La Tarea

February 25, 2008 3:07 PM

A musical version of an old Spanish assigment from high school that I found in a box.

I appear to be describing a scene of a cafe and the two people standing outside of it. I think it was from a drawing. Mistakes not corrected!


El hombre alto en el abrigo
el da dinero a una mujer
la mujer le da al hombre
dos billetes de loteria
Las dos personas estan alegras
el hombre es quizas muy rico

pero la mujer quizas no tiene tantas cosas
pero ella parece satisfecha

el tiempo no es bueno - hace mucho, mucho frio
hay un "sign" el el cafe Retiro qui dice Feliz Navidad

dos personas abran la puerta del cafe
quizas para tomar un cafe
y quizas para platicar
quizas para discutir de cosas, de amores,
de excusas y de razones

posted by ORthey (11 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Gees, where do you come up with ideas like this and "As Kids"?? Very cool, man.
posted by Corduroy at 3:40 PM on February 25, 2008

Guiro + banjo = I like. Very charming, this!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:16 PM on February 25, 2008

posted by not_on_display at 1:05 PM on February 26, 2008

Very sweet, man. If it weren't for the tags, I would have sworn you were playing slide on the banjo. Very cool.
posted by snsranch at 7:34 PM on February 26, 2008

Love it! One of your best melodies. It's so pure. As usual, there is a relaxed and effortless feel to the playing. The different instruments work beautifully together. I really like the background vocal too. I could see this and some of your other song working well with the whole neighborhood lazily singing in the background in parts.
posted by edlundart at 9:51 PM on February 26, 2008

snsranch - I am playing slide on the banjo!
posted by ORthey at 4:53 PM on February 27, 2008

And that's a bit of pizzicato on the French Horn in there, too, right?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:10 PM on February 27, 2008

I had never heard of that before, but slide on the banjo sounds awesome!
posted by Corduroy at 6:21 PM on February 27, 2008

This makes me smile. I love the lazy, loping picking.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:56 AM on February 28, 2008

This song breathes in such a wonderful way. I also really like how the awkwardness of the language fits the revisiting of earlier, more awkward days through the discovery of old homework.

I am feeling a little blue and this turned out to be just what I needed. Thanks!

¡A mí me encantó!
posted by umbú at 8:36 PM on February 29, 2008

I haven't had much time lately, and when I first heard it I was gonna say something like "this is my new favorite song of yours", but I'm always telling you that. The perils of being a fan, I guess.

It was great to hear you singing in Spanish. Your Spanish is definitely better than my English!
posted by micayetoca at 5:16 PM on March 3, 2008

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