snapshots of mexico, literal and figurative


Banda!
May 4, 2009, 9:48 am
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The cubrebocas aren’t the only recent trend popping up in Mexico City.  This song (which you should recognize) has been all over the place since being used in Rudo y Cursi, starring Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal.  The song is both awesome and totally ridiculous, and the video (with Garcia Bernal) only goes to further that point.

This might even top “Mi Pobre Corazon” (i.e. “Achey Breaky Heart”) as the best, most ridiculous remake of an English song in Spanish.

In other news, I’m in Jalapa/Xalapa (home of the Jalapeno!) for a few days.  Another round of 35mm photos will be coming by the end of the week.



And now for something completely different…
April 28, 2009, 12:00 am
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Economic crisis, drug wars, swine flu, earthquake…  it’s been a rough time for Mexico City as of late.  Apparently us Fulbrighters haven’t been the only ones making apocalyptic references (though perhaps the only ones doing it jokingly):

“I’m scared,” Sarai Luna Pajas, a 22-year-old Mexico City resident, told the Associated Press news agency.
“We Mexicans are not used to living with so much fear, but all that is happening – the economic crisis, the illnesses and now this – it feels like the Apocalypse.”  –  BBC

On a more positive note, however, here’s a little more Vincente Fernandez with a popular cantina song called “Estos Celos” (roughly “This Jealousy”).  (EDIT – The actual video was disabled, so here’s the same song with some random weird performance, which only makes it better)



Fine Fine Fine!
April 23, 2009, 10:59 am
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Another fun video as I don’t have any new pictures at the moment, though I do have confirmation that my camera will be coming down relatively soon!



Vincente!
April 12, 2009, 9:30 am
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While we’re waiting to for my photos from last week to get developed, here’s a little Vincente Fernandez for you via Youtube…



Carnaval in Xochimilco
February 25, 2009, 9:00 am
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No scantily clad beautiful people samba-ing down the beach, but still a pretty cool celebration



A trip to el Centro
February 16, 2009, 10:00 am
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Since most of you aren’t in Mexico City, I thought I’d take you on a trip through the sights and sounds of el Centro.

1.  Metro/Metro (with Chivas)

2. Harmonipan/Busy street with Santa Muerte

3. Knife Sharpener’s whistle/Mosiac with Benito Juarez

4. Man who rolls in glass (as gross as it sounds) asking for change/Street food vender

5. Shop announcer/Busy Street near Zocalo

6. Barking dog/Run down building

7. CD vender/Calle Regina

8. Another Harmonipan/Busy Street near Casa de los Azulejos

9. Metro/Metro (with Superman)



Feliz Navidad
December 25, 2008, 10:15 am
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Merry Christmas, everybody!