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por JQ, em 21.12.14

Amanhã, se Saturno e o resto da conjuntura astral, financeira ou sindical, mo permitirem, partirei para tailândias e adjacências exóticas que tais, por um par de semanas, só em busca de elefantes, que ardilosamente escondem a sua falta de ensino ou talento sob o manto de preguiçosas dissonâncias. P.f., que ninguém os condene. Eu, por exemplo, que desisti de buscar verdades e, sem menor sombra de êxito, quase só procuro afectos minimamente significantes, nunca atiraria a primeira pedra a presumptivas vanguardas (nunca, sobretudo, após publicar excertos do youtube ou da wikipedia):


 

In Roman mythology, Saturn was an agricultural deity who was said to have reigned over the world in the Golden Age, when humans enjoyed the spontaneous bounty of the earth without labor in a state of social egalitarianism.

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Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival in honor of the deity Saturn, held on the 17th of December of the Julian calendar and later expanded with festivities through to the 23rd of December. The holiday was celebrated with a sacrifice at the Temple of Saturn, in the Roman Forum, and a public banquet, followed by private gift-giving, continual partying, and a carnival atmosphere that overturned Roman social norms: gambling was permitted, and masters provided table service for their slaves. The poet Catullus called it "the best of days."

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In one of the interpretations in Macrobius's work, Saturnalia is a festival of light leading to the winter solstice, with the abundant presence of candles symbolizing the quest for knowledge and truth. The renewal of light and the coming of the new year was celebrated in the later Roman Empire at the Dies Natalis of Sol Invictus, the "Birthday of the Unconquerable Sun," on December 25.

 

The day was supposed to be a holiday from all forms of work. Schools were closed, and exercise regimens were suspended. Courts were not in session, so no justice was administered, and no declaration of war could be made.

 

After the public rituals, observances continued at home. On December 18th and 19th, which were also holidays from public business, families conducted domestic rituals. They bathed early, and those with means sacrificed a suckling pig.

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It was a time for free speech: the Augustan poet Horace calls it "December liberty." In two satires set during the Saturnalia, Horace has a slave offer sharp criticism to his master. But everyone knew that the leveling of the social hierarchy was temporary and had limits; no social norms were ultimately threatened, because the holiday would end.

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The Sigillaria on December 19 was a day of gift-giving. Because gifts of value would mark social status contrary to the spirit of the season, these were often the pottery or wax figurines called siggilaria made specially for the day, candles, or "gag gifts", of which Augustus was particularly fond. Children received toys as gifts. In his many poems about the Saturnalia, Martial names both expensive and quite cheap gifts, including writing tablets, dice, knucklebones, moneyboxes, combs, toothpicks, a hat, a hunting knife, an axe, various lamps, balls, perfumes, pipes, a pig, a sausage, a parrot, tables, cups, spoons, items of clothing, statues, masks, books, and pets. Gifts might be as costly as a slave or exotic animal, but Martial suggests that token gifts of low intrinsic value inversely measure the high quality of a friendship. Patrons or "bosses" might pass along a gratuity (sigillaricium) to their poorer clients or dependents to help them buy gifts. Some emperors were noted for their devoted observance of the Sigillaria.

 

In a practice that might be compared to modern greeting cards, verses sometimes accompanied the gifts. Martial has a collection of poems written as if to be attached to gifts. Catullus received a book of bad poems by "the worst poet of all time" as a joke from a friend [... : ) ...]

Autoria e outros dados (tags, etc)



Alguns riscos


Indícios?, por demais

um tremendo cansaço

de coisas feias, e daí

sons, diversos traços

caracteres alguns

de um rasto só


Algum tempo:


2017 Janeiro 2016 Dezembro Novembro Outubro Setembro Agosto Julho Junho Maio Abril Março Fevereiro Janeiro ; 2015 Dezembro Novembro Outubro Setembro Agosto Julho Junho Maio Abril Março Fevereiro Janeiro ; 2014 Dezembro Novembro Outubro Setembro Agosto Julho Junho Maio Abril Março Fevereiro Janeiro; 2013 Dezembro Novembro Outubro Setembro Agosto Julho Junho Maio Abril Março Fevereiro Janeiro; 2012 Dezembro Novembro Outubro Setembro Agosto Julho Junho


Junho 2006/Junho 2012

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Algumas pessoas:


T ; José Carvalho da Costa, Francisco Q ; Alcino V, Vitor P ; José Carlos T, Fernando C, Eduardo F ; Paulo V, "Suf", Zé Manel, Miguel D, S, Isabel, Nancy ; Zé T, Marcelo, Faria, Eliana ; Isabel ; Ana C ; Paula, Carlos, Luís, Pedro, Sofia, Pli ; Miguel B ; professores Manuel João, Rogério, Fátima Marinho, Carlos Reis, Isabel Almeida, Paula Morão, Ivo Castro, Rita Veloso, Diana Almeida


Outros que, no exacto antípoda dos anteriores, despertam o pior de mim:


Demasiados. Não cabem aqui. É tudo gente discursivamente feia. Acendendo a TV ou ouvindo quem fora dela reproduz agendas mediáticas, entre o vómito e o tédio a lista tornar-se-ia insuportavelmente longa.


Uma chave, mais um chavão? A cultura popular do início deste séc. XXI fede !


joseqcarvalho@sapo.pt


Alguns nomes:


José Afonso ; 13th Floor Elevators, The Monks, The Sonics, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, The Stooges, Velvet Underground, Love / Arthur Lee, Pink Floyd (1967-1972), Can, Soft Machine, King Crimson, Roxy Music; Nick Drake, Lou Reed, John Cale, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa ; Lincoln Chase, Curtis Mayfield, Sly & The Family Stone ; The Clash, Joy Division, The Fall, Echo & The Bunnymen ; Ramones, Pere Ubu, Talking Heads, The Gun Club, Sonic Youth, Pixies, Radiohead, Tindersticks, Divine Comedy, Cornelius, Portishead, Beirut, Yo La Tengo, The Magnetic Fields, Smog / Bill Callahan, Lambchop, Califone, My Brightest Diamond, Tuneyards ; Arthur Russell, David Sylvian, Brian Eno, Scott Walker, Tom Zé, Nick Cave ; The Lounge Lizards / John Lurie, Blurt / Ted Milton, Bill Evans, Chet Baker, John Coltrane, Jimmy Smith ; Linton Kwesi Johnson, Lee "Scratch" Perry ; Jacques Brel, Tom Waits, Amália Rodrigues ; Nils Frahm, Peter Broderick, Greg Haines, Hauschka ; Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt, Eric Satie, Igor Stravinsky, György Ligeti ; Boris Berezovsky, Gina Bachauer, Ivo Pogorelich, Jascha Heifetz, David Oistrakh, Daniil Trifonov


Outros nomes:


Agustina Bessa Luís, Anna Akhmatova, António Franco Alexandre, Armando Silva Carvalho, Bob Dylan, Boris Vian, Carl Sagan, Cole Porter, Daniil Kharms, Evgeni Evtuchenko, Fernando Pessoa, George Steiner, Gonçalo M. Tavares, Guy Debord, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Harold Bloom, Heiner Müller, João MIguel Fernandes Jorge, John Mateer, John McDowell, Jorge de Sena, José Afonso, Jürgen Habermas, Kevin Davies, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Lêdo Ivo, Leonard Cohen, Luís de Camões, Luís Quintais, Marcel Proust, Marina Tzvietaieva, Mário Cesariny, Noam Chomsky, Ossip Mandelstam, Ray Brassier, Raymond Williams, Roland Barthes, Sá de Miranda, Safo, Sergei Yessinin, Shakespeare, Sofia M. B. Andresen, Ted Benton, Vitorino Nemésio, Vladimir Maiakovski, Wallace Stevens, Walter Benjamin, W.H. Auden, Wislawa Szymborska, Zbigniew Herbert, Zygmunt Bauman


Algum som & imagem:


Avec élégance

Crazy clown time

Danse infernale

Dark waters

Der himmel über berlin

Forever dolphin love

For Nam June Paik

Gridlocks

Happy ending

Lilac Wine

L'heure exquise

LoopLoop

Materials

Megalomania

Metachaos

Nascent

Orphée

Sailing days

Soliloquy about...

Solipsist

Sorry, I'm late

Submerged

Surface

Their Lullaby

The raw shark texts

Urban abstract

Unter