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Some days the best plan for travel is not having a plan

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wandering in the streets of Mandalay

I had to borrow this Henry Rollins quote from Ralf Potts blog:

“I hit the streets every day with no real plan besides walking and seeing what happens or taking a taxi across town and finding my way back. Or I look out the top of the hotel and see an area and say, okay, I’m going there today—that slum, that village. I go through souks and bazaars and stores. People come up and ask, “My friend, what are you doing here?” My icebreaker is, “I’m here to meet you.””

Via Vagablogging

What my relatively small travel experience has taught me is that the best moments often don’t come packed in travel tours, aren’t printed in street signs or posters. They happen when you close your eyes and let yourself go, leaving behind the safety of guidebooks or familiar streets and moving on knowing in fact you have never been lost.

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Dona Solidão

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Esta semana tenho estado em modo de ouvir vários projetos do universo Madcabiano, desde os Madcab propriamente ditos até aos vários projetos que orbitam em torno deles: como os projetos a solo do Luís Costa ou uma das bandas do momento: You Can’t Win Charlie Brown. Nesta sena hoje foi a vez de Azevedo Silva, numa música que me da apertos no estômago quando oiço.

E isto tudo porquê? Porque os senhores dos Madcab vão regressar ao ativo, num projeto com as mesmas caras mas com nova roupagem.

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Thank you Mogwai!!

Mogwai – “I’m Jim Morrison, I’m Dead”
via YouTube

I love Mogwai, maybe it isn’t my favorite band of all times (I doubt if there is one) but opened my eyes to many things, opened my eyes for Post Rock and many bands I also love (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Explosions in the Sky, A Silver Mt. Zion, The Album Leaf, Gregor Samsa, just to name a few) but also made me realize that is possible to make cool, moody, instrumental rock music with an attitude, music that isn’t just a technical masturbation of enlightened guitar and drums players.

So, thank you for all Mogwai!

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Finishing my workweek in Patrick Watson mode

After all the flames in the morning
The quiet ashes fell for hours and hours
In the morning rise
Oh we planted our skin
Like a seed in the ground
So we dug us a hole
And planted our skin
Like a seed in the ground
To grow again
Where the fireweeds grow
Where the fireweeds grow
Where the fireweeds grow

The reason for my Icelandic wanderlust isn’t limited only to native bands, namely Bjork, Múm and, above all, Sigur Rós. This little piece by Patrick Watson also does the trick, this video and the album where it’s the opening track (Wooden Arms) were entirely recorded in Iceland.

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Hoje o Flickr tem uma atenção especial para Chefchaouen, tenho uma vontade enorme de dar um saltinho aqui, que apenas conheço Marrocos de Marrakech para baixo, o Atlas, o deserto. E aproveitar para voltar a comer uns couscous ou umas tagines!

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One Day on Earth – An impressive time capsule!

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Time capsules aren’t something new, but in the current digital age you can bring it to a whole different level, by creating a huge time capsule of the world. Flickr regularly does this engaging their whole community, but this one is even better: a documentary capturing one day on Earth through the eyes of many of participants around the world (found by Ralf Potts).

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Democracia é um luxo…


Foto: Why Democracy

José Eduardo dos Santos decidiu fazer–se eleger pelo parlamento, por mais cinco anos, por mais dez anos, troçando da democracia, por uma razão muito simples: porque pode. Porque já nem sequer precisa de fingir que acredita nas virtudes do sistema democrático. Enquanto Angola der dinheiro a ganhar, aos de fora e aos de dentro, e mais aos de fora que aos de dentro, como sempre aconteceu, ninguém o incomodará. Para isso, para que Angola continue a dar dinheiro, exige-se alguma estabilidade social, sim, mas não democracia. Democracia é um luxo.

O Príncipe Perfeito” [i Online].

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