Nobody saw this coming
April 26, 2023 at 5:45 pm #47985
I found a video that reveals who the girls’ parents are which quelled my fear that they were members of a drug cartel. It explains a lot, like how they got into music and started being recorded in a studio setting so early on (studio time isn’t cheap). Also, it explains why they have such gorgeous teeth!
This video is a little (by which I mean “very”) saccharine, I suppose, but it explains why these three chicas will never die of an overdose in their hotel room while on the road. They are pretty straight arrows, not your typical self-important rebel-without-a-clue rockstars.
The importance of supplying children with a loving and supportive family life is a value I hope we never lose sight of.
So, now that I’ve disposed of their parents, who is their manager (the guy yelling off to the side near the end of Dust to Dust, which see if you haven’t already). His name is Rudy. He’s a very important (and largely invisible) member of the band. I imagine that on the road he also functions as a stand-in for the parents, assuming they still have their day jobs.April 26, 2023 at 5:49 pm #47986
What I’m wondering about now is who taught the girls their instruments and I’m pretty sure they got pro help when it comes to staging a show as well, stage presence and all that. You watch Dany with her facial expressions and hand gestures and it’s so much better than the stage presence of the great guitar bands of the 60’s. Ale has come along, too.
Pau? Well, she’s stage presence personified, isn’t she?April 26, 2023 at 6:20 pm #47987
Joan Jett was good as a lone Rockstar too. And judging from her business acumen, no army of either Moral Majoritarians then nor Chartreuse Heads now could stop her!April 26, 2023 at 6:23 pm #47988
When Paulina leaves the drum kit in the hands of someone else and comes up front to sing she brings her drummer energy with her. There are three or four videos of this performance, all amateur with less-than-ideal audio, but it’s a treat to see her perform one of her Spanish language signature songs. I’ll take the short skirt as a bit of a bonus. You’ll notice that the girls as a rule don’t show off their bodies the way other female performers do (and bear in mind they are latinas and in that world of entertainment female performers are almost expected to sell themselves that way).
Here’s another amateur video with poor audio where she’s unencumbered by her drum kit. It’s a jam session, basically, with the Argentinian alt-rock trio, Eruca Sativa, on the Nirvana song Breed.
Now, after seeing her in this performance, try to imagine her high on cocaine.
BTW, Eruca Sativa is fronted by females on guitar and bass with a male drummer.
April 26, 2023 at 8:01 pm #47990
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BTW, have you noticed how well the live videos from their Teatro Metropolitan concert in particular are mixed? Both the sound and video are just ab0ut perfect. These vids are better than their professionally done official videos.
The jump in quality of their recordings to absolutely pro-level was the next, significant part of their evolution I wanted to look into. In one older performance, Pau had an iconic scream that didn’t come through at all due to some kind of mic fail and I wondered what ramifications might come of that. Apparently Dany took it in stride at that moment, and had fun with it.
I can’t find the moment of the scream fail… I’ll bet it rises some day in search results. But I found a one minute out take of when it worked. This is a goosebump moment for me.April 27, 2023 at 6:02 pm #48008
The Warning was described by one video reviewer as “a rabbit hole” (a potential obsession) and, indeed, I have to get a certain amount of their music in every day. It just fills me with joy and takes my mind off everything that depresses me like Trump, WW3, the effect of inflation on my fixed income, etc.
Poking around, I thought I’d take a quick peek at this video and, bang!, forty minutes gone. The positive energy these three chicas exude is as endearing as it is amazing. But beyond that, when you see them in everyday life, they are adorable. I would take any one of them as a daughter. All three? Even better.
Particularly fun to experience is their “Spanglish,” in which they go back and forth between Spanish and English, often within a sentence.
So, watch at your own risk. Only if you have forty minutes to spare:April 27, 2023 at 6:24 pm #48009
Here’s a brand new video of the girls performing live in Mexico. The video is good (for amateur) but the audio is plagued by the fact that the camera picks up the sound of the audience singing along better than the band itself. Still, it’s fun to watch because the video is that good.
BTW, they have a new song that’s really different from their other work. It’s called “More” (title subject to change, apparently) and it’s at 36:26.
April 28, 2023 at 2:41 am #48012
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Just located a better (still amateur) recording of the new song More. It is seriously different from their other stuff but seriously outstanding as well.April 28, 2023 at 3:45 am #48013
I absolutely love them!!! I’m a fan! Thank you for letting us know Unseen!!April 28, 2023 at 4:16 am #48014
I absolutely love them!!! I’m a fan! Thank you for letting us know Unseen!!
No problemo. Let’s see…I’m trying to remember if you yourself are a Latina.April 28, 2023 at 4:32 pm #48025
WTF? Read the blurb below the video.
If you go here, you’ll find an entire playlist of many of their tunes played in Dia de los Muertes (Day of the Dead) costume and makeup. Excellent video and sound, as you can see. Lots of fun.April 28, 2023 at 5:51 pm #48036
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Yes, good find Unseen. The band are actual musicians that play real instruments and can sing. It is good to find happy musicians as their music cheers you up. Check out Andrea Ra for a few minutes.April 28, 2023 at 8:26 pm #48037
Very interesting interview with the bandmembers. I learned a lot about them.April 28, 2023 at 9:12 pm #48038
Yes, good find Unseen. The band are actual musicians that play real instruments and can sing. It is good to find happy musicians as their music cheers you up. Check out Andrea Ra for a few minutes.
That was good. Latino punk? or Italian?
BTW, “dipuenzs” is Mexican/Chicano slang. a gangsta term, expressing an apology, or remorse, like the phrase “my bad”. From the dictionary of Urban Slang.
While they are quite good, the obsession with The Warning involves much more than just their musical competence. It’s also their backstory as a band that’s been together, honing their skills, since they were children Ale, the bassist, and youngest was eight in the band’s first iteration as an actual band. Dany, the oldest was only thirteen.
And then there’s the English thing. While they are now doing a few songs in Spanish, most of their material and all of their earliest material is in English. They speak colloquial English. And through the lack of a language we can observe them offstage and in interviews revealing their personalities.
Also, through getting to know them in more everyday life situations, we discover that they are adorable girls any healthy-minded human might want to be around. They are humble and not spoiled by their success. Finally, there is the obvious love they have for each other.
Unfortunatly for Andrea Ra, there isn’t a whole lot about them out there by which I might discover if they have an equally interesting backstory.April 29, 2023 at 4:46 am #48044
Alejandra is the mysterious member of The Warning. When the band is being interviewed, she lets her more extroverted sisters dominate the conversation, contributing at most maybe 10% of the time.
Is introverted? Definitely. Introspectiv? Probably.
When performing, it’s Dany up front. She’s a born showgirl. Beyond her playing and singing, she uses a combination of gestures and mobility to keep the audience’s attention. Pau is so active, she also garners a lot of attention.
Unfortunately, audiences tend to accept that the bass player is needed but seldom pay much attention to them.
But Ale has grown, physically, so much that she’s become hard to ignore, which may be a problem for a performer who is not the natural showperson that her two sisters are.
And yet, how essential she can be is shown in those occasions when, for example, Dany’s voice was failing her or she was growing exhausted due to the heat, and Ale took over singing Dany’s parts.
I mentioned that Ale has grown. Assuming her sisters are of average height, Pau maybe 5’6″ and Dany, then, about 5’8″, Ale must be roundabout 6′ tall! It’s hard not to be noticed when you’re a gal taller than many men.
Ale has the burden of being, easily, the most classically and conventionally beautiful of the three, all of whom are pretty girls. She could, literally, be a model if she wanted to go into that direction. But she won’t: she’s too self-conscious. Not a shred of exhibitionism in her at all. Also, professional fashion modeling is not a healthy profession for a woman to be in. She’s far safer in a band with two sisters who care about her.
Anyway, this video explains why Ale is the band’s “secret weapon.”
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