Monday, December 12, 2011

Mary on the Half Shell Day

La Dia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe commemorates the day in 1531 when Juan Diego saw a vision of a young lady surrounded by light near Mexico City, apparently after a nice comida of mushrooms he had found, and gave Mexico its most popular religious image and tattoo. One stoned indio kid changed Mexico and the Americas forever.

Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos and the Chieftains: Ireland meets Mexico. A wonderful ranchera that will put you in a dancing mood.

Don't laugh. Well, OK, laugh, but there are a lot of Irish Mexicans.

Thanks to aslefree.

2 comments:

montag said...

Wonderful, joyous and colorful celebration of their God and culture. It's a damn shame we got stuck with the Puritans who got thrown out of England AND Holland because no one could stand them.

Gordon said...

Amen.