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Blog do escritor Luís Soares

Caténaires

Watch pianist Conrad Tao play Elliott Carter's Caténaires.

WQXR's Midday Masterpieces:
Host: Elliott Forrest
Producers: Eileen Delahunty, Aaron Dalton & Christine Herskovits
Video Producer: Kim Nowacki
Social Producer: Eliza Grace Martin
Audio Engineer: Irene Trudel

Another white guy in 2017 who takes himself so goddamn seriously

Father John Misty's official music video for his song "Leaving LA" from the album Pure Comedy, out now on Sub Pop Records and Bella Union.

 

I was living on the hill
By the water tower and hiking trails
When the big one hit I’d have a seat
To watch masters abandon their dogs and dogs run free
Come on baby it’s time to leave
Take the van and the hearse down to New Orleans
Leave under the gaze of the billboard queens
Five foot chicks with parted lips selling sweatshop jeans

 

These LA phonies and their bullshit bands
Just sounds like dollar signs and
So reads the pull quote of my last cover piece
Entitled “The Oldest Man In Folk Rock Speaks”
You can hear it all over the airwaves
The manufactured gasp of the final days
Someone should tell them bout the time that they don't have
To praise the glorious future and the hopeless past

 

A few things the songwriter needs
Arrows of love, a mask of tragedy
But if you want ecstasy, or birth control
Just run the tap until the water’s cold
Anything else you can get online
Comic gold or a .45
You’re going to need one or the other to survive
Where only the armed or the funny make it out alive

 

Still I dreamt of garnering all rave reviews
Just believably a little north of God’s own truth
He’s a national treasure now and here’s the proof
In the form of his major label-debut
A little less human with each release
Closing the gap between the mask and me
I swear I never do this, but is it okay
Don’t want to be that guy but it’s my birthday
If everything ends in a photo then I’m on my way

 

Mara taunts me ‘neath the tree
She’s like “Oh, great, that’s just what they all need
Another white guy in 2017
Who takes himself so goddamn seriously”
She’s not far off, the strange this is
That’s just what I thought when I started this
It took me my whole life to learn to play the G
But the role of Oedipus was just a total breeze

 

I watch my old gods all collapse
Whoam way more violent than my cartoon past
It’s like my father said before he croaked
“Son, you’re killing me” and “That's all folks!”
So why is it I’m so distraught
That what I’m selling’s getting bought
At some point you can’t control
What people use your fake name for

 

So I never learned to play the lead guitar
I always more preferred the speaking parts
Besides there’s always someone willing to
Fill up the spaces that I couldn’t use
Nonetheless, I’ve been practicing my whole life
Washing dishes, playing drums, and just getting by
Until I figured if I’m here than I just might
Conceal my lack of skill here in the spotlight
Maya the mother of illusions, a beard, and I

 

2000 years or so since Ovid taught
Night-blooming teenage rosebuds dirty talk
And I’m merely a minor fascination to
Manic virginal lust and college dudes
I’m beginning to begin to see the end
Of how it all goes down between me and them
Some 10 verse chorus-less diatribe
Plays as they all jump ship, I used to like this guy
But this new shit makes me want to die

 

My earliest memory of music’s from
The time at JC Penny’s with my mom
The watermelon candy I was choking on
Barbara screaming “Someone, help my son”
I relive it most times the radio’s on
That Tell Me Lies, Sweet Little White lies song
That’s when I first heard the comedy won’t stop for
All the little boys dying in department stores

 

So we leave town in total silence
New Years Day at 6 o’clock am
Never seen Sunset this abandoned
Reminds me predictably of the world’s end
It’ll be good to get more space
God knows what all these suckers pay
I can stop drinking and you can write your script
What we both think now is

Com uns diazitos de atraso.

ICCARRE World AIDS Day (4min) from Blanca Li on Vimeo.

https://www.iccarre.net/

Director and choreopgraphy Blanca Li
with Tilda Swinton
and the dancers from the Blanca Li Dance Company : Slate Hemedi, Alexandra Jezouin, Julien Gaillac, Joseph Gebrael

Special thanks to Nick Cave for the music Love Letter
Creative director Jerry Stafford
Wardrobe Susan Lu
Hair Nounzio Carbone
Makeup Karim Rahman

Set Studio Calentito 134

Production company UTURN Première Heure
executive producer Elisabeth Fabri
editor Mario Battistel
color garding Sylvain Canaux
Post production Saint Louis / Première Heure - Louis Arcelin

Coordination Christine Bergstrom

Love Letter
performed by Nick Cave and the bad seeds
written by Nick Cave
published by Mute Songs Ltd
courtesy of Mute Records Ltd/ BMG rights management
Thank you to all the people that made this film possible
Richard Cross / Association Les Amis d'Iccarre / Maria Cornejo (ZERO collection) Lina Audi (LIWAN collection) / Studio Calentito 134, Hamilton Hodell, Catherine Miran, Haley Lim, Atelier 68, BMG Company, St Louis Post House, Schmooze.

 

From i-D magazine:

You probably aren’t aware of ICCARRE and Dr Leibowich, the French immunologist at the forefront of a series of trials looking at the effects of reducing HIV medication in the treatment of patients. In English, the name ICCARRE translates as “taken in short cycles, anti-retrovirals remain effective.” During two clinical trials involving 94 patients taking the standard “triple cocktail” combination of drugs, seven days a week, Dr Leibowitch reduced their treatment plan to just four days a week with 100% success rate. The relief of both the psychological and the physical consequences of daily medication is immeasurable.

Astrolabio

feedingtuberecords.com/releases/astrolabio/

released January 27, 2017 


Victor Herrero - Guitarra portuguesa / Portuguese guitar 
Grabado por / Recorded by Billy Steiger at Teesdale Street London, January 2015 
Masterizado por / Mastered & Cut by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering, Chicago 
Azulejo foto por / Title photo by Debra Berger 
Letras por / Lettering by Les Écrits 9 
Gracias a / Thanks to - Nissa Nishikawa, Billy Steiger, The Study Society Colet House London, Jessica Knights, Midori Ogata, Debra Berger, Ted Lee, Byron Coley and Josephine 

Feeding Tube Records © 2017

Visions of Gideon

I have loved you for the last time

Is it a video? Is it a video?
I have touched you for the last time
Is it a video? Is it a video?

 

For the love, the laughter I feel up to your arms
Is it a video? Is it a video?
For the love, the laughter I feel up to your arms
Is it a video? Is it a video?
Is it a video?

 

I have loved you for the last time
Visions of Gideon, visions of Gideon
And I have kissed you for the last time
Visions of Gideon, visions of Gideon

 

For the love, the laughter I feel up to your arms
Is it a video? (Is it a video?) Is it a video? (Is it a video?)
For the love, the laughter I feel up to your arms
Is it a video? (Is it a video?) Is it a video? (Is it a video?)
For the love, the laughter I feel up to your arms
Visions of Gideon, (visions of Gideon), visions of Gideon, (visions of Gideon)
For the love, the laughter I feel up to your arms
Visions of Gideon, (visions of Gideon), visions of Gideon, (visions of Gideon), Visions of Gideon

 

Visions of Gideon, visions of Gideon, visions of Gideon
Visions of Gideon, visions of Gideon, visions of Gideon
Visions of Gideon, (Is it a video?), visions of Gideon, (Is it a video?), visions of Gideon
Visions of Gideon, (Is it a video?), visions of Gideon, (Is it a video?), visions of Gideon
(Is it a video?) (Is it a video?) (Is it a video?)

Anthropocene

Title track from Anthropocene by Peter Oren.

 

Indiana-born, everywhere-based singer-songwriter Peter Oren possesses a remarkable singing voice, low and deep and richly textured: as solid as a glacier, as big as a mountain. It rumbles in your conscience, a righteous sound that marks him as an artist for our tumultuous times, when sanity seems absent from popular discussions. The songs on Anthropocene are direct and poetic, outraged and measured, taking in the entire fucked-up world from his fixed point of view. 

Oren attracted the attention of Ken Coomer, the former drummer for Wilco and a producer in Nashville. Together, the duo assembled a backing band featuring some of the city’s finest session musicians, including keyboard player Michael Webb (John Fogerty), singer Maureen Murphy (Zac Brown Band), and guitarists Sam Wilson (Sons of Bill) and Laur Jaomets (Sturgill Simpson). On Anthropocene they provide stately backing for Oren’s songs, with drips of pedal steel and quivers of strings subtly reinforcing his observations about the state of the world.

Mais logo na Gulbenkian

Countertenor Franco Fagioli sings Scherza infida in grembo al drudo, an aria from the opera 'Ariodante' (HWV 33) composed by G. F.Handel. Premiered 8 Jan.1735 at Covent Garden. The role of Ariodante, a vassal prince, was originally sung by the mezzosoprano castrato Giovanni Carestini.

 

Scherza infida in grembo al drudo
Io tradito a morte in braccio
Per tua colpa ora men vo.
Ma a spezzar l'indegno laccio,
Ombra mesta, e spirto ignudo,
Per tua pena io tornero.