The Ones in the Back Stage

Hello everyone!

Today I bring you a guest post from a great friend of mine who kindly accepted my invitation.
Thank you TM 😉

With a little help from our friends
Ever wondered who makes some of the most epic background audios of some trailers and commercials?
I did, early this year just before Mass Effect 3 was launched.
Back then there were less than a hand-full of trailers but two of them were pretty epic, partly due to its music.
The trailers are these ones:

The company behind the music is the Two Steps From Hell and their musics were used in a hell lot of trailers!
If you are like me and enjoy some epic instrumental music be sure to listen to some of their music.
Here is one that probably everyone knows due to recent football events 🙂


Songs to sing in the shower

ImageHi! Remember me? I’m back from camping and I bring you some old and funny songs to sing in the shower. In this post i will bring up to you some songs that fit perfectly with the moment when we’re showering with other strangers as happens in camping. If you’re thinking of travelling to portugal and stay at a camping place you need to learn these musics. I can guarantee some laughs and that your showering moments will never be the same.

First hit (Caution: this one can bring applauses)

Second hit

Third hit

(This last one was a suggestion made by a friend, thank you DG)

With a little help from our friends: The first!

Hello! This is the first of the new series of posts made by friends of ours. Today, my good friend Valter is posting! Enjoy 🙂

With a little help from our friendsHey folks!

Looks like I was to first one to be invited to write on this blog. At least, I was the first to accept it. The best way to honor such an invitation is to talk about great music.
The variety of music present in this blog is astonishing. Nevertheless, I’ve never seen Portuguese spoken music on it (correct me if I’m wrong), so I’ll dedicate this post to bring you one really interesting Portuguese band.

Their name is Sétima Legião, named after the Roman ‘Seventh Legion’ sent to Lusitania in the first century. They were founded in 1982 and was composed of a total of 8 people: Pedro Oliveira, Rodrigo Leão, Nuno Cruz, Gabriel Gomes, Paulo Marinho, Ricardo Camacho, Paulo Abelho, and Francisco Menezes.

They were a band of pop-rock music, “mixing post-punk influences from bands as Joy Division and Echo & The Bunnymen with more convencional rock music, synthpop and Portuguese folk. The band had a very distinctive sound that made them stand apart from other portuguese bands of its time.”

They were active until 2000, but with a different composition after 1996. Rodrigo Leão left the band to dedicate fully to another project called ‘Madredeus’. During these 18 years they sent out a total of 5 studio albums — “A Um Deus Desconhecido” (1984), “Mar D’Outubro” (1987), “De Um Tempo Ausente” (1989), “O Fogo” (1992) and “Sexto Sentido” (1999) — and 1 live album — “Auto de Fé” (1994).

This year, they decided to come back to stage once again for a tour. I went to see them yesterday and it was incredible. I felt as if I was being transported back to the 80’s. I cannot give you a live performance of last night, as I forgot my camera at home, but I leave you with some performances recorded in this tour along with their studio versions.

“Sete mares”: (Live | Studio)

“Por quem não esqueci”: (Live | Studio)

Well, I really hope you enjoyed the first of this series of posts, if you did, you can find the playlist with all the songs posted (and the ones to come on this category) here.

Btw, we have posted portuguese music here and here, if you’ve overlooked it 🙂

With a little help from our friends…

With a little help from our friendsHello!

Today I’m writing on behalf of the whole lot of us, I guess.

In our last general meeting, i.e. by email :P, we decided to introduce a new form of posting in this blog: invited authors!

We shall contact friends that have a musical vein, have something to say, or just know how to write on a computer, and ask them to contribute something of their own to the cacophonic mash that is our blog.

Brace yourselves, new styles are coming!

So, as Joe Cocker did here with a (not so little) help from his friends Brian May and Phil Collins, we’ll also have a blast collaborating with our friends!

If you are  an avid reader of our blog and you meet the profile I described above, consider yourself invited 😀