
Gentlepersons, remember what happened here last November!!!

How about that local sports team?

By the way, kudos to the cover version of the song,
Title: Re: New Year's Day, Re-Interpreted.
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on August 04, 2017, 02:59:19 PM
Don't get me started on the local sports team.

My grievances on that matter would get me banned a hell of a lot quicker than any political discussion ever could!
Title: Re: New Year's Day, Re-Interpreted.
Post by: Izzy on August 04, 2017, 04:58:06 PM
I'm a mets fan
*mic drop
Title: Re: New Year's Day, Re-Interpreted.
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on August 04, 2017, 05:22:29 PM
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I'm a mets fan
*mic drop

I'm a Texas A&M fan. If you like watching what should be a traditional power go out and disappoint year after year, then you are in for a treat!

If you know anything about college football, then you know what I'm talking about.
Title: Re: New Year's Day, Re-Interpreted.
Post by: Kmama07 on August 05, 2017, 11:06:43 AM
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I'm a mets fan
*mic drop

I'm a Texas A&M fan. If you like watching what should be a traditional power go out and disappoint year after year, then you are in for a treat!

If you know anything about college football, then you know what I'm talking about.
Kinda like watching the Detroit Lions
Title: Re: New Year's Day, Re-Interpreted.
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on August 05, 2017, 12:44:42 PM
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I'm a mets fan
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I'm a Texas A&M fan. If you like watching what should be a traditional power go out and disappoint year after year, then you are in for a treat!

If you know anything about college football, then you know what I'm talking about.
Kinda like watching the Detroit Lions
At least they've recently been to the playoffs and have a decent history pre-merger. A&M hasn't won a national championship since 1939.  :(
Title: Re: New Year's Day, Re-Interpreted.
Post by: Moshepop on August 06, 2017, 06:58:53 PM
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Awesome cover, very well recorded and put together... and great work with the accompanying video as well.

I wish more people would educate themselves with all that is going on in Venezuela. What Maduro has done is a frightening attack on democracy. I can't say any more, I don't want to get banned...

Thank you for the compliments to the song, it means a lot, it was such a a great experience to record it, I just really pray the band is listening and they start including Venezuela as part of the subjects they touch upon in the coming legs of the Joshua Tree Tour, especially in South America. They have a lot of influence and can contribute a lot in this matter. And i hope you share the song within your social media channels (#El20deMayo). Thank you thank thank you.
Title: Re: New Year's Day, Re-Interpreted.
Post by: Evelincastro on August 06, 2017, 07:23:14 PM
Thank you so much for this beautiful version of nyd. I didn't tell you that time but I cried when you showed it to me. It is touching.

Thanks to those showing support for my country
Title: Re: New Year's Day, Re-Interpreted.
Post by: Moshepop on August 06, 2017, 07:51:42 PM
Hi Evelin, ja ja ja, good to know the song and video have that power, and you know you are my dear dear friend. You have done a wonderful job maintaining the Venezuela U2 Fan community against many odds, as you have said to me, many times you have felt like quitting simply because the conditions in the country are tough, but you have persisted, let's keep this going, let's not quit, with its ups and downs it's worth it 1000%...by the way I wish we could go to the Colombia concert, who knows, maybe we'll go...
Title: Re: New Year's Day, Re-Interpreted.
Post by: Mr. Sarajevo 20 on August 09, 2017, 07:55:57 AM
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I love Venezuela, unfortunately all over the world democracy is under attack. Russia, Turkey, Poland, Philippines, Venezuela, Hungary, all very frightening

The U.S.  :'(
Comparing the U.S.'s situation to that of those other countries is laughably ignorant.
+1
Title: Re: New Year's Day, Re-Interpreted.
Post by: Bono in love with himself on August 21, 2017, 05:56:27 PM
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I'm a mets fan
*mic drop

I'm a Texas A&M fan. If you like watching what should be a traditional power go out and disappoint year after year, then you are in for a treat!

If you know anything about college football, then you know what I'm talking about.

yes, I agree. In 1983, in Dublin, U2 were definitely talking about US college football in their song New Years Day.

they had amazing vision.
Title: Re: New Year's Day, Re-Interpreted.
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on August 21, 2017, 06:22:47 PM
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I'm a mets fan
*mic drop

I'm a Texas A&M fan. If you like watching what should be a traditional power go out and disappoint year after year, then you are in for a treat!

If you know anything about college football, then you know what I'm talking about.

yes, I agree. In 1983, in Dublin, U2 were definitely talking about US college football in their song New Years Day.

they had amazing vision.

Uh, I don't know what it is that you're implying, but I never even made that connection in the first place...