Two reasons for this post. First, I picked up a Marshall Stanmore this morning: (http://www.marshallamps.com/products/lifestyle/stanmore/). It’s a smallish bluetooth speaker that sounds amazballs. Second, I made a quick unboxing video using Cameo – a Vimeo app: (https://cameo.tv). It took about 3 minutes to shoot, edit, and upload – equally as amazballs as the speaker.
“Garota de Ipanema” (“The Girl from Ipanema”) is a well-known Brazilian bossa nova song, a worldwide hit in the mid-1960s that won a Grammy for Record of the Year in 1965. It was written in 1962, with music by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Portuguese lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes. English lyrics were written later by Norman Gimbel. The first commercial recording was in 1962, by Pery Ribeiro. The version performed by Astrud Gilberto, along with João Gilberto and Stan Getz, from the 1964 album Getz/Gilberto, became an international hit. In the US, it peaked at number five on the Hot 100, and went to number one for two weeks on the Easy Listening chart. Overseas it peaked at number 29 in the United Kingdom, and charted highly throughout the world. Numerous recordings have been used in films, sometimes as an elevator music cliché. It is believed to be the second most recorded pop song in history, after “Yesterday” by The Beatles. In 2004, it was one of 50 recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry. In 2009, the song was voted by the Brazilian edition of Rolling Stone as the 27th greatest Brazilian song.
New photos from my trip around the world (West circumnavigation starting in Seattle and traveling to Shanghai, Xi’an Hyderabad, and Dubia before flying back over the north Atlantic.)
It’s been a long time since I posted something new… I’m travelling in China and India over the next few weeks – testing out my new Camera (Nikon D800).