Talk (And Sing) Like A (Mexican) Pirate Day: ‘Santy Anno’ (video)


It’s International Talk Sing Like A Pirate Day and we’re please to present not only a “sea shanty” about being a pirate, but one about the Mexican-American war of the 1850s. It’s even in Wikipedia! This video of Santy Anno has music by Forebitter and Lord Cavendish manga-influenced artwork assembled by uploader LordDrakoArakis, probably not his real name.

Here’s the some of what Wikipedia says about this traditional song:

Mas…Talk (And Sing) Like A (Mexican) Pirate Day: ‘Santy Anno’ (video)

Can true love win in the end? Mom and Dad aren’t so sure! ‘Susana’, new video from The Mariachi Ghost, shows and tells (with lyrics)


In the new music video from Winnipeg’s The Mariachi Ghost, Susana, mom and dad seek to separate young lovers. But cutting heart strings is a dangerous approach.

Mira las palabras:

Mas…Can true love win in the end? Mom and Dad aren’t so sure! ‘Susana’, new video from The Mariachi Ghost, shows and tells (with lyrics)

Always Look for the Union Label: Music vids for Labor Day Weekend 2019

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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 2019

Los Lobos: Will the Wolf Survive? (classic music video)


How much better can it get? Will the Wolf Survive? is the 1984 music video that exploded East Los homies Los Lobos into stardom. And don’t the guys look young⁈ Released 35 ago years today! Yikes.

Wikipedia:

How Will the Wolf Survive? is the major label debut album of Los Lobos. In 1989, it was ranked #30 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s. In 2003, the album was ranked number 461 on the magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

L.A. homies Ozomatli are all about ‘Libertad’ in new jam (videos, lyrics)


I finally saw Ozomatli perform in my San Diego barrio Friday, after years of declaring that I wouldn’t miss their next show. (Shoutout to Barrio Network for the tickets.)

I was already expecting a great show from this band I have been following for years, and was extra stoked since we would be treated with their new single Libertad.

The venue was crowded, everyone in attendance was eager to see the Ozos perform. (Boss man Lalo had told me that the band’s live performances do not disappoint, and indeed it was a riot to see them live.

Noticing the reactions of the crowd around me, Ozomatli’s music resonated with them at a personal level.

For me, hearing Cut Chemist Suite, Cumbia de los Muertos, and Saturday Night took me back to the days where I dreamed about the life I currently have.

Mas…L.A. homies Ozomatli are all about ‘Libertad’ in new jam (videos, lyrics)

Rick Trevino y Flaco Jimenez: Love, but ‘I Am A Mexican’ (video)


It’s a sad, sad country music tale of a “mixed love affair” gone bad. He needs America, America needs him, Rick Trevino sings, but I Am A Mexican. There’s also La Migra to keep things interesting.

Tex-Mex legend Flaco Jimenez backs Trevino up on accordion, and as chance would have it sings a song on the very same subject:

Mas…Rick Trevino y Flaco Jimenez: Love, but ‘I Am A Mexican’ (video)

And the winner is … METALACHI and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (music video)


Our favorite heavy metal mariachi band — Metalachi — serves up a spectacular video for their version of Bohemian Rhapsody, featuring special guest star Felipe Esparza. Their third album — inexplicably called Tres — is available now.

PREVIOUSY ON METALACHI:

Mas…And the winner is … METALACHI and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (music video)

53 Years Ago in East Los: ‘Happy New Year Baby’ from The Sisters


Fifty-three years go – 1965 – big hair and girl groups were what all the cool kids dug in East Los Angeles.

Sisters Rosella, Ersi, and Mary Arvizu believed they could be the next Supremes — even before there were Supremes. They called themselves The Sisters.

Mark Guerrero, son of Chicano music legend Lalo Guerrero, tells the story:

Mas…53 Years Ago in East Los: ‘Happy New Year Baby’ from The Sisters

Where is The Chavez Ravine? Lost in the ‘Bermuda Triangle’ (video)


East Los rockers The Chavez Ravine‘s new music video takes us to the mysterious zone known as the Bermuda Triangle, where being buried in a shallow grave doesn’t mean your love affair is over.

[Video by MANDO+KEVIN. The Chavez Ravine is Manny Nieto (vocals/guitar), Mando Lopez (bass), and Phil Guerrero (drums).]