M-M-M-M-M YYY LLORONA!
How to annoy Mexicans, let me count the gueys.
One of the best gueys, other than to insist that we are all criminals who need to be deported — even if we are citizens — is to appropriate a beloved part of our culture and act as if you are entitled to do so. You may ask us why are you upset about this The Curse of La Llorona movie? Aren’t there brown people in it? Shouldn’t you be happy that one of your legends is getting the feature film treatment? Doesn’t the director have what sounds like a Latin name? WHY AREN’T YOU MEXICANS EVER HAPPY? WHY DON’T YOU JUST EAT A TACO? WHY IS EVERYBODY SHOUTING?
Flor Amargo has amazing energy, and sings and plays piano like nobody we know. In this newish video, she burns through the traditional Oaxacan waltz La Sandunga with so much energy we’re afraid for the poor upright piano.
And check out what she does with La LLorona:
When your kid really really really wants a Donald Trump piñata for his birthday party, a good mom — La Madre Buena — knows what to do.
PREVIOUSLY ON LA LLORONA:
Over the weekend, Mexi-Canadia’s The Mariachi Ghost dropped this awesome Halloween/DDLM music video, named The Marigold, after the distinctive flower of Dia de Los Muertos.
Who/what is this band, exactly? The jefe explains:
Me llamo Jorge Requena. Soy Chilango. Vivo e Winnipeg, Manitoba en Canadá. Mi banda The Mariachi Ghost ha tenido un poco de éxito por acá y estamos muy contentos.
Pero Estamos por sacar nuestro primer video. Dirigido por uno de los mejores cineastas del mundo, Guy Maddin, con premios desde un Emmy hasta un oso de oro.
Ih the glorious echo-ey Millennium Centre in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canuckia, the a cappella harmonies of The Mariachi Ghost almost bring the weeping, legendary La LLorona to life.
PREVIOUSLY ON LA LLORONA:
(PNS reporting from SEGUIN, TX) A nine-year-old boy killed El Cucuy Tuesday night.
El Cucuy, AKA the Mexican Boogeyman, was pronounced dead at 10:30 PM at the Balli family residence here. The legendary monster was said to be 521, with a birth date pegged in 1492.
It was a more or less typical evening for the Balli family, according to a Guadalupe County Sheriff’s detective familiar with the case. There was no hint of the trouble to come, he said, “when boy’s parents threatened the perpetrator with El Cucuy if he didn’t brush his teeth before he went to bed.”
The youth, who turned nine July 13, refused, the officer said, so his parents summoned El Cucuy to the modest ranch-style home.
El Cucuy (file photo, above) manifested in the kid’s room around 9:40 PM, according to the investigator, and was killed during a brief firefight by “some type of particle-beam weapon” created by the boy.
The room was “a mess with comic books and plasma everywhere,” he said, and El Cucuy’s remains “looked and smelled like burnt frijoles.”
Victor Barona of Bogota, Colombia TV news NTN24.com reporting:
Closed circuit security cameras outside a townhouse complex record a woman walking the street late at night, a woman dressed in clothes from another century. She is plainly visible on camera and then she disappears into thin air. Ma ma ma my llorona.
7. The old country – If you don’t behave I’m going to send you to México next summer, is that what you want??? That’s what I thought!
6. La policia – Look, if you don’t behave I’m going to call the police over and they are going to take you away.
It’s everything you want in a movie! All your favorite characters in ONE SHORT TRAILER! The plot:
La Llorona is on trial, accused of killing her children, but she maintains they were stolen by El Chupacabra (who is also an evil narcotraficante.) Can pachuco luchador El Güey come to her rescue?
There’s a great news video about the production but we can’t embed it, so click here for a Lone Star Scene report from the Austin, TX movie set.