L.A. OGs WAR (the ORIGINAL band): ‘Cinco de Mayo’ (1981 complete)

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This 1981 single from WAR was the first time many non-Latinos heard of Cinco de Mayo. This photo shows the original guys at the Sunset Grill (7439 Sunset, next to their offices (Far Out Productions) at 7417 Sunset. The Guitar Center swallowed up 7417 a while back.

L-R: Charles Miller (sax, RIP), Lonnie Jordan (keyboards, the only original member in the new  WAR), Howard Scott (guitar, Lowrider Band), Harold Brown (drums, Lowrider Band), B.B. Dickerson (bass, RIP), Lee Oskar (harmonica, Lowrider Band). Not pictured, Papa Dee Allen  (RIP, percussion).

  • DISCLOSURE: I was WAR’s National Director of Album Promotion for a while and ate so often at the Sunset Grill (like in the Eagles song) I could run a tab.

Mas…L.A. OGs WAR (the ORIGINAL band): ‘Cinco de Mayo’ (1981 complete)

Happy May Day 2021 from the Workers of the World (video, lyrics)

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Enjoy the Internacional, the world-wide (Get it? It’s international!) anthem of those commie cabrones in Russia and Cuba and Venezuela and China and North Korea (and lurking in secretive corona-is-a-hoax cells here in the Homeland but the lamestream media won’t tell you that).

Today, May 1, is May Day AKA International Workers’ Day, when the comrades sing this stirring appeal, with its hummable melody and a vague vision of making the future great again that’s hard to disagree with, except maybe the LUCHA FINAL aspect.

Mas…Happy May Day 2021 from the Workers of the World (video, lyrics)

¡Feliz César Chávez Day!

Cesar Chavez Day is a U.S. federal commemorative holiday, proclaimed by President Barack Obama in 2014.


EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a version of the “evergreen” feature we run every Cesar Chavez Day. This version lacks the listing of what’s open and what’s closed because everything is closed. Stay safe at home, pochos!


The holiday celebrates the birth and legacy of the civil rights and labor movement activist Cesar Chavez on March 31 every year. [Wikipedia.]

Who was Chavez?

Mas…¡Feliz César Chávez Day!

New Smithsonian video celebrates the art of POCHO Jefe Lalo Alcaraz


The Smithsonian American Art Museum writes:

Artist Lalo Alcaraz created the striking digital portrait “I Stand with Emma” of Emma González after watching the high school senior advocate for stronger gun control in an impassioned speech days after surviving the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Mas…New Smithsonian video celebrates the art of POCHO Jefe Lalo Alcaraz

Hip Hop Hoodíos: ‘Mexican Miller (The Self-Hating Stephen Miller Song)’

Former nice Jewish boy and current White House official Stephen Miller coagulates coordinates Trump’s bloody anti-immigrant message and policies.

This begs the musical question: What would Miller rap about if he were a self-hating Mexican and not a self-hating Jew?

Mas…Hip Hop Hoodíos: ‘Mexican Miller (The Self-Hating Stephen Miller Song)’

You Asked For It: Download, print your own ‘TRUMP 200,000’ yard sign

You sent us email! You texted us! You asked for it, and now you’ve got it.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ➤ trump200kpdfalcaraz.pdf.

This 1.9 MB PDF file is suitable for printing your own lawn sign, yard sign, bumper sticker, and/or political poster. FYI, typical lawn signs are 18″ X 24″.

TRUMP 200,000 is © 2020 POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz and reproduced here with his permission. You are free to download and print this PDF, but please do not modify Lalo’s artwork. ¡Adelante, siempre adelante!

Always Look for the Union Label: Music vids for Labor Day Weekend 2020

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It’s Labor Day Weekend!
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Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Sing along with the music that celebrates the ordinary working people who keep this country — and the world — in business: 9 to 5 from Dolly Parton, Look for the Union Label, Workin’ in a Coal Mine, This Land Is Your Land, and Solidarity Forever.

Mas…Always Look for the Union Label: Music vids for Labor Day Weekend 2020