melancolico Buenos Aires, tres minutos con la realidad

o leaonzinho, um canto de afoxé para o bloco do ilê (ilê ayê)

exploe coracao, sonho impossivel

Maria Bethania is one of the grande dames of Brazilian popular music.  she has sang across styles and genres and made them her own.

01-Exploe Coração
Maria Bethânia

this one will be familiar to fans of musical theater

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ando meio desligado, panis et circenses, ave Genghis Khan

(NOW WITH HINTS) – because I’m a follower: The movie quote game

originally from Ginger Sister, via too many to list


1. Pick 30 of your favorite movies.
2. Find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them on your blog for everyone to guess.

NO CHEATING.  Guess what you know, don't wikiquote/imdb them.


1. All the world will be your enemy, Prince of a Thousand enemies. And when they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you; digger, listener, runner, Prince with the swift warning. Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed  WATERSHIP DOWN  -  Lurkertype

2. Can you believe it? We're in the middle of a drought, and the water commissioner drowns. Only in L.A. CHINATOWN Lurkertype

3. On this very night, ten years ago, along this very stretch of road in a dense fog just like this. I saw the worst accident I ever seen. There was this sound, like a garbage truck dropped off the Empire State Building… And when they pulled the driver's body from the twisted, burning wreck. It looked like this..  PEEWEE's BIG ADVENTURE –

4. I want to be alone. I think I have never been so tired in my life.  GRAND HOTELE2C

5. And that's how you play "Get the Guests". 
(1960's. literary. theatrical) 

6. Do you believe that stuff the old man was saying the other night at the Oso Negro about gold changin' a man's soul so's he ain't the same sort of man as he was before findin' it?  THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE – Crankypants

7. Bring me four fried chickens and a Coke.  THE BLUES BROTHERSHotrod

8. We got a winner, I said we got a winner, we got a winner! Our next winner is that delightful personality, straight from Brighton beach Brooklyn, Please give a juicy welcome to Mrs. Sarah Goldfarb(<10 years old. very disturbing/graphic scenes)

9. It's all a part of your sick Cynthia thing, man. Taking care of her fucking dog. Going to her fucking synagogue. You're living in the fucking past. THE BIG LEBOWSKIMichellemabelle

10. I'm a writer, you monsters! I create! I create for a living! I'm a creator! I am a creator!  BARTON FINKHotrod

11. Pino, fuck you, fuck your fuckin' pizza, and fuck Frank Sinatra. DO THE RIGHT THINGCrankypants

12. Y'all take it easy now. This isn't Dallas, it's Nashville! They can't do this to us here in Nashville! Let's show them what we're made of. Come on everybody, sing! Somebody, sing!  NASHVILLEE2C

13. Would you say that she was a moaner, Frank? Seriously Frank. I mean, does she go "ooooh" or does she lie there quiet and not do anything at all? M*A*S*H ancora impara

14. The reality is we're still 11 year old boys locked in a cellar imagining what our lives would have been if we'd escaped.  MYSTIC RIVERniggytardust

15. This is Sparta!   300LeendaDLL

16. There are two kinds of people in the world, my friend: Those with a rope around the neck, and the people who have the job of doing the cutting.  (1960's. created the genre)

17. I don't feel I have to wipe everybody out, Tom. Just my enemies.  THE GODFATHER PART II Brown Amazon

18. Thirty-two hundred dollars he gave me. Thirty-two hundred dollars for a lifetime. It wasn't even enough to pay for the coffin. GOODFELLAS Hotrod

19. I was sheriff of this county when I was twenty-five years old. Hard to believe. My grandfather was a lawman; father too. Me and him was sheriff's at the same time; him up in Plano and me out here. I think he's pretty proud of that. I know I was.  NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MENCrankypants

20. My country send me to United States to make movie-film. Please, come and see my film. If it not success, I will be execute.  BORATLeendaDLL

21. Mustn't go that way! Mustn't hurt the Precious!  LofR:  THE RETURN OF THE KINGTree Sweater

22. Thank God we live in this quiet, little pissant, redneck, podunk, jerkwater, greenhorn, one-horse, mudhole, peckerwood, right-wing, whistle-stop, hobnail, truck-driving, old-fashioned, hayseed, inbred, unkempt, out-of-date, white trash… SOUTH PARK: BIGGER, LONGER, AND UNCUT Scott

23. When your head says one thing and your whole life says another, your head always loses.    (1940s. film noir)

24. When a man's partner is killed, he's supposed to do something about it. It doesn't make any difference what you thought of him. He was your partner and you're supposed to do something about it. And it happens we're in the detective business. Well, when one of your organization gets killed, it's-it's bad business to let the killer get away with it, bad all around, bad for every detective everywhere  THE MALTESE FALCONLurkertype

25. You didn't get me down, Ray.     (# 25 and # 26 are of the same genre, made a few years apart)

26. What is keeping him up Bill, I dont know  (both #25 and #26 won Oscars but in different categories)

27. Gotham City. Always brings a smile to my face. BATMANLeendaDLL

28. I live my life a quarter mile at a time. Nothing else matters: not the mortgage, not the store, not my team and all their bullshit. For those ten seconds or less, I'm free.  THE FAST AND THE FURIOUSBold as love

29. HA HA HA! How crazy is that! Darwin thought we came from MONKEYS! THE PROPOSITIONCrankypants

30. Christmas! Christmas dinner, yeah. Dinner means death. Death means carnage! Christmas means carnage!!  BABEHotrod

my apologies in advance for the lame hints.  I know they are lame.  I have no experience/practice doing them

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Tropicalia, Bat macumba

the fourth week of NaBloPoMo is dedicated to Brazilian music.  as today is cloudy and cold, we'll start with some bouncy tunes from the Tropicalia movement of the late 1960s.

a couple of versions of the traditional "bat macumba"

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