Love Letters to Richard Dawkins

How to deal with the haters.

“The man who finds his homeland sweet is still a tender beginner; he to whom every soil is as his native one is already strong; but he is perfect to whom the entire world is as a foreign land.”

Hugh of Saint Victor (c.1096 – 1141)

Moderat – Bad Kingdom (DJ Koze Remix)

The bassface was invented for this track.

Qtier – Set Me On (David August Remix)

This track seems to ooze irresistibly out of the speakers.

It’s mystical, cool and, above all, patient.

Spotify link.

Word of the Day: Catamite

‘In its modern usage the term catamite refers to the passive or receiving partner in anal intercourse.’

Insult people and infuriate them with your superior vocabulary at the same time.

More info on Wikipedia.

“Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it…”

George Bernard Shaw

On Patriotism

Even great ideas deserve irreverence and mockery.

La Roux – Let Me Down Gently (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)

You’d be forgiven for thinking La Roux were a bit 2010 but they’re in fact still making great pop music with poignant lyrics.

For this mix, it’s like someone’s taken the original, put some sunglasses on it, given it a cocktail, and put it in a hot tub somewhere in the middle of the Scandanavian winter.

Brazil: Raposinha Sapeca

Some friends in São Paulo introduced me to Raposinha Sapeca (Naughty Fox).

Cartoon insanity and a few little contemporary jokes thrown in (e.g. the monkey’s reference to Milena). You don’t really have to understand Portuguese to find it funny either.

This is his most famous episode ‘Today is Smoking a Joint Day’, but there are others in which e.g. he eats some crazy mushrooms, votes in the Brazilian elections, etc.

If you like Raposinha you can also follow him on twitter and facebook.

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Parque Tayrona

One of the most beautiful places you can visit in Colombia, possibly South America.

Verdant jungle, rolling mountains, golden beaches and azure water.

London Grammar – Sights (Dennis Ferrer Remix)

Back in December I heard this song in D.EDGE (legendary nightclub in São Paulo). The moment was absolutely breathtaking and I’ve been searching for the track ever since.

I found it yesterday and haven’t stopped listening to it.

Also on Spotify.