The Jewish High Holiday of Rosh HaShanah, which marks 5782 years since the Creation of the World, starts tomorrow, Monday, at sundown.
Happy New Year y Shanah Tovah tambien.
It’s Labor Day Weekend!
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.
Argentina’s Señor Flavio first made his name as a member of Rock en Español superstars Los Fabulososos Cadillacs. Here he offers a ska-toned pessimistic pandemic warning — La Invasión de los Seres de Otro Mundo has already begun.
PREVIOUSLY ON SEÑOR FLAVIO::
- Shoutout to Gil Scott-Heron’s WHITEY ON THE MOON:
A rat done bit my sister Nell.
(with Whitey on the moon)
Her face and arms began to swell.
(and Whitey’s on the moon)
I can’t pay no doctor bill.
(but Whitey’s on the moon)
Ten years from now I’ll be payin’ still.
(while Whitey’s on the moon)
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.
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.
Cameras were rolling in Jerusalem when Nazareth carpenter Yeshua Ben-Yosef and friends gathered for a Passover dinner that would turn out to be Ben-Yosef’s Last Supper. Here’s the video.
Every Passover for the last 2500 years, los Judios eat “bitter herbs” to remember “the bitterness of slavery in Egypt.” In this classic video, Hebrew homeboys Jaquann and Luis begin their prep with a sweeter herb and then feed their munchies with matzo balls. Passover starts at sundown Saturday, March 27. (NSFW drugs and language.)
Batgirl tells Batman she wants to get paid as much as Robin for the same work.
Today we observe Equal Pay Day, the date in the current year that represents the extra days a typical woman working full-time would have to work just to make the same as a typical man did in the previous year.
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.
The PEACOCK star has some learning for you.
Feliz Chanukah from POCHO and the Hip Hop Hoodíos!
Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sunset Thursday night and lasts eight days: Ocho noches means Ocho Kandelikas.
American children of immigrants are all the same when it comes to dealing with Thanksgiving.
Y digamos: “Amén.”
The Pilgrims, after all, were boat people fleeing religious oppression, ordinary families seeking freedom in a new land. But no one expects the Algonquin Migra. [Video by the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors.]
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?
Jovita Idár, a Mexican American activist and journalist (1885-1946), helped organize the first Mexican American civil rights conference in 1911 to address racism, lynching, and dismal educational opportunities for Mexican American children.
The Jewish High Holiday of Rosh HaShanah, which marks 5781 years since the Creation of the World, starts tomorrow, Friday, at sundown.
Happy New Year y Shanah Tovah tambien.
For singer-songwriter Nancy Sanchez — brought to the United Estates as a babe-in-arms — this election is personal.
PS: She’s not a creep.
Sometimes homies Los Lobos sound like they are John Cougar Mellencamp’s or Tom Petty’s brothers from another mother. This is one of those times. These all-American stars sing all-American stories, like One Time, One Night in America. Respect.
Mira los lyrics:
Do you know the history of Juneteenth?
Schoolhouse Rock and The Roots explain. (From black-ish, Season 4.)
The complete I am a slave song: