Category: Music

06 Jul

Getz + Gilberto

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“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.

25 Apr

Coachella – 2012

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We attended the first weekend of the Coachella festival this weekend. Tupac, who’s been dead for 15 years showed up (via hologram).

Here’s the list of artists we watched (whole and partial shows):

  • Yuck
  • Neon Indian
  • SebastiAn
  • Gary Clark Jr.
  • GIRLS
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • WU LYF
  • the Big Pink
  • Jacques Lu Cont
  • tUnE-yArDs
  • Andrew Bird
  • Laura Marling
  • Jeff Mangum
  • St. Vincent
  • the Shins
  • Bon Iver
  • Radiohead
  • the Weekend
  • the Airplane Boys
  • Gotye
  • Girl Talk
  • DJ Shadow
  • Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg (with special guests: Eminem, 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Warren G, and Tupac Shakur
21 Apr

Radiohead’s Creep covered by Carrie Manolakos

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If I was trying to help my mother understand the awesomeness of Radiohead, I would play her this song. Quote from Gawker on this version, “It’s upsettingly good.”

This Cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” Will Make Your Ears Orgasm

Carrie Manolakos, a former Broadway actress who made her mark as Sophie Sheridan in Mamma Mia!, is promoting her upcoming debut album Echo with the release of a climactic “Creep” cover she performed earlier this month at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village. via Gawker: http://gawker.com/5903825/this-cover-of-radioheads-creep-will-make-your-ears-orgasm
04 Sep

aLive…

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