Fiesta Time

January 30, 2009 1:49 PM

This is my great, sweeping ballad … my Piano Man, if you will. Tinged with chili powder.

The story’s pretty straightforward. You’ve got this couple leading stressful, unsatisfying lives, but making do the best they can. A large part of their coping strategy revolves around a regular date on Thursday nights at the local Holiday Inn bar, where they can nosh on some beer and chips. They obviously get an inordinate amount of pleasure from this cheesy little dive and see no irony in that. They are not slumming, they are not doing anything post-modern. They are enjoying themselves, and it’s important.

This is a song from my 2006 CD, Fiesta Time. There's a longer post about this song and the full lyrics, not to mention lots more music at

posted by soundacious (3 comments total)

I found myself really moved by this little story. Very well-crafted lyrics, they hit just the right tone of "isn't life wonderful and tragic at the same time" without beating you over the head with it. I'd say you accomplished what you set out to do with this one.
posted by arcanecrowbar at 6:30 PM on January 30, 2009

This compels me to turn out my bedroom light, find my cellphone and turn on its backlight, while swaying rhythmically. De-lightful.
And now I really want some queso, too.
posted by Mizu at 9:34 PM on January 30, 2009

Thanks for the kind words, folks!
posted by soundacious at 5:41 AM on January 31, 2009

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