Saturday, October 31, 2009

happy halloween with BAUHAUS!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

what am I doing now.

These days I am vastly influenced by Russia; in many aspects; like literature and music.

In literature: Фёдор Миха́йлович Достое́вский - or translating to our words,
Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky. One of the most important authors of Russia in the XIXth century. The book: 'Записки из подполья' - or 'Zapiski iz podpolya' - or on english translation: 'Notes from Underground' - or even in portuguese which I had read, 'Memórias do Subsolo'.

'Notes from Underground' is considered by many to be the world's first existentialist novel. It presents itself as an excerpt from the rambling memoirs of a bitter, isolated, unnamed narrator who is ever paradoxical with his thoughts, but make us know more about the mind of the people on that time.
A book I highly recommend!

Photo: Dostoyevsky
statue outside the Lenin Library, Moscow. Photo by Rob Sheridan

In music, what's greater than The Red Russian Army Choir? Here is 'Kalinka':

And another russian folk song: 'Korobeiniki', or 'Korobushka' for balalaika:

'Korobushka', the same, but this time sung and performed by Barynya: