Saturday, March 28, 2009

the real yeah, yeah, yeahs

I grew up listening to the Beatles. I heard my mom and my aunts telling stories about Beatlemania in Brazil. I watched 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand' time and time again after school - and always identified myself with the girl that keeps passing out when the boys perform for the first time on the Ed Sullivan Show. I memorized every phase, each album and the stories behind their recording sessions by watching the Beatles Anthology DVDs. At first I was in love with Paul, then with George. I always thought Ringo resembled my dad and, later, being a little older, I understood John's ideals and cried when I saw 'The U.S. vs. John Lennon' in the theaters.
I never thought I'd be able to watch one of their concerts - for obvious reasons - or a concert by one of them, at least. Since I moved to Boston, it became an obsession to find a Paul McCartney gig around here (yeah, Ringo's also around, but his performances aren't filled with Beatlemania anthems as much). But no success hunting Sir Paul so far.
Until Coachella released their lineup, that is. When I realized that it won't be a big deal if I don't survive to the first day of concerts in the desert of Indio, when McCartney headlines. After all, no other band plans on playing a setlist the looks like this one:

Drive My Car
All My Loving
Only Mama Knows
Flaming Pie
Got To Get You Into My Life
Let Me Roll ItC Moon
My Love
Let Em In
The Long And Winding Road
Dance Tonight
Calico Skies
Follow The Sun
Mrs Vanderbilt
Elenor Rigby
Good Day Sunshine
Penny Lane
Band On The Run
Back In The USSR
I Got A Feeling
Live And Let Die
Let It Be
Hey Jude
A Day In The Life/Give Peace A Chance
Lady Madonna
Get Back
I Saw Her Standing There
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

I suppose the mini-Coachella-ambulances will be busy that night, but I plan on watching his show close to one of those, just in case.

Just a Day in the Life.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Show Me Your Blog Spot

Two Way Monologue was tagged by Punky Style to the following meme:

'Show Me Your Blog Spot'

1. Once you are tagged, post a picture of where you blog.
2. Feel free to tell us a little about your space, or explain certain items in more detail. Or not.
3. Link back to this post.
4. Tag five other bloggers to show their blog spots.
5. If you are tagged and do not participate, you will become allergic to cabbage.

So here are our 'Blog Spots':

- Ferr's..

"The 2 tables I usually write on. The living room's (I sit on the floor or on the couch) and that one underneath the stairs."
- and Thais'..

"My cute little office. I take the laptop everywhere else (to the couch, to go watch tv, etc), but this is the place I go if I really need to concentrate."


Here are our blog picks:

- Blah Blah Blog;

- Trash It Up;

- Don't Touch My Moleskine;

- Frufru;

- Parece Filme, Mas E Vida Mesmo..

And whoever else that feels like joining :)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Fashion: Put It All On Me

We started this blog together thanks to our many interests in common, although with different points-of-view. Plus we both lived in different countries, and wanted to keep up with whatever the other one was seeing, learning, listening to, bla bla bla.
That's how Two Way Monologue was born.
But back to our passions. We can probably say that one of the biggest ones is fashion.
While Ferr can absolutely fall in love with anything extremely expensive and hard-to-get, Thais has a magical ability to find bargain items that look just as cool.
That's why we thought of writing a post that would target both of our lists: Ferr's objects of desire from the recent runways, and Thais' finds in the real world.
The fact that we both live in opposite halfs of the world helps as well. Our lovely items could embrace all four seasons, how convenient?

Here, Ferr's de luxe items:

Balenciaga skirt - made in every color imaginable

Elegant Chanel dress, good girl style

Balmain complete outfit, perfect for a rocking night out, yeah.

Tom Binns' necklaces, the crucifixe one - center - is a major must.

The most beautiful pair of boots in the world, by Alexander Wang

Rock n' Roll Sandals Balmain

Thais' down-to-earth picks:

Fedora & Panama Hats - Urban Outfitters, Target

Round-shaped sunglasses - Anthropologie, Free People

cute purses - Forever 21, Urban Outfitters

Anthropologie Dresses, Jean Shorts Free People, Forever 21 T-shirt

Free People Sandals, Bow Headband and Bib Necklace Anthropologie

Many of the pieces above are highly recommended for Coachella and festivals like that. It's up to your style and judgement to decide the level of comfort and the quantity of accessories allowed for a 13-hour day under the sun.

For situations like this, we support the idea of light make-up (mascara, blush, gloss), many many hats, stylish but functional bags and light clothing.

About the boots, heels and bold jewelry: leave it for the L.A. clubs. It make a lot more sense.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Underworld- festa do Sirena

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Rather Ripped

I heard that one of my favorite bands, Sonic Youth, will back in Brazil in February.
It reminded a critic of their last album which was in the August issue of Rolling Stone and had the best metaphor to describe a guitar solo that I ever read:

“The guitars ring out with a sense of emotional urgency, as if he has something incredibly important to say to some girl who's standing incredibly close, and he doesn't have time to diddle around about it.”

I wish someone played guitar for me like this.

The History Of Love

I am reading a book from Nicole Krauss, who I met in the Literature Fair in Parati (FLIP). She is a young New Yorker consecrated by the literature critic, married to other young revelation, Jonathan Safran Foer.
The History of Love is her second book. I bought it because besides the critic, she seemed pretty nice and also because I loved the name of the book.
It tells 3 non linear parallel stories that meet themselves sometime. And the book is written with the closeness of who really knows the most intimate anguishes of human soul.

I started reading it in the swimming pool of the House Ship, where there was a party going on. And I could concentrate. A proof that it is good.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Chuck Porter presented this in the AAAA APG Miami Meeting (in July) as C+P work for the common brief from big retailers "we want to reinvent ourselves".
I find it really funny.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Can Be Fun

I worked in a museum prior to going to the agency side, and I know how hard it is to approve advertising with clients who are museums. Usually there is a lot of concern about the artists or the artists’ families and the message being close to his/her work and usually is hard to approve something funny.
That is why I liked the print work for the partnership between Musee du Louvre and Atlanta Museum.
A French Poodle in in a University of Georgia Bulldogs sweater.

(From AdCritic)