quinta-feira, abril 13, 2006


Look at yourself, if you had a sense of humor
You would laugh to beat the band
Look at yourself, do you still believe the rumor
That romance is simply grand?

Since you took it right on the chin
You have lost that bright toothpaste grin
My mental state is all a-jumble
I sit around and sadly mumble

Fools rush in, so here I am
Very glad to be unhappy
I can't win, but here I am
More than glad to be unhappy
Unrequited love's a bore
And I've got it pretty bad
But for someone you adore
It's a pleasure to be sad

Like a straying baby lamb
With no mammy and no pappy
I'm so unhappy
But oh, so glad.

Sirva-se em doses generosas de Sinatra - versão In The Wee Small Hours - , de preferência a horas tardias e estado de espírito condizente. Acompanha com um Jameson straight. Ou dois, ou três. Depois, chega a vidinha.
HOJE FAZEM ANOS: o blogue Tradução Simultânea - três anos a servir inanidades e estados de espírito sortidos, que quase se confundem com a vida.
RAZÕES PORQUE NÃO SOU ATEU, Nº9:SAMUEL BECKETT (nascido a 13 de Abril de 1906)

POZZO [Suddenly furious.] Have you not done tormenting me with your accursed time! It's abominable! When! When! One day, is that not enough for you, one day like any other day, one day he went dumb, one day I went blind, one day we'll go deaf, one day we were born, one day we shall die, the same day, the same second, is that not enough for you ? [Calmer.] They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more.

Waiting For Godot, 1953

quarta-feira, abril 12, 2006

DOS RITUAIS INÚTEIS, PARTE 23 Celebrar efusivamente a abertura de um novo Moleskine.

Death, Be Not Proud

Death, be not proud, though some have callèd thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow
Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleep, which yet thy pictures be,
Much pleasure, then from thee much more, must low
And soonest our best men with thee do go,
Rest of their bones and soul's delivery.
Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings and desperate men
And dost with poison, war and sickness dwell,
And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well
And better than thy stroke; why swell'st thou then ?
One short sleep past, we wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.

John Donne
«O QUÊ? O Moody faz anos e não fui convidado? Beam me up, Scotty!!»

Parabéns, Batukas.And keep giving them hell.

domingo, abril 09, 2006

É OFICIAL. Já existe o melhor disco de 1977 deste ano: chama-se Twelve Stops And Home, dos The Feeling. Soft Rock desavergonhado, perfeito para ouvir às escondidas e nunca confessá-lo. Sewn, a canção de avanço, é um guilty pleasure perfeito. Mais informações aqui.