Sunday, February 24, 2013


Grittjokes: The Fifth One

Why was the Brazilian windshield agonizing with depression and pain to the point of feeling dirty and suicidal?

He was missing his limpador (lim-pa-dor).

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy St Valentine's Day

"Just like a child you make me smile when you care for me"

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

And Then Some More of The Breeders

Is it just me or are they pretty high?
Regardless: one of the best albums ever.

Just a Little Driving . . . on 9

First The Breeders

                                            and then the continuation.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Carnival . . . Gritty Style - The 1996 Performance.

Time for yet another timeless Carnival favorite: Prince's "I Wanna Be Your Lover". This was presented by world renowned samba school Unidos do Gritty during the 1996 Rio festivities. The theme that year was, well, Gritty. And the float was showered with glittering grits as Eskimo dancers performed a choreographed samba rooted in lapland folk footwork - featuring a topless Santa (obviously). Unfortunately all footage was lost so I'll leave you with the Purple One's version, which is almost as good.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Just Stop For a Minute and . . . Smile

Look to your left, and to your right . . . definitely be safe out there; which does not have to keep you from considering the following words:

"We need to take you back in time, when music made us all unite".

So smile, and Feliz Carnaval.

And listen to my favorite Marchinha below. Yes, I know: you are too cool to actually imagine that a song by Jessie J could sum up the spirit of Carnival (oh blasphemy); but give it a chance.