Warning: Use of undefined constant WPV_VERSION - assumed 'WPV_VERSION' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/b/4/0/rodrigues.se/httpd.www/blog/wp-content/plugins/wpvideo110/wpvideo.php on line 62 My Blog http://rodrigues.se/blog Random tidbits, ideas and thoughts from a portuguese man living in Sweden and immersing himself in the beautiful things the world has to offer. Mon, 13 Dec 2010 09:08:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.3 Surrender http://rodrigues.se/blog/2010/12/surrender/ Mon, 13 Dec 2010 09:08:32 +0000 http://rodrigues.se/blog/?p=1385 Something quirky and original, from Ólöf Arnalds. Speaking of quirky, Björk’s voice is in there, too. There must be something wonderful in that volcanic water of Iceland.

When times were different http://rodrigues.se/blog/2010/07/when-times-were-different/ Wed, 14 Jul 2010 20:46:27 +0000 http://rodrigues.se/blog/?p=1373 Dead Kennedys & piracy tape

Soneto quase inédito http://rodrigues.se/blog/2010/07/soneto-quase-inedito/ Sun, 11 Jul 2010 14:05:39 +0000 http://rodrigues.se/blog/?p=1365 Surge Janeiro frio e pardacento,
Descem da serra os lobos ao povoado;
Assentam-se os fantoches em São Bento
E o Decreto da fome é publicado.

Edita-se a novela do Orçamento;
Cresce a miséria ao povo amordaçado;
Mas os biltres do novo parlamento
Usufruem seis contos de ordenado.

E enquanto à fome o povo se estiola,
Certo santo pupilo de Loyola,
Mistura de judeu e de vilão,

Também faz o pequeno “sacrifício”
De trinta contos – só! – por seu ofício
Receber, a bem dele… e da nação.

(José Régio, 1969)

t http://rodrigues.se/blog/2010/07/t/ Sun, 04 Jul 2010 20:15:46 +0000 http://rodrigues.se/blog/?p=1347 One more iamamiwhoami video released. Any doubts about Jonna Lee being behind it?

? http://rodrigues.se/blog/2010/05/1344/ Sat, 15 May 2010 17:23:23 +0000 http://rodrigues.se/blog/?p=1344 If you had the choice of two women to wed,
(Though of course the idea is quite absurd)
And the first from her heels to her dainty head
Was charming in every sense of the word:
And yet in the past (I grieve to state),
She never had been exactly “straight”.

And the second — she was beyond all cavil,
A model of virtue, I must confess;
And yet, alas! she was dull as the devil,
And rather a dowd in the way of dress;
Though what she was lacking in wit and beauty,
She more than made up for in “sense of duty”.

Now, suppose you must wed, and make no blunder,
And either would love you, and let you win her —
Which of the two would you choose, I wonder,
The stolid saint or the sparkling sinner?

(Robert William Service)

With You http://rodrigues.se/blog/2010/03/with-you/ Sat, 20 Mar 2010 11:25:53 +0000 http://rodrigues.se/blog/?p=1334 Fell in love with this song from Irya’s Playground, a Swedish band. Got to love Irya Gmeyners’ (the vocalist) voice.


Why is the word YES so brief? http://rodrigues.se/blog/2010/02/why-is-the-word-yes-so-brief/ Wed, 24 Feb 2010 22:29:31 +0000 http://rodrigues.se/blog/?p=1330 Why is the word yes so brief?
It should be
the longest,
the hardest,
so that you could not decide in an instant to say it,
so that upon reflection you could stop
in the middle of saying it.

(Vera Pavlova)

We Came Along This Road http://rodrigues.se/blog/2010/02/we-came-along-this-road/ Sun, 14 Feb 2010 12:07:27 +0000 http://rodrigues.se/blog/?p=1312

This Valentine’s Day http://rodrigues.se/blog/2010/02/this-valentines-day/ Sun, 14 Feb 2010 09:19:43 +0000 http://rodrigues.se/blog/?p=1319 I must admit that, having played the game and paid the price, this Valentine’s Day (business) affair is all good by me. But what they don’t tell you on those cheerful cards is that Saint Valentine was eventually imprisoned, beaten, stoned, and beheaded. Swedes got it right, they call the day Alla hjärtans dag, or Day of all hearts. Sounds much safer, right? Right.

The Known Universe http://rodrigues.se/blog/2010/02/the-known-universe/ Fri, 12 Feb 2010 11:00:46 +0000 http://rodrigues.se/blog/?p=1303 The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world’s most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History.