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Stoned By My Kidney Stones… But I’m Fine Now. :P Merry Xmas!

December 26, 2012 Leave a comment

Hi there, how are you doing?

Sorry for being delayed here but I JUST had to work some kidney stones out of me lately… :P For now I’ll just offer a loosely related Xmas gift for you all. :)

Merry Xmas, see ya next Monday!

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Brazillian Poetry… Becomes Brazillian Music. :)

December 10, 2012 1 comment

Hi there, how are you all doing?

This week I was reading a marvelous, underrated Brazillian poetess called Cora Coralina and I must say I’m absolutely enchanted with her work. She spent her entire life making cakes and candies and only published her first book after her husband died–she was 75 years old at the time.

Her poems taste like something very… immemorial since she lived in a countryside environment that never really evolved–even nowadays, I must say.

As for my turn I tried to keep my music faithful to that mood by choosing instruments that are closely related to that countryside ancient tradition here… Don’t expect any samba, it’s much more “inner” than that. lol

I used a zabumba, an agogô and a shaker for the rhythmic section and also a viola caipira to help an acoustic guitar with the strings sounds.

I really hope you like it, see ya!

[...]

O trigo dourando
a terra padrão.
Dizendo fartura,
certeza de pão.
A cana acamada
vestindo de verde
a terra lavrada.
Cafezais montam guarda
e mandam a mensagem
da terra vermelha -
do Paraná.

Entradas. Estradas.
Picadas, balizas
avançam pra frente.
Rodagens. Asfalto.
Carroças. Carretas. Tratores.

Apitos de usinas.
Motores. Vapores.

Criadores. Currais.
Riquezas que espelha
a terra vermelha
do Paraná.

Giram-girando
às voltas do sol
os campos floridos
dos girassóis.
O rami alastrado,
conjugado
ao verde entonado
das amoreiras.
E os grandes ranchões
do bicho-da-seda
fiando a riqueza
da terra vermelha
do Paraná.

[...]

Sleep Images. (Sounds? lol)

December 3, 2012 Leave a comment

Hi there, how have you been?

Sometimes when you’re too involved with music you can get messages from the beyond while you’re sleeping. Call it subconscious brain work, a spiritual wander, madness… lol Name it at your will, but stuff like that really happens.

Litle Nemo

Well… As for myself I’ve got two of those this week. :) Not sure how it works; I just wake up, grab the guitar and simply play–as if I always knew how to do it. -.-

Weirdly enought they’re quite diverse one from another… I guess that’s how dream-made things go. :)

Hope you like it, see ya! :D

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