Author Archives: Rita BA

About Rita BA

I read, I write, I think, I dream, I write a bit more...

New music

This one has been in my head lately, though it’s relatively new…

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The Heart Beats…

Oh, The Strokes…this is so 2006! But it perfectly reflects my current mood (stuck in a city, belong in a field, and so on), and I was longong to listen to it for a few days now…

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Examples of the “success” of austerity: disbanding a national orchestra and closing down public broadcasting!

Some will say there was a long time coming. Others that it was just a matter of time. Others yet will point out this is just a preview of what will happen in other places, like Spain or Portugal or … Continue reading

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The end of my PhD journey

Well, hello, hello. Oh, my dear, old blog has been so neglected lately. So, here’s a little bit of an update with some great news I’ve been meaning to share for a while now. I went to England in May … Continue reading

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Muse {Live}

There’s nothing better than a band who understands that classical instruments have a place in rock music!

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Strong voices

I’m a book person but I make exceptions for Tolkien. Plus, I really enjoy Howard Shore’s work in these movies. This one’s my favourite in The Hobbit. It gives me chills!

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Songs that unify

I doubt that there is anyone who identifies as “Portuguese”and does not know this song. Young and old, we all know it. We have many songs created during the dictatorship that speak of freedom and tell of the struggle for … Continue reading

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Entrainment or Conditioning?

What this dog is doing is quite interesting. But perhaps only the result of conditioning. If not, if this dog is entraining to the music rhythm, it is an amazing event! Either way, I am sure any researcher in this field, … Continue reading

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All this exists

I don’t have an extensive Fado repertoire in my head. Never really enjoyed listening to it until about a year or so ago. But, for some reason, woke up with this one in my head. Only the music though, because I … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality – Yes, please

I went to my first kiwi wedding last weekend. The location was beautiful and it was a lot of fun. While I stood there watching that lovely couple exchanging vows, all I could think was that every couple should be … Continue reading

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