Thursday, May 28, 2015

Rico Suave

My iPhone has an music app that supplements my library with stuff their algorithm thinks is compatible.
Sitting at Panera, sipping coffee and having finished the best cheese Danish I’ve ever had here, I’m listening to tunes with my Bang & Olufsen H8 wireless headphones and what should come up in the rotation but “Rico Suave,” the 1991 Latin hit by Gerardo Mejia, a sort of rapper from Ecuador.
I had a hard time not laughing out loud. It’s somewhere between comical and pathetic in the way that Vanilla Ice was conspicuous as a poser.

We can all take comfort in the knowledge that Gerardo turned 50 last month.

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