Thursday, July 7, 2011

Brando's Beat

Brando is even cooler than I thought - if that's possible. Thanks to Lori for highlighting a recent NPR piece on Brando's conga drumming. I knew that he loved drums but I did not know he was an inventor. There's a terrific video clip of an interview he did with Edward R. Murrow. Brando plays congas with Jack Costanzo. (The photograph the article uses is wonderful, too.)

(photograph of Brando with his grandma's dachshund by Edward Clark for TIME/LIFE)

12 comments:

P.Gaye Tapp at Little Augury said...

I love the breed.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Ahhhhh, Brando. My all time favorite. The talent...and then that face. Will have a look at the video. Thanks, S.
Catherine

Kate said...

Drool. I missed this earlier.

That photograph on the NPR site is gorgeous. What a face.

And then I looked at P.Gaye's comment. The dachsie breed or the gorgeous cool guy breed? Or both?

Ditto to Catherine.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Wow. What a way to start my morning.
Catherine

Susan said...

Kate - I really did laugh out loud. (I wondered the same thing about the breed:)

Catherine - Sigh.

Gaye - I assume you meant both the dachsie & the cool guy.;)

He was bee-yoo-tee-ful.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Susan
I'll have to check it out... he is like no other..

Have a great weekend and I'll look for a stripe shirt for Giulia.. hehe.. ciao xxx Julie

simon said...

STELLLAAAA!!!!!

Susan said...

Julie - thanks & xo

Simon - What would we do w/out you?

I always think (not say) when I see the film or play:

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT??????!!!!

simon said...

me too!

carina said...

You learn something new every day:-). About the GG post: I will never get tired of watching Manhattan. such a great movie - love the quote you chose.

Giulia said...

OMG SHRIEK...

Internetz crisis at home...I'm in a cafe typing & trying to update GG...

Tweeting...will update here as soon as I check the prob. 5,000 emails from yesterday........

xoxo

Susan

Susan said...

Carina--I'm sorry I forgot to say thanks re: GG & Manhattan post. I'm overwhelmed...*shriek* again. xo