I said, “Hello Eugene, Eugene, Eugene”
I said, “Hello Eugene, are you there, Eugene?”
I said, "Hello Eugene, Eugene, Eugene
I said, “Hello Eugene, does any of this ring a bell, Eugene?”
Brilliant. Pink Martini. I always come back and listen to them. I don’t know, maybe a dozen or so years ago, I was listening to NPR, and heard a bit of their minor key rendition of “Qué Sera Sera”, and I was hooked. I love world music, and they give you their own brand of world music. Always cleanly recorded, they sometimes have fun with the production. A dog barking, almost, but not quite in time to a Mexican rhythm. Mixing what I think is an electrified Koto with a balalaika riff. And the accents. Iberian Spanish in one song, Chicano in another.
If you haven’t discovered Pink Martini, you’re in for a treat. Hang On, Little Tomato.