Hiatus

This blog has been registering moments, opinions and important stuff for almost 2 years now.
Over that time it brought me joy, new aquiantances, new friends, motivation to write, and also problems. But I always considered it an important part of my daily routine, and I care for it with as much interest and professionalism as any personal project I bring to life.

Right now I truly feel I don’t have the time nor the energy to make justice to this little spot. Sometimes in life you gotta make choices, set priorites straight, and put good things to an end so that they don’t turn into rotten apples or some kind of burdens. Juicy Records right now is my main project, other projects are coming, my life is completely to define…so although I could always keep posting stuff over here randomly, like some reviews once in a while and videos and shit, I feel this blog deserves more than that average attention. And since I can’t deliver it, I’d rather just put it to sleep.

So today I announce that WALKtheWalk is on an hiatus.
I’m not calling it quits, cause I really think I can relight it someday, but I’m saying goodbye for now. Thank you so much to everyone who’s been following, commenting, showing me love…it has meant the world to me that people care to read what I had to say and show.
To all my fellow bloggers, don’t you dare stop posting cause I still read you whenever I get the chance.

Peace.

No Peace of Mind

I’m cheating on this post cause it’s being written after the Hiatus one, but being published on an earlier date. Fuck it.

This was the second time I wrote a complete lyric since the days of Bulletproof, and also the second time I wrote something that’s now being used by another band, sang by another person. The first time was for Never Fail, with “Living Fast”.

This one was written for my friends Cold Blooded, and was thought specifically for them, so although I ended up writing something a bit personal, I still tried to put in their own flavor to it.

Momma once told me
“Money will bring you greater things in life”
Fuck it, I can’t agree
More money more strife
It only stays gold until the turn of the tide
Lost out of love, lost out of sight
These scars they burn these scars they bite
These scars they keep me up through the night

The road is fucked, so enjoy the ride
Maybe the grass is greener on the other side
BUT I STILL CAN’T GET NO PEACE OF MIND

These bitches they all want the lust, the fucking goodlife
Sharp teeth and flesh cutting knifes
Said it before: more money, more strife
Eyes on the price, never get behind
BUT I STILL CAN’T GET NO PEACE OF MIND

They are now playing this song live as “No Peace of Mind” (or at least I think that’s what they decided to call it), and I think it’s their best song to date. Kizz did an awesome job adapting my lyrics, and he doesn’t sing this complete version, but still it’s very complete. To everyone diggin’ the band already, now you have the chance to sing-along to this one too on a next show.

COLD BLOODED

Yesterday, my friends Cold Blooded put up a song online from their debut demo “Protect Your Neck – Part Three”.

The track features guest vocals from Steal Your Crown‘s frontman Diogo, and finishes with some ragga flow!
Pretty fresh stuff, different from everything Portuguese hardcore bands are doing right now, and judging by the 300 plays the song got in less than 24H, I’m guessing the public is feeling it too!

I’ll be touring with them this weekend in Braga and Vigo, doing some roadie/merch guy/ Juicy promoter work, but for all you southern Portuguese fellas, don’t miss out on them on July 17th in Lisbon!

COLD BLOODED MYSPACE

The Book of Eli

Stolen cinematography (from The Road)? Probably.
Masked religious propaganda? Most certainly.

The thing that upset me the most about this film: its prepotency.
To make a whole movie based on the premise of the Holy Bible being the ONLY book worth saving/destroying/copying/whatever-the-fuck-you-think-of on a pos-apocalyptic world, and making absolutely no reference to any another religion, as if all the other faiths or gods just don’t play any part in the world…man it pisses me off, even from an Agnostic/almost Atheist point of view.

Other than that, João already made a hell of a good review to this film some months ago, so please read it, I think I totally agree with it. But, if you’re planning to actually watch this film, DON’T READ THE SPOILER PARAGRAPH, I did it and it totally ruined the film for me (and by now saying this I’m aknowledging that 99% of the people reading this and then clicking on the subjective.movie.reviews link are gonna read that paragraph, stupid humans lol).

Oh, and I liked Denzel’s performance, he’s a great actor despite being involved in a lot of blockbuster bullshit.

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Da Mystery of Chessboxin’

“The game of chess is like a sword fight. You must think first, before you move.”

Today I woke up feeling like hearing this song on repeat. Everyone brings their A game on this track, but Ghost steals it all with his attacking style.

Juicy is doing good, the first release is coming out this week, lots of work but it feels good to do something you love.

A Boy Brushed Red…

“Can you feel your heart beat racing?
Can you taste the fear in her sweat?
You’ve done this wrong, it’s too far gone
These sheets tell of regret
I admit that I’m just a fool for you
I’m just a fool for you

Here is where we both go wrong

Tonight’s your last chance to do exactly what you want to do
And this could be my night, this is what makes me feel alive
Makes you feel alive

Here is where we both go wrong
So tie me up and toss this key ’cause for now we’re living

In this moment that we both ignore the truth
It’s all over
It’s all over
I feel your heart against mine
So take a breath and close your eyes, eyes

Your lungs have failed and they’ve both stopped breathing
My heart is dead it’s way past beating
Something has gone terribly wrong
I’m scared, you’re scared, we’re scared of this
I never thought we’d make it out alive
I never told you but it’s all in your goodbyes
(Its all in your goodbyes)”

…Living in Black & White, by Underoath

Colin Farrell Double Review

Recently, I managed to watch two films with Colin Farrell, and since none of them was surprisingly amazing, I decided to make small reviews and join them together on the same post. Enjoy:

TRIAGE

Triage delivers an interesting perspective over the trials and tribulations of being a photojournalist.

It’s a totally character driven movie, where the historic background serves only to guide the audience into perceiving the mind of Mark Walsh (Colin Farrell), a man deeply scarred by the memories from the wars he has documented, and whose colleague is missing from their latest assignment.

Actually this is the best I’ve seen from Farrell ever since In Bruges, and one of his greatest performances from what I know, but the movie does not impress because it delivers almost nothing else besides that Walsh’s memories could have been more expanded, with more stories helping to build up for the cathartic ending…and the whole “triage” thing seems to go off way too easily in terms of plot development.

Overall the film is bit above average, but not premium material. Christopher Lee also does a nice job, but doesn’t drop the accent quite well, considering he’s playing a Spanish old guy.

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THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS

Well, obviously the actor that catches all the attention in this film is the late Heath Ledger, and I must say that besides his amazing job playing Joker, this is probably the second time I really enjoyed his work on a film.
But the film isn’t really ’bout Ledger’s character (or Farrell’s, considering he plays the 3rd version of “Imaginarium Tony” and does the best job from all the 3), it’s about the fantastic story of Doctor Parnassus.

If it wasn’t for the lousy animated scenes, this movie would have impressed me a lot more, but still it delivers one of the characteristics I enjoy in this kind of films: the capacity to show imaginary sceneries and to take me out of ordinary reality and immerse me into this “fairy tale world”.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is competent, has a good cast (mainly Heath Ledger and Christopher Plummer), but again, not brilliant.

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