this is a fishy rendition of a cumbia from Colombia circa 1938. it helped me get over a broken heart, a broken home. living in SF near the ocean, the best way to deal with life's vicissitudes is to go to the beach and tell it to the water. i make myself get in, from head to toe a few times a year. it's good for you to hit the freezing water. wakes up all the cells. i call it "flushing your head." the presence of the ocean keeps everything in perspective. rapper boots riley joins us laying down rhymes about a relationship gone awry. we recorded this tune live and then put the band in for what we called the most expensive party we've ever had. oz fritz our sound wizard was at the board as the band partied around a stereo microphone at the close of one of our recording sessions. the tequila was lovely.


from este mundo, released October 27, 2009


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