It’s not March, but it is raining a whole helluva lot, so…
And since I’m in the mood…
For a lovely little post about this last video, check this out from the wonderful Scott Saul.
Tags: Elis Regina, Scott Saul, Toquinho, Vinicius de Moraes
Saul nicely cites the alternation, in the latter song’s chorus, between the tonic major and minor 7th. Music which allows relatively sincere happy, sad, and bittersweet sentiment (not to say sentimentality) was refreshing to North American ears in the 60s-70s, and even more refreshing now, since sentiment, in music and practically every other kind of art, is even more thoroughly commoditized (much more) now than it was then.
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:
You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change )
Connecting to %s
Notify me of follow-up comments via email.
Notify me of new posts via email.
Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
Join 1,613 other followers
Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.