Category Archives: Video

Ah summer…

After having ravenously devoured this fascinating trilogy last winter, I re-read Crazy Rich Asians in anticipation of the film adaptation. Of course, no film can ever approximate the layers of nuances and breath of ideas between the covers of any … Continue reading

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@ROM

Monday past, in a bid to escape the near-insufferable heat – why does it seem to be even hotter at nighttime? – I rode up onto the sidewalk from the bike lane in a bid to park my bike, I … Continue reading

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Overleaves Validation and All That Jazz!

In the lead up to the annual Jazz Festival here in town, I decided to seek a bit of inspiration and take in a couple of documentaries.  Both proved rather satisfying.  On a temperate Wednesday midday in June, I made … Continue reading

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Winnie Mandela… Amandla!

For standing up to the absurd indignity of the racial predator with their absurd construct, Apartheid, in your homeland, Winnie Mandela thank you so much; were it not for you, Nelson Mandela would never have made it out of Robben … Continue reading

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Here’s to You!

Just a wee glimpse into my magical life where dreamquests are all begun in the groovy comfort of my collapsible pyramid.  I have had a pyramid since 1984 in one form or another.  This incarnation of my dream chamber, I … Continue reading

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Do it!

The one… the only…  Elvis!  #yeahyeahyeah! Thanks for having taken us higher!  Love is All! Elvis 8/1/1935<O>16/8/1977 ______________________________________________________________ ©2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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Here’s to Life! A celebration of the 70th anniversary of Merlin’s birth.

On this the eve of the July 21, 2017, 70th anniversary of Merlin’s birth, I am still over the moon and greatly inspired for having travelled to London, England, Paris and Versailles France and Amsterdam, the Netherlands in June.  I wanted … Continue reading

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Soar Higher Still!

Al Jarreau 12/3/40<O>12/2/17 Sweet and blissful dreams, you ravishingly beautiful soul!   I love you more… _______________________________ ©2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.  

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I Love You Ollie! Happy Birthday!

Hymn To Freedom Oscar Peterson & Oliver Jones at Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, 2004.   Happy Birthday Oliver…  I have got no end of mad love for you, Sir! ___________________________________________ ©2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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Happy International Women’s Day 2016.

In celebration of every woman everywhere who has ever lived, loved and nurtured human civilisation to its fullest potentials, I salute you.  The best is yet to come.  Gender Equality in this century… and nothing less. Here’s to Maria Callas … Continue reading

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