Wednesday, 13 September, 2006

Finding new music in unusual places

I was sitting in the conference hall this afternoon, working on an article and listening to the music they were playing while waiting for the next session to start.  I can block out most music if it's not too loud or incredibly offensive, but when something out of the ordinary comes on I get shocked out of my zone.  Such a shock came when what sounded like Mariachi music started coming from the speakers along with lyrics in Spanish.

Then I laughed out loud when the language changed to English, singing one of my favorite wacky songs.  This rendition is different, though:  Flaco Jimenez singing En El Ceilo No Hay Cerveza (In Heaven There Is No Beer) in Spanish, English, and Dutch.  Definitely laugh-worthy to me, and enough to get me to buy his latest CD.