Wednesday I went to the second event with George R. R. Martin, over at Fnac in Colombo, this time a lecture about writing. I ended up arriving early and noticed that GRRM was already there with someone who is organizing the event, chatting on a Fnac coffee table. I wanted to give him something typical of Portugal and I chose Madredeus: Antologia, so he heard some of our music. He asked me if I was in that band, I guess because I said ‘ours’ and he understood something different from the meaning I had meant – ‘of Portugal’. I told him I wasn’t part of it and the two people sharing his table explained that it was a pretty important band here and that he would probably enjoy it.
I told him that the lyrics were in portuguese, but it was either that or give him another portuguese band’s CD, which would be in english, but it would be a heavy metal band (talkin’ about Moonspell here, folks, if you haven’t caught on already :P). As I had anticipated, he isn’t a metal fan, so Madredeus was definitely the right choice. Anyway, the translated lyrics are in their official website.
After that, I went to my place and this time I managed to get a seated spot, so my ever-hurting knee (dislocated kneecaps are nice that way… /sarcasm ) hurt a lot less than on Tuesday, when I had to stand for almost two hours due to getting there late. Then the lecture started and it was as pleasant as the previous one. At the end I asked for a few autographs and am now a proud owner of a signed Daenerys and a signed House Stark card game card. I also asked him to autograph ‘A Feast for Crows’, for my friend Jorge. It will be his very late (like over a month late :P) birthday gift.