WE’RE WITH GEORGE CARLIN ON THIS ISSUE:
PREVIOUSLY ON LATIN MUSIC:
Knishin in the Mission is the first new single in 10 years from Latino-Jewish collective Hip Hop Hoodíos.
POCHO’s favorite Mexico-inspired Canadian band, The Mariachi Ghost, has new album and new music video.
Cuerpo Mortal starts out in Art Laboe’s Sunday night Latin soul oldies mode but soon moves into a dark metaphor:
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?