domingo, 31 de outubro de 2010

Frank Sinatra - My way


And now, the end is near,
And so I face the final curtain.
My friends, I'll say it clear;
I'll state my case of which I'm certain.

I've lived a life that's full -
I've travelled each and every highway.
And more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Regrets? I've had a few,
But then again, too few to mention.
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption.

I planned each charted course -
Each careful step along the byway,
And more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew,
When I bit off more than I could chew,
But through it all, when there was doubt,
I ate it up and spit it out.
I faced it all and I stood tall
And did it my way.

I've loved, I've laughed and cried,
I've had my fill - my share of losing.
And now, as tears subside,
I find it all so amusing.

To think I did all that,
And may I say, not in a shy way -
Oh no. Oh no, not me.
I did it my way.

For what is a man? What has he got?
If not himself - Then he has naught.
To say the things he truly feels
And not the words of one who kneels.
The record shows I took the blows
And did it my way.

Yes, it was my way.

sábado, 30 de outubro de 2010

Lounge du Monde


01 Cosmos Sound Club - Les Chrysanthemes
02 Major Boys ft Aurelia - Sous le soleil
03 Marsicano - Eter
04 Ekova - Straight in Daden
05 Cesária Évora - Carnaval de São Vicente
06 Nickodemus - Desert dancer
07 Mari Boine - Gula Gula
08 Dzihan & Kamien - Streets os Istanbul
09 St Germain - Sure thing
10 Opium - Jade Or
11 Mo´Horizons - Foto viva
12 Prem Joshua - Funky guru

"Nickodemus - Desert dancer"

quarta-feira, 20 de outubro de 2010

John White Alexander


John White Alexander (7 October 1856 – 31 May 1915) was an American portrait, figure, and decorative painter and illustrator.
He was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, now a part of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Orphaned in infancy, he was reared by his grandparents and at the age of 12 became a telegraph boy in Pittsburgh. His talent at drawing attracted the attention of one of his employers, who assisted him to develop them. He moved to New York at the age of eighteen and worked in an office at Harper's Weekly, where he was an illustrator and political cartoonist. After an apprenticeship of three years, he travelled to Munich for his first formal training. Owing to the lack of funds, he removed to the village of Polling, Bavaria. He travelled to Venice and then he continued his studies in Florence, the Netherlands, and Paris.
In 1881 he returned to New York and speedily achieved great success in portraiture. His first exhibition in the Paris Salon of 1893 was a brilliant success and was followed by his immediate election to the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts.
John White Alexander died in New York on 31 May 1915.
Many of his paintings are in museums and public places in the United States and in Europe, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Art Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Butler Institute, and the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. In addition, in the entrance hall to the Art Museum of the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, a series of Alexander's murals entitled "Apotheosis of Pittsburgh" (1905–1907) covers the walls of the three-storey atrium area.

Isabella and the Pot of Basil, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,  USA

Il commença sa carrière en 1875 comme illustrateur au Harper's Weekly avant de partir pour l'Europe (1877), Il se lia avec Whistler, dont l'influence sur son style est manifesté.
C'est alors en effet qu'Alexander évolue d'une matière épaisse, empâtée, vers une touche plus fine et une couleur plus étale. De retour aux États-Unis en 1881, il continua à travailler pour le Harper's, et devint parallèlement un portraitiste renommé).
Il habita Paris de 1890 à 1901, fréquentant Rodin, H. James, O. Wilde ou Mirbeau, et y fut en contact avec le Symbolisme et l'Art nouveau. 

Panel for Music Room, Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

John White Alexander (1856 - 1915)

terça-feira, 12 de outubro de 2010

Dead Can Dance - A Passage in Time (1998)

Compilation of this Australian band. As the title sugests, this album was a "passage in time" to let the  audience catches up with the band´s previous albuns, via selected song. The contents comes predominatly from their 2nd to 5th albuns.


"The song of the Sybil"

Joan Sutherland

A cantora de ópera australiana Joan Sutherland, conhecida como "La Stupenda" por sua legião de fãs, morreu aos 83 anos na Suíça, anunciou na segunda-feira (11/10/10) sua gravadora Decca.
Sua família disse que a soprano, certa vez considerada pelo tenor italiano Luciano Pavarotti "a maior voz do século", morreu em paz nas primeiras horas do domingo depois de sofrer longamente de uma doença.
A cantora estreou nos palcos em 1951 e, ao longo de uma carreira ilustre que abrangeu 40 anos, apresentou-se em muitos dos maiores teatros de ópera do mundo.
Sua última aparição no palco foi em 31 de dezembro de 1989, no Royal Opera House de Londres, cantando "Die Fledermaus" ao lado de Pavarotti.
Depois de se aposentar dos palcos, ela continuou ativa, ensinando cantores mais jovens, e se tornou presença constante em júris de concursos de cantores em todo o mundo.

Joan Sutherland , en français.

domingo, 10 de outubro de 2010

MARRS - Pump Up The Volume

Três versões de um clássico das pistas.

01 Pump up the volume - Extended version
02 Pump up the volume - Radio edit
03 Pump up the volume - Rare version

"Rare version"

domingo, 3 de outubro de 2010

OSCAR - 1935


Mutiny on the Bounty (O Grande Motim) é um filme estadunidense de 1935, do gênero drama, dirigido por Frank Lloyd, com roteiro baseado no romance homônimo de autoria de Charles Nordhoff e James Norman Hall, de 1932, por sua vez baseado num caso real.
O filme relata a história verídica, ocorrida em 1789, de Fletcher Christian, que comandou um motim no navio inglês Bounty, por não concordar com a forma severa com que seu capitão, William Blight, os comandava.
Este acontecimento provocou uma reformulação na forma como os capitães da marinha britânica passaram a comandar seus navios.
É o único filme de toda a histórias dos Oscars que os 3 atores principais foram nomeados para o título de melhor ator. Nenhum ganhou.
Charles Laughton .... capitão William Bligh
Clark Gable .... tenente Fletcher Christian
Franchot Tone .... Roger Bryan

Pour des informations en français cliquez ici .

Informations in english click here .




Cazuza - Ideologia