19 junio, 2008

For Miguel's students

One student in Miguel's classroom asked for this song by the Scorpions



"Wind of Change" was written by Klaus Meine, vocalist of the Scorpions. It appeared on their 1990 album Crazy World, but did not become a worldwide hit single until 1991

The band recorded a Russian-language version of the song, and a Spanish version called Vientos de Cambio, also played by Medina Azahara.

The lyrics celebrate the political changes in Eastern Europe at that time – such as the Polish Round Table Agreement and fall of the Berlin Wall, the increasing freedom in the communist bloc (which would soon lead to the fall of the USSR), and the clearly imminent end of the Cold War.

The Scorpions were inspired to write this song on a visit to Moscow in 1989.
In the first opening lines of the song they mention The Moskva, a river that runs through Moscow, and Gorky Park, an amusement park in Moscow.

(Source: Wikipedia)

I follow the Moskva
Down to Gorky Park
Listening to the wind of change
An August summer night
Soldiers passing by
Listening to the wind of change

The world closing in
Did you ever think
That we could be so close,like brothers
The future's in the air
I can feel it everywhere
Blowing with the wind of change

Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow dream away
In the wind of change

Walking down the street
Distant memories
Are buried in the past forever

I follow the Moskva
Down to Gorky Park
Listening to the wind of change

Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow share their dreams
With you and me

Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow dream away
In the wind of change

The wind of change blows straight
Into the face of time
Like a stormwind that will ring
The freedom bell for peace of mind
Let your balalaika sing
What my guitar wants to say

Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow share their dreams
With you and me

Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow dream away
In the wind of change



02 junio, 2008

Drill Team

A drill team is a marching unit that performs military style maneuvers in parades, at air shows, football half-time shows, and other public venues.

In this video you will get a little bit information about US USMC Marine Corps Silent Drill Team, also known as The Silent Drill Platoon.



If you want to know more, visit these links: US Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, US Marine Corps portal, Marine Barracks Washington


... and just for a laugh: a deck chair drill team for retired guys!