Category Archives: movies, music, books

Cidade de Deus

Cidade de Deus(City of God) 2002, by Fernando Meirelles.
A portrait of brazilian favela’s life, hierarchy and culture.
What to say… excellent. The movie is realistic and the actors performances are great.
Maybe it exceeded a bit with shooting effects. I think there was no need for that because the screenplay is already fantastic by itself.



Since I like very much the movies, I thought it deserved a category in my blog.
With no pretentious purpose at all, I just want to share my personal opinion about this wonderful and magic art.

O Pato

When I was little my dad and I played bossanova together. He used to play the guitar so I could sing with my child like voice, which matches perfectly with the style.
Last month he came to visit us and we spent 10 nice days together. We reminisced old times…
Here is a version of the song “O Pato” (immortalized by João Gilberto in 1959) that he played, I sang and Lorenzo mixed and recorded in his computer.
Pure homemade quality!!! Enjoy.

Billie on Holidays

If there is something I really enjoy about a holiday is how you can start your day in slow motion and simply listen to nice music while preparing breakfast, navigating on the internet or doing laundry. Billie, as her last name may suggest, is perfect for these occasions.
(vc nao acha, mami?)


I’m going to start my blog writing about something that I really like: the movies! Last weekend I saw “donnie darko” (by richard kelly), an american independent production. It’s a very well constructed thriller, the kind you finish seeing and think you’ve missed something. With a movie like this you end up looking for spoilers to see if you can understand the sequence of the events. The same thing happened to me when I saw “memento” (christopher nolan) and “mulholland drive” (david lynch).