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favourite 'L' songs [29 Nov 2007|10:33pm]
How this works: Comment and - if you want - I'll give you a letter. In your journal, list 10 of your favourite songs that begin with that letter.

gave me an L so here goes:

Lust For Life - Iggy Pop
Land - Patti Smith
L'hotel Particulier - Serge Gainsbourg - Just for you bishfite
Ladytron - Roxy Music
Le Plat Pays - Jacques Brel
Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat - Bob Dylan
Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye

And youtube is down... so the next three are fdor you to search when it is back up.

Life On Mars - David Bowie
Living For The City - Stevie Wonder
Love Cats - The Cure

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The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose [20 Jan 2007|06:21am]
You know the Bible 100%!

Wow! You are awesome! You are a true Biblical scholar, not just a hearer but a personal reader! The books, the characters, the events, the verses - you know it all! You are fantastic!

Ultimate Bible Quiz
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Fielding, Joseph Andrews [10 Jan 2007|02:28pm]
Tagged by sabyne

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag five people.

"Joseph bowed with Obedience, and Thankfulness for the Inclination which the Parson express'd of returning with him; and now the Bill was called for, which on Examination, amounted within a Shilling to the Sum Mr Adams had in his Pocket. Perhaps the Reader may wonder how he was able to produce a sufficient Sum for so  many Days: that he may not be surprized therefore, it cannot be unnecessary to acquaint him, that he had borrowed a Guinea of a Servant belonging to the Coach and Six, who had been formerly one of his Parishioners, and whose Master, the Owner of the Coach, then lived  within three Miles of  him: for so good was the Credit of Mr Adams, that even Mr Peter the Lady Booby's Steward would have lent him a Guinea with very little Security.

Mr Adams discharged the Bill, and they were both setting out, having agreed to ride and tie: a Method nof travelling much used by Persons who have but one Horse between them, and is thus performed."

Most people on my FL have already been tagged, therefore fuck it.


Stupid, stupid meme. [09 Jul 2006|02:21pm]
(Click here to post your own answers for this meme.)

I miss somebody right now.  (Vanda's just gone to the supermarket...heh) I don't watch much TV these days.  (DVD's and films is another story) I own lots of books.  (yeah... need a new house for my shelves.)
I wear glasses or contact lenses. I love to play video games. I've tried marijuana.  (Luv the stuff.)
I've watched porn movies. I have been the psycho-ex in a past relationship.  (Indeed) I believe honesty is usually the best policy.
I curse sometimes.  (I fucking do.) I have changed a lot mentally over the last year.  (People say I did.) × I carry my knife/razor everywhere with me.
it goes on...Collapse )


1001 Albums [02 May 2006|03:35am]
Well, I've started a Blog where I review the 1001 most relevant albums of the last 50 years... started with 1955's In The Wee Small Hours by Sinatra and will end with White Stripes' 2005 Get Behind Me Satan....

Thank you Adam for making me lose more time on frivolities.

GO to:


If I did it everyday, which I won't, it would take me 2.7 years to finish it.


MUZAK! [20 Apr 2006|08:18pm]
[ mood | blah ]

Music Thingy... actually whatever i could remember i really liked.

Create your own Music List @ HotFreeLayouts!


Not only popes die. [04 Apr 2005|03:40pm]
R.I.P. Fred Korematsu


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I think I've been listening to too much Rufus Wainwright. [29 Mar 2005|05:36am]
[ mood | artistic ]

I've also been trying to write some fiction. Problem is: I have an itch to write fiction, but when i do i have to erase it because it's never up to my standards. The solution is starting to read crap, so why did my last book buy include 6 Murakamis? True they were 3 for 2 on Waterstone's, they give me more pleasure than most other things but still they make my standards too high. Leonard Cohen is another little fuck. When i listen to him I feel like writing again, but again he writes oodles better than me so what's the point?

To compensate i've also bought 3 Warcraft computer game merchandise novels... now that's quality! Plainly Mercenary writing is refreshingly unassuming. It is also crap but it entertains.

Also, I think I only have this itch too write when Vanda is away. I get the necessary solitude with a tinge of depressiveness. Nothing like deeply missing someone to give you a creative itch. Maybe it's a Portuguese "saudade" thing maybe it's just me.

This is a pointless post, but as i can't write fiction I just write about what I'm thinking here. There ya go!

Does anyone else find that Rufus Wainwright sounds uncannily like Thom Yorke?

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[15 Jun 2004|03:07pm]

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I haven't posted in such a long time [13 Jun 2004|03:49am]
[ mood | musical ]

I have important announcements:

4AD is the best label ever
Post-punk is the best music genre ever
Early Roxy Music rules

(3 reviews | review)

been to so few places... [29 Oct 2003|09:32pm]
My Relation To Countries
Visited Known People From
Offline Online
United Kingdom
Cape Verde
Dominican Republic
Hong Kong
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
New Zealand
Russian Federation
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Syrian Arab Republic
Timor-Leste (East Timor)
United Kingdom
United States
New Zealand
United Kingdom
United States

Number of Countries I Visited:
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[20 Sep 2003|06:37am]
My inner child is one year old today

My inner child is one year old!

Everything is new to me. I like watching the world
go by around me, and I don't sweat the small
stuff--or the large stuff, either. Just so long
as I stay warm and safe and dry, life's pretty

How Old is Your Inner Child?
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Yep. it's about right.

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hell hell hell [15 Sep 2003|10:16pm]

Those of a superficial nature
Circle I Limbo

Circle II Whirling in a Dark & Stormy Wind

Militant Vegans
Circle III Mud, Rain, Cold, Hail & Snow

Circle IV Rolling Weights

Circle V Stuck in Mud, Mangled

River Styx

Circle VI Buried for Eternity

River Phlegyas

Militant Patriots
Circle VII Burning Sands

People who haven't left home but still think it is the best in the world.
Circle IIX Immersed in Excrement

Circle IX Frozen in Ice

Design your own hell


[20 Aug 2003|01:05am]
You&apos;re a Commie!
workers of the world unite!!

Which Enemy Of Democracy Are You?
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yay! BUGA BUGA BUGA! I'm Curazy [12 Jul 2003|02:16pm]


Which Personality Disorder Do You Have?
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Titled #1 [05 Jul 2003|02:59am]
Pavement stone, cobblestone. Step,step, step, dodge women dressed in black. Yet, fully dressed in black like they are here. Not dressed in black as in an elegent cocktail bar gown. No, dressed in black like women are here. Not sultry, sexy or elegant. Deathly black. Up north, in the island where all is grey it would be an alien, like I am here, for I covet not death and still wear its colour proudly.

Dressed in black like they are here. Dressed in black because all they love is gone, children, husbands, they no longer care, they've lost the shame that you keep where there is still a face to save. When all faces that ever meant anything are rotten in the dirt you don´t care who you offend. Old women are truthfull, they have outlived shame.

Dressed in black like they are here. Contrast to the shimmering white walls of the houses in the burning sunlight. Not black on grey, or brick red, but blinding whiteness, so it only works here. And they go home and worship the worm-god who has consumed their daughter's faces and pray to be taken, or smirk at death who has not gotten her yet.

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Update 4 - Jorge Luis Borges - Obras Completas (Complete Works) Volume I 1923-1949 [04 Jul 2003|04:00am]
Now this men is one of my gods, as with all complete works books its hard to judge it, because it is composed by a lot of stuff. His first writings when he was about 23 are quite crappy, post teenage poetry about the suburbs of Buenos Aires, and yet you see little glimmers of the men to be in them, poems like "Benares" or "Dacar" (his fantasist poems about places he has never been) are JLBs invention at its best. In his 1932 collection of essays entitled "Discussiones", (Arguments, discussions?) he brings up many of the themes that will prevade the rest of his work in this book, like the Achilles and the Turtle problem, the Kabbalah, Heaven and Hell etc..

Another book in the collection is " Historia Universal de la Infamia" (A Universal History of Infamy) which is a brilliant research about several Infamous characters like Billy the Kid and Hakim of Merv (the veiled prophet), a character which will again show up in several of his tales. A History of Eternety also gets loads of more material for his tales, Thousand and one nights stuff, Icelandic Edda etc.

The rest of the book is composed by Ficciones (Fictions) and the Aleph. These fantastic tales, are amazing. He uses and abuses going beyond the story, plenty of reviews of non-existing books, tales told as truth by Borges, as autobiographical about non-existing people, references to non-existing authors, tributes to non-existing writers etc.. Just fuckin read it.


Next up: The Idiot by Dostoyevsky and Jorge Luis Borges - Obras Completas Volume II 1952- 1972

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Making myself write, thanks go to J.L.B. [02 Jul 2003|05:09pm]
I sit down on the couch and JLB is in front of me, we talk and I don't understand why this man is so much like me, although he has been dead since ´86, nothing he says I disagree with, I am fascinated by what he is fascinated almost since I was born. I see his influence in my childhood and my early efforts to write and still he has been dead since I was four, and I only met him when I was twenty. And then I felt him reflect my ideas and principles in the 1940´s, I really don't understand it. And he is in front of me in my bed, blind and old. Milky white eyes like the librarian Jorge in Eco´s Name of the Rose. Oh, they are the same men. But JLB is full of the kindness of an old soul. Not that he or I believe in souls, or heaven or hell, but we are fascinated by it.

And we talk for hours, and the cigarette burns my fingers because there is nowhere else for the heat to go. And slowly in an italianised spanish he talks of his home, of his streets, never using their names or even the language of the place, because he truly is from Buenos Aires. Were I to talk of Buenos Aires, it would be filled with tangos, brothels and knife fights. Sultry women would look up from their long cigarettes, through the smoke and into the eyes of the hero, who would have a scar and be lonesome. But for JLB it is all about a Rabbi and Kabbalistic murders, because he has seen the tangos and the women and doesn´t need to talk about them.

And he is there static in time, or not for there is no time, the past is gone, the present is to fleety to grasp and the future is not yet in existence. And I chase his mind like achilles and the turtle and I never get it. And I love this man, and he is not the best writer in the world, but neither am I and I see his mind in my mind and vice versa. He probably has dark horrible secrets which would make me hate him, but who has not acted as the people they most hate? But its oh so easy to make peace with yourself. And we talk through the night. And he is dead.

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update [02 Jul 2003|04:53pm]
Look I´m updating my journal, why? I´ve been feeling this urge, this anxiety surging through me, tingling, for the past two days, especially at night while i´m in bed. I need to write again, Jorge Luis Borges and Astor Piazzolla are not helping. I want to go to Argentina also, I have this need to go to the countries which produce art i admire. Japan, Russia (St. Petersburg in Winter), Argentina, India and so on. But yes, I´m gonna write fiction again, just short bursts of tales in the form of vignettes. I feel that it is pointless to write 300 page books when I can express the idea in half a page and feel satisfied. A bit like poetry, I don´t feel limited by size at all, I feel released after I write a very short story. I need it for my own sanity.

I remember a slightly drunken conversation with Mr. Soupface in London where we described artistical production as bowel movement. As shitting, you feel the urge, the need, then you do it and feel relieved. I´m caring less and less if I get comments or whatever. I´m doing it for myself, and putting it out there. If you like it fine, if you don´t, fine. But I believe that art is not art if it stays in the drawer, i need to put it out there, even if no one reads it, I´m satisfied by my "courage" to at least make it available.


[26 May 2003|01:41am]
Pick a band and answer only using that band's song titles.
Roxy Music
1. Are you male or female?
The Bogus Man
2. Describe Yourself
Just Like You
3. How do some people feel about you?:
4. How do you feel about yourself?
5. Describe your significant-other relationship:
The Thrill of it All
6. Where would you rather be?:
7. Describe what you want to be:
True to Life
8. Describe how you live:
In the Midnight Hour
9. Describe how you love:
If it Takes All Night
10. Share a few words of wisdom:
In Every Dream Home a Heartache

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