Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Fast Post of Fast Food


              Apologies to our dozens upon dozens of blogizens for the delay, we know it must've been difficult to get up in the morning without a post for the last two weeks.  It is true that we are in Canada now, but that will not stop us from maintaining Brazacentric bloggage as the amount of photos, video & sound in need of digesting & analyzing is quite preposterous.  There are also 52 vinyl recordings which were acquired and the songs from these will be passed along to thee as they pass through the needle and into the digital age.
            The recording below is a ramble about our disdain for the predominant fast food chain in Brazil, Bob's Burgers.  Someone is going to fly up here and decapitate me for saying such dastardly things about their beloved national burger chain, but I feel obliged to try and stop people from consuming thin patties of fetid cat carcass.

The first song brought to the computer from the pile of vinyl is called Nós, Os Gatos by Juca Chaves from an album entitled As Duas Faces de Juca Chaves, which came out in 1960. You can listen to it here and if you like it, you can download the 320kps file from my divshare account. Please let me know if you can get it.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Pickup Truck & Escravos da Mauá (pre-Carnaval bloco 2011)

The first bloco (street party) of our Carnaval 2011 experience (in images & video)

Folks of any age, race or hairiness can wear ballet outfits

Upon knowing the existence of penis glasses, we immediately went to buy some.  There is a button inside so they light up....

These are the real heroes...the men & women who ensure the party is emboozed.

There are still many little beautiful nooks and crannies where you can escape the madness (avoid the nooks and crannies where you get robbed....we did not get robbed)

Big trucks carting the talented musicians who keep the rumps bouncing and the crowds singing 

This should probably be in a different post......but don't want to spam Facebook and e-mail with more things than necessary.  Made it in the airport at Buenos Aires & in the air over Argentina, Uruguay and the parts of Brasil back to Rio....featuring Little Dragon, Quadron, The Heavy, Vampire Weekend and Brazilian appearances of Seu Jorge, Milton Nascimento & Da Lata!