Saturday, May 08, 2010


Casements clatter; outside,
trees do legless tarantellas
as molecules schuss the isobar slope.
Gas gives as good as it gets.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

¡Viva México!

Bob Sheidler reminds me that I almost let Cinco de Mayo pass unnoticed. Fortunately, he posted on Facebook the above YouTube clip of Los Lonely Boys, accompanied by Carlos Santana, doing a medley of "La Bamba" and "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love", in honor of the holiday. According to the notes to the clip, this was performed at the 2004 Latin Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Los Lonely Boys are the Garza brothers: Henry (guitar and lead vocal), Jojo (bass), and Ringo (drums, natch). They hail from San Angelo, Texas. The shout-out, "Erica, we love you!" is for their niece, who was hospitalized at the time of the performance, but recovered from her injury.