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deluge of photos of deluge

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went to the last resort on the 17th and 18th of april for the sundance music festival. the festival was ok. being on the road there and back was far more interesting.

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buses outside the valley are often filled to the brim and beyond. space on the bus is only limited by the number of handholds and one’s imagination.

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loud and brightly-coloured vehicles such as these are the rule, breaking up the monotonous earth tones of the landscape.

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sanjog getting antsy from waiting for the show to start.

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view of the bhote kosi river from a suspension bridge over it.

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kids running across said bridge, much to the annoyance of the rest on it.

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artist catherine biyoka kicks off an abstract art performance to improvised music. this item got the otherwise bored audience to their feet around the performers.

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milan rai, with the nearly completed work, behind.

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this gentleman was watching the performance intently. i was distracted by his bald head.

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nirakar yakthumba, bassist of nepali band 1974 a.d., improvises on the bass.

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milan rai in action.

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just about 40-50km from the last resort on the way back to kathmandu, we hit a landslide on the arniko highway. it had been raining persistently since morning and the landscape was transformed into a mess. traffic was brought to a standstill, and unwilling to sit it out, a few of us decided to leave the bus and cross the landslide on foot. on the other side, we would then seek transport back. following photos from yusuf’s camera.

on the road.

after about 15-20 minutes of walking, we hitchhiked a pickup truck with an open back. it was bad enough that the drizzle was slowly drenching us without needing the driver, who is road maniac first class, cornering as if he was driving a maserati. i can’t say we didn’t have fun though.

just like a mexican illegal immigrant, i was rocking a faux poncho. just need a sombrero to complete the get-up.

i call this look “purepleasurepain”.

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anatomy of a nepalese metal concert

wrathchild live @ moksh.

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cucurrucucu paloma

“cucurrucucu paloma” performed by brazilian legend caetano veloso, in a scene from the 2002 movie “hable con ella” (talk to her). the english translation of the lyrics:

They say that at nights
all he could do was cry all the time
they say he won´t eat
all he could do was drink at all times
they swear that heaven itself
would tremble hearing his crying
He suffered so much for her
that even on his death he was calling her

ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, he cried
ay, ay ay ay ay, he sobbed
ay ay ay ay ay he sang
from a deadly passion, he died

That a sad sparrow
early in the morning goes to sing
at the lonely little house
with it´s liitle doors wide open
They swear that that sparrow
is nothing else than his soul
still waiting for her return

Cucucrrucucu, sparrow
cucucrrucucu, don´t cry
stones will never, sparrow
know anything about love

cucurrucucu, cucurrucucu
cucurrucucu, sparrow don´t cry

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colors – amos lee

another beautiful performance by amos lee. can’t say enough about the vocals.

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white winter hymnal

“white winter hymnal” – cover version by sonos.

i first heard this song on the fleet foxes’ eponymous album earlier this year and i just loved it. the above version by sonos gave me goosebumps and sent my ears to heaven at the same time, not an easy feat i must add. talk about angelic voices and a relevant song for the season. i wish we have white winters in singapore, but i suppose if that really happens, the end of the world must be really close.

once again, i have to mention james danziger’s blog, which is where i picked up the sonos version from. his blog is definitely part of my daily blog-watch staple. he is a gallery owner in new york with a really keen eye for fantastic photography, to say the least.

have a great time as the year is ending everyone!

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