Thursday, August 27, 2009

Blame it on the Bossa Nova

I suppose that some of you may have led a deprived musical life and have never heard a perfectly executed, romantic bossa nova. In Portugese, bossa nova, meaning new trend, was a musical style made popular by Brazilian born, Antônio Carlos Jobim. As a young girl, I was lucky enough to have a father who immersed his kids in music like this.

As I was plying this art yarn, I found myself humming this song. While my first attempt at learning to execute core plying techniques weren't the best, this rendition of Baubles, Bangles and Beads is, well, sublime. The music is inspiring me to keep trying to make baubles and coils in my yarn.

I'll apologize in advance, but if you have to have a song that's stuck in your head, this would be a good one.

Baubles, Bangles and Beads Sinatra Style

A special thanks to phil D'angelo for his Myspace video and embed code.
Photo of the young, very handsome Antônio Carlos (Tom) Jobim: Google Images
If for some strange reason you find you like Frank and Tom playing together, check out their hot romantic medley of bossa novas in my sidebar.


jeannette stgermain said...

love the mellow minor cords in the bossa nova! And thanks for the follow!

clairedulalune said...

I love the sounds of Brazil! A a bit of Frank in the mixture- lovely! Thanks for that!

Rose said...

I love Brazilian music; world music actually. I buy music from the Putumayo series every so often. My latest purchase was Acoustic Africa. BTW, are you still up for starting the KAL in September?

Stephanie V said...

Love the yarn you created...and it's no wonder you had that song in your brain. It's perfect! I'm a Jobim fan, too. Of course, Sinatra is a given.

Poetikat said...

That is so funny, Rudee because I'm toying with the idea of calling my next "Blasts" post, "Baubles, Bangles and Beads"!
I do love that Latin rhythm. We had a bunch of Time Life records that my dad sent away for. I can still hear, "The Girl From Ipanema".


clairedulalune said...

I left a little something on my blog for you, best of luck tomorrow!