Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta

From time to time, I watch Manhattan's vast range of Public Access Programming, consider it a hobby. I always wonder why these people choose to do such weird things at such random hours of the night, and then pay to have it beamed into my house, where I will laugh uncontrollably while I dissect every aspect of it, ultimately leading me to believe that the parties on both sides of the TV screen are crazy. I have a small collection of videos on my iPhone that will blow your freaking mind, but the last one in particular, which I taped a week or two ago, coincides brilliantly with today being Cinco De Mayo. Look at this little guy play a plastic guitar along to Ritchie Valens' La Bamba while a little girl dances in the background. I start taping just in time for the final solo and the amazing cinematography. Check out how smug he gets when the host comes up and talks to him, priceless.

In honor of Cinco De Mayo (after a lengthy Mexican Hat Dance with my Chihuahua, not kidding) I present the real but not original version of this Mexican Folk Song, sung by the Chicano Music Pioneer, Ritchie Valens. 

Song # 151: Richie Valens - La Bamba

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