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  • #52261

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    Don-Music has, I think, settled on “23” as his favorite TW song. At one point toward the end it actually makes him tear up a bit. It’s an in-depth analysis of the song.

    One thing he notes is something I sensed even though I have zero musicologicsl education is that the song fails to resolve at the end. The last note doesn’t belong to the base chord. Which is fitting for a song where the lyrics also don’t resolve.

    I have two favorite songs: 23 for Pau and Martirio for Dany. Martirio has Dany singing in her native tongue using Mexican phonetics, most notable when she sings final o’s as in her pronunciation of “martirio.”

    Still, if I have to select one TM song as my fave, it’s 23. Every time I watch the Teatro Metropolitan performance of it, it’s like it’s the first time. It tears my heart out of my chest.

    #52262

    PopeBeanie
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    Yeah, 23 gets me every time, too.

    I like Don’s analyses, when I have time, like right now.

    He happened to (unintentionally) stop the video in a spot that looked nice to me, so I took a partial screen shot:

    Pau, side shot, song "23"

    Whoops, Don saw it too! See your post. After I clipped it to post here, I continued the video, and that’s when he clipped his thumbnail shot from the same video frame.

    Soon after that in the video, while drumming Pau looked directly at the camera that was moving by her, only to not appear in the next immediate shot which was behind her. I.e., two consecutive video shots that had to have taken place on two separate nights. And because of your note, earlier I noticed 5 vs 6 guitar picks on two shots of Dany happening from two different angles… therefore probably from two different nights.

    Then, this shot, my first thought being “Nice, I like that confidence”, but Don said here “Hi Pau. That’s scary.”

    (Hey man, I teared up even before Don did. But not much today.)

    As for the ending, yeah, a lot of TW endings are unconventional, but I’m so accustomed to them that they feel natural and don’t notice unless I see a reactor look like “Is this really the end of the song?”. There are unconventional elements within their songs, too, and they’re moments when I check the reactor’s face to see if they notice it. Like some of Dany’s vocal slides before ending a phrase.

    #52301

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    Comparing four performances of Money by The Warning. All great, but different.

    This one is the most recent from Teatro Metropolitan, a concert that’s about as close to perfectly recorded as a live concert can be:

    And now this one from their performance opening for The Foo Fioghters:

    And now, this one from their Dia de los Muertos “live in studio” performance:

    With Pau taking over while doing a radio station promo to save Dany’s voice (can you hear the resemblance?):

    #52330

    PopeBeanie
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    I haven’t watched your Money posts yet, but since I’m here now, I just wanted to mention something. Did you know that the audio of the “live” Money song before the Foo Fighters were about to come on is actually from a studio recording? You can see on the video it says “STUDIO VERSION” in the lower left. Foo Fighters let them use the concert video recording, but they couldn’t use the concert audio… I forgot why.

    #52334

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    I haven’t watched your Money posts yet, but since I’m here now, I just wanted to mention something. Did you know that the audio of the “live” Money song before the Foo Fighters were about to come on is actually from a studio recording? You can see on the video it says “STUDIO VERSION” in the lower left. Foo Fighters let them use the concert video recording, but they couldn’t use the concert audio… I forgot why.

    I’m not at all surprised. Like I said, they perform to a click track which would make lining up audio and video far easier than otherwise, so that it doesn’t look like lip-syncing.

    I’m fairly sure that most, if not all, of the audio in the Teatro Metropolitan concert was done in a similar fashion. It’s just too good for a live concert in a venue like that.

    Their dad owns a recording studio and is presumably an expert at recording in the studio or on location. He probably has worked on music videos as well and thus has connections in video production as well.

    One has to hope that we won’t have to wait too long for another expertly-recorded concert with theie new material in it.

    #52387

    PopeBeanie
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    Teatro Metropolitan, a concert that’s about as close to perfectly recorded as a live concert can be

    Speaking of which, in the case of compiling recordings from two nights into one video, it just hit me how Pau’s click track on the laptop right next to her is what enabled those perfectable synchronizations. Among her other passions and skills, she’s already earned a permanent place in rock history.

    #52393

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    Among her other passions and skills, she’s already earned a permanent place in rock history.

    As TW’s drummer, programmer, main arranger and lyricist, she’s the beating (pun intended) heart of the band. And she’s gaining recognition, too!

    The winner of the “Up and Coming” category in Modern Drummer‘s 2023 Readers Poll is… Paulina “Pau” Villarreal Vélez!

    Villareal Vélez and her rock band The Warning made a major impression throughout the last year. With her sisters by her side, Pau contributed memorable drum parts to the band’s 2022 album Error and treated fans to electrifying shows across the globe, with dozens more set to come.

    (Read more by following the link before the photo)

    #52394

    Unseen
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    Drum duo with two young up and coming drummers. Pau(lina) Villarreal and Faith Benson do a drum duo (no, not a drum battle) at an awards ceremony:

    #52395

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    An early influence on Pau? Sheila E was a percussionist for Prince and had a hit of her own in The Glamorous Life. Sheila E was the earliest female drummer of note that I’m aware of and was another latina as well (more likely Puerto Rico than Mexico, though):

    #52415

    PopeBeanie
    Moderator

    I thought one of us posted most of the above already, but maybe I didn’t actually follow through.

    As TW’s drummer, programmer, main arranger and lyricist, she’s the beating (pun intended) heart of the band. And she’s gaining recognition, too!

    Another from Argentina. (Sorry, it’s a short that keeps repeating. And I can’t embed it. I’ll just add an unclickable screen shot from it.)

    pic of Pau, thanks for the award

    https://youtube.com/shorts/l1ZeBl-xsR0?si=5XQdCtfbdDtI3W-l

    #52427

    Unseen
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    THIS JUST IN! Paulina “Pau” Villarreal wins Drumeo’s “Drummer of the Year”!

    #52428

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    I was thinking about the girls who comprise The Warning and realized that, in the best sense of the expression, even though they hail from Monterrey, Mexico, these are classic “All American Girls” in the rock context the way Taylor Swift is in the pop context.

    Attractive, clean living girls from a healthy family environment who clawed their way to fame with far more talent than luck. They did have some luck like parents who are what Americans would call “middle class,” their dad is a sound engineer with a recording studio and creative  contacts in both audio and video worlds. Additionally, they had a viral video on Youtube that got them noticed by a famous TV personality who bought them summer school scholarships at Berklee.

    However, without boatloads of native talent and hard work, they wouldn’t be taking the rock world by storm the way they are now.

    They are truly All (North American) Girls. I’m sure I’ll never read about any of them dying of an overdose, getting drunk and disorderly, crashing a car at 120 mph, or anything like that. They just reek of responsibility.

    If they were my own daughters, I would be so proud.

     

    #52438

    PopeBeanie
    Moderator

    THIS JUST IN!

    Ha, I posted it first, man. But your link is better.

    Just swung by to post their reddit sub. Dang, it’s been around since Oct 17, 2012.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/TheWarning/
    Today the sub also mentioned Sick video dropping on Feb 2, 2024.

    #52441

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    Today the sub also mentioned Sick video dropping on Feb 2, 2024.

    Thanks. I marked my calendar.

    #52448

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    You know a band is making when other talented bands are doing covers. Meet Freeze the Fall:

    Evolve: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXIuPwwNV8o

    Breathe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM6bXg5sK58

     

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