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bending sound

you know the feeling when you are listening to a killer song, and you’re totally immersed in it, eyes closed, head tilted back, and the sound touches your being in such a pleasurable way it almost hurts, and you soar to the heights of euphoria, and your body opens up in millions of different places, […] Read more


the perfect word: a fruitless quest

fountain pen

my dear aunt karla once again enlightened me with her wisdom: “there is no perfect word. the greatest word is the one that defies the pull of perfection, spontaneously conveying that which the mind unconsciously yearns for.” Sem essa da palavra ou fala perfeita. Isso não existe, aliás nunca existiu. Em comunicação a grande palavra […] Read more


the price of a good night’s sleep

Sleepless counting sheep

i’ve got it all figured out now. according to this month’s issue of health magazine and their cereal box psychology, i need a few essential items to turn my bedroom into a more “soothing” place and promote restful sleep: 1. a pair of natural-fiber pajamas (and i eat my fiber?): light pima cotton cami and […] Read more


mustard, anyone?

she's my sister

i am the middle sister. when i turned four i was beginning to develop a personality of my own. just as i found out i was ok the way i was and didn’t have to imitate my older sister, i lost the spotlight to my younger sister. growing up, i was never told to clean […] Read more


yes, i’m that slow…

slow as a snail

yesterday i dropped by my friend bill’s place to check out his studio. i’d seen him perform before, and i have some of his music on cd, but what a trip to watch him play as he showed me his latest creations. how incredibly refreshing to simply observe someone manifest their talent, the natural outcome […] Read more


steve vai timeline

steve vai meet and greet pass

april 1995: i was introduced to steve vai‘s music when i first heard “blue powder” from the passion and warfare cd at a college bbq/party (back at my hometown of belo horizonte in mg, brazil). june 27, 2001: i went to my first steve vai concert (at “the grove of anaheim“, which was then called […] Read more


the riddle

riddle rope maze

at first it was curiosity: “what is this?“, as i watched a little red square piece of paper make its way to the carpet from steve vai‘s sound theories cd‘s liner notes. then surprise, as i read: “valid for one (1) admission for any one (1) meet & greet on the upcoming 2007 steve vai […] Read more

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