Just before sitting down to chat with Santiago Auserón, Maika Makovski said in The muse time: "I'm going to put the chiringuito well. As if it were the living room of home ". He released it spontaneously as he placed the cushions of the sofa and Auserón sat with his particular paused rhythm and that grimace of sailor on the ground that comes out when smiling. After them, there was a stage with the ex-player of Radio Futura and each one of the instruments. Right: it was like being in the living room of the house. The live music, but also the spoken, reflected and shared music, was entering the living room of home after so much time. I was returning a real music program to Spanish television. It was like seeing Columbus return to the Americas.
It was time. How long it has been done, so much that the students and the university students of today did not conceive that of a televising musical program. Maybe with the internet they do not even conceive television, as several generations at least did for decades, but it was like talking about the last century. And it has always been paradoxical: now, in these times, when more music is heard and shared, when more young and old have so much variety of music within reach, when there are more concerts a week and more festivals a year because they no longer They sell records, now, precisely, there was not a musical program on television. A space that treats music with respect, affection and criteria. That conceives music as culture. Fortunately, The muse time Solve this problem. The new musical program of TVE is a firm commitment to music as a culture. Music in capital letters. Music without gossip or sentimental pornography. Music outside the fish tank Show of Truman.
It was a remarkable success to begin this television adventure with an interview with Auserón, an artistically refugee under the name of Juan Perro. It is the heritage of Spanish popular music and one of the wisest minds to contextualize and reflect on musical creation. In fact, it was glorious that during his talk with Maika Makovski, presenter of the program, talk about culture, ask the public why culture was important and explain in a concise way to Makovski and reporter Víctor Clares how the music business in Spain works , a business conchabado and full of tolls whose maximum representation is Triumph operation, what happens inside that academy but also what happens before and after. "Weird ideas, nothing. What sounds like jazz is cursed. Beyond the dominant seventh chord … prohibited in the radio formula. This is so, girls and boys. The laws of the market work like this, "said Auserón, who played The misfits with his air jazzy and the catchy Fish talk and ended up next to Makovski with the dark Annabel Lee, inspired by a poem by Edgar Allan Poe. In OT they would have riddled it for the pleasure of the audience hungry for the sorrows and joys of others in reality shows.
Another success is the choice of the singer and actress Maika Makovski as host. It is natural and unfolds with great panache on the set, either out to chat with Auserón as if he were "in the living room", or out to address the audience with magnetism. Makovski took good boards as a contributor to the Oh! My LOL, the humor program of the Cadena SER directed by The World Today and in which music also plays a significant role. Now, in front of The muse time, has charisma and, as a long-time singer in Spanish rock, understands the keys to music. With it, in addition, something necessary is demonstrated: not everything is going to be Alaska in musical television.
The muse time look at the present of music. It is important. The success of Cachitos it agreed that music is still fundamental in people's lives, but it was insufficient. Some directors of RTVE had ruled that music was a product only suitable for nostalgia. And it is not true. Within pop, rock, hip-hop, electronica, flamenco and more musical styles there are hundreds of artists and bands nowadays who look at the present -and even the future- with passion and talent. All this required a program like The muse time, which is directed not only to a competent industry committed to music but also to the same public that attends festivals and concert halls throughout Spain. To a restless and active public. In this sense, the reportage in London on the famous album covers prepared by Víctor Clares was greatly appreciated. The idea of these reports in the program is another success, such as including explanatory pills when Auserón named Depedro in his interview.
Last night, the present of live music also went through the concert of the always effective and fun Franz Ferdinand, presenting songs from his latest album, and performances on the roof of La Mala Rodríguez, which is about to release new album . More hits. As the performances in exteriors and on set. All mixed with rhythm and style. There is mime in the program. Thus, the scenario of the set transmits an intimate and elegant atmosphere. It is noted that they have taken into account the concept of British television productions, especially the fabulous program Jools Holland. It's nice to see a performance with that variety of shots, without playback and full, without advertising breaks, without comments stepping on the songs, without mixing with other content. That which should be the norm has ended up turning into an odyssey in this country where the canned music is sent. The muse time, as he has admirably been doing for a long time Late Motiv of Andreu Buenafuente in Movistar +, defends music in its essence.
Only one thing can exclaim: Finally! And add another: "That lasts."