"bridge over troubled water" (paul simon)

(fotografia de manuel alvarez bravo, "estudio de manos de tamayo, mexico", 1931)

"When you're weary, feeling small,
when tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all;
I'm on your side. When times get rough
and friends just can't be found,
like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.

When you're down and out,
when you're on the street,
when evening falls so hard
I will comfort you.
I'll take your part.
When darkness comes
and pain is all around,
like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.

Sail on silvergirl,
sail on by.
Your time has come to shine.
All your dreams are on their way.
See how they shine.
If you need a friend
I'm sailing right behind.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind" (1)

simon & garfunkel

(1) retirado do cd dos simon & garfunkel, bridge over troubled water (1970)


"heroin" (lou reed)

(pintura de paul fenniak, "pink and needles", 2007)

"I don't know just where I'm going
But I'm goin' to try for the kingdom if I can
'Cause it makes me feel like I'm a man
When I put a spike into my vein
Then I tell you things aren't quite the same

When I'm rushing on my run
And I feel just like Jesus' son
And I guess I just don't know
And I guess that I just don't know

I have made big decision
I'm goin' to try to nullify my life
'Cause when the blood begins to flow
When it shoots up the dropper's neck
When I'm closing in on death

You can't help me not you guys
All you sweet girls with all your sweet talk
You can all go take a walk
And I guess I just don't know
And I guess I just don't know

I wish that I was born a thousand years ago
I wish that I'd sailed the darkened seas
On a great big clipper ship
Going from this land here to that
I put on a sailor's suit and cap

Away from the big city
Where a man cannot be free
Of all the evils in this town
And of himself and those around
Oh, and I guess I just don't know
Oh, and I guess I just don't know

Heroin, be the death of me
Heroin, it's my wife and it's my life
Because a mainer to my vein
Leads to a center in my head
And then I'm better off than dead

When the smack begins to flow
Then I really don't care anymore
About all the Jim-Jims in this town
And everybody putting everybody else down
And all of the politicians makin' crazy sounds
All the dead bodies piled up in mounds, yeah

Wow, that heroin is in my blood
And the blood is in my head
Yeah, thank God that I'm good as dead
Ooohhh, thank your God that I'm not aware
And thank God that I just don't care
And I guess I just don't know
And I guess I just don't know" (1)

lou reed

(1) retirado do cd de lou reed, rock'n'roll animal (1974) e daqui.


luc jacquet, la marche de l'empereur (2005)

(imagem do filme la marche de l'empereur, de luc jacquet)

ano após ano,
silêncio após silêncio,
a vida renasce

lá longe,
num lugar mágico
do extremo sul.

jorge vicente

(trailer do filme la marche de l'empereur, de luc jacquet)


robert greenwald, steal this movie (2000)

(capa do filme steal this movie, retirada daqui.

O filme de Robert Greenwald, Steal this movie, conta a história do activista político norte-americano Abbie Hoffman, um dos mais importantes activistas da moderna História dos Estados Unidos e o fundador do movimento contracultural Yippie (abreviatura de Youth International Party). É um filme muito interessante, luminoso, revolucionário e tem excelentes interpretações de Vincent d'Onofrio e da maravilhosa Janeane Garofalo.

De seguida, o início do filme:


"lead the way" (brian blade)

(fotografia de hélène binet, "feldkapelle für den heiligen bruder klaus 02", 2009)

"In the city made of stone
i hear the sirenes moan
I can't escape the beating question:
where do I belong?

The boundary lines lie before me
I cross into the unknown
I try to leave my fears behind me,
try to carry on

- Ev'ry day sing a song of grace
we've come this far by grace
and when you pray to find your place:
Love will lead the way!

In the shadows of the valley
tears mingle with rain
a shining light will break my darkness
and mercy will remain

Bless the seven souls who raised me
back in Georgia state
and tell my loved-ones not to worry
but love will conquer hate

- Ev'ry day sing a song of grace
we've come this far by grace
and when you pray to find your place:
Love will lead the way!" (1)

lizz wright

(1) retirado do cd de lizz wright, salt (2003)


william shakespeare

(escultura de lin tianmiao, "mother's nº 1", 2008)

"the bright day is done
and we are for the dark." (1)

william shakespeare

(1) SHAKESPEARE, William apud OSBORNE, Richard - Böhm records Tristan at Bayreuth. Tristan und Isolde. Hamburg: Deutsche Grammophon, 1966. p. 7


"mild und leise wie er lachelt" (richard wagner) - final de tristão e isolda

(vídeo de bill viola, "isolde's ascension", 2005)


How gently and quiet
he smiles,
how fondly
he opens his eyes!
Do you see, friends?
Do you not see?
How he shines
ever brighter,
soaring on high,
stars sparkling around him?
Do you not see?
How his heart
proudly swells
and, brave and full,
pulses in his breast?
How softly and gently
from his lips
sweet breath
flutters -
see, friends!
Do you not feel and see it?
Do I alone
hear this melody
which, so wondrous
and tender
in its blissful lament,
gently pardoning,
sounding from him,
pierces me through,
rises above,
blessedly echoing
and ringing round me?
Resounding yet more clearly,
waifting about me,
are they waves of refreshing breezes?
Are they billows
of heavenly fragrance?
As they swell
and roar round me,
shall I breathe them,
shall I listen to them?
Shall i sip them,
plunge beneath them,
to expire
in sweet perfume?
In the surging swell,
in the ringing sound,
in the vast wave
of the world's breath -
to drown,
to sink
unconscious -
supreme bliss!" (1)

richard wagner

(1) retirado do cd tristan und isolde, de richard wagner. edição deutsche grammophon. páginas 112 e 113.

(este tem de ser! a parte final da ópera de richard wagner, tristan und isolde. a ária "mild und leise")


vila moleza no pavilhão atlântico

A Lemon Entertainment e a Vila Moleza acabam de agendar uma sessão solidária d’ “A Aventura dos Piratas”, espectáculo ao vivo do fenómeno da televisão Vila Moleza com a última tour nacional marcada para o Natal de 2010. Por cada bilhete vendido para esta sessão muito especial 5 euros reverterão em favor da Fundação do Gil e da UPG - Um Pequeno Gesto Uma Grande Ajuda, sendo que as receitas solidárias serão distribuídas, equitativamente, entre as instituições.

Neste Natal, faça o seu Pequeno Gesto levando os seus filhos ao Pavilhão Atlântico, em ajuda às crianças Portuguesas e Moçambicanas!

Depois do grande sucesso, que esgotou o Pavilhão Atlântico, o inesquecível espectáculo dos Vila Moleza está de volta a Portugal. Este musical conta-nos as grandes aventuras que Sportacus e Estefânia vão viver a bordo de um barco de Piratas e os truques do Robi Reles para roubar o tesouro de Vila Moleza. A Aventura dos Piratas promete muitos saltos, acrobacias incríveis, muitas gargalhadas e muita música…. Esta é a última oportunidade para ajudar o Sportacus a salvar Vila Moleza, e de participar nesta aventura tão especial e divertida, cheia de piratas e tesouros por descobrir!

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