Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Kosovo meets the Beach Boys

Bermuda…Bahama…come on pretty mama…Key Largo…Montego…baby why don’t we go down to…


You just gotta watch this video of troops perfoming “Kosovo” to the music of the Beach Boys’ Kokomo.

I was in Kosovo in 2003 and it’s far less sunny than this sun-bleached rhythm would lead you to believe - especially in October - which makes this rendition so incredibly enjoyable. It does a great job of summing up the frustration of the locals who don’t want the UN to be there and the UN soldiers who, in fact, would prefer to be somewhere else.

Just another example of how frustrating international peacekeeping can be. If you like the song and its theme you should check out the movie No Man’s Land.

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