Sunday, 24 April 2016

Prince ♥

(or view the video-clip on social media - LINK )

 What's wrong with the world today? 
Things just got to get better 
Show me what the leader's say 
Maybe we should write a letter

Said dear Mr. Man, we don't understand 
Why poor people keep struggling 
But you don't lend a helping hand 
Matthew 5:5 say, "The meek shall inherit the Earth" 
We gonna be down that way 
But you been trippin' since a day of your birth

Who said that to kill is a sin 
Then started every single war that your people been in? 
Who said that water is a precious commodity 
Then dropped a big, old, black oil slick in the deep blue sea?

Who told me, Mr. Man, that working round the clock 
Would buy me a big house in the hood, cigarette ads on every block? 
Who told me, Mr. Man, that I got a right to moan? 
How about this big old hole in the ozone? 

What's wrong with the world today? 
Things just got to get better 
Dear Mr. Man, we don't understand 
Maybe we should write a letter, yeah, so look

Listen, ain't no sense in voting, same song with a different name
Might not be in the back of the bus but it sure feel just the same
Ain't nothing fair about welfare, ain't no assistance in aids 
We ain't that affirmative about your actions till the people get paid

Your thousand years are up, now you gotta share the land 
Section 1, the 14th Amendment says 
"No state shall deprive any person of life 
Liberty or property, without due process of law" 
Mr. Man, we want to end this letter with three words 
We tired a-y'all

Tired, tired 
Said we're tired, we're tired 
Dear Mr. Man 
Hey, what's wrong, wrong with the present day? 
Man, just gotta get better 
Dear Mr. Man 

(Source: Prince - Dear Mr. Man Lyrics | MetroLyrics)

I think the happiness on Dani's face during the solo on his father's piece, says it all..
(the solo starts, roughly at 3'20'' of this clip) 

Nelson, Prince Rogers

 ( ♥ - with Miles Davis)

Some of these clips I saw posted by friends on social media, as they too start to react...


Yes, as many say - a soldier of Love
                                                        (and many other things, but they can all add up to ♥ Love)

Friday, 22 April 2016

Isabel Soveral

Isabel-Soveral-e-Sofia-Moraes-talk-about-kingdom-of-the-shores from Filipe Gill on Vimeo.

I have failed somewhat to report concerts, seminars and other activities of Isabel's, and for this I am sorry. However, in hopes to make amends, I shall leave a short list of some events, today and in the near future.

I have had the wonderful experience of being present on occasions when her music is presented, and it is truly moving.

Image: unaware of the author's name at the present moment

(very brief note, regarding the composer and some of her current activities)


If you're in the vicinity - don't miss the opportunity to hear her work. I couldn't recommend it more.
Upcoming events:

Today (the 22nd of April, 9pm - 21h00 – Museu Nacional Grão Vasco. - Viseu, Portugal)


April 28th - 9:30pm   (
21h30 - O'culto da Ajuda > Lisboa, Portugal)


May 21st - 8pm (20h -  Sala / EL MANICOMIO   -    Madrid , Spain )


Earth Day .............. ♥

(It is late as I try to settle down... At first, when I thought of writing this post, I was going to place this and just write whatever came to mind.. So I leave it just the same, before I write..
- before I write this post)

So many things can be, and have been said, as one contemplates the ''subject''.
So many pictures, sounds, objects, creatures, people (some that walk upright, yet others on all fours..)

 and all that I can think of is, ''simplify'', rejoice (or cry), and simplify...

I know it is not January but Janus comes to mind (for so many reasons).

As a coin has two sides, Time I'm not sure anymore how many, and our Home has one colour to it's rotating, spherical side (though the closer one gets, the ''One'' becomes a myriad..), one sees another picture. One simplifies, immediately..., but,
it is in the details that one finds love (and other things).

So, where is the balance between the two sides of this coin?

(sometimes I think I know, but, that is the precise moment when I'm certain I don't (each time it happens, more so.   com cada vez que a ideia se aproxima, e se afasta em simultâneo, o número e a profundidade de cada componente (motivo), que se pesa em tal sentir, aumenta. Eis a única constante, a da aumentação (que pode ser, também ela, uma em vários sentidos. Por isto com cada movimento paradoxal - (ou não paradoxal, que já nem sei se afinal não será o mais complementar)
- paradoxal e simultâneo, a sensação tem mais ''peso'' assim como se torna mais ''leve'' (será uma espécie de musculação? Não sei, e cada vez importa, estranhamente, menos o saber
).   each time more so, yes.   And there is a comfort in this) 


Earth Day: 

I love this interview

(and I love it when he smiles)

(Now, as I look to the cosmos.....)

Image : from Nasa, in memory of Prince - LINK

Lídia, ignoramos. Somos estrangeiros 
Onde que quer que estejamos. 

Lídia, ignoramos. Somos estrangeiros 
Onde quer que moremos, tudo é alheio 
Nem fala língua nossa. 
Façamos de nós mesmos o retiro 
Onde esconder-nos, tímidos do insulto 
Do tumulto do mundo. 
Que quer o amor mais que não ser dos outros? 
Como um segredo dito nos mistérios, 
Seja sacro por nosso. 


Ricardo Reis (F. Pessoa), in "Odes"

image credit: Link