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Friday, May 13, 2011

S.F.'s Ramon and Jessica Sing a Beautiful Song About the Inconvenience of Parking Meters

Posted By on Fri, May 13, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Ramon and Jessica: A pair of Cool Hand Lukes for San Francisco
  • Ramon and Jessica: A pair of Cool Hand Lukes for San Francisco

Not that there's a lack of quirky, rootsy music here in S.F., but you know, life's only so long. Point being: Ramon and Jessica. Two people, various instruments (or none at all!), unpredictable music. They posted a new video recently of themselves singing a capella on a city street. The song is called "Meter Maid," and, whaddaya know, they sing it next to a parking meter. It's a fun little reminder that you don't need any gear to make music. Also, that parking meters suck. Check it out:

Initially we were concerned about the invasive street noise in the background of this video, but by the end that becomes part of the charm (wink). Also part of the charm: the fact that you have to be, like, a real musician to do this. No amps! No drums! No reverb! Yup, just Ramon and Jessica and that goddamn parking meter. Hear more of their mischievous music -- which has the support of Mission label Porto Franco Records -- below.

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