No behind the scenes videos here

Hola, ricos y suaves.

So, I went to Mexico for a week to escape the daily grind of dashing little kids’ dreams, and what I discovered is that the best part of Mexico, far and away better than beaches and daiquiris and speedy mice, is Spanish-language music videos. And the best music video I saw down there (and I say this without a smidgen of irony) was for a song called “DON” by a little band called Miranda!

Go ahead and watch the video now. I’ll wait.

Okay, now let’s discuss why this video is great:

1) The gradual sexualization of the dorky Mr. Bean look-alike lead singer.

2) The song is catchy as hell. I don’t understand a word of it and I’m hooked.

3) The band is called “Miranda!” with an exclamation point. Whenever yout talk about this band, you have to shout!

4) This video features hot nurses. That’s right. Miranda! was not afraid to GO THERE.

5) The holy guitar solo.

6) Dancing with bedpans.

7) My favorite part: the throbbing finger hearts.

The song seems to be a big hit in Mexico, and on youtube, with a live version (highlight: flying guitarist), a remix and a dumb parody (highlight: fart joke). Does anybody know who these guys are or what this song is about? Are these guys dorky-therefore-cool (like Weezer) or cool-therefore-dorky (like Good Charlotte)? Enquiring minds want to know!

18 Comments on “No behind the scenes videos here”

  1. Luke Says:

    is it me or is it really obvious he is lip singing at some parts?

  2. lily Says:

    raizin, this is AMAZING. isabel, susannah and i just watched it and even though we read your discription before hand every moment still delighted and suprised us.

  3. Steve Says:

    According to their Wikipedia, they got their start in an “underground” music scene, and they got into trouble because of their overly sexual lyrics (I think one controversial line translated to “I want you to lie to me when I ask your age”).

    So, the content certainly doesn’t sound Good Charlotte like. Although, the only Good Charlotte song I know has those lyrics that were in that Jay Z song, something about throwing your hands up.

  4. Ingrid Cold Says:

    The Holy guitar solo is the best haha

  5. Julia Says:

    I’ve had this song stuck in my head for the past few months, and I still love it every time I hear it. Also, the buttons on their site play the bouncy keyboard thing!

  6. stephen Says:

    here’s the album that DON is off of: http://music.yahoo.com/release/25255049

  7. hooligan Says:

    I only get two channels on my TV, both in Spanish. The upside to this is that I actually got to see this video roughly a year ago and it moved my sis and I to dance like idiots. The other upsides to Spanish TV are more passionate world cup commentaries and seeing Police Academy in Spanish (far more entertaining).

  8. stephen Says:

    i found out that right before the solo, they say “here is the solo, played on the guitar by Lolo.”

  9. kevin Says:

    i looked up the lyrics and tried to translate. my spanish may be off a little or a lot but this is what i got:

    I want to know what happened to me
    You asked what happened to me
    and you don’t know what i answer
    because clearly, you certainly (“mareé”?)
    with my going and return, you got tired of my slow (“camara”?)
    And although i try, i can never, hurry my decision.

    in the precise moment when everything changes for me,
    in this instant i assure you that i gave you a sign,
    but you did not listen to me, perhaps without intention on your part,
    The sound of my voice can be a little weak.

    Oh! one morning i will see you arrive,
    and discover that i, am no longer alone better
    and i will ask you to accompany me
    to where i truly don’t know, (“dime que si, miénteme”?)
    in the end, you break the crystal in me
    it happened that you cause me to say
    i think that you have the gift to cure this illness.

    i feel that i should find you, nevertheless
    after time i am going
    toward my own, to my center, that (“jamas”?) i will find
    i want to have you, and you to find a decent way
    But, you see, i can no longer leave my role

    I should calm down and play the game you told me to play
    under the guard, i receive you and take shelter of your skin
    destiny has given me, hearts unbalanced
    your word, levels me and stops my fall

    Oh! one morning i will see you arrive,
    and discover that i, am no longer alone better
    and i will ask you to accompany me
    to where i truly don’t know, (“dime que si, miénteme”?)
    in the end, you break the crystal in me
    it happened that you cause me to say
    i think that you have the gift to cure this illness.

    It’s a solo: It’s the guitar of Lolo.

    in the end, you break the crystal in me
    you opened my skin which was so bad
    you broke the silence that caused me to move away
    perhaps it was you that caused me to return
    i sense that you know the better form
    and you have the gift that is required to cure this illness.

    you’re welcome.

  10. bryony Says:

    there’s a really eloquent comment about this on youtube:

    “I really love this song. Its great and I like the sound it reminds me of other ones”

    i think that is truly the epitome of music criticism.

  11. kevin Says:

    by the way, this is begging for an english parody, which i am considering.

  12. becky Says:

    why are there so many typoes in this thing? have you been chugging those strawberry daquiris?

  13. Raizin Says:

    There are so many typos because I was just so excited about Miranda!

  14. wellie Says:

    hey there. that translation of the don lyrics is pretty good, i can help with the few words you dont know though…. here it is (copied and pasted of course. coz thats how lazy i am). if anyone has correections, do it! and can i just say, i LOVE this song, and the video with the hot nurses and bedpans. they also have a great song and another cool video called el profe.

    I want to know what is happening to me
    I ask you, whats happening to me,
    and you don’t know what to answer me
    because clearly, i pissed you off.
    with my comings and goings, i tired you with my slow thought processes,
    And although i try, i can never, hurry my decision.

    in the precise moment in which everything is changing for me,
    in this instant i assure you that i gave you a sign,
    but you did not listen to me, perhaps without intention on your part,
    The sound of my voice can be a little weak.

    oh, one morning i will see you arrive,
    and discover that i,i am no longer better off alone
    and i will ask you to accompany me
    to where i truly don’t know,
    say to me yes, lie to me,
    it could be that in the end, you broke the crystal in me

    it could have happened that you made me say
    i think that you have the gift to cure this badness.

    i feel that i should find you,
    and nevertheless, after time i am going
    toward myself, to my center, that i will never find
    i want to have you, and treat you a decent way
    But, you see, i can no longer leave my role

    I should calm down and play the game you told me to,
    under the guard, i receive you and cherish your skin
    destiny has given me, unbalanced hearts
    your word, levels me and stops my fall

    Oh! one morning i will see you arrive,
    and discover that i, am no longer better off alone
    and i will ask you to accompany me
    to where i truly don’t know,
    tellme yes, lie to me,
    in the end, you break the crystal in me
    it happened that you cause me to say
    i think that you have the gift to cure this illness.

    It’s a solo? It’s the guitar of Lolo.

    it could be that in the end, you broke the crystal in me
    you opened my skin which was so bad
    you broke the silence that caused me to move away
    perhaps it was you that caused me to return
    i sense that you know the better form
    and you have the gift that is required to cure this illness.

  15. wellie Says:

    by the way…. they are argentinan not mexican.argentina rocks. go there if u get a chance.x

  16. Chloe18 Says:

    Are fury again for My

  17. Hroar Njalson Says:

    by the way guys. only one of those hot nurses is a female. take a closer look, then have fun redeeming your sense of manliness!

  18. ax Says:

    God, I’m from uruguay (next to argentina) and seeing that has made me laugh a lot, these guys are from Argentina, they have been playing for some years now and that song was a huge hit, let alone the famous line ‘ es un solo, es la guitarra de lolo ‘

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