May 13th 2016
Story originally written and experienced: February 13th 2016
“Is this serious?”
I had Mexican food to thank for this conversation.
We were in Austin, Texas, basking in beams of southern sunshine:
And spending our off minutes, laying down, relaxing and talking about the incredible potential of Mexican food for dinner, all whilst listening to a range of music from old classics to new sounds, to jazz songs to…this:
“Speaking of Mexican food…have you ever heard of the song ‘Tacos, Enchiladas And Beans’ by Doris Day?” Jared inquired.
“Doris Day? As in…the legendary singer and actress from the 40s, 50s and 60s…Doris Day?”
“Yup. Here. I’ll play it for you.”
And it was in that moment that I finally heard the most underrated song that was ever created.
A gem. Slipped way under the radar for far too many decades.
A gem that sounded like this:
Legendary lyrics including:
“Love ’em, dozens of ’em
I consume them by the score
And when I’m through, what do I do?
I stamp and holler for more!”
– Sung melodically by a delicate blondie with a well-deserved fan base.
“But how in the world could I exist without tacos, enchiladas and beans?”
– A simple yet powerful question originally posed on Doris’ acclaimed “Golden Girl” album.
“They make me kind of sick, but I love them.”
– Said Mrs. Day, a woman of truth, integrity and respectable appetite.
Now go forth, mis niños, and make it go viral.
And for the love of god, wait for the end of the song. You without a doubt, will not regret it.
Confirmed by gato Sombrero: