Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Formula 1, Alban Skenderaj, Europe, and Music

All the Euros in the crowd say 'what, what.' Don't be shy now. I know for a fact I have a lot of Euro readers.
If you're intent on pressing me for a definition [especially you, category-enamored folk], then all the authentic Euro and Europe-influenced/informed/educated/experienced folk say 'what, what.'
I'm sure the pool became significantly larger now.

All the Euros in the crowd who love Formula 1 say 'what, what.'
All the Euros in the crowd who are friggin' excited that Michael Schumacher is reentering the sport, raise the roof. Woof, woof, woof!
Another woof for me. I'm uber excited Schumacher's back as he used to be the very making of the sport, in my humble opinion, at least. And he focuses like a very small, blessed few. But I digress.

Now, all the Euros who know what the official Formula 1 song for 2009 is, say 'what, what.'
Those of you who know who the performer is, follow suit.

I can't say I can say 'what, what' to the last two and as much as I love music and follow it nigh maniacally, I didn't know about the new official song to Formula 1 called This Is Your Day performed by Albanian-born Alban Skenderaj. Granted, the fact that the sound is not entirely aligned with my own musical sensitivities might have something to do with it.
Still, I'm happy to have heard about it.

Ergo, tip of the hat to Giuditta Dante for the pointer.
And another tip of the hat goes to Alban Skenderaj who even though he's channeling too much alternative rock a-la-Nickeback, is one impressive guy.

Ah, and aesthetically, those of you who ask me what I think an Indie guy a-la-2009 looks like, refer to Alban on the stadium stairs.

And, for your viewing pleasure, here is the song:







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11 comments:

Dana said...

Can I get a 'what, what?' Can I get a WOOF-WOOF?
What, what, woof, woof!
I missed BR in June. I'm digging BR in August. ;)
Looks good. I'll have to get his stuff. thanks

Dana said...

Ah, and he sounds like Carolina Liar.
I do like his overall look.
The video director could have done a better job, however, The angles are not as sharp as they could have been. I mean it's a Formula Eins vid, after all, gell? :)
I know, I know. Being critical is in my makeup! Blame it on the Euro thing..... :)

Dana said...

Ah, and he sounds like Carolina Liar.
I do like his overall look.
The video director could have done a better job, however, The angles are not as sharp as they could have been. I mean it's a Formula Eins vid, after all, gell? :)
I know, I know. Being critical is in my makeup! Blame it on the Euro thing..... :)

Sean said...

what, what!!!
this guy's huge in the Balkans, I hear.
Go, Schumacher!!

Anonymous said...

Dig his hair. His English is a bit affected. thx for posting.

Anonymous said...

score!! bravo, alban!!

Sra said...

Who with the what what?

Hunky, that guy. Not too into his sound, though.

Nicki said...

I can see why it's not your kind of music. But he does have a very good good look about him.

Nicki said...

I also love Schumacher's penchant for focus. Dude's got concentration skills and that's why he wins.

liam said...

the song is pretty lame. i was totally bored by it, but i think it's pretty cool that he's albanian! :)

B.R. said...

Right, I rendered my version of 'lame' by saying: 'Granted, the fact that the sound is not entirely aligned with my own musical sensitivities might have something to do with it."
But it is rather impressive that he's the sound/face of Formula 1. Ergo, he gets a post.