I wanted to end the year with one last post. Something that has meaning to me, but is not the usual type of music I would put on this blog. Pedro Almodovar's film Talk To Her is flawed, but there is a wonderful moment midway through where the action stops and he has Caetano Veloso perform a beautiful Brazilian song, Cucurrucucu Paloma, in its entirety. It's incredibly graceful.
I hope that 2009 is kinder to us all than 2008. We are lucky to have music that lifts us out of our own small minds. Don't you wonder about people who are not interested in music? Maybe the read a lot! I dunno, but this disco dancer needs music everyday. Happy New Year everyone!
Caetano Veloso Cucurrucucu Paloma
Note that the scene was shot at Almodovar's actual house.