Buenos días, amigas.  ¡Otra miércoles, otra canción!  Esta semana, os traemos Julieta Venegas’ “Lento” (“Slow”).

¡Rara, pero muy linda, este vídeo!

We first brought you some music by Julieta a few weeks back with Eres Para Mí.  (It’s still my favorite from her repertorio, actually.)  This one caught my ear and my eye a few days back while I was working.  I’m fortunate enough (and unfortunate enough — another story for another day) to work as a system administrator in my day-job life, so one of the perks is constant YouTube, Spotify, etc., if I’m not in meetings.

This tune started playing

one day as I was cranking out some monitoring scripts, and I had to look up for some reason.  There was Julieta’s crooked little smile, surrounded by CGI flowers springing up out of the sidewalks.  I was hooked.  I owe my employer 4:08 minutes of work for sitting there with a stupid grin on my face.

The lyrics for this one are easily followed, even for someone as…. wait for it… lento as I am!  And they’re not sad — just kind of sweet and sappy.  (For once; right?  Sorry about that.)   Por ejemplo…

Y poco a poco olvidar,
El tiempo y su velocidad;
Frenar el ritmo, ir muy lento,
cada vez más lento.
(En inglés…)
And little by little forget about
Time and its speed;
Stop the rhythm and go very slowly,
Slower each time.
¡Háganos saber lo que piensas!

¡Hay no más!  

Lo siento, amigas.  Not much progress on the study front this week, I’m afraid.  I’ve dabbled (tried to catch up) a bit in Duolingo a little but have spent virtually no time doing Rocket Spanish lessons.  On the bright side (quite literally), it was, at least partly, for good reason, inasmuch as mi esposa and I spent much of the weekend shopping for cosmetics in honor of National (and International) Lipstick Day.  (¡Viva la barra de labios!)  

But there were other obstacles, as well, including, but not limited to, an ever-increasing workload at the office.  (I.e., I can listen to music from time to time, but it’s rare that I have the opportunity to concentrate on a Spanish lesson.)  Anyway, I hope to have more news on that front for you next time.  For now…

¡Hasta luego, amigas!

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