Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Shall I Play For You? (Pa Rum Pum Pum Pum)

This afternoon, the Margarita Maza de Juárez School for the Intensive and Repetitive Study of the Mexican National Anthem, located across the street from our offices, took time out from its regular curriculum to spend an hour or two boning up on their Christmas carols (Christmas, not to be overly pedantic about it, being 46 fucking days away). They used the patented MMJSIRSMNA Method of cranking the music through a tinny, distorted loudspeaker, while a teacher with a two-note range and a nonexistent grasp of English drones along to the music. The video below, according to our staff enthnomusicologist, is a very loose version of the David Bowie classic, "Little Drummer Boy." [Note: the surge in volume at about :50 seconds is them, not us.]



Pretty thing, innit?

4 comments:

Dave said...

Cheer up. In another 45 days of practice they won't be half-bad.

On the other hand, there's nowhere to go but up.

Crazy Rita said...

Trust me when I tell you it is not the teacher's fault they will be practicing over and over again repeatedly for the next 6 weeks. I guarantee there is a director standing over them with whips and chains to make sure the prodigies sound like candidates for The Julliard School so when they hold the dog and pony show it will make parents happy to pay $60,000 pesos a year for their children's quality education.

Burro Hall said...

Judging from the parents picking up their kids every day, I would be astonished if the combined tuition for all the students was anywhere close to $60K. I'm pretty sure they're just singing songs because it fills time. The should be handing out recorders pretty soon...

Crazy Rita said...

Is this a government school or private? I thought only the private schools had to make the parents happy. Jeeeezus.