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 TimeI love watching films. It is one of my hobbies. Here are my top 10 comedy picks in no particular order:Still CrazyFour Weddings and a FuneralLord of the Rings: Return of the KingAmadeusGladiatorLock Stock and Two Smoking BarrelsPan’s LabyrinthInside ManThe Usual SuspectsThe Martian

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 – BadDebbie Gibson – Electric YouthBritney Spears – … Baby One More TimeJanet Jackson – Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814Yumi Matsutoya – DA DI DAN*Sync – No Strings AttachedGirls’ […]