In my global search for music I find “entertaining”, I picked up a CD by a vocal group called Budak Pantai while I was in Singapore. At the time I bought it, I had no idea what the group sounded like, who they were, or what to expect. The title of the CD, “The Cattle are Lowing @ Blue Moo”, with a picture of a cow with antlers and a string of Christmas lights running through, gave the impression I wouldn’t be disappointed.
And, so far, of the eight to ten CDs I picked up on the trip, this one has been my favorite. An amusing group of five guys singing offbeat renditions of western songs, including a number of Christmas favorites, primarily a capella (though there are a few songs with some acoustic guitar accompaniment), recorded as part of their live show, hits all the notes I’m looking for in some of my more “peculiar” music.
Now if only someone could explain to me just what the joke is behind track 13.