So I ended up going out to Lux to check out the Tora Tora Big Band, as I had planned and it turns out that it was not really my cup of tea. You can’t win them all, I guess, I was so pleasantly surprised by the TGB performance the other day that this time I was a bit under whelmed. Not that they don’t play really well –they do!–, but it just wasn’t my kind of music.
And then there’s September the first, Saturday. The day when everything happens, all at once!
First there’s the Red Bull Air Racing event happening at Porto.
Then there’s the Lydie Carell’s quartet at Onda Jazz and the Ben Stapp Trio at the Hot Club.
But me, I’ll be at neither of those, because that’s the evening I’m going over to Regaleira to attend the Mistério de Uma Noite de Pentecostes.
I was also trying to arrange a full day out at a faraway beach for that same day, until I realized what day it actually was and dropped it (I’m now planning it for Sunday, so I’m expecting rain for that day, but it won’t matter all that much as long as there are enough margaritas or morangoskas at the beach cafe!) :-)
Squash is in season again with people trickling in from their vacation and willing to play and we were actually lucky that the club we play at during our lunch break is keeping the courts open during August.
Oh and the geeks are definitely up to something, so expect to see some interesting news in the next few weeks or so.
In the mean time I’ve also been trying to finally come to grips with this python thing in order to lend a hand in the development of PyTalker. The lead developer kept harassing me to help out and so I decided to give it a try.
Which reminds me, if you speak Portuguese and you like the whole talker scene you can find me most days (during the day-time) at the jungle, most probably in the guise of either a white rabbit or a golden-brown squirrel. Come by and see if you can find “Gambuzino” around. I’m usually at the Clareira.