Grupo Falso Baiano
My pal Jesse’s group plays choros, a Brazilian style of music popularized in the 1920s and ’30s. They play classic songs plus modern songs in the choros style, including a version of the Super Mario theme. They happen to be playing in Berkeley tonight, if you’re in those parts: Thursday, August 13 (8 to 11pm), at Anna’s Jazz Island, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley; $14 cover. They’re also playing a free lunchtime concert on Monday, Aug 17, at 101 California Street, San Francisco, noon to 1pm. Preview a few songs here, including “Irmãos Super Mario,” or check their site for more info or to buy their CD.
“Married couples on Facebook with their inane status updates and wall posts are the bane of my internet existence. Seriously, marrieds. STFU.” While I detect a whiff of jealousy here, the examples on this blog are indeed pretty over the top in ridiculous lovey-dovey-ness and inane insecurity.
Ray Charles, “Ring of Fire”
Ray Charles doing Johnny Cash. Absolutely awesome. [via BoingBoing]
The goats are smiling
Doug Fine’s off-the-grid lifestyle experiment has been covered on NPR and BoingBoingTV, and has spawned a book, Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living. [via BoingBoing]
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