Posts tagged ‘Brazil’

August 16, 2011

ALBUM PREMIERE: CSS’ ‘La Liberacion’

by Accidental Bear

“We just wanted to be over the top,” singer Lovefoxxx tells SPIN. “We would be very exuberant [in the studio] and not think of how to do it live. This was the only rule that we had.” With that said they may skate a fine line of trying to hard. Being unaware of your ‘over the topness’ is key to be successful at it.  When there are ‘board meetings’ involved in image consulting, there is a need for being cautious of authenticity. CSS has the beats that allow us to breathe easy with power dance songs. You could care less if they are naked because CSS’s music is rock solid.  Mike Enders

CSS / Photo by Luiza Sa

(Via Spin)

Brazilian dance rock quintet CSS arrived on the global scene in 2006 with a handful of playful jams and seemingly boundless onstage energy. It’s reassuring to know that they’ve lost none of that spirit on their third album, La Liberacion, which hits stores August 23. Experience it for yourself: the entire album is streaming here exclusively.

LISTEN: CSS, La Liberación

CSS head out on a North American tour Oct. 1 in Vancouver — visit their Facebook page for details.

May 22, 2011

“It Has Recently Been Brought to My Attention” that Men in Brazil are Hot and Model Worthy (video)

by Accidental Bear

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April 17, 2011

Brazilian Volleyball Fans Show Outpouring of Support for Gay Player

by Accidental Bear

Brazilians are not just know for their skimpy man thongs, but starting to get a reputation for tolerance. In the sports arena machismo runs rampant. World, I am addressing you as a whole, lets look over Brazils shoulder and learn a thing or two about compassion.



Last week we mentioned the story of a Brazilian volleyball player (volleyball is huge in Brazil) namedMichael who came out and was heaped with abuse by opposing fans when his team, Volei Futuro, played a match against Sada Cruzeiro. Much of the abuse included having fans yell “Bicha! Bicha!” which translates to “faggot.”

Afterward, Michael discussed being stunned by the chants and fearing it would happen again. Well, it turns out he need not have feared that as both his teammates and other fans are showing him tremendous support. First his teammates wore special pink jerseys during the warm up for a later match and then the team’s “libero” (pictured above with Michael) wore a special rainbow jersey during the match. The crowd also unfurled a huge banner reading “Vôlei Futuro Against Prejudice” and then waved pink “thundersticks” turning the entire stadium pink.


March 1, 2011

Critical Mass Participants BEWARE. Driver Runs Over Cyclists Protesting In Brazil (VIDEO)

by Accidental Bear
San Francisco Critical Mass, April 29, 2005.

Image via Wikipedia

This is awful example of human behavior, BUT be thankful I don’t have a car. I have watched these bicyclist in San Francisco cause chaos  in the street during Critical Mass blocking drivers from getting home from long days of work, family members on their way to visit family in the hospital, or maybe even people that have to take the piss of their lives, I too have these visions putting the medal to the pedal. I am about to be unpopular with half my friends, but I am ANTI- CRITICAL MASS. There are different ways to be heard than to party in the streets ( thats what it boils down to). Two wrongs don’t make a right.



In southern Brazil last week, around 100 cycling activists were mowed down by an angry driver.Associated Press reports: “Cyclists in the Critical Mass ride tell the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper that the man argued with some riders, who had taken over all lanes of the street on Friday.”

No bike riders died during the incident.

According to Deadspin, the suspect is motorist Richard Neis, who “tailed the Critical Mass bikers for some distance in his black VW Golf before gunning the engine and plowing into them. Neis later ditched his car but decided to give himself up to authorities.”

The video, which you can view below, shows a peaceful protest in progress interrupted by a car accelerating through the riders, “leaving the injured on the street screaming as fellow cyclists administered first aid.” It’s pretty brutal. Watch it if you must.

Fortunately, bike-heavy San Francisco has yet to see a similarly venomous display from a terse driver during our end-of-month Critical Mass ride. However, back in June, a motorist went on a hit-and-run rampage targeting cyclists in the Mission and Potrero Hill.

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