Barbra Streisand

A famous name, right? If nothing else, at least due to Duck Sauce and their “Barbra Streisand”.

Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibbs

I must admit her music was almost completely unknown to me, too, until a couple of weeks ago. I only knew Barbra Streisand from her role in “Meet the Fockers“. But these last couple of weeks I have listened to some of her songs, and there was one that stood as my soundtrack for this week – Woman in Love. This song has the particularity of having been written by Barry Gibb, from Bee Gees, as well as the rest of the album. But the credit of the powerful and melodic voice must be given to Barbra, of course!

Hope you’re one of the women in love, or that you’re the reason for one woman being in love 🙂

PS – if you like terrible songs, you can always listen to the assassinated version of the song.

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Death

Hi everyone!

Filipa de Lencastre e D. João I

Philippa of Lancaster and John I of Portugal

As some of you might have noticed already, this blog has been totally moribund. I cannot tell whether it is just something temporary and it will eventually recover, or it is just a prelude for an epic ending. Or maybe neither, and it will forever stay in this lethargy… Only god knows!

But the main reason I decided to make this post was not the death of the blog itself, but other deaths. I was reading a book about Philippa of Lancaster, the Portuguese queen that helped to seal the oldest alliance existing in the world, and to my great astonishment, she died in the end (yeah, sorry for spoiling it)!

Her death reminded me of a scene of my favourite movie, Remember the Titans, and I thought I could share it with you, as well as the original song – the movie scene and the original song are quite the opposite, emotionally speaking.

The “sad one” (movie scene) first:

Working hard or hardly working?

Well, this post will be about work.

A couple of months ago, when we started this blog, we were 7 college students. From July until now, 3 of us have started working, one each month (I was the last to join). So I thought I should make a post with a song about work.

And when I think of work the first song that comes to my mind is Dolly Parton‘s  “9 to 5” (probably because I don’t know that many songs about work, even if there are a lot). It does not fit perfectly in Portuguese’s timetable – we usually work 9 to 6, as almost everyone has a one-hour lunch break -, but it is still nice 😛

Enjoy your weekend 😉

PS – just a not to mention that this song was originally written for the film Nine to Five.

Bring all the Lovin’!

Bring a Little Lovin'Los Bravos. Do you recognize the name? Well, if you don’t, they were another (almost) one-hit band (at least outside Spain).
I dare to say that most people from the Western World (here is an example) know the song Black is Black – if you clicked the previous link you should already be expecting this song 😛 But I also dare to say that most people know only Black is Black.

Well, I somehow am not one of those persons: some years ago I decided to listen to some Los Bravos songs, and it was actually a good decision – I like some of their songs. One of them is Bring a Little Lovin’ (a cover, by the way), one of the few Los Bravos songs besides Black is Black that charted in the US (#51).

Well, but all this to tell you that I was sitting on my couch watching tv when suddenly Bring a Little Lovin’ started playing in the introduction of a movie – A Beginner’s Guide to Endings. It surprised me a lot, as I thought I was the only person knowing the song 😛 and it was of course enough to make me watch the whole movie – which, by the way, I do not recommend.

But I do recommend the song, especially if you are in a good mood or if you want to be in a good one 😉

PS – I dedicate the post to Alfonso, for singing “Los Chicos con Las Chicas” with me several times 😉