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Los Lobos — Kiko and the Lavender Moon
Album: Kiko
Avg rating:
7

Your rating:
Total ratings: 3608









Released: 1992
Length: 3:27
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Kiko and the lavender moon
Out playing, makes believe
Nobody can see
And then he waits
And then he fakes
And then he bends
And then he shakes
He plays and plays
Still playing till he
Goes off to sleep

Kiko and the lavender moon
Out dancing making faces at
A big black cat
And then he flies
Up to the wall
Stands on one foot
Doesn't even fall
Dance and dance
Still dancing till
He goes off to sleep

He always sleeps
Till the sun goes down
He never wakes
Till no one's around
He never stops
Can't catch his breath
It's always there
Scares him to death

Kiko and the lavender moon
Out dreaming 'bout green shoes
Haircuts and cake
And then he wishes
The world away
And then he kneels
As if to pray
He dreams and dreams
Kiko and the lavender moon
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 Alanna wrote:

This is a solid 10 for me. It might have something to do with my Son's nickname being Kiko ( little peanut in Croatian).  How can you not start moving when this one comes on?! 


COOL!  Dobro Jutro (Good Morning in Croatian)!  Say Hi to the Little Peanut for me!  
 drewd wrote:

As someone said a while back, it reminds me of The Little Rascals.

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LOL!!

As someone said a while back, it reminds me of The Little Rascals.

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First heard this gem on Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Show, the theme of this one being "The Moon"
Great stuff.
This is a solid 10 for me. It might have something to do with my Son's nickname being Kiko ( little peanut in Croatian).  How can you not start moving when this one comes on?! 
Nice song... The horns kinda make me a bit wobbly though...
3 Blind Mice...
Cop show? Don't get that refernce! They sound good but 'not' like LA east!
 timmus wrote:

"Kiko and the Lavender Moon" sounds like one of those 1970s cop shows.




Too Funny!   GREAT TUNE!!
"Kiko and the Lavender Moon" sounds like one of those 1970s cop shows.
 Majestic wrote:

Plays (last 30 days): 2

2 plays in the last 30, not a chance. This song is on such heavy rotation here at RadioParadise I feel as if I can play a note-for-note complete copy on my imaginary saxophone. 



You were probably listening to our Mellow Mix. That's more repetitious than our Main Mix, and at that time only Main Mix plays were listed. That's now changed. The "last 30 days" numbers are calculated by our system, not entered by hand and subject to error. 
 jacopo777 wrote:

This is a 3 blind mice ripoff!



Hahaha! Each and every time I hear this song... three blind mice in minor.
GREAT!
 xcranky_yankee wrote:

Great song, great album. Love these guys live


Saw them in Jamaica with Little Feat. What a week it was. šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»
Me thinks me hear cowbell in this tune.
Ahhhh yes           cowbell       
named my cat Kiko after this song...
 kremfresch wrote:

When did they let morons start listening to RP?



Hey! Be nice. I always hear three blind mice too. Makes me chuckle.
Great song, great album. Love these guys live
 jtherieau wrote:
I want to play this one out in the Anza-Borrego on a full moon.
I can't believe I had never heard of that before, so i looked it up and it sounds fantastic.  
Plays (last 30 days): 2

2 plays in the last 30, not a chance. This song is on such heavy rotation here at RadioParadise I feel as if I can play a note-for-note complete copy on my imaginary saxophone. 
Spooky in a good way.
Dear Bill:
Absolutely love the eclectic mix you bring to us every day.....breathtaking at times.  But please, for the love of God and all that is merciful, please yank this from your playlist....I think I have heard this one song more on your amazing station than Led Zepplin "Stairway to Heaven" at the end of any 1970's high school dance.  
Dude, go to sleep with your mice.
 jacopo777 wrote:
This is a 3 blind mice ripoff!
 
When did they let morons start listening to RP?
Los Lobos rulean.
Havenā€™t seemed to get my ears around this one.
 jacopo777 wrote:
This is a 3 blind mice ripoff!
 

Yes, it's aweswomely creative from an awesomely unique and creative band!!!! Long live LOS LOBOS!  LONG LIVE RP!!
I want to play this one out in the Anza-Borrego on a full moon.
This is a 3 blind mice ripoff!
 Ming_En_Duo wrote:
I love this song. It is so... I can't really explain...
 
I know what you mean....maybe it's the 'story telling' aspect of the lyrics....I'm only at a 7 rating currently and just decided to +1 to 8...Long Live RP!!
(PS - not sure who gave you a 'thumb down' vote on your comment....silly really....oh well to each their own I suppose)  *edit 4 years later - probably the same negative nelly who gave me a thumbs down too...still "Oh well!" and LLRP*
The ratings would indicate that this songs will keep getting airtime within Bill's great playlists, which is fine by me!
I love this song. It is so... I can't really explain...
WHATEVER!  This whole album is Wonderful.
boring and overplayed
 DrMacDaddy wrote:
I really don't understand why RP loves top play this song so frequently.  Way out of proportion to its quality.  Please edify me.

 
Sometimes the unknowable can't be explained.... it bothers me too...
Got to admit I really like this song ....

I introduced the kidlets to the Sesame Street version.... Elmo and the Lavender Moon. They love it.....

"Elmo and the lavender moon
Out dancing making faces at
A big black cat.
And then they dance
Stands on one foot
Doesn't even fall.
Dance and dance
Still dancing as
He goes off to sleep"

Always makes me smile as I look at the kidlets sleeping....

jhorton wrote:
Does this band have, " Kompromat," on Bill?

So mediocre and yet so overplayed, especially this turkey. 

 
 {#Yes}

O-ver-played, Oh-verr-played...
I think that 2000+ ratings averaging 7 outweigh the  naysayers. Good Song.
I really don't understand why RP loves top play this song so frequently.  Way out of proportion to its quality.  Please edify me.
 themusicroob wrote:

It's a sad day when you can't enjoy a falling third without hearing a nursery rhyme. Keep going like that all you'll have left is serialism.

 
What if you can enjoy it while hearing the nursery rhyme? What would that leave me with? {#Ask}
4 times in 30 days is 3 too much, this has worn out.
This one of the very few songs which have stayed in rotation for 25 years chez nous.
 stangalbraith wrote:
Bill, you play such a wonderful variety of music. Thanks for including this in your playlist.

 
I agree. A very good song off of a very good album by a very good band.
Does this band have, " Kompromat," on Bill?

So mediocre and yet so overplayed, especially this turkey. 
I can't set this lower than 1. PSD Away!!!
These guys are so good live.  Love this whole CD.
 
BRILLIANT ORCHESTRAL ARRANGEMENT. 
Just saw Los Lobos 3 weeks ago with the North Mississippi All Stars and the Tedeschi Trucks band.  Such an awesome night of music with all 3 band's various members sitting in with whoever was on stage at the moment.  Just a great night of live music.
Great American band.
 barsaec wrote:
 Amen !  I think i hear every playing of this song. 4 in the last 30 days is way too much!

82comet wrote:
No clue why this song gets played so much. Time to update your playlist and drop this one.

 
 
ARRRRRRGGGGGG..... CANT take this any more.....
 Amen !  I think i hear every playing of this song. 4 in the last 30 days is way too much!

82comet wrote:
No clue why this song gets played so much. Time to update your playlist and drop this one.

 

No clue why this song gets played so much. Time to update your playlist and drop this one.
 rpfan53005 wrote:
Worst song on RP.   By far. 

 
Couldn't agree more.... and whats worse is I ALWAYS seem to be listening when its on....
Bill, you play such a wonderful variety of music. Thanks for including this in your playlist.
 rpfan53005 wrote:
Worst song on RP.   By far. 

 
Well use the PSD button, what insight! lmao average rating 7, out of 1800 + {#Stupid} it appears you are in the distinct minority 
 Pike wrote:
THREE BLIND MICE, THREE BLIND MICE......

 
It's a sad day when you can't enjoy a falling third without hearing a nursery rhyme. Keep going like that all you'll have left is serialism.
 rpfan53005 wrote:
Worst song on RP.   By far. 

 
Agreed, but at least it's only on several times per week....
Worst song on RP.   By far. 
 
Los Lobos.
Drew Reynolds

How The Wolf Survived: 40 Years Of Los Lobos
 
by Felix Contreras

 

 Pike wrote:
THREE BLIND MICE, THREE BLIND MICE......

 
Yup, yup, that is all I hear so have to hit PSD
Anything by LL
THREE BLIND MICE, THREE BLIND MICE......
PRIMO
Love, love, love this song. So glad it is still played. 
Although I dislike this song, the disharmonious and repetitive strings/winds weird thingie makes me want more and more.

Like a trainwreck.

Or a family reunion.
 Hogtownmike wrote:
LOVE THE BAND. DISLIKE THIS PARTICULAR SONG...

 
{#Yes} 

How 'bout that PSD!
PSD !  this is not dreamy or hypnotic, those trumpets Pam - dam - dam and the ding-y-ding of the I don't know what are annoying.. It's too slow and they don't match the rest of the song, actually, I think without them the song would have more strength and would be more pleasant... 3
 RabbitEars wrote:

Los Lobos.
 


Great tune!
 TerryS wrote:

Quote;

Posted: Dec 03, 2001 - 13:34

 

Staying power these guys have. Great tune.

 

 

Today:

Yes, Wasn't that around the time of the web cam on the eagles nest?

TS



 
radio paradise has been around that long?!
LOVE THE BAND. DISLIKE THIS PARTICULAR SONG...
Love this and LL, in general! I have four tickets to a live show in September, which I'm really looking forward to because they are one of the bands I've always wanted to see live and I've read that they put on a great show. Hope they play some of my favs!
 ckcotton wrote:
GOOD GOD NOT AGAIN!

  

Agreed.
GOOD GOD NOT AGAIN!
 reggiepdavison wrote:
Way. Over. Played.

 
A thousand times YES!

 
{#Cheers} ...... their best album - "Outstanding" song
Those horns are as sweet as the perfume of a pedestrian underpass.
The cover reminds me of Edith Ann ...

 
Similar to a Three Blind Mice riff—but in a minor key.

Quote;

Posted: Dec 03, 2001 - 13:34

 

Staying power these guys have. Great tune.

 

 

Today:

Yes, Wasn't that around the time of the web cam on the eagles nest?

TS


 ckcotton wrote:
Aargh!!!!!!

 Why must I ALWAYS be listening when this is played??!!!!!!

 
 

Because you a playa'..play on.
3 Blind mice...
First comment on this song... check the date.  How appropriate is that?


Posted: Dec 03, 2001 - 13:34
 

Staying power these guys have. Great tune.
 Krispian wrote:
Genius

 
Yep. Along with a lot of other stuff they have done.    
Genius
 ckcotton wrote:
Aargh!!!!!!

 Why must I ALWAYS be listening when this is played??!!!!!!

 
 
That's what PSD is for!  I'll still enjoy this song and we will both be happy.
Haven't heard this one in a long time - great to see it's still in the playlist. Love it. 

and the pain continues......
Aargh!!!!!!

 Why must I ALWAYS be listening when this is played??!!!!!!

 
love this new orleans sounding track - strings from a 1940 radio show - accordion - sublime instrumentals

 valeriogonzalez wrote:

¿Cumbia y blues?{#Music} 



maxmox wrote:

Si, senor.

 

Y dónde está el problema?
 valeriogonzalez wrote:
¿Cumbia y blues?{#Music}

 
Si, senor.
 mkinnan wrote:
no más

 
mas y mas


no más
Still a lovely tune. I upped my rating from 7 to 8.
 reggiepdavison wrote:
Way. Over. Played.
 

I con cur  P  S  D
 reggiepdavison wrote:
Way. Over. Played.
 
Not. Even. Close.
What an amazing album- I like to play it start to finish. What great musicians- the only album of theirs I enjoy more perhaps is "Tin Can Trust"
 Carl wrote:
One of my all-time favorites. On a really good stereo system this is spectacular.
 
I think your really good stereo system can do better than this. 

And yes, smackiepipe, the horns do belong in a Little Rascals skit.  
Way. Over. Played.
NG
 rpdevotee wrote:
"Three Blind Mice...Three Blind MIce...See How They Run..."
 

This is a frequent observation for this song I just found out.  I never noticed it before my scroll through all the comments. 


Can never get enough of Los Lobos, especially Kiko, and this is one of the nest. Keep playing.
(Does it have a 3 blind mice riff?) 
If it wasn't for this song, I'd never find a break to change the channel for a few moments to get the news...
 jjo wrote:
Do we need to listen this song every day ?
 
......YES.......
¿Cumbia y blues?{#Music}
It sounds like a juxtoposition of Eric Clapton and the Little Rascals.
Do we need to listen this song every day ?
 smackiepipe wrote:
The horns in the background always remind me of the Little Rascals incidental music when they were going to get in trouble.
 
...like just before they rolled their makeshift fire-engine down the steepest hill in L.A., losing their 'brakes' and sending pedestrians airborne along the way. 

 jhorton wrote:
Everyone in my trailer park thinks this is a garage band.
 

{#Lol}
I do like Los Lobos, but something about this track sounds dreary. 
Just too much of this one. 
Everyone in my trailer park thinks this is a garage band.
LL are just so damn cool...
 dangerbird wrote:
Great song by a great band but come on, they HAVE done a lot of other great songs. Can't you play something other than just this one?
 
INDEED!!
Great song by a great band but come on, they HAVE done a lot of other great songs. Can't you play something other than just this one?
Saw these guys live last night!  They were great - they still have it!  Highly recommend seeing them - even now.  They are also sporting a great younger drummer.
 I want to party w/ this Kiko guy. I hear the girls love lavender