Ground Control to Major Juan (song for a Latino astronaut)

by Victor Payan on March 27, 2012 in Cultura, El Now, Outer Espace


Astronaut José Hernández is not getting much love from the GOP. Party lawyers insist the Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress needs to show his space papers before he can call himself an “astronaut.” MR. POCHO doesn’t play that. He commissioned this song and music video to honor Astronaut José Hernández, an American hero. The complete lyrics are below:

Major Juan © Victor Payan VictorPayan.com

Ground control to Major Juan
Ground control to Major Juan
Eat your menudo and put clean chonies on

Ground control to Major Juan
Despierta America is on
Check your mapa and may the Virgen guide you through

This is Ground Control to Major Juan
You’ve won the loteria
And Alarma thinks that you used santeria
Now it’s time to have a cerveza muy fria.

This is Major Juan to Ground Control
I’m stepping across the border
They’re speaking in a most peculiar way.
And the Stars and Stripes are different today

Ground Control to Major Juan
There’s infrared, it’s the Migra, run!
Can you hear me Major Juan?
Can you hear me Major Juan?
Can you hear me Major Juan?
Can you hear?

Chicanonaut photos courtesy of the Museum of Temporary Art (M.O.T.A.)

{ 3 comments }

Darmok at Tanagra March 27, 2012 at 9:03 AM

KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!

ChingaDOH! March 27, 2012 at 9:38 AM

I think we have a new Space “Race” on our hands.

Ming the Merciless March 28, 2012 at 11:04 AM

A cerveza muy fria? Clean chonies? PARTAY!

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