Sounds in the Studio: August Day Song, Bebel Gilberto

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When I’m in full-on design or production mode I like to listen to music. Oh, how I love you and your smart playlists itunes! I am a longtime fan of bossa nova music and I’d love to travel to Brazil someday, kick back with a capirinhia on a balcony somewhere and watch the sun set with corcovado in the distance (can you tell I’m on vacation?). My first love when it comes to samba is the music of Astrud Gilberto. Who doesn’t love the sultry sounds of Summer Samba: So Nice, and of course Girl from Impanema? I actually had the pleasure of seeing Astrud in concert years ago in the city I’m writing this post from, Chicago.

But these days, when I reach for some beach music to brighted a dreary day, I go for the more modern Brazilian sounds of Bebel Gilberto. August Day Song is my favorite and I had to mention it before August fades away. Every once in a while, on a snowy winter day, I’ll bring a little summer to my work day. I just slather on a little Hawaiian Tropic sunblock (just for the beachy scent), mix up some minty iced tea, pop on this song, and let those bright and sunny designs flow…

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