Eight bits rule the world in this remixed version of the Beck tune. But what are the words?
Qué onda guero?
Qué onda Jose?
See the vegetable man
In the vegetable van
With a horn that’s honking
Like a mariachi band
In the middle of the street [Mas…]
Gina Ruiz’ saga of the space ranflas vs the homies of the barrio continues…
He was tall and white as milk, the red hair on his legs shining like a conquistador’s helmet – he had none on his head.
He spoke with a funny accent and called things like stairs – “apples and pears.”
The barrio didn’t know what to make of this strange vato who ate chile like a Mexican and loved their mom’s chicken “taycos” so much that all the moms in the hood fought to bring him food. [Mas…]
At every party I sit in the back.
Once in a while, I do that cholo two-step thing with one of my cousins or some ruca that feels sorry for me. I lift my big panza up off whatever chair is about to break under my weight, listen to it groan, then shuffle off to pull my fists together and slowly, clumsy as a bear, move my feet. I hate those dances. I really do. Everyone thinks that’s all us vatos know how to do. That two-step. Nah man…we all grew up with salsa, cumbia, and more. My abuleos danced valses, polka and even the tango. That makes me stop thinking about food for a minute and smile…just remembering them. How they used to cut a rug when a certain bolero came on, my abuelo bowing to my abuela and her blushing like a young girl, then taking off her apron and putting her tiny hand in his. Off they would go, in great sweeping steps, my abuela light on her feet like a fairy princess and my abuelo – dashing and strong. I miss them. [Mas…]
British synth-pop band Landshapes shot the music video for their new song In Limbo backstage at lucha libre in Bolivia. There’s a great writeup of the shoot here.
Meanwhile, what’s up with those cholitas all dressed up in Bolivan bowler hats? This video explains: [Mas…]