I ♥ X-Files

22 Jan

♫ The Mary Onettes – Everyday and Today ♫

Scully: Mulder, it’s such a gorgeous day outside. Have you ever entertained the idea of trying to find life on this planet?
Mulder: I’ve seen the life on this planet Scully, and that is exactly why I am looking elsewhere.


Annie Leibovitz

16 Jan
I’ve always admired the work of American photographer Annie Leibovitz. When I was 16 I got from my mom a photography book with 30 years of Rolling Stone  covers. Many of them where by Annie.  Recently I watched a documentary about her life: “Annie Leibovitz: Live Throught a Lens”. For anyone interested in photography this a very nice documentary. The movie, directed by Annie’s sister Barbara Leibovitz, has one major flaw: it’s very short. It left me wanting for more.

John & Yoko’s  famous portrait was taken only 5 hours before the assassination of Lennon.

After working many years a a regular photographer or Rolling Stone, Annie left and started working with various magazines. She’s become famous as a celebrity photographer and, especially, for her cover shots for Vanity Fair which gather many actors. On Vanity Fair’s website you can see a special feature on these famous covers with great actores & actresses, like the one featured here.

“Master Class”: Nicole Kidman, Catherine Deneuve, Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, Vanessa Redgrave, Chloë Sevigny, Sophia Loren, and Penélope Cruz.

Also recently, I found a great editorial done by Annie entitled: “Killers Kill, Dead Men Die”. The pictures of this  filme noir are stunning and can be seen here. The making of this editorial can be seen here.
And to finalize this post, here is a picture of this amazing photographer, Annie Leibovitz.

feels like I’m flying

1 May

Ever since I’ve seen Danny Cavanagh perfome this song live I’ve become addicted to this song. It is so intense and beautiful. I really love Anathema, in all their phases.

Started a search to no avail
A light that shines behind the veil trying to find it
And all around us everywhere
Is all that we could ever share if only we could see it
Feel there’s truth that’s beyond me
Life ever changing weaving destiny

And it feels like I’m flying above you
Dream that I’m dying to find the truth
Seems like your trying to bring me down
Back down to earth back down to earth

Layers of dust and yesterdays
Shadows fading in the haze of what I couldn’t say
And though I said my hands were tied
Times have changed and now I find I’m free for the first time
Feel so close to everything now
Strange how life makes sense in time now

And it feels like I’m flying above you
Dream that I’m dying to find the truth
Seems like your trying to bring me down
Back down to earth back down to earth
Back down to earth back down to earth

First One

26 Apr

♫ She Wants Revenge – First, Love ♫

I’ve had several blogs but only one in English. I wrote there twice and gave up. I hope this time it will be different. I am now living outside of Brazil and am studying in English, so I should have plenty of readers prepared to read in English.

Today I was called Miss American Dream because I ask people to write in English on one community I own. I find this so ridiculous. First of all, English comes from England, as all well educated people know. Second of all, it is an international language whether we like it or not. And even if I would pick another language for an international company it would be Spanish or Chinese, not Portuguese.