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Blog do escritor Luís Soares

Sword of Damocles

by Rufus Wainwright
Featuring Darren Criss
Directed by Andrew Ondrejcak
Wardrobe by Vivienne Westwood
Executive Producer Dana Guerin


At a lavish banquet, King Dionysius is confronted by his servant Damocles - a brat who is jealous of the king’s splendor and power. Through supernatural forces, the two roles are switched. The smug, inexperienced commoner becomes the king. But his joy is short-lived.
He quickly realizes that being king isn’t all crowns and cheeseburgers. With great power comes great responsibility.

“Sword of Damocles” is my artistic response to what I see currently transpiring within the American government and how its collapse is affecting every aspect of existence for us all. With the Midterm Elections around the corner, it’s important for everyone to take a stand and contribute in some way – whether it’s bringing awareness to issues in your community, protesting/demonstrating, watching the news to formulate your own opinions, creating, yelling – it’s all hands on deck.

The famed, ancient expression “Sword of Damocles” is a parable of impending doom of and to those in positions of power. This timeless tale points out the hard fact that with great power, comes great responsibility, and for all concerned, great danger. VOTE.


A portion of proceeds will benefit Swing Left organization

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Going To A Town

Lily Allen unveiled a haunting cover of Rufus Wainwright's 2007 song "Going to a Town" along with a stark video of her performance of the track at the Women's March in London.


The song features a stirring musical arrangement by Mark Ronson, who places a tangle of elegiac strings beneath Allen's aching vocals. "You took advantage of a world that loved you well/ I'm going to a town that has already been burnt down/ I'm so tired of you, America," Allen intoned.

Late Spring Mixtape.

Em tempos tinha o hábito frequente de gravar CDs com compilações musicais escolhidas por mim. Antes disso cheguei a fazer cassetes. Sim, sou desse tempo. Agora fico-me mais pelas playlists no iTunes. Ainda me estou a habituar a que o Musicbox tenha todo o catálogo e funcionalidade que quero. Neste caso tentei, mas quando a contagem de músicas em falta ia em quatro, desisti. Cá vai o alinhamento desta minha "Late Spring Mixtape":


1 - The Walkmen - Line By Line

2 - M. Ward - Pure Joy

3 - Beach House - Myth

4 - Mark Lanegan Band - Phantasmagoria Blues

5 - dEUS - Sirens

6 - Rufus Wainwright - Sometimes You Need

7 - Jack White - Love Interruption

8 - Nina Simone - Love Me Or Leave Me

9 - The National - England

10 - Lambchop - Close Up

11 - The Books (feat. Jose Gonzalez) - Cello Song

12 - Patti Smith - This Is The Girl

13 - Eels - Fresh Feeling

14 - R.E.M. - We All Go Back To Where We Belong

15 - Tim Buckley - She Is

16 - Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)

17 - Radiohead - How To Disappear Completely

18 - Tiny Vipers - Young God