Since May 27, 2000
Caipirabob - Caipira = More or less Portuguese for "Redneck"
OK, yeah, I'm "Caipirabob" not "Redneck Bob", some cultures, languages and music are a constant source of joy and fascination in my life. God painted the world from a pallet of many colors. From a conservative perspective I experienced some different things, saw the beauty and value they brought to my world, and made them a part of it. Just so happened these things were part of different cultures, but we don't judge by race or color, we judge by content. Through this we expand the beauty of God's creation in our lives. Saude, amor e vida, y'all...
Yep, it's me - Caipirabob! Y'all come see me some time and don't forget to bring the Cachaças! (Sim, Eu gosto de Velho Barreiro. Muitas lembranças boas, gente...)
Caipirabob's Caipirinha Recipe:
2 ounces of cachaça - Pinga 51 is widely available in the states as is Ypioca, but I prefer the more "raunchy flavored" Velho Barreiro. There's just something about it that takes me back to waking up on a beach in Brasil during Carnaval. Took me some 15 minutes wondering why everyone was speaking Portuguese before I remembered I was in Brasil. Heck, I thought I was in Pompano...Good times...
Sugar to taste (I use Florida "Demerara Sugar")
Ice cubes (Crush it and add last!)
Wash the lime and roll it on the board to loosen the juices. Cut the lime into pieces and place them in a glass. Sprinkle with the sugar and crush the pieces (pulp side up) with a pestle. Just enough to release the juice, otherwise it'll get bitter. Add the cachaça and stir to mix. Drink it the Caipirabob way, with a gorgeous morena for full effect.
"Cristo Redentor... as brazos abiertos sobre Guanabara"
Look, when "rap" turned into gangsta "crap" in the early 90's I pretty much gave up on American music. The classics had been overplayed and there was nothing compelling on the radio in SoFlo except the corruption of modern liberal pop spewsic. So pagode, samba and salsa, then classic America rock - that's about all I listen to. It's been over 23 years and I'm not changing my ways now...
I'll update the videos now and then depending on what I'm listening to.
This is Bom Gosto - it's an interesting study on current socio-economic and racial differences in Brasil Patricinha do Olho Azul - Bom Gosto [DVD 2011]
Here's an introduction to some Samba: Harmonia Do Samba - Mentirosa
Some pagode I found recently that I really love Sensacao - Paraiso
Some classic Axe do Bahia (this one's for you, Martin!): É o Tchan - Dança do Bumbum (Chegue! Estou no paraiso!!! ;D ) [link works again!]
Some great pagode: Grupo Nosso Sentimento - Sonho De Amor
This is some romantic pagode: Doce Encontro - Alucinado
Excellent pagode: Ja Virou Rotina
More great stuff from Nosso Sentimento: É tudo ou Nada
Another romantic one:Doce Encontro - Nada vai mudar
This group's pretty good: Imagina Samba - Amor bandido
A new one I got attached to: Arlindo Cruz - O Bem (The Good)
Another one I got attached to: Arlindo Cruz - Falo De Amor (Speak of love)
For fellow Pagode lovers, here is a great Internet Radio Link for Musica Brasileiro, including selections of Axe and Pagode. Tanta saudade, meus amigos...RadioClick
They've changed formats again. 98 FM and BH FM have a good mix of Pagode, Axe and Forro.
Heritage and history, I don't care much if you don't like it!
As palavras de Vida Inteira (My favorite is the Kiloucura version)
A Vida Inteira - Kiloucura
Quero ter você
Custe o que custar
Pela vida inteira
Sonho com você
Dona do meu lar
Vou te prometer
Posso até jurar
Você vai viver
Você vai gozar
Meu amor de verdade
E as estrelas lá do céu
Eu vou buscar
Beijos com sabor de mel
Eu vou te dar
E pra nossa união eternizar
Peço ao pai em oração abençoar