Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sunday Songs - Blame it on the Bossa Nova Edition

It's friggin' cold and we're knee-deep in snow here (even deeper for some: I tried to take my parents' shih-tsu out for a walk yesterday, but she was literally in over her head) So, when faced with choosing a song for today, I knew I wanted something that put my body on a sandy beach and my head in the clouds. It had to be Bossa Nova. But just one video wasn't enough to put me in the mood, and besides, I really couldn't decide. I'm starting off with smooth classics from the likes of Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto, followed by some more politically charged folk songs from Gilberto Gil and Zelia Barbosa, and rounding it out with some contemporary offerings from Cibelle and Toronto's Maylee Todd. Finally, a seriously steamy track from Seu Jorge & Almaz.  That last one really did the trick.  I hope this warms you up, enjoy!

Astrud Gilberto - Meditation

Gilberto Gil - Expresso 2222

Zelia Barbosa - Funeral do Lavrador

Cibelle - Green Grass

Maylee Todd - Summer Sounds

Seu Jorge & Almaz - Everybody Loves the Sunshine


  1. Yeap, it took 20 minutes to get the both of us all bundled up and out the door. Another 5 minutes in the elevator and through the lobby, to find that NOTHING had been shovelled, and anyplace where it wasn't too deep to walk, was muddy slush. I was about to turn around and go back inside, but she insisted on jumping in head first. I felt like the biggest shmuck in the world walking back through the lobby after only about a minute on the steps outside, carrying a wet, shivering dog in my arms. It seems I always end up carrying her for more of her walks than, umm... walking her.