segunda-feira, agosto 24, 2009


Crepúsculo sobre o rio Tejo. Tenho os pés no rio, o espírito no sótão da casa. Belver de Sábado para Domingo, de 22 para 23: durmo profundamemte. Sinto. Sinto o despertar da noite. Pestanejo na tentativa de aclarar o temor. Bates as asas e planas sobre o meu corpo dormente, no sótão da casa onde os meus avós se afundaram um certo dia, talvez na esperança de que o Tejo se lançasse dali para muito longe. Bates as asas e vens direito a mim como tantos vieram. Levanto o medo e abro-te o caminho em direcção à vida.

Painting by Jeff Ward "Samhain bat" in charcoal pencil

terça-feira, agosto 18, 2009

"A menina tem os olhos do morto".

sábado, agosto 15, 2009


"What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end "

Written by Trent Reznor for NIN

sexta-feira, agosto 14, 2009

quinta-feira, agosto 13, 2009

'Bora acordar e sonhar com memórias de outros tempos: adorava e adoro esta faixa de George Michael com a Diva ! Aretha Franklin!

I Knew You were waiting

Like a warrior that fights
And wins the battle
I know the taste of victory
Though I went through some nights
Consumed by the shadows
I was crippled emotionally
Somehow I made it through the heartache
Yes I did, I escaped
I found my way out of the darkness,
Kept my faith (I know you did)
Kept my faith

When the river was deep I didn't falter
When the mountain was high I still believed
When the valley was low it didn't stop me, no no
I knew you were waiting
I knew you were waiting for me

With and endless desire I kept on searching
Sure in time our eyes would meet
Like the bridge is on fire
The hurt is over, one touch and you set me free
No, I don't regret a single moment
No I don't looking back
When I think of all those disappointments
I just laugh (I know you do), I just laugh

When the river was deep I didn't falter
When the mountain was high I still believed
When the valley was low iIt didn't stop me, no no
I knew you were waiting
I knew you were waiting for me

So we were drawn together through destiny
I know this love we share was meant to be
I knew you were waiting, knew you were waiting
I knew you were waiting, knew you were waiting for me

Written by Simon Climie and Dennis Morgan
Performed by Aretha Franklin and George Michael (1987)

terça-feira, agosto 11, 2009

Sophia, acordas.

Não há forçosamente uma só forma de amar. O amor é uma projecção. Não é palpável, como a vida. Escrevo. Oiço o Bresse Bleu soprando-se no ar que o aquece, que pus no prato preso na mesa da minha sala-de-estar.
Quando me apago na cama do meu quarto, sentindo que me fui, aprecio a minha alma sentada na mesa da sala-de-estar. Aprecio a imagem que tenho de mim, pela porta entreaberta do meu quarto que dá para a sala-de-estar, numa luz ténue, rosada. Lá, estou eu, parada esperando pela manhã, calando-me para que nada oiça. Ponho-me a olhar para ti: "Sophia, acorda". Ponho-me a soprar-te na nuca, quando afeiçoada para o lado, te apagas contra a vida. "Sophia, acordas".

segunda-feira, agosto 10, 2009

Cinemuerte- 97/100! Reviewed in Norwegian Melodic Hard Rock Today

By Arne Asbolmo for The Norwegian site Melodic Hard Rock Today

Please do visit the Melodic Hard Rock Today

Cinemuerte were formed in 2002 in Lisboa, Portugal by Sophia Vieira and João Vaz. Only after eight months after they started they contributed on two tribute albums the first was to The Cure, and the second was for The Misfits. The band have played a lot of live shows/ summer festivals in Portugal, and has opened shows for HIM, My Chemical Romance and Paatos. Cinemuerte released their debut album Born From The Ashes in 2006, and not long ago they released their second album Aurora Core. The album was recorded with special guests: drummer Pedro Cardoso (Fever) and with Moonspell guitarist, Ricardo Amorim.

Fernando Ribeiro from Moonspell that has written one Lyric for the song "the night of every day". Ricardo Amorim (Moonspell) recorded all the songs. The album was mixed and mastered in Germany by Waldemar Sorychta (Lacuna Coil, The Gathering, Moonspell, Tiamat, Samael).

This is the third time I write about a portuguese band since I started writing on my web site about six years ago. After I heard a few songs of Cinemuerte I could not let this fine band go by without writing about them! Musically Cinemuerte mixes a lot of different styles from alternative rock/pop, melodic hard rock/melodic metal with a little hint of gothic metal/rock with some electronic elements. Aurora Core is really a delicate album that opens with A Tapper Light. The song opens with a yelling guitar before we are taken to a melodic rock/ hard rock oriented song. The fine smooth verses with Sophia..s great vocals is a pleasure listening to. The song builds up to a bit tougher chorus parts, the sound is cool and the fine instrumentation make me entertained with a lot of fine details. Up For A Fight rocks a bit harder than the first. Fine melodic verses leads the way to really strong chorus parts. The way Sophia uses her voice in this song is great to listen to, and takes the song to a great level. Air is the first video from the album, a more alternative rock oriented song. It opens with some cool electronic elements, but kicks off with a fine rhythm and melodic vocals. A song that grow for each time I hear it, and the chorus lines will get stuck in your head after some rounds in the player. I Am A Fool But I Love You opens a bit experimental with some cool instrumentation. The song kicks off with a straight forward gothic rock oriented style, but slows down a bit in the verses before it getting a more gothic rock/ hard rock oriented style in the chorus parts. A real beauty of a song that took place in my heart immediately. I like the mood in the next The Night Of Every Day. The song opens with a small delicate instrumental part, but kicks off with a gothic rock like style. The mood in the verses with the vocals and instrumentation is breathtaking and the way the song perfectly builds up to the choruses is a pleasure listening to! I also like the fine melodic guitar solo in this! Slightly Mad is a more modern alternative pop/rock styled song. Fine verses with vocals that you will love, the song kicks off to rememberable chorus parts. The nice instrumentation brings an own twist into the song and make me want to hear it again and again. The House Of The Past opens with some fine guitars. A really touching rock song with beautiful verses that builds up with a harder style round the chorus parts. The drumming throughout in this is cool and the nice guitar details keep me entertained. The song Dave has a fine mood, the smooth delicate verses lead the way to some really nice melodic chorus parts. The vocals from Sophia is just fabulous and bring the songs up to a high level. The Call ends the album a fine song with a more smooth emotional touch. The song crackles with real life in the chorus parts and all the way throughout Cinemuerte manages to keep me entertained and interested with great written songs with good production and sound, nice vocals and fine instrumentation. So if you yet haven..t heard this band you better check them out now!!!97/100

domingo, agosto 09, 2009

I have my fears but they do not have me

Im scared of swimming in the sea
Dark shapes moving under me
Every fear I swallow makes me small
Inconsequential things occur
Alarms are triggered
Memories stir

Its not the way it has to be

Im afraid of what I do not know
I hate being undermined
Im afraid I can be devil man
And Im scared to be divine
Dont mess with me my fuse is short
Beneath this skin these fragments caught

When I allow it to be
Theres no control over me
I have my fears
But they do not have me

Walking through the undergrowth, to the house in the woods
The deeper I go, the darker it gets
I peer through the window
Knock at the door
And the monster I was
So afraid of
Lies curled up on the floor
Is curled up on the floor just like a baby boy

I cry until I laugh

Im afraid of being mothered
With my balls shut in the pen
Im afraid of loving women
And Im scared of loving men
Flashbacks coming in every night
Dont tell me everythings alright

When I allow it to be
It has no control over me
I own my fear
So it doesnt own me

Walking through the undergrowth, to the house in the woods
The deeper I go, the darker it gets
I peer through the window
Knock at the door
And the monster I was
So afraid of
Lies curled up on the floor
Is curled up on the floor just like a baby boy

I cry until I laugh

Darkness by Peter Gabriel


Um dos concertos mais inspiradores que presenciei. Ontem no CCB.

Yungchen Lhamo

"When I left Tibet, I lost everything," Yungchen recalls. "The one thing I didn't lose was my voice. And this I carried with me to the West."

quinta-feira, agosto 06, 2009

The Truth of Two

The two took off their clothes and made love
to protect our ration of paradise and time,
to touch our roots, to rescue ourselves,
to rescue the inheritance stolen from us
by the thieves of life centuries ago,
the two took off their clothes and kissed
because two bodies, naked and entwined,
leap over time, they are invulnerable,
nothing can touch them, they return to the source,
there is no you, no I, no tomorrow,
no yesterday, no names, the truth of two
in a single body, a single soul,
oh total being . . .

Octavio Paz
Piedra de Sol (The Sun Stone), translated by Eliot Weinberger

terça-feira, agosto 04, 2009

My World

Underwater in the sea of Portugal
Holidays PT Jul 2009
Pictured by me.
My world.

Holidays PT Jul 2009

1ST ONE ...WHAT A SILLY CLICHÉ' POSE! But I had to leave you with a piece of me here, as usually:)

2ND ONE..PICTURED BY ME: I felt I was above the clouds made of stone, underwater.

Holidays PT Jul 2009

Pictured by me.

Mother Nature Upon the Sand.




segunda-feira, agosto 03, 2009


Gostava de escrever bem melhor em certas alturas, para estar à altura do momento. Gostava que as minhas palavras te marcassem em sangue. Somos pó. Água e pó. Cometi erros terríveis de que me arrependo. Mais do que aos que magoei, pedi perdão à minha pessoa, sem nunca ter alvejado a absolvição. Eu nunca me perdoarei. Nem espero o perdão. A única esperança é, hoje, o meu amanhã. Crescer-me.