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Edition #2
Rio de Janeiro, 1999


“DKANDLE weaves swirling multi-colored vibrant unearthly soundscapes, blending fuzzy and reverberating Shoegaze textures, mesmerizing Dream Pop meditations, sludgy Grungey tones and moody Post-punk strains, heightened with soul-stirring lyricism and pensive emotive vocalizations.”

TAGS: activism, culture

The presenter suddenly turned to the camera and said, "Now, footage of a woman who thinks she's a dog. Attention! The images are intense... I'm not sure if we should show them..." But everyone in the audience started screaming, chanting, "Show it! Show it!" Can't ignore their demands. "Alright then, you asked for it!"

Then the image of a woman inside a cell, covered in blood, appeared. She barks several times while circling around. I found it funny, she seems crazy! The image returned to the presenter, who said that the following images would be even stronger. "We ask children and sensitive people to leave the room or change the channel." Such a sensitive guy, he is. I even thought about switching channels since he suggested it..., but my curiosity is so strong that I continued, no way around it.

The crazy lady scene came back, but this time there is a dog inside the cell, motionless and scared. The camera is filming from above, and this time the shirt is not stained with blood. And you think, "oh, this was before that scene..." She circled the dog three times and suddenly crouched down and started biting him! I'm having a laughing fit, oh man, so funny!! The dog started growling and trying to escape, but she held him in such a way that he couldn't get away. She bit so hard that she tore off a piece, and blood started gushing.


Before I died laughing, the presenter interrupted and started celebrating by jumping. "Guys, we just got to the top spot in the ratings!" How cool! At this very moment, there are a bunch of people like me having fun with the TV, all over Brazil!

Well, it's really cool but it's time to turn off and go to sleep; I have to wake up early tomorrow, the bus is always packed, I need to be well-rested. But it's okay, I'll go to sleep feeling super satisfied. I don't know, I was feeling kinda down, problems everywhere - but thankfully, I can turn on the TV at night and watch such contagious shows.

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