Making It Up to Brazil

In light of my last post, I feel that I should make amends. I’ve always had a strong sentimental attachment to Brazil, despite never having been there, and Bonde Do Role might be the greatest live band in history. This clip doesn’t really do them justice.

Os Mutantes are also awesome. Whenever I have a rough weekend — and I’ve had kind of a rough weekend — the Brazilians always restore my energies. Ordem e Progresso! Wow. It occurs to me that Brazil has a hilariously inappropriate national motto. It sounds Canadian. But who am I to judge? My motto is, “Has been coherent since 1980,” when we all know it should in fact be, “Is not yet coherent — plus we love pumpkin and crazy people.”