Songs I Like
Arcade Fire's "Headlights Look like Diamonds"
Radiohead's "High & Dry"
Nouvelle Vague's "Teenage Kicks"
Vinicius Cantuaria's "Silva" album, as performed at the Jazz Bakery in Culver City, Calif.
In regards to Cantuaria, I went to his concert last night. The jazz club was set up like an elementary school theater, with plastic lawn chairs and a small stage that would have been the right size for a kindergarten Christmas pageant. As it was the last night of a five-night show, only a sixth of the seats were filled. I sat in the front row, two feet away from the singer, close enough to snap this picture of him. When Cantuaria wanted the audience to sing along he kept repeating this one phrase and looking at me. I didn't understand Portuguese so I stared back at him. The 15 of us in the audience finally figured it out. One of the phrases we sang was "vagabundu," which means vagabond in Portuguese.