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dyharenas
(Bahía de Cata)
Posted: Jun 18, 2018 21:16
 

If you grew up in Latin America, that underlying radio narrative combining time-keeping, weather, advertising comments...and then all the musical layers on top...it just captures the whole identity from Río Grande to Tierra del Fuego. It's quite an achievement in my view.

Plus, my 15-year old heard this for the first time when he was in his mother's tummy and we were on holiday in Barcelona (where Manu Chau lives), he then became addicted to it and, being on the autistic spectrum, it became the routine song for the drive to school in Devon... each curve on that country road to Blackawton primary school was met with a "me gustas tú" and "5 de la mañana...remedio chino e infalible" was the cue to get out of the car!

I put the CD on the other day and he walked by me, he gave me a quick look and a fleeting smile. Me gustas tú.
pfreet
Posted: Jan 30, 2018 14:40
 

Love this, so much fun!
lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Jan 30, 2018 14:11
 

 daniel_rusk wrote:
This song sucks. Enough Hispanic crap in this country! Stop it!  
westslope wrote:

I'll bet that many Americans would like to export the White Trash to somewhere else.

 
@westslope: I'm only ONE American and I would like to export that trash you speak of, starting at THE VERY TOP lol.

I think this is a fun little track, and I can nearly understand both the French and Spanish.  It's a 7 for me.  PEACE and LONG LIVE RP!! 


westslope
(BC sage brush steppe)
Posted: Dec 13, 2017 14:09
 

 aelfheld wrote:

......

No one really loves France.  Not even the French.  

Most Americans think of the French as a breed of New Yorker - snooty, condescending, & incomprehensible.  And largely irrelevant.

Buenos tardes.

 

 
Huh aelfheld,

I just want to point out that you misspelled buenas tardes.  And add a couple of more comments.
 
The French (quote unquote) as a breed of New Yorker, probably only applies to some folks from Paris.  The rest of the country is not like that.

But then I don't have problems with folks from Paris either (though I would personally never go on a vacation to Paris).  Guess it helps to be fluent in French. 

But I understand.  I know that some stoutly unilingual North American folks insist on language purity and wish languages to remain static. 
jtherieau
(San Diego)
Posted: Nov 03, 2017 13:30
 

 daniel_rusk wrote:
This song sucks. Enough Hispanic crap in this country! Stop it!  

 
Pretty funny coming from somebody whose last name is from Spanish (or Portuguese) origin.rusk (n.)"light, crisp bits of bread or biscuit," 1590s, from Spanish or Portuguese rosca "roll, twist of bread," literally "coil, anything round and spiral," of unknown origin, perhaps from a pre-Latin Iberian word.
aelfheld
Posted: Nov 03, 2017 13:26
 

 perecaramba wrote:
Hi, new here ;-D
Manu Chao is NOT an spanish crap, he was born in Paris, France, even he used to sing or use spanish words.
I thought ALL american citizen loves France...
Oscar from Barcelona, Spain.
Nice to meet you everyone.
 
Perhaps Manu Chao should have learned more Spanish before he started writing lyrics in it.

No one really loves France.  Not even the French.  

Most Americans think of the French as a breed of New Yorker - snooty, condescending, & incomprehensible.  And largely irrelevant.

Buenos tardes.

 
aelfheld
Posted: Nov 03, 2017 13:20
 

No me gusta.
CoYoT51
(Reims, France... then Lima, Peru.)
Posted: Nov 03, 2017 13:19
 

Ciao, Manu! PSD
haretic
(toward Abad, just south of Maitri)
Posted: Sep 13, 2017 18:48
 

 LinThizzy wrote:
I told you so very clearly
12 in Havana, Cuba
11 pm in San Salvador, El Salvador
11 pm in Managua, Nicaragua)

I like the planes, I like you,
I like traveling, I like you,
I like the morning, I like you,
I like the wind, I like you,
I like to dream, I like you,
I like the sea, I like you,

What will i do, je ne sais pas
What am I going to do, je ne sais plus,
What will i do, je suis perdu
what time is it, my heart?,

I like the bike, I like you,
I like to run, I like you,
I like the rain, I like you,
I like to go back, I like you,
I like marihuana, I like you,
I like Colombian, I like you,
I like the mountain, I like you,
I like the night (I like you).

What will i do, je ne sais pas
What am I going to do, je ne sais plus,
What will i do, je suis perdu
what time is it, my heart?,

(Twelve, one minute)

I like dinner, I like you,
I like the neighbor, I like you
(Clock radio: one in the morning)
I like your kitchen, I like you,
I like camelar, I like you,
I like the guitar, I like you,
I like reggae, I like you,

What will i do, je ne sais pas
What am I going to do, je ne sais plus,
What will i do, je suis perdu
what time is it, my heart?,

I like cinnamon, I like you,
I like the fire, I like you,
I like to wiggle, I like you,
I like La Coruña, I like you,
I like Malasaña, I like you,
I like the chestnut, I like you,
I like Guatemala, I like you.

What will i do, je ne sais pas
What am I going to do, je ne sais plus,
What will i do, je suis perdu
what time is it, love?

(What am I going to do, je ne sais plus,
What am I going to do, je ne sais plus,
What am I going to do, je suis perdu)
what time is it, love...?
(What am I going to do, je ne sais plus,
What am I going to do, je ne sais plus,
What am I going to do, je suis perdu)
what time is it, love...?
what time is it, love...?
(what time is it, love...?)

what time is it, love...?
what time is it, love...?
what time is it, love...?

(4 am)

Praise Praise Praise Praise
Alabim praise alabim good bam
Alabim praise alabim good bam

(Clock radio: 5 in the morning.
Not everything that shines is gold; Chinese and infallible remedy ...)

 bump


ChrisVIII
(Spain)
Posted: Aug 14, 2017 3:40
 

 sgaustein wrote:
5 chords repeated ad nauseam. The only interesting thing about this song is the radio people telling the time in Spanish

 
agreed, way too repetitive to be enjoyable... 
jdemmers
(Atlanta, GA)
Posted: Jul 14, 2017 11:09
 

 Stephen_Phillips wrote:

Welcome to the RP forum Oscar.

Finally, French in America is sometimes associated with New Orleans sleaze, Haitian Voodoo etc and the language itself is disliked by English speakers unless you are an Francophile.

 

Now that's a bunch of BS.
musicforme
Posted: Jul 04, 2017 4:47
 

What a happy cheerful sound to hear, well done RP.
sgaustein
Posted: May 14, 2017 10:07
 

5 chords repeated ad nauseam. The only interesting thing about this song is the radio people telling the time in Spanish
Stephen_Phillips
(Hillsborough, Northern Ireland)
Posted: Mar 14, 2017 8:23
 

 perecaramba wrote:
Hi, new here ;-D
Manu Chao is NOT an spanish crap, he was born in Paris, France, even he used to sing or use spanish words.
I thought ALL american citizen loves France...
Oscar from Barcelona, Spain.
Nice to meet you everyone.
 

 
Welcome to the RP forum Oscar.

I think you mean Manu Chao is not a Spanish chap - not "crap" which is something completely different although some commentators here think he is both!

Here is a summary and highly personal comment as to why Americans (and British) do not love France....  not least because there is still a lingering belief that France rolled over a little too easily to the Germans in the Second World War, The Allies had to save France but there was not much gratitude for the Allied sacrifices by the French authorities afterwards and they made out that in fact it was the the French Resistance that won their Country back.

Post WW2 General De Gaulle made himself unpopular with the British and Americans and then there was Vietnam - a mess that France started and the Americans tried to solve at great cost but in the end unsuccessfully

Finally, French in America is sometimes associated with New Orleans sleaze, Haitian Voodoo etc and the language itself is disliked by English speakers unless you are an Francophile.

However you are Spanish and your language is obviously increasingly spoken in the USA spreading from Latin America so you are safe from all my sweeping generalisations. 
ScottishWillie
(The Scottish Lowlands)
Posted: Mar 14, 2017 7:56
 

 Mustangbill wrote:
This is just a whole lot of fun! You don't have to know a lot of the language to get the gist. 
  
Agreed! I’d also rather listen to a language I don't understand that a bigot I do understand!


perecaramba
Posted: Jan 11, 2017 19:44
 

Hi, new here ;-D
Manu Chao is NOT an spanish crap, he was born in Paris, France, even he used to sing or use spanish words.
I thought ALL american citizen loves France...
Oscar from Barcelona, Spain.
Nice to meet you everyone.
 
LinThizzy
(midwest)
Posted: Jan 11, 2017 19:36
 

I told you so very clearly
12 in Havana, Cuba
11 pm in San Salvador, El Salvador
11 pm in Managua, Nicaragua)

I like the planes, I like you,
I like traveling, I like you,
I like the morning, I like you,
I like the wind, I like you,
I like to dream, I like you,
I like the sea, I like you,

What will i do, je ne sais pas
What am I going to do, je ne sais plus,
What will i do, je suis perdu
what time is it, my heart?,

I like the bike, I like you,
I like to run, I like you,
I like the rain, I like you,
I like to go back, I like you,
I like marihuana, I like you,
I like Colombian, I like you,
I like the mountain, I like you,
I like the night (I like you).

What will i do, je ne sais pas
What am I going to do, je ne sais plus,
What will i do, je suis perdu
what time is it, my heart?,

(Twelve, one minute)

I like dinner, I like you,
I like the neighbor, I like you
(Clock radio: one in the morning)
I like your kitchen, I like you,
I like camelar, I like you,
I like the guitar, I like you,
I like reggae, I like you,

What will i do, je ne sais pas
What am I going to do, je ne sais plus,
What will i do, je suis perdu
what time is it, my heart?,

I like cinnamon, I like you,
I like the fire, I like you,
I like to wiggle, I like you,
I like La Coruña, I like you,
I like Malasaña, I like you,
I like the chestnut, I like you,
I like Guatemala, I like you.

What will i do, je ne sais pas
What am I going to do, je ne sais plus,
What will i do, je suis perdu
what time is it, love?

(What am I going to do, je ne sais plus,
What am I going to do, je ne sais plus,
What am I going to do, je suis perdu)
what time is it, love...?
(What am I going to do, je ne sais plus,
What am I going to do, je ne sais plus,
What am I going to do, je suis perdu)
what time is it, love...?
what time is it, love...?
(what time is it, love...?)

what time is it, love...?
what time is it, love...?
what time is it, love...?

(4 am)

Praise Praise Praise Praise
Alabim praise alabim good bam
Alabim praise alabim good bam

(Clock radio: 5 in the morning.
Not everything that shines is gold; Chinese and infallible remedy ...)
WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Jan 11, 2017 19:34
 

 cayenne wrote:

No, no, don't go! Stay here with the slimy girls; if you leave, we'll miss you so.



 
{#Lol}
cayenne
(in over my head)
Posted: Jan 01, 2017 16:58
 

 joempie wrote:
Can't stand this slimy girly stuff. Nice original sound, but I can't stand it. What a waste - I used to love Mano Negra.

 
No, no, don't go! Stay here with the slimy girls; if you leave, we'll miss you so.

"Hey"
senorcerveza
(San Miguel de Allende Mexico)
Posted: Jan 01, 2017 13:22
 

 Grammarcop wrote:
Me gustó cerveza.

 
Yo tambien!