Caetano Veloso – Caetano Veloso (1968)
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Made in South America Artist #1: Astrud Gilberto
Made in South America Artist #2: Bebel Gilberto
Made in South America Artist #3: Elis Regina
Made in South America Artist #4: Sepultura
Made in South America Artist #5: Astor Piazzolla
Made in South America Artist #6: Caetano Veloso
Last week, I prepared ‘early reports’ for my students.
It’s a curious form of communication, given that it is so early in the semester, there’s not a great deal to say.
If the student is excelling, it won’t be altogether surprising for anyone involved. If the student is not off to a good start, well, this isn’t the format to reveal that surprise, the conversation(s) should have happened already.
But ask any teacher, they won’t have much difficulty preparing such early report cards for the students at the extremes. Instead, it’s for that student somewhere in between, the student that is doing well enough, is engaged enough, but is not really racing ahead or falling behind that represents the hardest type of report card to complete.
As you might have guessed, Caetano Veloso fits into that feedback-tricky middle category.
If I can provide some teacher-y comments:
With his eponymous debut, Caetano demonstrates his creativity through a diverse mix of melodies. He also appears to work well with others through his collaborations with a variety of songwriters. Finally, I appreciate his self-criticism of this album as, “amateurish and confused,” such self-deprecation (regardless of otherwise seemingly universal critical acclaim) is admirable.
Parent/Teacher night will be this Thursday, appointments can be scheduled at 1001albumsin10years.wordpress.com.