Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Play the piano with Chilly Gonzales

I'm a huge fan of this man. Never had much time for any of his music, but I love his comedy, way back to the days of Puppetmastaz and of course my favourite the Super Producer series (google is your friend here).

He's written a book of piano études, aimed at the beginning piano player, and has made a series of sweet videos to promote it, always a few lolZ in there of course. Man i'd dig DEEP into my pockets to have him as my piano teacher. Check the first vid here:

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Happy World Cup

It is with great pride that I await the start of this World Cup (i'm also sad that I can't be there though). Football's biggest tournament in it's spiritual home. It's going to be memorable, possibly for all the wrong reasons, but that's Brazil for you. Total joy and total chaos.

It's important to get your World Cup soundtrack in order so here's a free download of one of the best Brazilian songs about football, 'Aqui é o País do Futebol'... originally recorded by Milton Nascimento (who wrote the song with Fernando Brant) on an über rare 7" for the Mexico '70 World Cup... it was given a more uptempo and brassy re-working by the king of "suinge" Wilson Simonal. By the sound of it the backing band is Som Tres, and the arrangements are Cesar Camargo Mariano, but I don't know for sure.

I'll be listening to it on loop for the next month, enjoy!

DOWNLOAD (mp3, 4.1MB. Right-Click and 'Save As...')