Sobre este blog/About this blog


(foreign fans: this text is in English right below the paragraphs in Portuguese)

Criei este blog em novembro de 2005 (sim, vocês leram certo :P) porque não sabia criar uma página na internet 
- e continuo sem saber!! Este blog é uma homenagem ao músico brasileiro Andre Matos,
 vocalista, compositor, tecladista, maestro, ex-Viper, ex-Angra, ex-Shaaman (ou Shaman, como queiram!), ex-Symfonia, etc. e tal🙂

Tentei publicar aqui tudo quanto foi foto, mp3, wallpaper, homenagens de fãs e textos em geral (resenhas, artigos, biografias e afins) que tenho relacionado a
 ele (inclusive em diversas línguas!) e às bandas ao qual pertenceu (material que tirei de diversas 
fontes ao longo do tempo, então não me perguntem onde encontrei X ou
 Y – várias fontes são citadas, outras não), porque os sites que encontrei por aí não me satisfizeram. Não que este meu vá satisfazer a mim ou a ninguém😉

O blog pertencia ao Windows Live Spaces, mas recentemente (fevereiro/2011) mudou para cá e ficou um pouco mais bagunçado😛 Mesmo assim, podem procurar os posts antigos pelas categorias (que estão no alto do blog), ou então por meses/anos (vejam à direita, no arquivo). Quanto às fotos, elas permaneceram no Windows Skydrive (para ver as fotos, acessem https://andrecoelhomatos.wordpress.com/images-pictures-drawingsalbum-artworks-imagens-fotos-desenhos-capas-de-albuns/)

Não tenho mais muito tempo para dedicar a este blog, então venho atualizando-o apenas de vez em quando, mas mesmo assim, quando dá, há novidades…e, de toda forma, estou mantendo o endereço para que pelo menos sirva como material de arquivo aos curiosos e aos fãs em geral🙂 Deu muito trabalho juntar todo esse material, e muita gente colaborou para que isso fosse possível, seria uma pena jogar tudo fora!!!

Agradeço a todos os que colaboraram direta ou indiretamente comigo ao longo dos anos, como o pessoal do FC (Raoní, Cata, James, Luiz e Pedro), a Keiko, a Mirette, a Eva, a Sabri, a Wae, Mary, o pessoal nas comunidades do Orkut e do Facebook, enfim….ah, e os músicos, claro!😉

Espero que tenham gostado e continuem apreciando tanto o trabalho do Andre e dos músicos que o acompanharam e acompanham, quanto o trabalho dos fãs que tento apresentar aqui🙂

I decided to create this blog back in November/2005 (if you wish to access the older material, you can either use the categories listed on top or search per year/month in the archive) because I didn’t know how to create webpages – and I still don’t, by the way😉 hahahah!!! I created this one as a tribute/hommage (is that the right 
word??) to Andre Matos, a Brazilian musician (singer, composer, conductor) who used to be a member of the brazilian 
heavy metal bands Viper, Angra, Shaaman (previously called Shaman), and who’s participated in many other projects with a lot of different musicians (e.g. Looking-Glass Self, Virgo, Tolkki’s Symfonia, Sammet’s Avantasia, etc. etc.) and whose work I’ve been
 accompanying since 1993.

I tried publishing every material 
that I have collected through the years about him and the bands of which he
 was a member (so don’t ask me from where I got this or that, I’ll
 probably not remember – the ones I do remember, I’ll write here of
 course!),
 because the websites I’ve seen about him didn’t really satisfy me fully. So 
this blog was/is basically an attempt to put online many things that aren’t 
available anymore, or that never were, and even things that are
 available online but that are scattered…I’ve tried to put lots of it 
together here as a source of research for those who are interested. The photos are still hosted in Skydrive, but they can be seen and downloaded as usual (check https://andrecoelhomatos.wordpress.com/images-pictures-drawingsalbum-artworks-imagens-fotos-desenhos-capas-de-albuns/).

I don’t have much time to update this blog anymore, but I decided to keep it because I hope it’ll be useful for any fans who stumble upon it, as a sort of archive…of course, many links are probably expired by now, but still, the articles are there, the interviews are there, and so are many other types of material (OBVIOUSLY the material is in the original language – if the 
article was originally written in English, I left it in English, or if it was 
Portuguese, it remains in Portuguese…because it’s simply IMPOSSIBLE to translate everything, and in so many languages!! Try Google Translator in case you’re curious to know what is what :P).

I’d like to thank everyone who has 
collaborated directly or indirectly with this blog – all the people who belong to the fan clubs and street teams and Myspaces and websites and discussion forums (in Orkut and Facebook, etc.), and the musicians themselves🙂

2 thoughts on “Sobre este blog/About this blog

  1. Bhaven says:

    This is for Janus:), thanks so much for visiting my site and dropping in your positive comments. I don’t understand much other than English, but your blog sounds exciting. All the best:) cheers, Bhaven

    • Janus says:

      Hello, Bhaven!

      Thank you for following my blog🙂 I really like yours! I’m going to try to post more in English now that anglophones have been coming to the blog more often, don’t worry😀

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