The Song of the Day for August 5, 2012 is How Insensitive, or Insensatez in the original Portuguese, was written by Antonio Carlos Jobim with original lyrics by Vinícius de Moraes and English lyrics by Norman Gimbel.
How Insensitive is an early bossa nova standard, written in 1963. Tony recorded this song 1965 for If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set. In his autobiography, The Good Life, Tony tells how he was first introduced to bossa nova. He was playing at the Copacabana in Rio de Janiero in 1962. One morning his bass player wakes him up and tells him to hurry down to the beach to hear this wonderful music: the musicians were Joao and Astrud Gilberto, who introduced him to the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim. (page 171, hardback edition).