Live from Road to Revolution Vídeo por Linkin Park - Vídeos do MySpace. Breakin it too.
segunda-feira, janeiro 26, 2009
Poderá o amor ter dias? Estar por dias? Ou todos os dias são dias de amar?
Amem todos os dias a leitura. Com a selecção de Inês Ramos, seguimos o amor nos seus vários idiomas e manifestações, num carrocel de autores, onde todos evidenciam este sentimento primeiro. Uma antologia esperada.
quinta-feira, janeiro 22, 2009
A buganvília secou.
Não esperou pelo solstício.
Duas vezes floria em cada ano.
Viu uma vez a neve
e decidiu que já tinha visto tudo.
Florir sempre também cansa.
Recusou beber a água fria
com sabor a terra e a animais
enrijeceu as hastes
despediu as folhas
e ao vento as entregou.
Quando vierem as abelhas
já não encontrarão a mesa posta.
Ficaram os espinhos
e as marcas na parede.
Não passou testemunho mas
a festa escarlate dos seus cachos
perdurará na memória das abelhas.
in De pé sobre o silêncio
quarta-feira, janeiro 21, 2009
Foi por mero acaso e ditadura da sorte que descobri
que Saint Éxupery certo dia se apercebeu
da possibilidade de criar uma escala numérica para a beleza, vencer
os obstáculos cornudos que desviavam cientistas e matemáticos
do estudo dessa ordem de grandeza
Seria talvez esse o destino do menino que na alvorada do século
sabia que queria ser piloto-ilustrador
e ver o pôr-do-sol exactamente quarenta e quatro vezes
Não se sabe bem ao certo se na boca de um sopro
se numa harmonia balançada de espigas, baga e limos
o segredo tinha sido exposto
Terá sido a perplexidade perante esta evidência
que lhe perturbou a concentração e permitiu que fosse alvejado
nas alturas do dia 31 de Julho de 1944
esmagada na coincidência vertiginosa da queda e fuga
reconhecerás a minha morte numa pulseira de prata?
segunda-feira, janeiro 19, 2009
Joss Stone (born Jocelyn Eve Stoker on 11 April 1987) is an English soul and R&B singer-songwriter and actress. Stone emerged to fame in late 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album, The Soul Sessions, which made the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist. Her second album, the equally multi-platinum Mind, Body & Soul, topped the UK Albums Chart for one week and spawned the top ten hit "You Had Me", Stone's most successful single on the UK Singles Chart to date. Both album and single each received one nomination at the 2005 Grammy Awards, while Stone herself was nominated for Best New Artist. Stone's latest album, Introducing Joss Stone, released in March 2007, has achieved gold status by the RIAA.
Throughout her career, Stone has sold over 11,000,000 albums worldwide, and has won two BRIT Awards and one Grammy Award. She also made her acting debut in late 2006 with the fantasy adventure film Eragon, as the witch Angela, and she will make her television debut portraying Anne of Cleves in the Showtime series The Tudors in 2009.
Por que não cai a noite, de uma vez?
— Custa viver assim aos encontrões!
Já sei de cor os passos que me cercam,
o silêncio que pede pelas ruas,
e o desenho de todos os portões.
Por que não cai a noite, de uma vez?
— Irritam-me estas horas penduradas
como frutos maduros que não tombam.
(E dentro em mim, ninguém vem desfazer
o novelo das tardes enroladas.)
segunda-feira, janeiro 12, 2009
Ao longe eu via a paisagem
e a paisagem era nua
assim a sede que eu tinha do teu corpo.
Ao longe eu via a paisagem
e com os olhos fechados
te esperava como quem espera as aves do céu.
Ao longe a noite ficava
como se sussurrasse uma musica
como um aviso de que vens
surpreender os meus olhos.
In Luz da Montanha, Janeiro 2006
sexta-feira, janeiro 09, 2009
na voz de Nuno Meireles, a partir das 22,45h. Lá, na Rua Álvares Cabral, 372, pertíssimo da Praça da República. Ontem foi em ondas de folk, com um elemento da banda Mu e outro da banda Bailebúrdia, Osga e Andreia juntaram-se em duo pra animar o espaço cultural priveligiado da Invicta. Hoje com Tabaceria, exaltar-se á o maior vulto, depois de Camões, da poesia lusa.
"Tomem-no como quiserem, pensem o que lhes apetecer, à hora em que escrevo estas linhas, Tabacaria é o mais belo texto do mundo..."
Tido como o poema emblema e síntese de Fernando Pessoa/Álvaro de Campos, Tabacaria é o contraste dramático de quem olha pela sua janela e pensa que um dia nada existirá, nem a língua em que escreve, nem a tabacaria de defronte, tão inútil uma coisa como a outra.
Esta é uma leitura encenada, i.e. a partir da geografia exterior e interior em que tudo acontece.
Mas a Contagiarte continua com agenda cheia todos os dias da semana. No dia 14, na série quartas ás escuras, o cinema é de culto, também a partir das 22,45h, com o filme de Lewis Milestone, de 1930, que retrata os horrores da guerra: All quiet on the western front, tendo ganho oscares pra melhor realizador e melhor filme. A exposição de fotografia de Hugo Lima encontra-se ao público desde 2 de janeiro e manter-se á até o final do mês. Alternativas é mesmo por aqui.
quinta-feira, janeiro 08, 2009
Deixa-te ir se gostas de poesia. A apresentação do livro Baloiçar-te será a 14 de Fevereiro, dia dos namorados, por volta das 17h, nas antigas instalações dos bombeiros de Carcavelos. O prefácio foi escrito pelo Tony das Conversas da Treta, irmão do poeta e vai juntar pra além da família, amigos e conhecidos, bloggers e sem ser bloggers e nada de virtualidades. A coisa vai passar-se realmente num espaço físico. Se eu fosse a ti, chegava lá por volta das 16.45h e quem sabe arranjas lugar de pé. Eu quero sentar-me. A Fundação a que Peres Feio preside vai improvisar umas surpresas culturais e deve ser um dia de namorados bem passado. Já imaginaste o mar ao pé, a poesia ao lado e um jantar after the meeting com velas e coisa? Pensa nisso.
segunda-feira, janeiro 05, 2009
Polly Jean Harvey (born 9 October 1969) is an English musician and songwriter. Raised in Corscombe, Dorset, England, Harvey formed an eponymous band as a teenager with drummer Rob Ellis and bassist Ian Olliver, who was replaced with Steve Vaughan. The trio released their first album Dry in 1992. Ellis and Vaughan left the band after the release of Rid of Me (1993), and Harvey continued as a solo artist.
Among the accolades she has received have been the 2001 Mercury Music Prize, seven BRIT Award nominations, five Grammy Award nominations and two further Mercury Music Prize nominations. Rolling Stone named her 1992's Best New Artist and Best Singer Songwriter and 1995's Artist of the Year, and placed two of her albums on its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. She was also rated the number one female rock artist by Q magazine in a 2002 poll.
Harvey was born in Bridport, Dorset, England, and was brought up in nearby Beaminster, Dorset. The daughter of a stonemason and a sculptor, Harvey grew up on a small sheep farm. At an early age her parents introduced her to the blues, jazz and art-rock, which, she told Rolling Stone in 1995, would later influence her: "I was brought up listening to John Lee Hooker, to Howlin' Wolf, to Robert Johnson, and a lot of Jimi Hendrix and Captain Beefheart. So I was exposed to all these very compassionate musicians at a very young age, and that's always remained in me and seems to surface more as I get older. I think the way we are as we get older is a result of what we knew when we were children." She later spent time listening to Soft Cell, Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet. In her teens she became a fan of the US indie guitar bands Pixies, Television and Slint, though not, as many critics have suspected, Patti Smith (a frequent comparison that Harvey dismisses as "lazy journalism"). More recently she has claimed inspiration from Russian folk music, Italian soundtrack composer Ennio Morricone and classical composers like Arvo Pärt, Samuel Barber and Henryk Górecki.
She studied saxophone for about eight years, and contributed sax, guitar and backing vocals to her earliest Somerset bands Bologna, the Polekats, the Stoned Weaklings and Automatic Dlamini (John Parish's band). At the age of 17 she finished school and began writing her own songs. Harvey said that while in Automatic Dlamini, "I ended up not singing very much but I was just happy to learn how to play the guitar. I wrote a lot during the time I was with them but my first songs were crap. I was listening to a lot of Irish folk music at the time, so the songs were folky and full of penny whistles and stuff. It was ages before I felt ready to perform my own songs in front of other people." In January 1991, she formed the original PJ Harvey three-piece band, with herself on vocals and guitars, ex-Automatic Dlamini bandmate Rob Ellis on drums and Ian Olliver on bass (though Olliver was replaced by Steve Vaughan). The trio's debut gig – at a skittle alley in Sherborne's Antelope Hotel – was so disastrous that the proprietor begged the band to stop playing as nearly all his customers had fled the venue.
By that time Harvey had also completed a foundation art course at Yeovil Art College and had applied to study sculpture at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London, still undecided as to her future career.
 Early career
Harvey released her debut single "Dress" on the independent label Too Pure in October 1991. It was voted Single of the Week in Melody Maker by guest reviewer John Peel, who admired "the way Polly Jean seems crushed by the weight of her own songs and arrangements, as if the air is literally being sucked out of them ... admirable if not always enjoyable". The following spring she released an equally acclaimed second single, "Sheela Na Gig", and her first LP Dry in 1992, an album Kurt Cobain put in his top 20 favourite albums ever (from the book 'Journals'). At that time she also released a limited edition double LP containing both Dry and the demos for Dry, called Dry Demonstration. The trio’s raw, guitar-driven hard rock – which mixed elements of punk, blues and grunge – quickly won rave reviews and a strong cult following on both sides of the Atlantic, with Rolling Stone naming the then-22-year-old Harvey the year's Best Songwriter and Best New Female Singer.
She drew fire in April 1992 when she appeared topless on the cover of the British magazine New Musical Express. Harvey quickly avoided being adopted as a feminist spokesperson, telling Vox that "I wouldn't call myself a feminist because I don't understand the term or the baggage it takes along with it. I'd feel like I really have to go back and study its history to associate myself with it, and I don't feel the need to do that. I'd much rather just get on and do things the way I have been doing them", adding that "I think I'd find it quite patronising to be called a Riot Grrrl if I was one of them, but they obviously don't think so." More recently she told Bust: "I don’t ever think about [feminism]. I mean, it doesn't cross my mind. I certainly don’t think in terms of gender when I'm writing songs, and I never had any problems as the result of being female that I couldn't get over. Maybe I'm not thankful for the things that have gone before me, you know. But I don't see that there's any need to be aware of being a woman in this business. It just seems a waste of time." She added, "I don't offer [support] specifically to women; I offer it to people who write music. That's a lot of men."
Harvey then signed to Island Records amid a major-label bidding war. In 1993, she released two albums in quick succession: Rid of Me (engineered by Steve Albini at Pachyderm Recording Studio) with the original trio; and, later in the year, the solo release 4-Track Demos, which contained eight of the homemade 4-track demos for Rid of Me alongside six previously unreleased tracks.
 Solo works
After the departure of Ellis and Vaughan in August 1993, Harvey embarked on a solo career exploring collaborations with other musicians. To Bring You My Love (1995) was produced by Flood and John Parish, and was a worldwide success, selling over one million copies, according to BPI. A more bluesy record than its predecessors, it saw Harvey broadening her sonic palette to include strings, organ and synthesizers. It also generated a surprise modern rock radio hit with the single "Down by the Water". The album received a glowing critical response and ended up being voted Album of the Year by The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, USA Today, People, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Harvey was also voted Artist of the Year by Rolling Stone. Her album was ranked third in Spin's Top 90 Albums of the '90s, behind Nirvana and Public Enemy.
Around this time, Harvey began experimenting with her image and adopting an elaborate, theatrical, almost cabaret edge to her live shows. Where she once performed on stage in simple black leggings, turtleneck sweaters and Doc Martens, she now began performing in ballgowns, pink catsuits, wigs and garish, vampish make-up (including false eyelashes and fingernails), and using stage props like a broomstick and a Ziggy Stardust-style flashlight microphone. She denied the influence of drag, Kabuki or performance art on her new image, a look she affectionately dubbed "Joan Crawford on acid" in a 1996 Spin interview, but admitted that "it's that combination of being quite elegant and funny and revolting, all at the same time, that appeals to me. I actually find wearing make-up like that, sort of smeared around, as extremely beautiful. Maybe that’s just my twisted sense of beauty." However, she later told Dazed & Confused magazine, "That was kind of a mask. It was much more of a mask than I’ve ever had. I was very lost as a person, at that point. I had no sense of self left at all", and has never again repeated the overt theatricality of the To Bring You My Love tour. She also sang the theme song from Philip Ridley's adult fairy tale, "The Passion Of Darkly Noon" (released in 1996).
Harvey wrote much of her fourth album in 1996 during what she referred to as "an incredibly low patch." In 1998 she released Is This Desire?, which met a more muted but overall still positive critical reception. Despite the few naysayers, Harvey herself cited it as her personal favourite; it saw her temporarily leaving the guitars behind and focusing on building dark, studio-based mood pieces around electronics, keyboards, piano and bass.
She reunited with her old bandmate Rob Ellis and multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey (no relation) for her 2000 album Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea. Written in Dorset, Paris and New York, the album was a critical and commercial success, selling over one million copies worldwide and taking the Mercury Music Prize in the following year. It mixed uncharacteristically lush, melodic pop rock sounds with the gritty, thrashing, guitar-driven punk energy of her earlier records. Radiohead singer Thom Yorke was featured on three of the album's songs; he took lead vocal duties on "This Mess We're In", and provided backing vocals for two others.
In 2001 she topped a readers' poll conducted by Q magazine of the 100 Greatest Women in Rock Music. Her seventh album, Uh Huh Her, was released 31 May 2004. For the first time since 4-Track Demos, Harvey produced it alone and played every instrument but the drums. The album, which was a sparser, more intimate, lo-fi and low-key affair than its predecessor, met with a generally positive response from critics and fans. She told Rolling Stone "when I'm working on a new record, the most important thing is to not repeat myself ... that's always my aim: to try and cover new ground and really to challenge myself. Because I'm in this for learning."
In May 2006, Harvey played her first UK gig of the year, revealing that her new album would be almost entirely piano-based. Later in 2006, she released her first concert DVD, Please Leave Quietly, directed by Maria Mochnacz, which contained songs from her entire career as well as behind-the-scene video clips between performances. On 23 October 2006 she released The Peel Sessions 1991–2004. In November 2006 she started working on her eighth studio album, White Chalk, with Flood, John Parish, and Eric Drew Feldman. It was released in Europe on 24 September 2007, and in the United States on 2 October. The album marked a radical departure from her usual style, consisting mainly of piano ballads.
Besides her own work, she contributed to eight tracks on Vol. 9 & 10 of Josh Homme's The Desert Sessions and appeared on Nick Cave's Murder Ballads (on the song "Henry Lee" and the Bob Dylan cover "Death Is Not the End") and Tricky's Angels with Dirty Faces (on the song "Broken Homes"). She lent guitar, bass and background vocals to Sparklehorse's album It's a Wonderful Life (on the songs "Eyepennies" and "Piano Fire"). In 1996 she recorded a collaborative album Dance Hall at Louse Point with Parish under the name Polly Jean Harvey. Parish wrote all the music, and Harvey the lyrics, with the exception of the song "Is That All There Is?", which was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and made famous by Peggy Lee in 1969. Harvey has since gone on to produce Tiffany Anders' Funny Cry Happy Gift. Harvey produced, performed on and wrote five songs for Marianne Faithfull's 2004 album Before the Poison. Harvey sang vocals on two tracks of Mark Lanegan's 2004 album Bubblegum. The follow-up to Dance Hall is titled A Woman A Man Walked By and is scheduled for March 30, 2009 release according to www.pjharvey.net.
 Other works
Outside her better-known musical career, Harvey appeared as Magdalena, a modern-day character based on Mary Magdalene in Hal Hartley's 1998 film The Book of Life, and had a cameo as a singing Bunny Girl in the Sarah Miles-directed short A Bunny Girl's Tale. She is also an accomplished sculptor who has had pieces exhibited at the Lamont Gallery and the Bridport Arts Centre.
 Off-stage persona
Offstage, Harvey has cultivated a reputation for eccentricity to match her music; for example, Steve Albini claimed she ate nothing but potatoes while making Rid Of Me. Harvey describes herself as "an extremely quiet person, who doesn't go out much, doesn't talk to people", and rejects the notion that her songs are autobiographical. She told The Times in 1998, "The tortured artist myth is rampant. People paint me as some kind of black witchcraft-practising devil from hell, that I have to be twisted and dark to do what I am doing. It's a load of rubbish". She later told Spin, "Some critics have taken my writing so literally to the point that they'll listen to 'Down by the Water' and believe I have actually given birth to a child and drowned her." In 2006, Blender included her in their list of the hottest women of rock, calling her a "blues-rock sorceress trafficking in social politics and dark, tormented songwriting." In a recent interview, Harvey stated that she would like to reunite with fellow artists Tori Amos and Björk, as all three were featured on the cover of Q magazine in 1994.
In April 2008 she was a guest on Private Passions, the biographical music discussion programme hosted by Michael Berkeley on BBC Radio 3. On the show, she selected some of her favourite music, including pieces by Arvo Pärt, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Howe Gelb and Nina Simone.
Main article: PJ Harvey discography
Rid of Me (1993)
4-Track Demos (1993)
To Bring You My Love (1995)
Dance Hall at Louse Point (1996)
Is This Desire? (1998)
Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (2000)
Uh Huh Her (2004)
The Peel Sessions 1991-2004 (2006)
White Chalk (2007)
A Woman A Man Walked By (2009)
O nome parece a infância
O nome parece a infância.
Quando na velhice é termos vindo
Do nome se esvazia o corpo quando o corpo cai
É um fruto.O nome é ainda
O modo como chamas.
O nome é a arma contra mim. O maior perigo.
Com os teus lábios podes destruir-me.
Do Inexplicável in Explicação das Árvores e de Outros Animais
Fundação Manuel Leão2.ª edição2002