I had been listening to a lot of Patato y Totico when I wrote this song. As I often do, I initially sketched the percussion part out playing the parts myself and then played them for Luis Conte. Of course I had the clave backwards! But he told me what I wanted was a guaguanco and he said if I wanted the real deal we should call Orestes Vilato and have him come down from San Francisco to play with Luis. Which we did. What a blast! Later on Luis sang background vocals, continuing in the tradition we started on my There Were Signs album, which had been I believe the first time Luis sang on a commercial recording.
I have always enjoyed the humor of the lyric, delivered in such a matter-of-fact manner.