Cedar: Can we listen to that jungle record?
(I remember giving him lessons on Drum & Bass and maybe even Dubstep, but I don’t think we touched Jungle. He must be talking about something else.)
Cedar: The one with the people and the jungle.
Dad: I don’t know what you are talking about.
Cedar: Where they sang in a different language.
Dad: Oh! Sergio Mendes & Brasil ‘66.
(I find the record and put it on)
(Cedar and Cora looked stunned. They listen intently for awhile)
Dad: The rhythm in this Brazilian music is kind of African. Listen the piano is keeping the rhythm.
Cedar: What are they saying?
Dad: I don’t know. They are singing in Portuguese. You can hear the word “samba”. That’s a kind of dance and song. (cora begins dancing) I think this song is about The Samba.
Dad: So you like this record?
Cedar: (he’s been listening quietly for awhile) Yes.
Dad: What do you like?
Cedar: The music and the talking.
Dad: It’s different then other kinds of music we have, isn’t it.
(track 3, The Joker is playing)
Cedar: This one has a part from Batman - The Joker. (laughs)
(a slower song in English starts)
Cedar: I don’t like this one. (He only likes the faster, Portuguese ones)
(switching to side 2, track 2 Agua de Beber)
Dad: So what does this music make you think of?
Cedar: I don’t know. Sometimes I don’t remember what music makes me think of.
Dad: You were listening pretty intently for awhile, you weren’t thinking of anything?
Dad: So you like the jungle on the cover?
Cedar: Yeah. Do they play their instruments in the jungle!?
Dad: No. They just took the photo in the jungle.
Cedar: What? I don’t see a camera.
Dad: A camera can’t take a picture of itself. (he looks confused)
Dad: Look here’s a picture of Cora. You don’t see the camera in the photo.
Cedar: Oh. Yeah. Why?
Dad: The camera can’t be in a photo it is taking. You’d need another camera.
(he looks skeptical.)