The melody is simple and poppy, but the vocals are, if not sped up, then crazily falsettoed.
And the repeated refrain of “push the little daisies and make em come up” is, if not annoying, certainly infectious (in many senses of the word).
It was originally released as a limited edition of 1000 copies, but has since been given wide release.
And, holy, he needs Bast to meet Mister Piscator out by the Egyptian stuff in the museum (JR can’t do it himself obviously–I love that he is using a handkerchief on the phone and everyone asks if there’s connection troubles).But this story differs from some of the other Junot Díaz stories in that although it is about Nilda, there is also a tragedy in Yunior’s family.It’s quite horrible, and yet it is sort of glossed over–it’s an interesting conceit that Nilda’s story is more important that his family’s (especially given how the story ends). But Yunior still sees Nilda around and watches as she makes some really bad choices and her life goes slowly downhill.I can’t decide if he’s right or not (or if it simply won’t be relevant for what he has–indeed, a lot of this financial stuff, it seems like JR is more knowledgeable than anyone else because he has actually read the material–something nobody does.And Bast is a musician, what does he know about money, right? Although his ultimate plan (potentially ingenious, but practically preposterous) is that they buy one share of all the big stocks, get their prospectuses and read them all.