Video: “Ordinary World” by Duran Duran (Instrumental Cover)

“Ordinary World” by Duran Duran I have a long list of songs I’ve wanted to cover for many years. This week, I decided to tackle “Ordinary World” by Duran Duran, and make a quick trip over to the 1990’s in order to contrast my last three covers which were songs from the late 1980’s. This […]

Video: “Lost In Your Eyes” by Debbie Gibson (cover)

“Lost In Your Eyes” by Debbie Gibson I remember it almost as if yesterday when I first heard this song. It’s one of my all time favorite ballads. I can’t even begin to explain just how much I love this song. I believe I heard this in 1989, although it was released in the US […]

Video: The First Noel

The First Noel Happy Holidays to you and yours! I realize that this post is a few days late compared to when I uploaded the video. Apologies. This is the first christmas for me in my new office and this was the first video I shot there. So I guess it was fitting. When I sat […]

Lyrics: “You and Me and Freedom” by Jose Bernardo

“You and Me and Freedom” I wrote “You and Me and Freedom” in the days immediately following the 9/11 tragedy. Unfortunately, I never recorded it. I feel it is finally time for me to share this with the world on the 15th anniversary of that tragedy. I remember that day very well. My sister woke […]

CD Review: “Emily’s D+Evolution” by Esperanza Spalding

Artist : Esperanza Spalding Album : Emily’s D+Evolution (2016 Concord) Tracks : 12 Artist website : OVERVIEW :  BACKGROUND Esperanza Spalding is a fantastic musician. I have been a casual fan since learning about her. She’s also a Berklee alumni like me. We also have the double bass and bass in common. We’ve probably even studied with […]

Jose’s Top 10 Films of all Time

My top 10 Films of all Time I love watching films. It is one of my hobbies. Here are my top 10 comedy picks in no particular order: Still Crazy Four Weddings and a Funeral Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Amadeus Gladiator Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Pan’s Labyrinth Inside Man […]

CD Review: “Metal Resistance” by BABYMETAL

Artist : BABYMETAL Album : Metal Resistance (2016 Sony) Tracks : 12 Artist website : OVERVIEW :  BACKGROUND Metal Resistance is the second studio album by Japanese metal idol group BABYMETAL. I have been a fan ever since hearing Gimme Chocolate!!. This group has a really unique sound that bridges many metal genres and some j-pop. There […]

Jose’s Top 12 Pop-Albums of all Time

My top 12 Pop-Albums of all Time (as of 2016) I’m a bit hesitant to share this list but here it is. In no particular order: Michael Jackson – Bad Debbie Gibson – Electric Youth Britney Spears – … Baby One More Time Janet Jackson – Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 Yumi Matsutoya – DA […]