Xmas shocker: Matt and I unknowingly both made each other personalized felt bookmarks as gifts. Mine said his name, his is a bookworm with eyes sewn on, one of the best gifts ever given to me.
Secondly, I forgot vis a vis por favorito this year masterlist: favorite song:
Tortoise & Bonnie Prince Bill: Cravo E Canela, which is a Milton Nascimento song, and bests the original, and has been stuck in my head since I heard it. I whistle it a few times a week at least. Listen to the fuzz! BPB sounds spontaneous, and it's a spotlight on the great things his voice can do with a little varnish on it's whiskey-grain, then there is the rising horns and then overdriven everything. The original is perky bpm and has whistling in place of the guitar solo and Brazilian-poly skittering and sounds like it's played by the sort of dudes that Donald Fagen writes short stories about: latin jazzers getting loose at the beach. I bought three Milton Nascimento albums trying to find the original, and have assigned myself to like him after paying import prices. PS. If you like, say, Animal Collective and are looking for some seductive exotic latin feel good heavy strums, beach trance c. 69, self-titled "Milton" will freak your scene.