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Hotel California

When we first arrived it seemed that I heard it everywhere. Now, as we get ready to leave I'm hearing it everywhere again. In the last three days I've heard it three times - on Wednesday in Juvenilja, on Thursday somewhere I can't remember, on Friday at an open air festival in Mother Tereza Square. The latter was a kind of ersatz reggae version - pleasingly different.

I tried it once myself at Flares on karaoke night, but I couldn't hit the high notes. Maybe I ought to give it one more go.


Anonymous said…
Well, it happens to me everytime with a song of Nick Cave, "In my arms", (that's weird 'cause it isn't popular like the Eagles hit)... I think it could be some kind of an unexplored syndrome, maybe a sort of "Oh-my-God-two years-already-passed!- syndrome"...

p.s. I'm serious, it happened to me at least twice, in Sweden and US.
Anonymous said…
By the know that Albania is literally "the land of the Eagles"...
Thereby Hotel California should be considered a sort of national anthem?
Anonymous said…
Oh wow, we used to sing it in English class in highschool in Tirana.
james said…
If you do decide to serenade the patrons of Flares with your rendition of Hotel California, please let me know. I might make a special trip up for that. We've tried some classic rock songs there before. The crowd wasn't so into it. I'm sure our less than stellar voices didn't help either.

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