Across the pond there’s a mexican grill called Chipotle who are running a campaign for Farm Aid called Boorito. As part of this campaign there have been a few videos released, the latest of which is a 4 minute and 11 second short called Abandoned directed by David Altobelli. Karen O soundtracks the video, covering Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys, originally a duet by Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. Her version is a deeper and darker affair than the original, a bit less country and a bit more Karen O, it sounds pretty but it’s really quite haunting. It’s an effective film, one that ought to make a few people in the US think about what’s happening to their rural communities and maybe they might just get involved with a very worthy charity.
At any rate her version of the song is what I was really interested in, and it sounds good, sounds like something I’m very grateful to Stereogum for putting an MP3 up of, download it here.
Stereogum, thanks for bringing this to my attention.