Monday, July 31, 2006

I Would For You

If It would help
To give the world back
What it gave
Then I would
I would
I would
I would
I would for you

I Would For You, Jane's Addiction (1987)

Fragment or Detail?

Friday, July 21, 2006

As Aparências Desiludem

... vou estar ausente durante uma semana. é pouco tempo e não vou para tão longe quanto devia. é, por isso, prudente que não contem com novos “posts” durante este período. está-se sempre a mais ou menos. e, por vezes, não se está de todo. isto é, nem a mais nem a menos. mas isso agora não interessa nada. não vou porém (mal de mim) sem vos deixar uns rabiscos (estes rabiscos que vos deixo) para que meditem, se quiserem, sobre a ordem aparente das coisas. ou então não. e, no entanto, as aparências desiludem.


One More Time

A Thread Of Your Hair

... Give Me

Sun lights up the day time
moon lights up the night
I light up when you call my name
and you know i'm gonna treat you right

you give me fever
when you kiss me
fever when you hold me tight
Fever In the morning
Fever all through the night

You Give Me Fever, Peggy Lee

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Another Detail


What interests me is how to describe the little movements, certain happenings in the everyday life -- the unacknowledged historical processes.

In, Hong Kong and the Culture of Disappearance
An Interview with Ackbar Abbas
By Geert Lovink, Kassel, July 19th, 1997

A Detail

Monday, July 17, 2006


… beware not to become something that you just cannot wash off, and i don’t mean just your body, i mean your soul.

Just a Post


The cleanest I've been
An end to the tears
And the in-between years
And the troubles I've seen

Now that I'm clean
You know what I mean
I've broken my fall
Put an end to it all
I've changed my routine
Now I'm clean

Clean, Depeche Mode

The Forgotten Architecture of Desire

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Some Say

Some say the end is near.
Some say we'll see armageddon soon.
I certainly hope we will.
I sure could use a vacation from this
Bullshit three ring circus sideshow of Freaks

Aenema, Tool


Tuesday, July 11, 2006


what a strange day it is today. so grey. so silent.

Friday, July 07, 2006

The Rules Of Attraction

why do i know that i would instantly fall for the girl sitting in the table opposite to the one i am sitting in. what is it? is it the colour of her skin? the outline of her face? or is it her bright dark eyes. is it how i imagine she is like? i have always wondered how exactly the rules of attraction work, and why?… i think it is the way she smiles. yes. that’s definitely it. the way she smiles. it’s entirely beautiful.

Thursday, July 06, 2006



Love the unlovable
Want the unwantable
Think the unthinkable

(Thank you for this one my friend, …you know who)

Wednesday, July 05, 2006



But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.

George Orwell

Mors Omnia Solvit


Do you realize that everybody you know will die? Have you ever thought of this?

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Proximity Without Reciprocity

Shared Space

Wong (Kar Wai) achieves this through a renewed emphasis on the potential of shared space within the city, suggesting that while "proximity without reciprocity" is often the affective result of urban space, a re-thinking of shared space as a form of proximity that allows the gradual blossoming of reciprocity can offer new forms of urban relations (Abbas, 1997a: 54. See Appendix One). The film also presents a re-reading of desire that accompanies and lends itself best to the potential of shared space in an urban context of physical closeness but emotional distance. By imagining the lack in the Other, from which desire springs, as physical, tangible absence and substituting shared space for this absence, the film provides a means of coping with lack through the fetishisation of space.
Affectivity and Urban Space in Chungking Express
By Wendy Wang, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Negative Landscape


sad (comparative: sadder, superlative: saddest)

Feeling mentally uncomfortable when something is missing or wrong.
She gets sad when he's away.

Low in spirits, melancholy.
Poor puppy, you look so sad…

Poor in quality, lacking in character.
That's the saddest-looking pickup truck I've ever seen.

glum, down in the dumps
poignant, touching
pitiful, sorry

gleeful, upbeat

In, Wiktionary

Monday, July 03, 2006

She used to just stand there and stare

Yes I know who you remind me of
A girl I think I used to know
Yes I'd see her when the day got colder
On those days when it felt like snow

You know I even think that she stared like you
She used to just stand there and stare
And roll her eyes right up to heaven
And make like I just wasn't there

And she used to fall down a lot
That girl was always falling
Again and again
And I used to sometimes try to catch her
But I never even caught her name

Catch, The Cure
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me, 1987

Staring At The Ground