My performance of choice was La Isla Bonita by Madonna, and the song has been cycling through my head ever since (along with Because the Night by 10,000 Maniacs. Did someone sing that? I can't recall. Even though I only drank water, I was drunk).
Karaoke is a blessing for all involved. The worst singers boldly rock the free nation, and the best singers can get a few moments of glory (otherwise lost due to lack of fame). With this in mind, I trolled the interwebs for any and every amateur cover of La Isla Bonita I could find. Turns out all sorts of interesting characters love this tune:
- A one-person duet by a "part-time cowboy and full-time rockstar"
- Lanka-style by an old islander living in Arizona
- Asian dude with insane amounts of vibrato
- Finnish melodic metal band Twilight Guardians
THE SUNDAY SOUND: July 31, La Isla Asustadiza.
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