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New Music Added!

Ok, Bossa Nova fans, I’m finally able to start adding new tracks to the Bossa Nova Breakfast again this week! Switching over to a new network has been more work than I thought it would be, but I think I’ve got the hang of it… 29 more words

Bossa Nova

Karen Ramirez - Troubled Girl

Gosh, the 90s were cruel. My pop hopes were raised and dashed more in this decade than in any other, as potentially amazing star after potentially amazing star teetered briefly on the edge of popularity before vanishing, leaving only a couple of great records and if they were very lucky, a solitary berth on a volume of… 450 more words

Pop Music

Ceumar

(Photo by Elizabeth Mills)

Having lived twice in Brazil (including the occasion of my birth), I have come to adore Brazilian music.  Though Brazil boasts many greats, like folk artist Dorival Caymmi and bossa nova pioneer Carlos Antonio Jobim, my favorite Brazilian vocalist is Ceumar.   285 more words

Memoir

Janis Ian - 'At Seventeen'

I learned the truth at seventeen
That love was meant for beauty queens

One of the greatest opening lyrics in music history. I like to wistfully look out of windows when I hear this song.

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51 friends

From 4000 friends on Facebook, only 50 were actual friends. 259 more words

Forming new habits, finding moments of peace

Forming habits is both a mindless yet persistent effort. You can either remedy a bad habit by replacing it with something else (hopefully positive), yet there in the back of your mind you’re persistently aware of the slippery slope that can lead you back to where you started. 648 more words

Pensive Musings