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About meI am the author of the science-fiction novel "The Big God Network," and of the music study "The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova and the Popular Music of Brazil" (Temple University Press), which is available in paperback and Kindle from Amazon worldwide and as an EPUB Nook ebook from Barnes and Noble. My website has links to reviews and my books.

I also blog for "The Huffington Post" about diverse subjects, including Brazil, environmental issues, and politics. In the past, I was a journalist who published articles in Billboard, the Los Angeles Times, Musician, L.A. Weekly, Tower Pulse!, Los Angeles magazine, Widescreen Review, and many other publications.

About my libraryMy library is quite diverse. Science fiction and fantasy, "cultural mysteries" (those set in various countries or interesting cultural settings), travel essays, Beat-generation and French-symbolist poetry, world literature, books about Brazil, music studies, naturist/ecology books (especially about Brazil or North America), cosmology and physics, religion and mythology.

GroupsAstronomy & Astrophysics, Book links questions and help, Brazilian Music, Classical Music, guitar fans, Indie DIY, Literature in Portuguese, Music History, Performance, and Theory, Music Teachers, Science Fiction Fans


Also onMySpace, Twitter, Twitter

Real nameChris McGowan

LocationRio de Janeiro, Brazil

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URLs /profile/jcmcgowan (profile)
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Member sinceJul 10, 2008

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I'd like your thoughts on the latest by Thievery Corporation.
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Check out nellie mckay's take on moon river in Portuguese (Rio de Lua) with Bynum on guitar. It's on her website.
Oi Chris,

Bom dia.

Obrigada :)

Sim moro em Minas Gerais e a foto é no Corcovado :)

Amooo ler mais vários não lembro na hora de colocar aqui rs


I like bossa nova in a very pared down form, e.g., guitar stand-up bass and drums, or piano. Most commercial stuff I find, including Jobim is over-orchestrated or over-produced. Any suggestions for me to follow up on.
e talvez voce vai gostar de meu pics de ficcao scientifica (desculpe - estou estudando portugues) no MySpace:
Wishes of Youth
by Samuel Laman Blanchard (1804-1845)

Gaily and greenly let my seasons run:
And should the war-winds of the world uproot
The sanctities of life, and its sweet fruit
Cast forth as fuel for the fiery sun;
The dews be turned to ice--fair days begun
In peace wear out in pain, and sounds that suit
Despair and discord keep Hope's harp-string mute;
Still let me live as Love and Life were one:
Still let me turn on earth a child-like gaze,
And trust the whispered charities that bring
Tidings of human truth; with inward praise
Watch the weak motion of each common thing
And find it glorious--still let me raise
On wintry wrecks an altar to the Spring.
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