In Juanes on February 15, 2008 at 10:00 am
Know the term metrosexual? Looks like Juanes is one of those. The Columbian gave the UK’s The Independent fashion columnist Charlotte Philby a little insight into his fashion sense:
“How you look in something depends on your attitude. I started to choose my own clothes when I was a teenager. I discovered that I had an independent mind and was able to build my own style, which at the time came with the music I was listening to.”
And get this: Juanes has lucky boots:
“Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve worn the same style of black leather boots; they help me feel safe when I walk. They protect me both literally and metaphorically against all the dangers in life. When you begin to explore the world, you find many trials and tricks that you must be wary of. I travel so much that it’s important not to lose your way, spiritually. I feel this style of shoe can guide me when the road ahead is unclear.”
Gee, Juanesito, I hope you rotate them and don’t get attached to any particular one. With the humid weather in Columbia, I can imagine all the mildew that’s accrued in Juanesito’s boots. Remember to rotate your boots stash, querido.
In Camila, Daddy Yankee, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes, Karis, Marc Anthony, Miguel Bose, Ricardo Arjona, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Wisin Y Yandel on February 8, 2008 at 8:00 am
Cuban drum roll please…Billboard Latin nominations have been announced.
Yeni received a nod for her album “Como Ama Una Mujer”. About time Mrs. Marc Anthony got herself some sort of industry validation for that album. Wisin y Yandel copped noms as well. As if they needed any more reasons to get full of themselves. The Miami Herald had listings in other categories:
Hot Latin Song of The Year: Mi corazoncito — Aventura; No te veo — Casa De Leones; Dimelo — Enrique Iglesias; Me enamora — Juanes [No more drama for Juanes and more awards!]
Latin Album Of The Year (New Category): Todo cambio — Camila; El cartel: The Big Boss — Daddy Yankee; Como ama una mujer – Jennifer Lopez; Wisin vs. Yandel: Los extraterrestres — Wisin & Yandel
Latin Pop Album of the Year, Male: Quién dijo ayer — Ricardo Arjona; Papito — Miguel Bose; Viento a favor — Alejandro Fernández; La vida . . . es un ratico — Juanes [ooh, Juanes again. Congrats compadre!]
Tropical Album Of The Year,
Duo Or Group: Kings Of Bachata: Sold Out At Madison Square
Garden — Aventura; La llave de mi corazón — Juan Luis Guerra Y 440; [Juan Luis Guerra again! Oh, well good for this papacito; Los 4 fantasticos — Karis; United We Swing – Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Could Camila supplant RBD in the music biz? All they have to do is get a girl or two to join.
Congrats to all.
In Juanes on January 29, 2008 at 10:01 am
Juanes now has his own music label. 4J’s, he calls it, after the first initial of the men in his family. Juanesito promises to bring Columbian talent to the forefront saying:
“We [he and his record label associates] get information from everywhere – the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. And the young, because of our reality, are curious and have lots to say. We’re not waiting for time to pass us by.”
That reality includes national profiling at international airports:
“It’s hard for Colombians,” he says. “Every time you’re in an airport, they think you’re a narco-trafficker. “
Chill, Juanesito. It could be worse. ‘Tis better to be harassed for being a national from a narcotics-happy country, than to be fashion policed for being a fug.
In Juanes, Karen Martinez on January 4, 2008 at 4:39 pm
Juanes is the king of the Latino love song, some would say. Check out what he had to say about his craft.
Interviewer: ”Why are love songs and songs about falling out of love so popular?”
Juanes: “They’re very much alike. It’s like the moon is dark on one side and light on the other – it’s the same thing. Love and sadness are the same thing. The only way to understand one is to know what the other means. When we’re in love we’re human – it’s part of life. When you love you have to assume that you have to suffer, that love hurts. When your daughter falls you know it will hurt you, because it’s such a powerful love. It’s a love that’s so great that it hurts.”
Guess we can expect his reunion with his wife Karen Martinez after their separation to be permanent. And if not, maybe it’ll serve as some inspiration for a jam.