Posted: Dec 22, 2003 2:11 pm
This is funny...apparently Titas started out as a punk band, and metamorphed into a pop band...
Here's thier guitarist's webpage. http://www2.uol.com.br/sergiobritto/ ..it reminds me of Nick Lowe...but what's Nick Lowe without the tongue and cheek lyrics? Still I got this link, from a punk web page.
In any foriegn country Americans need to be carefull....You need to know where your taxi is going to take you in New York City or Memphis....I have an uncle in Iraq right now...I lived in Panama for 3 and a half years and had to leave on account of the Panama invasion....It's just a matter of common sense...Americans just think they rule the world.
As far as there being no more traditional Bossa Nova...all Bossa Nova ever was was jazz combined with the simplicity of R&B....emphasizing cool over all else...a characteristic of American underclasses and Brazilian overclasses, as influenced by U.S. underclass art, like jazz and Motown (at least at one time)....my teacher was a pretty cool guy...he played us some contemporary Bossa Nova, and it sounded like far out midi psychadelia, with alot of Beatles influence....it was so show how much impact America has on other nations....He said "I don't know why they've incorporated so much Beatles influence" and I bloated out, "Maybe Cuz they're on acid"....But the point is that Bossa Nova has always been about cool and jazz, and it's victim to the digital midi craze just like american jazz...but I'm sure you can still find traditionalists if you search them out....but if your not into Jazz clubs I wouldn't bother.