While I don’t like to meta-blog, I do need to point out Sean Burke’s particularly biting and accurate berating of this Spanish treatment of the U.S. national anthem. I thought Sean was being hyperbolic in his criticism, simply working up a good crank, but then I listened to the song.
«And then, because mere lyrics and melody are not painful enough, there is the actual performance [4MB mp3]. It is a horror worse than Lovecraft could have imagined, because even he could not have pictured a chorus of Cthulhus gospel-yodeling in the high tradition of Cèline Dion and/or American Idol.»
Worble on like french fry fatten finches, you masters of melody, you saints of salsa!