Thursday, July 25, 2013

Willie & the Wailers

Willie and the Wailers 

Street Festival at 716 Asa Norte, Brasilia 
Ok, the other night I stumbled across this band playing in my  neighborhood. All they played was reggae, so, I called them Little Willie and the Wailers. And these guys were quite good I must say although I'd like to see if they could play more than one styles of music. A lot of young musicians  seem to be fascinated with what I call the Bob Marley syndrome much like the Che Guevara syndrome that young and dumb college student seem to be duped into.  If you actual research the lives of both of these people you'll see there is not really a lot to admire. Bob claimed to smoke about one pound of dope a day and Che was nothing more than a thug and a terrorist. Sometimes I'm surprised that no one has come up with a Charles Manson tee shirt the three of them would make a great pair. However, being a musician myself  I know the power of music and how it can be used for good or evil or to heal or destroy.  And so I pray that Willie and his band will use their talents that God gave them for good. Lord know theirs enough evil in the world today.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Catedral de Brasilia

Catedral Metropolitana de Brasilia
Ok, with much attention now focus on Brazil, and Brasilia, with the upcoming World Cup and Olympic coming to town I thought a post a photo of the Catedral Metropolitana. In the last few month they've been cleaning it up and restoring the grounds around it. When I first moved here two years ago there was a fence around it which made for bad photographs of the building. One day while passing by I noticing the fence was gone and a cleaning crew washing all the exterior glass. So, I thought to myself now would be a good time to rephotograph the Cathedral and have a better documentation of this very unique structure which is sort of one of the symbols and landmarks of Brasilia. And hey, theirs always someone inside praying which is, well, a good thing!