November 30, 2010

Lagoon´s Tree will be up on the 4th!

Lagoon Tree in Rio de Janeiro will be released on the 4th!
Concert, fireworks, and lovely night at the Lagoon!
Wanna join?


Fish with Lentil

If you like food this was a great dish. Fish with lentil topped with crunchy tomato peel. I just thought the lentil had a strong flavour comparing to the fish´s tenderness. I think that something should be added to the lentil in order to make its flavour a little less strong and in harmony with the fish...but anyways it was a great dish!

November 29, 2010

The one who isn't easily replaced by Seth Godin

The law of the internet is simple: either you do something I can't do myself (or get from someone else), or I pay you less than you'd like.

Why else would it be any other way?

Twenty years ago, self-publishing a record was difficult and expensive. A big label could get you shelf space at Tower easily, you couldn't. A big label could pay for a recording session with available capital, but it was difficult for you to find the money or take the risk. A big label could reach the dozens of music reviewers, and do it with credibility. Hard for you to do that yourself.


Now when someone comes to a successful musician and says, "we'll take 90% and you do all the work," they're opening the door to an uncomfortable conversation. The label has no assets, just desire. That's great, but that's exactly what the musician has, and giving up so much pie (and control over his destiny) hardly seems like a fair trade.

Multiply this by a thousand industries and a billion freelancers and you come to one inescapable confusion: be better, be different or be cheaper. And the last is no fun.

November 26, 2010

Hugh McLeod's Cartoon

Oh yeah!
When you do what you like for a living, you explode of joy !!

Auction Analysis for Latin America by Art Tactic

Here are some important Latin America market information provided by Art Tactic:

"Expectations ahead of the Latin American sales were high after a highly successful New York post-war and contemporary season two weeks ago. However, both Christie’s and Sotheby’s Latin American sales failed to reach their low pre-sale estimates.

The Latin American sales season raised a total of $35,796,600 against pre-sale estimate of $40,024,000 - $55,036,000 - 11% below the low estimate. Despite falling short of expectations, it was still 18% higher than May 2010, and 27% higher than November 2009 - which signals that the market recovery continues, albeit at a slower pace.

The higher end of the market was clearly the driver behind last week’s result, with the price segment of $500,000 and above accounting for 33% of the total, and the $100,000 to $500,000 price bracket accounting for 43% of the total auction value. Top 10 lots in the sale accounted for 24% of the total, led by Wilfredo Lam’s ‘Les Abalochas Dansent Pour Dhambala’ which sold for $1.85 million and Fernando Botero’s ‘Family Scene’ selling for $1.45 million."

November 25, 2010


I spend lots of time listening to poscasts about Art Management and Art Marketing. The site ArtsMarketing.Org is a great source of periodically poscasts.

Liste HERE to listen to the last one!

In this episode, the panelists (Ron Evans, Matt Campbell, Maris Smith and special guest panelist Sean Kelly, marketing director of TheatreWorks talk about the challenges of marketing an unknown work such as the development musical "Fly By Night" to existing audiences.

NAMPRadio Recommends:

•Matt recommends: This article: Speed Vs. Google SEO Ranking: A Dynamic Web Site's Conundrum

•Ron recommends: The Emerging Leaders Network of Americans for the Arts (and a local chapter near you)

•Sean recommends this New York Times article on what really makes people happy.

•Maris recommends: "Hunter ___ a bear" interactive advertisement for tippex to look like a youtube video.

•Also,the Culture Vultures blog, mentioned at the top of the podcast and composer Will Connolly's MySpace page with music samples from "Fly By Night."

Outro music: “Too Close to Crying” by Garry and the Moodswingers. Find out more about this artist via his page on the Podsafe Music Network.

Where do ideas come from? - by Seth Godin

Understanding where ideas come from makes us seek for the sources and deep dive in them. In order to be creative and innovative, you should exchange, live, experience and share. You should put yourself in a place that the In-Bound is maximized to its extreme and the Out-Bound is estimulated, disciplined and free.

  1. Ideas don't come from watching television
  2. Ideas sometimes come from listening to a lecture
  3. Ideas often come while reading a book
  4. Good ideas come from bad ideas, but only if there are enough of them
  5. Ideas hate conference rooms, particularly conference rooms where there is a history of criticism, personal attacks or boredom
  6. Ideas occur when dissimilar universes collide
  7. Ideas often strive to meet expectations. If people expect them to appear, they do
  8. Ideas fear experts, but they adore beginner's mind. A little awareness is a good thing
  9. Ideas come in spurts, until you get frightened. Willie Nelson wrote three of his biggest hits in one week
  10. Ideas come from trouble
  11. Ideas come from our ego, and they do their best when they're generous and selfless
  12. Ideas come from nature
  13. Sometimes ideas come from fear (usually in movies) but often they come from confidence
  14. Useful ideas come from being awake, alert enough to actually notice
  15. Though sometimes ideas sneak in when we're asleep and too numb to be afraid
  16. Ideas come out of the corner of the eye, or in the shower, when we're not trying
  17. Mediocre ideas enjoy copying what happens to be working right this minute
  18. Bigger ideas leapfrog the mediocre ones
  19. Ideas don't need a passport, and often cross borders (of all kinds) with impunity
  20. An idea must come from somewhere, because if it merely stays where it is and doesn't join us here, it's hidden. And hidden ideas don't ship, have no influence, no intersection with the market. They die, alone.

November 24, 2010

Carioca Streets Walls - The Walls of Rio

Check out the Brazilain Graffiti Artists in Ipanema beach - Rio de Janeiro

Weekend Walk by the beach + Drawinings.....

Street Walls in Ipanema beach...

Rio girl!

November 23, 2010

National Ballet of China - Raise the Red Lantern

After sell out seasons in London, New York and Washington the National Ballet of China makes its first visit to Brazil. This prestigious company of 70 dancers presented the internationally acclaimed classical ballet Raise the Red Lantern for 8 performances at the Municipal in Rio de Janeiro.

Raise the Red Lantern, directed by Zhang Yimou, is one of the most sublimely beautiful and openly controversial films of the 1990’s. Zhang’s unique method of story telling – seen in his House of Flying Daggers and Hero combines an almost choreographic use of image with a powerful narrative. Raise the Red Lantern won him an Oscar nomination and universal acclaim.

Zhang brings cinematic and passionate vision to the dance stage with his stunning adaptation of one of his most acclaimed cinematic creations.

It is an event of cultural significance an internationally acclaimed classical ballet, featuring an original score by Qigang Chen and choreography by Xin Peng Wang in the first ever Australian tour of the National Ballet of China.

“A modern ballet with the sweep of a big budget motion picture… a powerful piece of dance theatre” NEW YORK TIMES

View from the Municipal Theater

Municipal Theater in Downtown (Center) - Rio de Janeiro
Last Sunday

There is always this huge natural flower arrange in the entrance

Brazilians arriving at the Municipal

“East meets West in epic style”

Inside the Municipal Theater

Cafe at the Municipal

Me posing at the stairs!

15 mins break!

Mural during the 15 mins break.

Last Applause

November 21, 2010

Seth Godin: The market has no taste

"When it comes to art, to human work that changes people, the mass market is a fool. A dolt. Stupid.

If you wait for the market to tell you that you're great, you'll merely end up wasting time. Or perhaps instead you will persuade yourself to ship the merely good, and settle for the tepid embrace of the uninvolved.

Great work is always shunned at first.

Would we (the market) benefit from more pandering by marketers churning out average stuff that gets a quick glance, or would we all be better off with passionate renegades on a mission to fulfill their vision?"

November 14, 2010

Somky Sunday!

Gotta say, it will rain!

November 13, 2010

Poet´s Best Book List

Michel Melamed is a Brazilian poet, theater director, performer, playwrighter and actor. Here is a Book List with incredible suggestions for you to read.

Some of the names are in portuguese, but you can guess by the author what book it might be. I am sorry, I am too lazy to translate and the beach is calling me. Today is Saturday, so I have an excuse.

Here you go, THE BEST BOOK LIST:

1. Ulisses (1922) - James Joyce
2. Em Busca do Tempo Perdido (1913-27) - Marcel Proust 
3. O Processo - Franz Kafka 
4. Doutor Fausto (1947) - Thomas Mann
5. Grande Sertão: Veredas (1956) - Guimarães Rosa
6. O Castelo (1926) - Franz Kafka
7. A Montanha Mágica (1924) - Thomas Mann 
8. O Som e a Fúria (1929) - William Faulkner
9. O Homem sem Qualidades (1930-43) - Robert Musil
10. Finnegans Wake (1939) - James Joyce
11. A Morte de Vírgilio (1945) - Hermann Broch
12. Coração das Trevas (1902) - Joseph Conrad 
13. O Estrangeiro (1942) - Albert Camus
14. O Inominável (1953) - Samuel Beckett
15. Cem Anos de Solidão (1967) - Gabriel Garcia Márquez
16. Admirável Mundo Novo (1932) - Aldous Huxley
17. Mrs. Dalloway (1925) - Virgínia Woolf 
18. Ao Farol (1927) - Virgínia Woolf
19. Os Embaixadores (1903) - Henry James 
20. A Consciência de Zeno (1923) - Italo Svevo
21. Lolita (1958) - Vladimir Nabokov
22. Paradiso (1960) - José Lezama Lima 
23. O Leopardo (1958) - Tomaso di Lampedusa
24. 1984 (1949) - George Orwell 
25. A Náusea (1938) - Jean-Paul Sartre
26. O Quarteto de Alexandria (1957-1960) - Lawrence Durrell 
27. Os Moedeiros Falsos (1925) - André Gide
28. Malone Morre (1951) - Samuel Beckett
29. O Deserto de Tártaros (1940) - Dino Buzzati
30. Lord Jim (1900) - Joseph Conrad 
31. Orlando (1928) - Virginia Woolf 
32. A Peste (1947) - Albert Camus
33. O Grande Gatsby (1925) - Scott Fitzgerald
34. O Tambor (1959) - Günter Grass
35. Pedro Páramo (1955) - Juan Rulfo 
36. Viagem ao Fim da Noite (1932) - Louis-Ferdinand Céline 
37. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1929) - Alfred Döblin
38. Doutor Jivago (1957) - Boris Pasternak
39. Molloy (1951) - Samuel Beckett 
40. A Condição Humana (1933) - André Malraux
41. O Jogo da Amarelinha (1963) - Julio Cortázar
42. Retrato do Artista quando Jovem (1917) - James Joyce 
43. A Cidade e as Serras (1901) - Eça de Queirós
44. Aquela Confusão Louca da Via Merulana (1957) - Carlo Emilio Gadda
45. As Vinhas da Ira (1939) - John Steinbeck
46. Auto de Fé (1935) - Elias Canetti
47. À Sombra do Vulcão (1947) - Malcolm Lowry 
48. O Visconde Partido ao Meio (1952) - Italo Calvino
49. Macunaíma (1928) - Mário de Andrade
50. O Bosque das Ilusões Perdidas (1913) - Alain Fournier
51. Morte a Crédito (1936) - Louis-Ferdinand Céline 
52. O Amante de Lady Chatterley (1928) - D.H. Lawrence
53. O Século das Luzes (1962) - Alejo Carpentier
54. Uma Tragédia Americana (1925) - Theodore Dreiser
55. América (1927) - Franz Kafka 
56. Fontamara (1930) - Ignazio Silone
57. Luz em Agosto (1932) - William Faulkner
58. Nostromo (1904) - Joseph Conrad
59. A Vida - Modo de Usar (1978) - Georges Perec
60. José e Seus Irmãos (1933-1943) - Thomas Mann 
61. Os Thibault (1921-1940) - Roger Martin du Gard
62. Cidades Invisíveis (1972) - Italo Calvino
63. Paralelo 42 (1930) - John dos Passos
64. Memórias de Adriano (1951) - Marguerite Yourcenar
65. Passagem para a índia (1924) - E.M. Forster
66. Trópico de Câncer (1934) - Henry Miller
67. Enquanto Agonizo (1930) - William Faulkner
68. As Asas da Pomba (1902) - Henry James 
69. O Jovem Törless (1906) - Robert Musil 
70. A Modificação (1957) - Michel Butor
71. A Colméia (1951) - Camilo José Cela
72. A Estrada de Flandres (1960) - Claude Simon 
73. A Sangue Frio (1966) - Truman Capote
74. A Laranja Mecânica (1962) - Anthony Burgess
75. O Apanhador no Campo de Centeio (1951) - J.D. Salinger
76. Cavalaria Vermelha (1926) - Isaac Babel 
77. Jean Christophe (1904-12) - Romain Rolland
78. Complexo de Portnoy (1969) - Philip Roth 
79. Nós (1924) - Evgueni Ivanovitch
80. O Ciúme (1957) - Allain Robbe-Grillet 
81. O Imoralista (1902) - André Gide
82. O Mestre a Margarida (1940) - Mikhail Bulgákov Afanasevitch
83. O Senhor Presidente (1946) - Miguel ángel Asturias
84. O Lobo da Estepe (1927) - Herman Hesse
85. Os Cadernos de Malte Laurids Bridge (1910) - Rainer Maria Rilke
86. Satã em Gorai (1934) - Isaac B. Singer 
87. Zazie no Metrô (1959) - Raymond Queneau
88. Revolução dos Bichos (1945) - George Orwell
89. O Anão (1944) - Pär Lagerkvist
90. A Tigela Dourada (1904) - Henry James
91. Santuário (1931) - William Faulkner
92. A Morte de Artemio Cruz (1962) - Carlos Fuentes
93. Don Segundo Sombra (1926) - Ricardo Güiraldes
94. A Invenção de Morel (1940) - Adolfo Bioy Casares 
95. Absalão, Absalão (1936) - William Faulkner
96. Fogo Pálido (1962) - Vladimir Nabokov
97. Herzog (1964) - Saul Bellow
98. Memorial do Convento (1982) - José Saramago
99. Judeus sem Dinheiro (1930) - Michael Gold 
100. Os Cus de Judas (1980) - Antonio Lobo Antunes

Brazilian Selection:

1. Grande Sertão: Veredas (1956) - Guimarães Rosa
2. Dom Casmurro (1900) - Machado de Assis 
3. Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas (1881) - Machado de Assis 
4. Macunaíma (1928) - Mário de Andrade
5. Triste Fim de Policarpo Quaresma (1915) - Lima Barreto 
6. Quincas Borba (1892) - Machado de Assis
7. Vidas Secas (1938) - Graciliano Ramos
8. São Bernardo (1934) - Graciliano Ramos
9. Memórias Sentimentais de João Miramar (1924) - Oswald de Andrade
10. A Hora da Estrela (1977) - Clarice Lispector
11. A Paixão Segundo G.H. (1964) - Clarice Lispector
12. Serafim Ponte Grande (1933) - Oswald de Andrade
13. O Ateneu (1888) - Raul Pompéia
14. O Tempo e o Vento (1949-1961) - Érico Veríssimo
15. Fogo Morto (1943) - José Lins do Rego
16. Esaú e Jacó (1904) - Machado de Assis
17. A Menina Morta (1954) - Cornélia Penna
18. Menino de Engenho (1932) - José Lins do Rego
19. Os Ratos (1936) - Dionélio Machado
20. Iracema (1865) - José de Alencar
21. O Amanuense Belmiro (1937) - Cyro dos Anjos
22. Corpo de Baile (1956, 3 volumes) - Guimarães Rosa
23. Angústia (1936) - Graciliano Ramos
24. O Cortiço (1890) - Aluísio de Azevedo
25. O Quinze (1930) - Rachel de Queiroz>
26. Água Viva (1973) - Clarice Lispector
27. Crônica da Casa Assassinada (1959) - Lúcio Cardoso
28. Mar Morto (1936) - Jorge Amado
29. Terras do Sem Fim (1942) - Jorge Amado
30. Memórias de um Sargento de Milícias (1854-55) - Manuel Antônio de Almeida 

Foreigner Selection:

1. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
2. Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
3. Fairy Tales and Stories - Hans Christian Andersen
4. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
5. Old Goriot - Honore de Balzac
6. Trilogy: Molloy - Samuel Beckett
7. Trilogy: Malone Dies - Samuel Beckett
8. Trilogy: The Unnamable - Samuel Beckett
9. Decameron - Giovanni Boccaccio
10. Collected Fictions - Jorge Luis Borges
11. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
12. The Stranger - Albert Camus
13. Poems - Paul Celan
14. Journey to the End of the Night - Louis Ferdinand Celine
15. Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer
16. Nostromo - Joseph Conrad
17. The Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri
18. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
19. Jacques the Fatalist and His Master - Denis Diderot
20. Berlin Alexanderplatz - Alfred Döblin
21. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor M Dostoyevsky
22. The Idiot - Fyodor M Dostoyevsky
23. The Possessed - Fyodor M Dostoyevsky
24. The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor M Dostoyevsky
25. Middlemarch - George Eliot
26. Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
27. Medea - Euripides
28. Absalom, Absalom - William Faulkner
29. The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
30. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
31. A Sentimental Education - Gustave Flaubert
32. Gypsy Ballads - Federico Garcia Lorca
33. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
34. Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
35. Mesopotamia - Gilgamesh
36. Faust - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
37. Dead Souls - Nikolai Gogol
38. The Tin Drum - Günter Grass
39. The Devil to Pay in the Backlands - Joao Guimaraes Rosa
40. Hunger - Knut Hamsun
41. The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
42. The Iliad and The Odyssey - Homer
43. Doll's House - Henrik Ibsen
44. The Book of Job, Israel. (600-400 BC) 45. Ulysses - James Joyce
46. The Complete Stories - Franz Kafka
47. The Trial - Franz Kafka
48. The Castle Bohemia - Franz Kafka
49. The Recognition of Sakuntala - Kalidasa
50. The Sound of the Mountain - Yasunari Kawabata
51. Zorba the Greek - Nikos Kazantzakis
52. Sons and Lovers - DH Lawrence
53. Independent People - Halldor K Laxness
54. Complete Poems - Giacomo Leopardi
55. The Golden Notebook - Doris Lessing
56. Pippi Longstocking - Astrid Lindgren
57. Diary of a Madman and Other Stories - Lu Xun
58. Mahabharata, India, (c 500 BC)
59. Children of Gebelawi - Naguib Mahfouz
60. Buddenbrook - Thomas Mann
61. The Magic Mountain - Thomas Mann
62. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
63. Essays - Michel de Montaigne
64. History - Elsa Morante
65. Beloved - Toni Morrison
66. The Tale of Genji Genji - Shikibu Murasaki
67. The Man Without Qualities - Robert Musil
68. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
69. Njaals Saga, Iceland, (c 1300)
70. 1984 - George Orwell
71. Metamorphoses - Ovid
72. The Book of Disquiet - Fernando Pessoa
73. The Complete Tales - Edgar Allan Poe
74. Remembrance of Things Past - Marcel Proust
75. Gargantua - Francois Rabelais
76. Pantagruel - Francois Rabelais
77. Pedro Paramo - Juan Rulfo
78. Mathnawi - Jalal ad-din Rumi
79. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
80. The Orchard - Sheikh Musharrif ud-din Sadi
81. Season of Migration to the North - Tayeb Salih
82. Blindness - José Saramago
83. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
84. King Lear - William Shakespeare
85. Othello - William Shakespeare
86. Oedipus the King - Sophocles
87. The Red and the Black - Stendhal
88. Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy - Laurence Sternethe
89. Confessions of Zeno - Italo Svevo
90. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
91. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
92. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
93. The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories - Leo Tolstoy
94. Selected Stories - Anton P Chekhov
95. Thousand and One Nights, India/Iran/Iraq/Egypt, (700-1500)
96. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
97. Ramayana - Valmiki
98. The Aeneid - Virgil
99. Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman
100. Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
101. To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
102. Memoirs of Hadrian - Marguerite Yourcenar

I am always in doubt on what to buy on a book store. Having a book list with great names on it, its great. You can not miss a good read.

Also, check if you can find any of the Brazilian authors in your language. I am sorry but Paulo Coelho is not so good comparing to the author we have here. You should know better.

Recently, I have watched "Veronica wants to die", a movie based on his book with Buffy (yes, that actress from Buffy) and it was not so good. The plot was empty, the main arguement was weak and the movie was slow. It seemed that it wanted to give you a message for life in every scene. Thats how I feel reading Paulo Coelhos books. There always a passage from the Arabia giving some message in the form of a moral history.

Just say it, the important stuff is invisible for the eyes, for example. Its easier.
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