I wrote a new song. Is it creative? Is it good? I do not know. I hope so. I have been reading and watching stuff about creativity. Usually, I am reading about the subject. I think it is the central feature of humanity. We are creative by nature – funny, cool, boring, irreverent, antiquate. We are a collection of every small invention made in a daily basis. NPR produced a nice series about the creative process. Alicia Keys spoke some words in this video. She looks pretty and v
I recorded a song by The Beatles this afternoon, for the covers that I have been posting on my YouTube channel. I couldn’t adjust the camera in the right position, but I still recorded the video. It was the song “Two of us”: the first track of “Let it be”, the last released album of The Beatles. I do not know exactly when the song was written (I imagine Paul), but it has some positive feeling about two friends enjoying life and going back home (Paul and John?). I find it inte
I got cold. It is cold here. Wouldn't it be perfect if music could heal the body too? Not just the emotions, or, for some, the soul? A very interesting study about music came out last week. Researchers say there is some evidence that music appears to be more like different cultural cuisines than a completely universal language. They were trying to test if the consonant chords of the Western music would be a kind of universal pleasant way of music. Virtually everything that we
It has been such a long time since I wrote something just for fun. I hope my non-academic English is not too bad. My academic English usually has very good reviewers. People that I admire and I am thankful for spending time correcting and giving suggestions to my writing. Anyway, it is not the case of my personal blog, in which I just write whatever I want, in any way I want. Posso até escrever em Português uma frase agora. I was reading a nice paper yesterday. It is about th
I am a fan of Eric Clapton. Many times when we like something, we like that something even before we actually know the new something – a bias towards the old something. That’s exactly my feeling about the Clapton’s new album. I do not know it, but I am sure it is good. In my head he is a great guitarist and a great man. I was listening to one of the Crossroads concerts on you tube and came back to this performance of Layla, his most famous song. - Some very old thing - I wan
I am taking a writing class from the language department. I was thinking about my essays and decided to post some of them here. My grammar is improving and I feel that I can share them with you. The two texts that I will put here are a bit long and, as usually, very personal. The first one is about one of my passions: music. I tried to be objective and was strikingly dramatic. You will see the emphasis in my conclusion. Well, I hope you enjoy.
Eu estou fazendo uma disciplina