Saturday, February 16, 2008

Earworms

I don't listen to the radio much here. Even so, it's hard to avoid pop hits as they somehow manage to earworm their way into my subconsciousness, just like in the states. This track, Limon y Sal, by Julieta Venegas, who I think is actually Mexican (wiki's just informed me she was born in TJ! How cool is that?), was everywhere a year and a half ago when I first arrived. Hence, I'm linking it for posterity. I know one day when I'm far, far away, the memories of living in Argentina will flood me upon hearing it.



This year's soundtrack is inescapable if you happen to watch TV. Miranda's catchy salsa-esque Perfecta, all 3 minutes and 44 seconds of it, plays continuously on Sony TV. Seriously. Every other commercial break invokes it! Either the band is related to someone at the station or they have some major dough. Maybe one of the band members is a Kirchner third cousin? Also, how hot is the guy in the lime shirt and orange overalls (despite the lime shirt and orange overalls)? Also, doesn't the lead lady look Almodovarish? Also, is that supposed to be a pomegranate?

2 comments:

Ken said...

I found Limon y Sal absolutely charming, but felt Perfecta was much less so. Maybe I'm just partial to silent film homages more than creepy footage of red liquid-drinking, bread-milk dunking farm folk.

Anonymous said...

yeh, that song will always remind me of argentina even in nebraska...