Saturday, 22 December 2012

Friday, 21 December 2012

thru the eyes of ruby

Saw this amazing performance hundreds of times from a tape recording I made from a concert broadcasted on TV :)
From 8:42 it's just jam and I allow you to stop :^|

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Tuesday, 11 December 2012


There are two important rivers near Luanda, Angola. Kwanza at South and Bengo at North. Since 1599 there's a sanctuary to Our Lady at Muxima, Bengo's riverside.
It's a place of great devotion and this old song says: if you say I'm a sorcerer, take me to Muxima and I'll prove you I'm not.

Have a faithful week :)

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Tuesday, 4 December 2012


I'll return to this.
Good night, good week :)

Saturday, 1 December 2012

November has gone ...

... finally (wasn't that good around here...).
May you have a happy weekend and a festive December :)

Monday, 26 November 2012

Saturday, 24 November 2012

no fear

38 years ago we had a revolution that should give people real freedom. We wish we could kick almost politicians to the stratosphere now.

Have a red weekend :)

Monday, 19 November 2012

Saturday, 17 November 2012

have a beautiful weekend :)

Cat Martino again. She came on yesterday's post making marvelously back vocals to Sharon Van Etten. Now, Cat a solo :)
PS: this song is called "we belong"

Thursday, 8 November 2012

kitchen at parties

that's where this dude will always be
I guess he's still there 'cause I never heard about him again! :^|

Sunday, 4 November 2012

4 years Kings of Maybe :)

Let's party! :D

This year, I don't talk about the statistics because I noticed that the counts prior to July 2010 have disappeared by that time. Dear Blogger...
But we had nearly 27,000 visits. Lately, most of them came from Russia and Ukraine :) I want to thank everyone. We love you. All :D

Yeah, I know I posted this song before. But this is a take 2 and it's party and I don't care :^|

Have a peaceful Sunday :)

Thursday, 1 November 2012

3 years after. António Sérgio.

Bring on dozens of websites, or hundreds of podcasts, that absolutely nothing is comparable to the rendezvous for two hours of pure magic. It was an alchemy that only António Sérgio dominated with a delightful mastery.
Here we have two dark songs from Mark Lanegan, one of his favorite artists. Following rhythmically the 2nd, we have one of the first things I heard from the hand of António Sérgio, back in 1980.

"Take care"

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Friday, 26 October 2012

ocean roar

The fog covering the forest and the moon, the little storms and always the ocean roar. It's been like this around here.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Monday, 15 October 2012

there she goes

PS: Because the 1st clip don't work in some countries, I had to change it for a different one, even older than the 1st. In a way it's funny because it reminds me the old stuff kinks!
THIS CLIP ONLY MAKES SOUND AT 240p QUALITY (on cog-wheel icon left to the clock).
Because everything looks like the glorious Mono early years of Rock'n'Roll. It had to be like this... :^|

have a happy week :)

Saturday, 13 October 2012

she plays tennis ... for fun :D

Couldn't resist to post this. It has a deepness and a certain joy not easy to find as you can see :^|
"I play tennis, ball comes and go, comes and go. And now I won! I play tennis, play tennis, play tennis. I play tennis, ball goes up and down, up and down, up and down. And now I lost, I play tennis, play tennis, play tennis! Advantage out! Advantage in! ... I play tennis, hit strong, weak, strong, weak ... " (LOL) :D

Have a funny weekend :)

Friday, 12 October 2012


btw, this poor fellow passes by this place of Lisbon @ 2:57 and 3:14

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Pretty? I'd say fantastic.

"Good sister, bad sister" was echoing the other day in my mind and then I was surprised by this refreshing Toasted Heavy Cream posted by Val, so girlie post punk / grunge as Courtney. To tell the truth I haven't listen to this kind of music for a long time and so I even wasn't sure about which band was hers and I only remembered of L7...
So I refreshed myself a little. Be my gest and join me :)

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Monday, 3 September 2012

have the coolest week :)

very interesting but maybe you should start this one at 11:16 at the first watching

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Monday, 13 August 2012

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Monday, 6 August 2012

'round a brand new terrible light

fu[# the lights, enjoy the sound and have a great week :)

Saturday, 4 August 2012

she cheated herself

...but she sang wonderfully

Have a nice weekend :)

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Chanter pour le peuple...

...près du Sacré-Cœur à Montmartre.

Singing to the people near the Sacre Coeur at Montmartre in Paris.

Have a wonderful weekend :)
And an Olympic time too :D

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

black-eyed angels

So this was the concert setlist: Bloom, 15 Step, Morning Mr. Magpie, Staircase, Weird Fishes/Arpeggi, The Gloaming, Separator, Pyramid Song, I Might Be Wrong, Climbing Up the Walls, Nude, Exit Music (for a Film), Lotus Flower, There There, Feral, Bodysnatchers. Encore: Give Up the Ghost, Reckoner, Lucky, Paranoid Android, Everything In Its Right Place [with "The One I Love" (REM) intro], Idioteque. Encore 2: Street Spirit (Fade Out).
It was magical... I'd like to make a sequence starting from the last post (Give Up the Ghost) but I already posted Reckoner and Lucky before.
So I'm going to post something very special, "Pyramid Song":

I dedicate this post to the 1st guy who made me love Johann Sebastian Bach when I still was a young boy: Jon Lord.

Monday, 16 July 2012

10 years after

Too pity I failed Mazzy Star and the Kills, but at least I didn't fail Radiohead.

10 years is a long wait and so 55.000 people (some thousands from outher countries too) came to see them. And it was a fantastic concert.
I think I never heard this song before but it sounded beautiful there, at night, close to the sea, with seagulls flying in the dark.

I'll be back to this concert :)

Saturday, 7 July 2012

from: The World Ends

Saturday, 30 June 2012

the fault

The fault is not in the sun, If my body get burned ... ... The fault is not in the wind, If my voice be silent ... ... The fault is in the wish, that I have inside me ... The fault is in the wish.

Just some loose verses to get the spirit of this thoughts.
Have a beautiful Weekend :)

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Nobody has to know, but this was a hard birth for this post. This song exists for some years but only 2 months ago it was published in an album, like other known songs. Known for those who follow these guys. And so there's a clip. Brand new. Amateur, but nobody has to know :)

Monday, 4 June 2012

Saturday, 2 June 2012

wishes for the weekend :)

As I told here, I've been waiting for a good clip of this song, but strangely there isn't any yet. I think I'll be back to this song again, later :)
Until then, enjoy this sweet assembly :)

Wednesday, 30 May 2012


This is something I never posted because I heard it a lot. It was originally sung by Amália Rodrigues for a long time and recorded in some versions. It was covered by many artistis.
The reason I'm posting this it's just beacause I was missing this beautiful cover by "Amália Hoje" by the Gift (Sónia Tavares sings) and others.

"If a seagull would bring me the sky of Lisbon, on the drawing I would make, a sky where the look, is a wing that doesn't fly, it fades and falls into the sea.
What a perfect heart would beat in my chest. My love in your hand, the hand where would fit perfectly my heart. ... ... "

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Friday, 18 May 2012

Bernardo Sassetti

Genial pianist and genial photographer.
7 days ago, after some stormy weeks, he decided to take pictures on a cliff by the sea at Cascais. It was a shiny afternoon with some heavy clouds smudging the sky as rocks.
They say he fell off the cliff. He was almost 42.

Monday, 14 May 2012

heart and soul

Something strange is hapening lately. I have heard much of new and newest music but I can't find any videoclps. Examples: The beautiful "whishes" from the brand new Beach House's "Bloom" (so new that is coming out ... tomorrow) or some well known songs from the band Spain included in their fresh album. I guess there's a video strike(?)...
Until then, let me dive into some old sounds.

Have a warm week :)

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

From Miguel's goodbye.

I read on the newspaper today and I saw on TV news later about a ceremony he predicted as "the Plan B". The Plan A was to surpass his disease.
And so some musicians played and sang in this ceremony. One of the songs was the one below, "sung" on piano by Mário Laginha.
The clip below is about a performance with other two great pianists more, Bernardo Sassetti and Pedro Burmester.

Friend. Bigger than the thought, come down that road, come friend. Don't waste your time, because the wind, is also my friend. .In every lands, In all borders, be welcome who comes for good. If there's someone who doesn't want to, bring him with you too. .Those ones... Those who stayed... (everywhere, worldwide) visited me in dreams. Bring another friend too.

The original song:

Miguel on FaceBook and on Wikipedia.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

cold rain

I always loved this song, it's a kind of an old companion. But I never knew the meaning of its words. I always thought that this song was about some kind of hidden loss... Until now.

"I was visiting my mother in England in early 1977...
I was staying at the Midland Hotel in Manchester where, in 1960, my friend Allan Clarke and I met the Everly Brothers.
It was a typical Cold, rainy day in the North of England and I was standing on the hotel steps watching the people come and go about their daily business.
I began to think about how their lives were, what difficulties they were facing.... how miserable some of them looked battling the weather...
I used to be one of them...some of them could be me as a younger man... I began to realize, once again, how lucky I have been in my life...
Looking at all the people made me both elated and sad...
Elated because I had made the decision earlier in my life to become a musician and had 'escaped' and sad because a lot of my friends were still there battling the elements...
And I started the song on the steps of the hotel... "Cold Rain" was the result..."
Graham Nash (2012 April 22)

Thank you Graham, John and Val :)

Monday, 23 April 2012

the alien arrived 40 years ago - take 3

Yes, "Starman" was published on April 14, but it's a song I would never post. Because I heard it trillions of times and I hadn't play any on purpose. My excuses presented, please enjoy Ziggy hymself and his Spiders from Mars, with the recommendation printed 40 years ago on the album's rear cover: "TO BE PLAYED AT MAXIMUM VOLUME".

Sunday, 22 April 2012

hearing the birdies :)

I was appreciating the brand new Shearwater but there's nothing according to my mood and (I confess) to my "taste". So I went back a little and I saved a birdie :}

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Have a Happy Easter :)

Bairro Alto is an old district in a high zone of Lisbon. It was a modest and bohemian place and now it's a huge nightlife area.

Somehow, Thievery Corporation tried to lend to this music an environment of fado and instead of Bairro Alto, they mamed it "barrio" in a spanish way...

This neighborhood, itself, is behind the taking of this Bica Funicular's image.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

starting the week with a kick

Polly sings "The Whores Hustle and the Hustlers Whore" and "It's You" at the BBC4's "John Peel Night" at the 1st anniversary of the Peel's death.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Friday, 16 March 2012

Thursday, 15 March 2012

ode to sad disco

Kings of Maybe: the source for a blind NetUnworkedblogs.

I couldn't wait much longer to post this. I'll be back to this amazing Lanegan's new album and to this stunning song when there is a good clip.  Apart of the 1st song, there's no promo videos. And all the live ones are amateurs as this one. Anyway this clip is good enough to share this song. Enjoy :)

the sun's tolling bell . subterranean eyes . a thousand to one . the factory line . stars outside the window flicker and shine . the hollow headed morning isn't blind . a mountain of nails burn in your hands . here i give all i am .  . gloria . i get down on my knees . further from my own .  . a tower of stones . sympathy's shade . ride a white horse . the drowned on parade . a diamond headed serpent climbs a vine . see all the lonely children . lose their minds . a mountain of dust burns in your mouth . here there's no north, just south .  . gloria . i get down on my knees . further from my own .  . thirst swollen tongue . an arcadian twist . the sleepwalk is done . yet the notion persists . cars outside the window careening by . the hollow headed morning is unkind .  . gloria . i get down on my knees . further from my own . under a cliff . darkness denied . here i have seen the light .  . here i have seen the light

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Saturday, 10 March 2012

she did it all the time

For "netunworkingblogs" post: the source is "Kings of Maybe"

Have a happy weekend :)

Friday, 2 March 2012

Pursuit of Happiness - Kid Cudi

I've been obsessed with this song for like 2 months, not sure why...I know it's not the usual KoM but hope you enjoy! Sorry for the ad at the beginning grrr....

To listen in sequence as it is on the record.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

25 years after

Zeca Afonso (wiki link) was a teacher and also a poet and a song composer and a singer. But he was mainly a fighter against the fascist regime ruled in my country until 1974. As many others, Zeca helped other opponents of the regime. One of these persons who also helped others, was an artist. He was killed by the political police because of his anti-regime activities. The song below tells about it in a very poetic way: "...On the roadsides there are holes made ​​on the ground. And in all of them bloomed roses for a nation ..."

José Afonso died 25 years ago. I stood in shock, as many friends of mine. He's the musical symbol for the change.
Some time after some bands and singers made a tribute concert playing his songs. When a punk band appeared I wasn't expecting to see and feel what I felt. And it was strong and fantastic and plenty of anger and incredibly well played.
Unfortunately the registration below is far from what I saw. It is a post registration in studio with a fuk1n stupid echo. On the images, Zeca is always doubled fat... But there's no alternative...

a rhythm left in the party

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Thursday, 26 January 2012

I have a huge smile :]

PS: hey, NetUnworkingBlogs, this has a source and it's called Kings of Maybe!

Monday, 23 January 2012


I don't know exactly what's going on in music world but I have noticed that pop and new music are in crisis... A reflection of the western crisis? The only thing I know is that news are few and mostly weak! 
So I appeal to the 90s and I ask for some remedy for this... :)

Monday, 9 January 2012

me and a monkey on the moon

I could swear I posted this song before, but I can't find it...
It is a beautiful song, mostly by the stunning 3 minutes of guitar solo from 3:50, presented long ago by (who else) AS.

I thought this could be another farewell to the unfair old year, hello New Year, please don't be so bad as you said you'll be...