Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Paulo - Panda Magic/Chanda (1987)
Oh, 1987-88. What a crazy, crazy time. Not only were we getting ready for the Olympics, but we were spending our hours in line at the zoo, hoping for a glimpse of a pair of pandas that were on loan from somewhere. We can't remember where. All we remember were the souvenirs - panda glasses from the gas station, pandas on milk cartons... and this record, from local folk/children's songwriter Paulo.
This is a pretty fun song (hey, it's a kids' song) - with a b-side celebrating an elephant who was born at the zoo in 1986.
We note that Calgary should be hosting a family of pandas in the coming year, assuming Nenshi can tear them out of Justin Trudeau's muscular hands.