Deadsplinter Up! All Night: U Got to Believe!

Funk! Blues! Fun!

The first full day of the new administration and hopefully you are full of hope for a brighter future. I am a cynical person by nature so sometimes have to seek out positive music to put me in that right state of mind. Recently I discovered Paulo Mendonca, his fusion of positive vibe funk and blues does the trick to change my attitude.

This guy is a very talented singer and guitarist with a very tight band. Just in Case you don’t believe me…

His mood changing songs just prove to me that Music is the Power…

Stay positive and enjoy your evening. Thanks for your support.



  1. Holy shit, that guy is incredible.  Adding him to my playlist right now.
    ARC Angels – Always Believed in You

    Fun fact:  the “Arc” comes from Austin Rehearsal Complex where these guys started jamming together and then decided to make a go of it as a band.

    • This is really good stuff too!  Austin has such a cool music scene, hard to believe it is part of Texas.  I had a nephew that lived down there and was a part of the music scene.  It also used to be the only part of Texas with any craft beer scene but other parts have caught up in that regard.  Don’t think any other part will catch up in the music department.

  2. i believe im still on the positivity train

    • You took my pick.

      • sorry….ish

  3. oo forgot to say..but paulo mendonca kinda reminds me of kravitz
    tho he does seem to have more range as a singer

  4. Polo and Pan Feel Good


  5. Oh, what the hell

  6. Doesn’t say believe, but the sentiment is right:

    • I enjoyed the early REM songs so much more than anything around or after Losing My Religion.  The IRS record label stuff is definitely my favorites.

      • case in point…

      • Couldn’t agree more. I bought up through New Adventures in Hi-Fi, and then I was done.
        REM – Sitting Still

  7. I read about this band on Aljezeera this morning and have been listening to them all day. If they can believe in a better world so can I.

    Khumariyann –  New Life, New Hope




    Link to the article if anyone’s interested.

  8. I will preface this by saying I may be the only non-LDS person in America who really disliked “The Book of Mormon.” Paid over $300 for a seat way back in the second mezzanine about six months after the show opened. That show had to be one of the most financially successful productions to ever hit The Great White Way. However, the music was fantastic. I would happily listen to the soundtrack.

    • You are on an island with your hate of Book of Mormon, my favorite play of all time.  I am with you that the music was fantastic and I hope they do more plays in the future.  Maybe something with some Canadian hate?

      Love you Myo!

      • When I saw the South Park film in the cinemas as a teen, I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did. I also wasn’t expecting it to be a musical, but it was a solid songwriting team.

    • I like it better now. At the performance I was at (the touring company in Orlando), a fight broke out. Apparently some idiot was repeating the dialogue loudly to their companion. Once the fight was settled, the idiot stayed while the people who were rightfully annoyed left (hopefully they demanded their money back). 
      On this day I lost all hope that America could ever be salvaged. I may change my mind but the jury is still out. 
      We watched a recording of a performance on our widescreen HD TV and so were able to better appreciate it without fisticuffs. Now I like it better. It’s hard to judge something when you’re in a white-hot rage over the behavior of imbeciles. 

      • Oh goodness, it’s not just me, then. Perhaps something about the show attracts and provokes nincompoops to attend and be idiotic.

        • I suspect people come expecting it to be “South Park” onstage (a not unreasonable assumption and not really far off the mark) and it therefore attracts people whose only experience with public performances is movie theaters or popular music concerts. However, the cost is significantly higher than movie tickets, which then raises the tension level quickly among patrons when other people behave like they are at a WWE match. 

    • I found it to be funny and musically good, but there are certain themes it doesn’t handle well due to its broad-strokes nature. However, while I don’t dislike it , I agree with you that seeing it and shelling out for seats was not a great experience. I only went because we had visitors who were interested. We sat next to some shitty tourists who fought with someone near us over the arm rest, and then proceeded to tell a large grouping of our row, including someone wearing a hijab, to “go back to where we came from”. [F— you, tourists, you go back.] Sometimes going to tourist trap shows just makes you want to only do fringe theatre.

      • I think that was the thing that astonished me most. I have a really high tolerance for Broadway and see many more shows than most people my age, the average age of the local Bradway audience goers is at least a decade older than I am. I arrived at the theater and it was an all ages show. At least 95% out-of-towners it looked like (and I don’t know how I can tell someone from metro New Jersey from someone from New Mexico but I just can) and it was an all ages show. Grandparents. Entire families with children. I think I spotted a few high school groups. I thought, “Oh, this is going to be a fun, freewheeling feel-good musical, like “Gypsy” or “How to Succeed in Business” (both of which I saw, and “How to Succeed” was the only show out of at least 100 I’ve been to where I had my Playbill swiped at intermission because Daniel Radcliffe was on the cover.) So I settled in. I’m a huge fan of “South Park.” I have been since the very first episode.
        So without spoilers: they are given their mission assignments. One of the destinations is the joke, which I thought was a little offensive. Then they get there and we meet the inhabitants. Now we visit a strange take on Tarzan movies of the 1930s. It just went downhill from there. The audience couldn’t get enough. They were screaming with laughter.
        Laid over all of this is the South Park duo’s obsession with ridiculing Mormonism, a religion I find very strange but I find all organized religions strange. For as well-meaning as it is and all the good work they do I find Unitarians to be very strange. 
        I don’t know, maybe it was an off night for me. I loved “Life of Brian,” so I have no problem with musical comedy that skewers religion. I should watch it again. Without the screaming audience maybe I missed a lot of the good jokes or something, seated as I was in what felt like a separate building halfway down the block from the stage.

        • I’m with you on several of the bits in the libretto being on the uncomfortable side of cringe. Ugh. Having one’s Playbill swiped just completely trashes an inviolable rule of theatre etiquette: a Playbill draped over the empty seat means it’s reserved during intermission. I’m generally all for making the performing arts more accessible to a wider swath of the public, but damn if my inner “blue rinse brigade” doesn’t kick when I see certain things go down amongst theatre-goers today. 

    • I never was interested in seeing it, even with all the hype. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  

  9. This is a feel-good track about feeling however you wish: 

  10. That Petrol Emotion – Last of the True Believers

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