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Fred Astaire - Puttin' On the Ritz (DVD Quality)

I cannot think of anybody I know that didn't think (once in their lifetime) of being like Fred Astaire or becoming a professional dancer, when watching any of his performances in his nice, lovely movies.

I remember being a kid and watching those movies and I dreamt that I was Ginger while dancing in my living room. I swear that I was sure that I was as good as them dancing around the sofa...

Good times. In my opinion, he is still one of the best dancers and performatic man in Show Business. "The" Showman.


joe cocker - you can leave your hat on -91/2 weeks- So, help me, lord...

I have to gratefully thank Thaty Brooks for being such a supporter for this blog with her nice and inspiring posts. I know how busy she is and nevertheless she still doesn't forget to bring us her joy. Thank you so much, Thaty. Your presence is more than necessary. It's light itself.

I have an apology to make to all this blog readers for being so absent of it.
But hey, nobody's perfect, right?
So, just to say hello (once again), I want to share with you one of the things that makes me remember The USA in its cultural vein: the music.

Of course it's very personal, 'cause I'm relating the songs and singers with memories I have from the days I've lived there.

Every time I hear some bands and some songs I got to connect them with the America' soul.
By the time I was in my 3rd or 4th year, I felt somehow like I was American myself. The blue pubs, the rock'n roll bars, the jazzy night clubs...and I was so much in love for a kind of "familia" guy that I couldn't help my hot blood to feel the music like part of my body and soul...so...Aerosmith, Joe Cocker, Bruce Springsteen, Heart and many others were part of my soundtrack.

Anyway, I just want to reveal that this song is so Godamm sexy! Perfect choice for this movie scene. Perfect for a honeymoon, perfect for having pleasure.

And by the way, what was that movie/ What about Mickey Rourke? Owo!


THE CAT AND THE MOON - Yeats (I L O V E cats, love Yeats, love poetry...)

by: W. B. Yeats (1865-1939)

THE cat went here and there
And the moon spun round like a top,
And the nearest kin of the moon,
The creeping cat, looked up.
Black Minnaloushe stared at the moon,
For, wander and wail as he would,
The pure cold light in the sky
Troubled his animal blood.
Minnaloushe runs in the grass
Lifting his delicate feet.
Do you dance, Minnaloushe, do you dance?
When two close kindred meet,
What better than call a dance?
Maybe the moon may learn,
Tired of that courtly fashion,
A new dance turn.
Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
From moonlit place to place,
The sacred moon overhead
Has taken a new phase.
Does Minnaloushe know that his pupils
Will pass from change to change,
And that from round to crescent,
From crescent to round they range?
Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
Alone, important and wise,
And lifts to the changing moon
His changing eyes.



This is one of my favorite song from the 80's, from onne of the greatest artists   e v e r:   Prince!

Lovely, isn't it?


My sweet Lord, from George Harrison!!! Love this song!

George Harrison, my favorite beatle!

George and Patti!!! Sweet couple!

Today heard a song that reminds me of my childhood: My sweet Lord, from George Harrison!

It's incredible how songs can take you away and this one is so positive, so bright, up, even though it’s not effusive.
Well, and there is the fact that I'm totally crushed by the 70's music, fashion etc!

Flowers & love, all that Love needs!

My sweet Lord is perfect, isn't it?
A great spring day to’yall, my dears!

Kisses & hugs!


Pink days with lasers!!!!

Today I don't wanna cry.
I just want to feel a sligtly
summer breeze on my face
and drink milkshake with no regrets.
I want the right o feel ridiculous.
Let me be myself for once
'cause it's like the song says
"Because you have to make this


Ain't no sunshine - almost all the versions!!!

I   L O V E  this song and here are some versions from different singers.
Well, I think all of them are great.
Can't do wrong with this song!!!

Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine, the wonderful original version! 

Ain't no sunshine - Michael Jackson

Sting - Ain't No Sunshine

DMX - Ain't No Sunshine, a wonderfull gangsta version!!!!!

Jose Feliciano - Ain't No Sunshine, incredible latina version!!!

Hanson - Ain't No Sunshine (tell ya a secret, I love Hanson!!!)

Kid Frost - Aint No Sunshine, wonderful version to the  American Me sound track

Tatum Jones - Ain't no sunshine

Freddie King, (a blues/jazz monster): Ain`t No Sunshine When She`s Gone.

And, to end the list, the beautiful version rom the Notting Hill motion picture:

Lighthouse family - Aint no sunshine

Kisses, bisou, bisou


Hello, dearests!!!!!

A long time no see...This week was the "Friend's day"!!! How sweet...

A mini-post dedicated to all my beautiful friends!!!!
I LOVE U alll

"Friend is like a flower,
a rose to be exact,
Or maybe like a brand new gate
that never comes unlatched.
A friend is like an owl,
both beautiful and wise.
Or perhaps a friend is like a ghost,
whose spirit never dies.
A friend is like a heart that goes
strong until the end.
Where would we be in this world
if we didn't have a friend. "

Adrianne S


Come to my window - Juliet/Melissa- just a nice combination.

In 1994 when I heard this clip I was completelly overwhelmed by the great combination they acchieved putting together two women of guts!!!
I first saw Juliet on her debut in "Cape of Fear" starring Robert de Niro. Man, what was that?? It's one of the most scariest suspense movie of all times. I was afraid of him! Really... hes was so satanic real in his anguish for vengeance. And Juliet seemed at that time a promissing actress. Her acting was superb as an infantile teenager that gets hypnotized by the seduction of an older, unconventional icon; just the opposite role played by her tradicional parents that were just keeping the apearences of a happy family, that in fact, they weren't.
Anyhow, she just showed us that besides her talent, she is a genuine example of a generation that doesn't only play the rules and roles the midia wants to keep them on the top list.
She behaves within an alternative, free rock'n roll life style, not fearing to be connected with the underground side of the Hollywood world.
She adjusts herself very well in roles that demand a lot of mental and emotional control in and out the sets. "Natural born killers" and "Kalifornia" are good examples of that. Its a pitty she has decided to get away from the acting scenario to be a singer in a trashy rock band.
I think she represents a modern role woman: she doesn't need to use her sexual appeal to be recognized. She is secure of herself and doesn't fear to be misunderstood for her choices.
In her turn, Melissa brought out to life Janis' style of singing a rock'n roll with the soul. Her horse voice is magical and unfortunatelly some people insist to associate her talent with her hormones.
Enjoy you all!!!


Hakuna Matata

Hakuna Matata everybody! I love this cartoon so much. There's such a nice message on it that touch us all, with our journey through life: family missings, deceptions, feelings of desolation, solitude...but we can't give up on our dreams! And along the way we can find old friends to help us and get new ones that will mean a new beggining to give us the necessary power to get along in the circle of life.

Nostradamus 1994 trailer

This is such a great movie for those who like history and the Renascentism times.
Unfortunately I haven't found it in DVD yet. But it's worthy watching.


Divine Comedy

I see deep circles mess up my eyes
I hear all the miserables crying out loud
I call you, but no voice is out
I walk, I run, I creep, I get nowhere
I can’t find myself, so
I hold on to your promise, but
No flowers, no trees, no grass on the ground
There’s no you anywhere


Every thing is blue

I can hear the birds singing outside
I can feel a sweet breeze coming through my window
The yellow butterflies follow me as always
Today the sun is brighter than yesterday.
The sky is turquoise and there are flowers in my garden

So why do I crave?

I can hear the kids’ laughter outside
I can feel the sun light tint my cheeks red
My favorite music played on the radio,
it sounded sweeter than ever
and there are bees dancing around my flowers.

So why do I fade?

I can still kiss your fingers touching my face
I can still hear your words emblazing my mind,
You gave me music, poetry and meaning to it all
Now I only feel music through your eyes.
You are brighter than when we met again.

So why do I sear?


Quotation of a genius writter

I have proved by actual trial that a letter, that takes an hour to write, takes only about three minutes to read!

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)


Life is much more than we see...Stars are much more than we see...

"Just like a star across my sk
Just like an angel off the page
You have appeared to my life
Feel like I'll never be the same
Just like a song in my heart..."

"Like a Star", a very beautiful song, from a so very talented girl Corinne Bailey Rae.


Sweet Home Alabama-lynyrd skynyrd (lyrics in description)

Big wheels keep on turningCarry me home to see my kinSinging songs about the southlandI miss alabamy once againAnd I think its a sin, yesWell I heard mister young sing about herWell, I heard ole neil put her downWell, I hope neil young will rememberA southern man dont need him around anyhowSweet home alabamaWhere the skies are so blueSweet home alabamaLord, Im coming home to youIn birmingham they love the governorNow we all did what we could doNow watergate does not bother meDoes your conscience bother you?Tell the truthSweet home alabamaWhere the skies are so blueSweet home alabamaLord, Im coming home to youHere I come alabamaNow muscle shoals has got the swampersAnd theyve been known to pick a song or twoLord they get me off so muchThey pick me up when Im feeling blueNow how about you?Sweet home alabamaWhere the skies are so blueSweet home alabamaLord, Im coming home to youSweet home alabamaOh sweet home babyWhere the skies are so blueAnd the governors trueSweet home alabamaLordyLord, Im coming home to youYea, yea montgomerys got the answer

Coolio Feat L.V. & Stevie Wonder - Gangstas Paradise (Live @ 1995 Billbo...

In my opinion, one of the most beautiful song from the nineties. And this performance with one of my idols, the incredible Stevie Wonder was awesome!


Coldplay - Viva La Vida

Viva la VIDA!

Tip of the day: Accupressure

 It's an alternative, simple, easy and free way to know and to try an alternative "treatment" to some of the ilnesses we have, through some fingertips touchs in the right places  pointed on our faces.
 I like to use it, especially when I have a headache. All you need is to preassure the points indicated with the preassure enough to feel where it hurts.


Healthy life style motivations

Ideas to get your body moving

1. Turn off the TV.
2.Jump off the couch and out the door.
3.Walk the dog.
4.Play with your kids.
5.Ride a bike around the block.
6.Play music and rock around the house.
7.Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
8.Park at the far end of the parking lot.
9.Join a health club or take a dance class.
10.Spend time in the garden.

I know, I know....all of these ideias are easy to say and hard to follow. You can tell me that you don't have dogs, kids or even a garden, that you live in an apartment. So, you can improvise !  If  you like cooking  for example, try to exchange the fat and the carbs into something lighter.
When I started my diet I began to create an imaginary full taste of the true things that I like to eat a lot and make me fat faster.  How? Let me give you a hint: I love pasta, and my doctor told me to not eat it, at all  for a while! So, I decided to cut really thin and long slices of carrots and zucchinis and pretended they were  spaghetti. And believe it or not, it worked perfectly. Of course it takes time and some effort to make, but you can make  more than what you need to eat at the moment and fridge them into some water and raw, of course.
So, if you want to eat more "pasta" the next day or so, you can cook them right away and make some creamy sauce replacing the sour cream for a light mushroom cream soup. It's very similar. You don't need to suffer to get healthier.

If you feel very hungry, drink lots of water or tea. Walk at least half an hour in a fast pace during your lunch break. Believe me, everything is about practicing. It will become a habit. It's not about being easy to change, but it's a challenge when we feel deep inside that we need to change to feel better about ourselves, especially when our health is in danger. And more you get into a shape, more your self-esteem grows.

We can create everything we want. Kisses for all.


Our power and our love to the Rio victms

We'll get through this,

through the rain, the mud, the tears.

As the song says, “we all are one, we’re all the same person”

He’ll look at us, protect us.

Some day our city will be the most beautiful again,

Not only for the rich

Not only for tourists,

But for all, for us.

From us,the girls from Back to the Beggining, with deep love.

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

"Take me out tonight

Oh take me anywhere

I don't care, I don't care, I don't care"
I'll never lose my faith


The best time eva'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Favorite video from the 90's


Well, some weeks ago I was talking to some friends about tour teenage years, about how DIFFERENT we were, considering none of us is more or much more than 30 years old. We were trying to figure it out how is to be a teenager in the internet age. Yes, there was a time when there was not internet, consequently, no tweeter, no orkut, my space or face book. Oh, and no cell phones too!!!!

                                Favorite tv serie. A bit of alienation doesn't hurt.

At that time, to be a teen in the 90’s, a child in the 80’s, was really fantastic!!! Of course, it must be fantastic to be a teen now, specially for them, but in my concerne, now everyone who has a digital camera, some imagination and a LOT of self esteem can be a sort of star now. Most of my friend and me are teachers or pedagogs. I have noticed that many of us have students as friends in orkut or face book. When I visit some of these pages, suddenly that humble, shy student of mine is a charming pop star or a fame fatale. How can it be? They simply put on dreams as clothes and they have free access to different behaviors, different stars, music etc. Seems to me that everyone is a star, everyone poses!

   Caio Fernando abreu, this man changed my life in 1995, when I first read his books.

Some time ago, the inspiration usually came from the tv series, soap operas and music stars. Nowadays it comes from everywhere. It’s not very uncommon an ordinary person call become famous because of some peculiar ability or talent, some time ago, to be an artist was much more difficult, to release an album was almost impossible. Today you can throw your music on My Space and be e successful or not. I remember when we used to fall in Love with some music in the “past”, there was not the facility of googling it to learn the lyrics. There were basically two ways, we copied- yes, handwriting- or we looked the lyrics at magazines like Bizz or Letras e Cifras. It was exciting and I particulary liked to copy and memorize the lyrics.
(it continues...)


Is there a time to really, really love?

"You're in my mind all of the time
I know that's not enough
If the sky can crack
There must be someway back
For love and only love"

Our love, the most beautiful thing
I’ll give you the best wishes the best things every time,
Every day

I don’t wanna be a ghost, a memory
I don’t want you to remember us with a bitter flavor
In your mouth

I want you to be what you really are
I want you to be a king, a lord, in my heart
I’ll kiss you

You are the love of a life,
the tattoo that will never disappear
forever and ever.


In a cave with you

It’s terrible not having you in my life.

Horrible not telling you a three hour good morning,

to kiss you for hours and hours.

I love to take your hands and walk thought the streets.

I love every thing.

You told me I didn’t listen you sing…

How could I?

It must be the sound of heaven, of happiness.

I wish I could throw it all away,

I wish I could live with you in a cave

eating mammoths and making love to you every day.


Searching for writers. Do you wanna be part of our team?

You know...  writting is not easy, especially in another language.
It's difficult to find the right words to express our feelings, our thoughts.
It's difficult to be exposed to many mistakes and to be judged by others
who understand and maybe are more fluent in the language than we think we are.
But this is exactly the challenge!
Putting ourselves in the edge.
At the same time we can find  inside ourselves
that, YES, WE CAN.
The feeling of overcoming our own criticism and expectations
bring us a sensation of relief and achivement.
So, if you want to be part of our team
and expose your ideas, texts, opinions, fellings, poems,
send a text of yours to this e-mail: amaralandra(@gmail.com.
You'll be welcome.
We are here to make new friends, to exchange our doubts
related to the English Language, to practice more.
Please, don't forget to tell your friends also.
Thank you and be welcome! Don't give up.



My eyes are tired of not seeing what is real.
My vision is darkened from the sights
of colors I picture inside my mind
Instead of seeing the colors the worls is really painted of.
I need to rest my eyelashes.
I need to ease my pain.
I need to close my eyelids
And dream.


A beaultiful New Year to Yall

This year I'd like to give my so very Best thanks to some dear friends that inspired me the last year.

First, a beautiful 2010 to my writer palls of “Back to the Beginning” and Autores SA, Monica and my dearest Andrea ,Camila and Lohan, wonderful people and a very talented ones!!!!! Thanks to invite me to your blogs, in 2009 was very important to me to have the opportunity to express myself. I couldn’t find time to write and it was a wonderful way to discover some feelings I even didn’t know I had. This is priceless. I wish I had more time to dedicate to a better writing and to write more too.

Special thanks to my friends Magali, Terumi and Larissa Yumi. I love you very much, my friends, you lighten up my life!!!!!

Juliana, thanks to God and to orkut I found you, the 2009 was the year we reencountered and it was lovely to feel you as friend as always!!!!

Mauricio, this year we didn’t meet so often, but it was because of your successful professional life!!!!! I hated to meet you not so very often, but I love you love your job with all your heart and soul. I’m very proud of you and you know it!!!!

Camillo Landoni, whatta beautiful lovely person you are, my dearest friend!!!! We met so long ago and the 2009 was the year we met again. Was written in the stars, for sure!!!!!

To all the “back to the Beginning” followers and visitors, a “flowerfull”, lovely and beaultifull 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To you: “Strawberry Fields Forever”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!