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  • Brazilian Video Face Melters

    Edu Lobo in the studio recording Vento Bravo (the 1st track off his best LP) with an increasingly drunk and belligerent Tom Jobim


    I figured might as well drink to it

    BCN had a great craft beer scene while I was there, but the price comparison between local wines and imported beers wasn’t good, so it was more of a treat than the norm. In Quebec I want to cry when I see the price of Spanish wines. The restaurants here are criminal with their mark-ups.

    The first time I visited BCN, I was still living in NYC and on the first night we realized our notion of prices was totally ridiculous. We sat down for dinner at a restaurant and the waiter asked what we were going to drink, so my girlfriend at the time and I looked at the wine list and each pointed at one. The waiter was like, "you're each going to have a bottle??" We had just assumed based on the price (something like 8 euros) that it was by the glass, since that was low for a glass of wine in a restaurant in New York. A lot of wine was had during that trip. Beer not so much, I never ran into any craft brews there and there was no point in having Estrella Damm when the wine was so cheap and good.

    I only know the Unibroue stuff from Quebec but I ride hard for those. Had a Fin du Monde right when the pandemic kicked off.

  • Safe?

    protests have been relatively quiet here in Brazil, although a few groups have gone out to protest the fascist president's supporters. A big part of the antifas here come from football crews, who are used to fighting cops on a regular basis and know the cops here are friends of the nazis.

    Still, despite the tiny groups of antifa who showed up on a sunday afternoon, São Paulo cops are so convinced people want to tear down a hideous statue of one of the country's founding genocidal fathers that they've been guarding it 24/7 for over a week now:

    not that it shouldn't be torn down, but you would need at least a bulldozer or some dynamite to do it

  • Moraes Moreira

    A Cor do Som was formed by people who had worked with Pepeu Gomes and Moraes Moreira, among others, and it borrows heavily from the later Novos Baianos stuff. I don't know that Moraes was directly involved. To be honest, their stuff has never really stood out to me, I always found them a bit tepid. Trio Elétrico Dodô & Osmar is a traditional carnaval group from Salvador, I don't know much about their records but I don't think that's their main thing.