Happy New Year

Cheers!

I’ll leave you in the good hands of Status Quo:

Rock on!

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I’m back!

Lions dance in Saint Paul's Ruins, MacaoThe title of this post has two meanings: I’m back in the blog and I’m back in Macau!

Sorry for being absent for such a long time, but Nuno did a pretty good job keeping the boat afloat. Thanks for that, mate!

In my first time here I met a group of very nice people that made my stay a lot of fun. One of them has become, or so I gather, our first polish blog follower and has since then sent me a handful of musical suggestions that I promised to post here. So here’s a playlist with the nice songs Olga sent me – it ranges from Sweden to Czech Republic. Enjoy!

When thinking about Macau, apart from the obvious chinese music accompanying dancing dragons and lions, one of the first things that comes to my mind in musical terms is the portuguese band Rádio Macau that had a few hits in the 80’s and 90’s, the best know being O Anzol (the fishhook). I’ve come to like two or three of their songs in the past few months, especially O elevador da Glória (Glória’s funicular – national monument) and Bom dia Lisboa (good morning Lisbon). Incidentally, both speak about the portuguese capital and its charms, and returning home after going around the world visiting other places, which obviously appeals to me while staying abroad 🙂 But enough chit chat chatter, here are the songs:

Carry that band a long time!

Abbey RoadBeatles’ fans have probably recognized what this post is about by the title – and you’re not mistaken.

I’ve been mainly listening to Neil Young, but there have been too many Neil songs in this blog recently, so I thought I should give him (or you!) a break. And besides Neil Young, the one song that captivated me this week was The BeatlesGolden Slumbers. I had discovered it several months ago through a John Denver cover, but I only gave it more attention more recently when I listened to the Beatles version (not that John Denver’s isn’t good, quite on the contrary!). Although it is considered a separate song, there is not a separate version of it (as far as I know), being it part of a medley which also includes the great “Carry that weight” (to which the post title alludes) and others.

I’ll post the whole version, but here you have a link that contains only the two songs I mention (which are actually the ones I listen to).

Just another great song

I promised a friend I would post some songs recommended by her, but that would require a proper post. As I’m not really in the mood of writing, I’ll just share with you a song that has been growing on me in the past weeks: Got to give it up by Thin Lizzy!

I really love this song! Too bad that Phil Lynott didn’t give it up, he died a few years after this performance having been a drug and alcohol addict.

I promise that next post will be more elaborate 😉