If you go through my music collection today, you'll find heaps of alternative everything, Canadian indie, progressive metal and jazz oldies. But, as a teen, I was all about pop and radio-friendly songs, and no one struck a chord with 14-year-old me like Take That. I fiercely began writing my own songs (spoiler alert: they … Continue reading Brain on Cocaine
"Don't think of this as a Spiritual Front concert. Think of it as a party", frontman Simone Salvatore told us. And how right he was. Last night's Spiritual Front show in Lisbon's Sabotage Rock Club almost felt like those times when you hang out with that friend of yours who plays the guitar and serenades … Continue reading Spiritual Front plays The Smiths – and themselves
Some are Born to Endless Night. - William Blake, 'Auguries of Innocence' I bought this album over 10 years ago, on my birthday. It was terribly overpriced - probably with the excuse of being an indie import from a faraway country - but I felt so happy to see a Hawksley Workman record in a … Continue reading Some are Born to sweet delight
A corrente pede 10 álbums que ainda apareçam nas nossas playlists - uma capa por dia, sem explicações, e com a nomeação da praxe. Vou saltar os artifícios e apresentar os 10 da minha vida (que deviam ser 20 para caberem mais), um pouco por ordem de importância:
Para dias cinzentos em época de arraial.
Hi, my name is Marta and I have a playlist addiction. Songs about family, songs with a colour in the title, songs that reference mythology or scientific concepts. Songs in 3/4 time signature - I have one for them all. It's an entertaining way of releasing obsessive tendencies while discovering new music. Each playlist ends … Continue reading The Playlist Project: The Endless
What's it for? Back and forth
There is a crack in everything That's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen, Anthem There is tremendous power in joy. It recharges you. It can be used as a shield against big, bad, scary creatures that threaten you with darkness. Better yet, it can be stored for subsequent use when these gloomy creatures … Continue reading Make Good Art
Going back to 90s music for some unknown reason. This is still one of the best, classier pop albums of all time. You Have Been Loved is heartbreakingly beautiful.
Barry White Gone Wrong @ Sabotage
maybe I should take up songwriting again though I never could play any instrument well enough to satisfy you melodies in my head.
Only just noticed that Hey Rosetta! quote The Handmaid's Tale on a song from their debut album.
This past week, the Manic Street Preachers released the brilliant Futurology and I realized I never truly felt that sense of Europe they talk about - maybe insular eyes see it as something a lot more close-knitted than it really is. My country joined the EU four years after I was born, back when it was still the EEC. Along with … Continue reading europa geht durch mich
Canadian music: feeding my soul since 2005.Individual praises here, here and here.It may be the cold, or the boreal forest, or the openheartedness - but I'm more in tune with their words and notes than any other on this side of the Ocean.
Always the late bloomer, foi preciso chegar aos trintas-e para ouvir de forma obsessiva álbuns com 20 anos (1994 já foi há 20 anos...?), que gritam angústias existenciais, revolta contra políticos e psicopatas, e me fazem cantarolar na rua there ain't no black in the union jack. O belíssimo Journal, com o melhor dos dois … Continue reading “I’ve been too honest with myself I should have lied like everybody else”
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Our lives were full of bohemian friends with sketchbooks and cigarettes, orchestras, poetry, philosophy and science. A ton of leather cover books. We would get drunk on joie de vivre... and many a bottle of red wine. The more I learn about her mind and heart, the more I feel like Sarah Slean is a … Continue reading Sister Sarah
At the time I was hungry for Paris and its bohemian sounds: I wanted accordions and violins and cabaret pianos in a 3/4 beat & Sarah Slean lead me to him. Everything I read spoke of this extravagant, flamboyant artist, but I came to see something very different. Yes, he's astoundingly prolific and, yes, he's … Continue reading Isidora Burns for Hawksley
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Now I guess you’ve all found a rhyme for Jesus, Even if you haven’t baby he still loves us Oh yeah idem
Só se despiu no primeiro dia mas brindou-nos com encores magníficos no segundo. De ouvir e chilrear por mais. Andrew Bird @Coliseu de Lisboa
A melhor banda do mundo na mais aconchegante das livrarias