Busy week here, on Friday in particular as I will be co-hosting the ‘Mark of the Cognitive’ workshop in Groningen. So, no time for Brazilian music, but in the spirit of extended/distributed cognition (one of the themes of the workshop), I thought of posting a very ‘connected’ song by Gilberto Gil, ‘Pela Internet’ – released in 1996 on the internet, as befits the title. It is quite amazing that, in the very early days of the internet, Gil had already anticipated the impact it was to have on music. The lyrics refer to a mixture of technological modernity and cultural tradition, sort of suggesting that things change by staying the same. But beyond amateurish sociological analysis (by me, I mean), the song is just really lively and catchy, as I’m sure readers will agree!