Believe in love!

ScorpionsNice title, don’t you think? Not an original idea, though. I stole it from the Scorpions‘ song that I’m going to post here today (sorry for spoiling :P).

Don’t know if I told you so before, but I am a huge Scorpions fan. Many of their songs are among my all-time favourites, I’ve seen them live twice (too bad I was young enough and a pop-listener when they recorded their Acoustica in Portugal). And although I do not know all their discography, I find myself constantly finding new amazing songs among their albums.

The last one was “Believe in Love“, a typical simple Scorpions song that I find quite powerful and soulful. Hope you like it too and that you keep believing in love, because it’s usually worth it 🙂 Have a nice weekend! 😉

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Shadow Days

Hi there!

It’s been quite a while (again) since I posted something. I was busy with school and proud to announce that this here… That this here… Is a bunch of burglars… A bunch of thieves… And a bunch of… ughh… Never mind, portuguese viewers who like Gato Fedorento will understand. But I’d really like to announce something, I’m proud to announce that today I concluded all my university courses! Just need to finish my final year project and I’m an engineer! Sort of…

This last one pretty much sums up my life as a computer engineer and probably future programmer.

Anywho…

Today I bring you another John Mayer song. I’ve caught it up on the radio a couple of times and got hooked right on the first time! (I’m sounding much like a 16-year-old trying off marijuana or some s*** like that, but my drug is much better!).

My understanding of this song is that we shouldn’t judge people who have a rough life and that everyone deserves a second chance in to make it better. One day we might just find ourselves in a bitter situation for some reason (sometimes just sheer bad luck) and wish that someone else could give us a second chance. The song’s name you can see it in the post title and I think it’s amazingly beautiful…! The song, not the title, the title is just adequate. I’ve listened to it half a dozen times now and counting. It’s on repeat. On YouTube. For about twenty minutes now. And I’ll let you know how long this repeat thing lasted. Or probably not, I’ll forget about it for sure… Eh.

The lyrics aren’t very long, but in my mind it spells something truly powerful.

I hope you like it! And sorry for the silly post!

Stay nice!

Folk’s passions

I must bring back folk to this blog once more!

A couple of years ago, I found (probably through Bob Dylan) one of the most beautiful voices I have ever known – Joan Baez.

Joan is a folk singer who started her career in 1960, being active until today. Despite the modest success of her first recording, her next 3 recordings went gold, which lead Joan to become a widely known star with great success in the 60’s  – maybe reaching a peak in her career with the participation in the Woodstock Festival.

She recorded many popular songs, as well as covers from other musicians – Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, as well as many others -, many of them with political lyrics.

Diamonds and Rust Dylan and Baez romanceHowever, and this of course is just my opinion, her best performance is in a song composed by herself, not related to politics at all! This song, released in 1975, was inspired in a romance that Baez and Dylan – who at the time was more interested in Baez sister – had many years before. Things did not turn out great in their relationship and it didn’ t last long. In musical terms, I am glad this happened, as otherwise we would probably not have the song I bring you today – Diamonds and Rust.

Note: If you don’t like this version, see the links below. Whoever sings it, this song is too great to be missed!

If you were one of the those who cannot really stand Baez voice, listen to Judas Priest or to Blackmore’s Night versions, also quite good ones 😉