I have found a place to hide and celebrate!

While we wait. Let's keep this entertaining...

I just can't get the thought of you and him out of my head!

Would it be too much to say that Alex Turner and Miles Kane are genious?  There are no doubts that they are great as musicians but they reached a whole new level with their new album - Everything You've Come To Expect - it's probably the best album of 2016, in my opinion. What caught my attention about The Last Shadow Puppets was always the richness of the melodies, the variety of instruments they use and of course incredible sparkle that irradiates from Miles and Alex, they are like these twin brothers from different mothers. The energy on the stage, the wardrobe, they just don't care, it's so engaging, I just can't get the thought of them out of my head!
No wonder the album is number one in UK and all the concerts are full and the girls and guys go crazy. They were smart enough to deliver good music + good looking + sexiness = success!

Yes I was jealous, because you are a swan!

Cat Power is a living proof of a complete and strong woman. Love you Chan!

Happy Sunday!

The Ideal Husband!

I've been listening to Father John Misty since 2014 or so, it came as a suggestion on my Spotify once and I think I played his album - I love You, Honeybear - like fifty times, but I never really paid attention to his lyrics, I really liked the songs and his voice, so I kept listening to it on my Iphone, while doing laundry, cooking, working, always multitasking, for some reason I never had time to check him out on the Internet, I have no idea on how he looks like, I listen to it purely for the quality of his music. On a lazy day at work I decided to Google him and the first thing I check is this video below and I realize he's probably the most beautiful man I ever saw in my whole life. I finally stop to check the whole video, I start to pay attention to the lyrics, I got engaged with it, not because they are deep or anything like that, actually they are funny and confusing sometimes. I got really moved by his performance, probably because his way too hot, but let's be fair, he sings so good, the band is great, I can't stop watching it. I decided then to go really deep into the webs, I check all the videos, I read about how hilarious his Instagram account is and check some of his posts. I laugh out loud, this man is a genius! I wanna marry this guy, I check more videos and I'm somehow hooked on some Jesus lookalike guy who writes pretty bad lyrics compared to other artists I like. But I keep listening to it and his voice is just perfect, his performance is amazing, he plays pretty well too, The whole band is great. Who is this guy? Joshua Tillman is his name, he's trying to survive on his music since 2004, nobody paid attention to him until he reinvents himself as Father John Misty, he's smart enough to use his beauty and fantastic sense of humor to break through. I'm glad he did. I wonder about his future album.



I hope it can continue just a little while longer!

I was going to write about Jim Morrison death, then I thought it would be a real cliché. He would not like such a lack of originality.
I was going to say that I was thinking a lot about my life lately, meaning of life, why people hurt other people? The war, the hunger, all the stupidity around religions, about God, all those questions marks in my head. Am I having a middle life crises? I am 42 after all.

Then it hit me: I've been thinking about those questions since I was very young, like fithteen or so. My parents said I was ahead of my time, that I was rebel, despite all the big dreams I had, all I really wanted was to be a Philosophy teacher. I don't like to brag about myself but I always felt like a free spirit, a wild child, a lot of times a misunderstood soul.

I got in touch with Jim Morrison's poetry when I was sixteen years old, I got so amazed by everything he did. I started to read Aldous Huxley, William Blake and Nietzsche. I felt that I did not belong my surroundings. Jim's way to be was something I could relate. I never tried LSD tough. It was offered to me but I declined. Never had this urge to do drugs. I was never curious about it. I can not say the same about alcohol. It was my friend for a long long time.

I wanted to belong, I wanted to fit in. I still do, It's amazing how much you have to hide in order to get a good job. People are so judgmental. You have no freedom whatsoever. Freedom is just an illusion, When you start to think that you don't even have the power to choose where to live. You can't travel unless you have a visa for example. America -  land of the free - they say. Total BS.

Brazil is not any different, don't you think is easy to come live in here. I believe this is the most bureaucratic place I know. Is Europe, Asia, Africa any different? NO, the whole world is fucked up.

That's why when you see someone like Jim Morrison you just have to bow in reverence. I don't believe in idols, It's a huge admiration. I admire the whole band actually. The Doors is the best band in the world for me. Forget Beatles, forget Rolling Stones. They are the best (period).
I did not want to be a cliché, but I just can't win here. I tried.

I like to think Jim had a good laugh after recording this Queen of the Highway Jazz Version.   Wherever you are right now. I do hope this can continue a little while longer!

Did you notice a boy in the room?

This Shiseido commercial is mind blowing, it's so original and out of the box for a cosmetic ad. To get even better, the song -  by Japanese music duo Spanova - is infatuating, I'm listening to it non stop even though I can't really understand the lyrics. Pay attention to the piece of art the teacher is holding in the opening scene, look again at the end!

Wonderful Awkwardness!

When you're browsing Instagram you see those perfect lunches, everything is beautiful and awesome, it's quite annoying to be honest, that's why I love this series by Brian Finke, showing real people like me, like you, lunching in front of the computer at work.
All the messiness, the crumbs in your keyboard and of course the multitasking. Please enjoy!



Amazed by the selection of pepper sauce here!



We all do it!



Why not?

Ordinary Magazine

Ordinary Magazine is a art photography magazine, based in Amsterdam,  featuring artists from around the world. The amazing thing is: they take an ordinary object - like the sponge below - and make it extra ordinary through awesome photos. How not to love a cover with a sponge on it? I simply love this issue!



Early Morning Heart!

I'm totally obsessed by breakfast. Probably because I only have black coffee everyday and I dream of having croissants, jam, fruits and all sort of cheeses. That's why I went insane with this amazing instagram account, it's just perfect.


Awake!

It's 1 am here and I should be sleeping but I'm awake. I'm trying to figure out why did I stop writing in here, why did I lose interest about photography, design and so many other things?
All of those thoughts led me to this amazing photographer called Nirrimi Firebrace, her photos are so stunning and fresh, it makes me happy, it makes me want to go for a walk in the park, to feel the breeze, to eat healthy, well she inspires me.
Last year she went on tour with her favourite band - First Aid Kit - across America and this video is a montage of their adventure. Please enjoy!

Looking for an easy feeling!

I'ts been ages, I feel ashamed that my last post was in January, I could just say I was busy but the truth is I've been through a difficult period and I did not feel like writing at all and to be completely honest I did not find anything interesting to talk about, until today.
If you read this blog you know that music is one of the things that keeps me going, so guess who's the responsible for giving me this easy feeling I was looking for? Matt Costa, of course! This is his new EP - Neon Brain - and you can check it out here:

Funny how things never change!

Do things really change? Do we actually change?
Things you like, such as music, tv shows, people in general, the way you act, they never change. You can pass through phases where you change your hair, your habits, your make up, try different type of food, drinks, but at the end you always come back to what you were. Of course you get more mature, more responsible, but the essence never fades away. Cheers to that!

There's something good about you!

There are some kind of people that no matter what they do, deep down there is always something good hidden, like a little treasure, that only you can see. I have this person in my life that made me mad for many times but every time I think about him, this something good comes along and melt my heart. This song is so old but it's gentle like my thoughts about this person. Enjoy!

Vhils



Alexandre Farto (aka Vhils) has an unique way to work, using a power drill and different types of paint, Vhils literally scratches off the surface of buildings to create his murals. Beautiful!

Photo of the week!

James Chororos from New York take us to a journy of daily moments with this fabulous project called Everyday. Enjoy!