Wednesday, September 18, 2019

WACKY WEDNESDAY: A Musical Celebration of Liechtenstein

Twenty nine years ago today, the great nation of Liechtenstein -- a knee-high-to-a-grasshopper landlocked country bordered by Switzerland and Austria -- joined the United Nations.

This calls for celebration!

Let's start with the dwarf nation's national anthem. This tune sounds hauntingly familiar. I think I know some of the lyrics: "The king is Donald Duck / He drives a garbage truck ..."

Polka is very popular in  Liechtenstein

Searching YouTube for  "Liechtenstein music," I found this, Let's call it Liechtenpalooza!

According to Wikipedia, which is always right, one of Liechtenstein's major stars is Al Walser, who was born in Switzerland and now lives in L.A. Al was nominated for a Grammy a few years ago and apparently showed up to the awards ceremony in a spacesuit. (This song doesn't actually start until about 3 minutes in.

Apparently even the ruling elites of Liechtenstein are musicians. Meet The Lords of Liechtenstein.

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