segunda-feira, 28 de novembro de 2016

Westworld

Numa maré de Westworld à espera de 2017.

sexta-feira, 18 de novembro de 2016

Verão

Ara Malikian - "Summer" de Vivaldi

sexta-feira, 11 de novembro de 2016


Seasick Steve - Walkin` Blues (2016)

quinta-feira, 20 de outubro de 2016

Melodias que me fazem...

Rodrigo Leão e Scott Matthew - That's Life (2016)

quinta-feira, 13 de outubro de 2016

Sim, "times they are a changin' "

Surpresa. Sem dúvida. O Nobel da literatura de 2016 pertence (e bem, digo eu) a Bob Dylan. Por tantas razões (que belo texto tem Miguel Esteves Cardoso no Público, a propósito do assunto) mas, sobretudo, porque é um excelente letrista. Isto é, escreve ao nível dos melhores do mundo. Os tempos estão mesmo a mudar.

Bob Dylan - "slow train coming"(1979)

Sometimes I feel so low-down and disgusted
Can't help but wonder what's happening to my companions
Are they lost or are they found, have they counted the cost it'll take to bring down
All their earthly principles they're gonna have to abandon ?
There's slow, slow train coming up around the bend.

I had a woman down in Alabama
She was a backwoods girl, but she sure was realistic
She said, Boy, without a doubt, have to quit your mess and straighten out
You could die down here, be just another accident statistic
There's slow, slow train coming up around the bend.

All that foreign oil controlling American soil
Look around you, it's just bound to make you embarrassed
Sheiks walking around like kings, wearing fancy jewels and nose rings
Deciding America's future from Amsterdam and to Paris
And there's slow, slow train coming up around the bend.

Man's ego is inflated, his laws are outdated, they don't apply no more
You can't rely no more to be standing around waiting
In the home of the brave, Jefferson turning over in his grave
Fools glorifying themselves, trying to manipulate Satan
And there's slow, slow train coming up around the bend.

Big-time negotiators, false healers and woman haters
Masters of the bluff and masters of the proposition
But the enemy I see wears a cloak of decency
All non-believers and men stealers talking in the name of religion
And there's slow, there's slow train coming up around the bend.

People starving and thirsting, grain elevators are bursting
Oh, you know it costs more to store the food than it do to give it
They say loose your inhibitions, follow your own ambitions
They talk about a life of brotherly love, show me someone who knows how to live it
There's slow, slow train coming up around the bend.

Well, my baby went to Illinois with some bad-talking boy she could destroy
A real suicide case, but there was nothing I could do to stop it
I don't care about economy, I don't care about astronomy
But it's sure do bother me to see my loved ones turning into puppets
There's slow, slow train coming up around the bend.

quinta-feira, 6 de outubro de 2016

Melodias que me fizeram...

R.E.M. - "Perfect Circle" (1983)

sábado, 1 de outubro de 2016

Melodias que me fizeram...

Tom Waits - "16 Shells from a Thirty-ought-six" (1983)

quarta-feira, 28 de setembro de 2016

A propósito de felicidade

"Tashi and the monk" relata a verdadeira história de um monge budista, Lobsang Phuntsok; de uma aluna especial, Tashi; e da forma como gere o projeto da Casa Jhamtse Ghatsal, onde educa 85 crianças numa aldeia dos Himalaias. Um manual de experiências para todos mas, sobretudo, para quem trabalha com jovens. Ainda que a descoberta tenha pecado por tardia, os sorrisos foram apenas adiados. Mas vão manter-se.



terça-feira, 27 de setembro de 2016

Fidget ou o ovo de Colombo

Ao que parece, quando necessitamos de instruir o cérebro para mais foco e concentração, estarmos a brincar com uma caneta ou um qualquer objeto que requeira alguma forma de manuseamento, ajuda muito. Todos nós fazemos isso habitualmente. Por isso mesmo, o conceito de um cubo com estes pressupostos, faz todo o sentido. É assim que surgiu o Fidget Cube, a mais recente forma de "ovo de Colombo". Tentador. 

quinta-feira, 22 de setembro de 2016

Outonos

Joanna Newsom - "Autumn" (2010)