cordiais saudaçoes… (cordial salutations…)

3.22.09

O assunto é música popular: discos, movemento de gente mais ou menos popular no ambiente de música idem. Possíveis entrevistas com alguns figurões da música brasileira etc. etc. De vez em quando, muito etcetera. Os discos serão comentados regularmente e, para não escapar à regra geral, receberão contaçoes veriáveis entre uma e três estrelinhas: mau, bom, excelente. Com isso pretende-se oferecer ao leitor uma orientação do que pode ou não ser tomada a sério. [...] Um ofício novo para quem assina (e escreve, pois não) estas notas de hoje em diante diárias. [...] E, no mais, como isso tudo foi apenas uma conversa inicial para apresentaoes mútuas, terminamos por aqui. Cordiais suadações… (By Torquato Neto)

“The topic is popular music: albums, movement of people more or less popular in the musical scene. Possible interviews with some of the figures of brazilian music etc. etc. One in awhile, many etcetera. The albums will be commented on regularly and, so not to escape the general rule, will be given varied scores between one and three stars: bad, good, excellent. The intent is to offer an orientation that could or not be taken seriously. [...] A new task for those who subscribe (and write, for sure) these notes from today onwards. [...] And on this note, since this was but an introductory conversation to introduce ourselves, we conclude here. Cordial salutations.”

In this manner Torquato begins his first journalistic experience. It was during this time that the first conflicts over whether Brazilians should sponsor their own culture over that of the much more stream lined American culture was emerging. Although the Beatles had already begun their fame and their popularity had already reached Brazil, many believed that foreign cultures were only promoting the demise of Brazil’s own unique culture. For this reason, perhaps, Torquato is apprehensive of how to judge popular music for in the promoting of Brazilian music or American music at least one reader would undoubtedly furious.

The purpose of this site, unfortunately, is not to comment on popular music. (Although comments on culture as a whole are not entirely out of question.) Rather the aim is note and annotate the experiences of living with the interest of machine learning and comparative (literature) philosophies. The merging of these two seemingly independent interests hopefully will give rise to order in the theories and aesthetics in the logic.