Sunday, 1 November 2015

AS 5 years later plus 1

António Sérgio was one of the worlwide greatest researchers, promoters and experts of counterculture music. Working mostly as radio director, he was also journalist, reporter, columnist and music publisher.
It's the 6th anniversary of his departure and we still miss him so much. No one was able yet to surprise us every day with something different, no matter the style.
One year ago, it happened the presentation of documentary "Uivo" (Howl) together with the book "O Uivo da Matilha" (Howl of the Pack) where I was privileged to find some words of mine printed there.
"Charles Sangnoir" is one of the artists somehow supported by António Sérgio. Sangnoir usually do not compose or sing in Portuguese. But at the very end of his amazing performance, he closed the cerymony with this song thanking AS
Dictatorship of the market _ leaves you blind and gagged _ it takes a disenchanted prince _ to get the job done
When the price to pay is huge _ and we don't want hungry poets _ the fight is very hard, but noble _ made by unnamed warriors
There's a howl, there's a scream _ a soundless steel will _ to fight and resist lively _ 'cause is not the artists fault
Fashion without neurons _ must have new demons _ pop is so damn plastic _ we need something fantastic
There's a howl, there's a scream _ a soundless steel will _ of wanting no more, we are not equal _ and this howling is within you

Sorry about the image. It was the possible with a pocket camera in such an emotional and intimate environment :)


valerie walsh said...

This is a beautiful post :} very touching and a beautiful tribute as well.
Have an excellent week!

asperezas said...

thank you :}
Wonderful week to you :)