I’ve found myself having to explain what Big Red is to some coworkers who aren’t familiar, and it’s surprisingly difficult. So far all I can say is, “Well it’s available everywhere in Texas and it’s red and it’s disgusting and just thinking about it is making me feel a little ill.”
Despite the constant reminders from my news feed, I didn’t really grasp the severity of the fires in Texas until seeing this photo of Austin’s skyline. In the words of Elaine Benes, “I am without speech.”
She’s back. Selena Quintanilla-Perez will release new music in 2012. (In case you don’t remember, she’s dead. (R.I.P.))
“I own five pre-EMI masters of Selena,” [Selena’s father] said. “As we’re speaking, we selected 10 songs and we’re taking the vocals out of the original recordings and A.B. [Quintanilla III, Selena’s brother and former bandmember] is doing new music, bringing it up to date. We already finished one, and it sounds as if Selena had recorded it this morning.”
The vocal tracks were recorded when Selena was 14, 15, and 16, and the “new” album should be released later this year or in early 2012.