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.”
A girl I went to high school/college with was an extra in the big concert scene (filmed in the Alamodome but SET in the Astrodome) that bookends “Selena” and she always claimed that you could “hear her scream” among the thousands of other screams because it “sounded different.”
if you’re going to san antonio, be sure to wear some tacos in your hair
pardon me i’m delusional this afternoon and suddenly really want to go to texas
I won’t send a more important email this century.
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.
Ry Cooder - “Paris, Texas”
Severely jealous of my Texas friends who are seeing Paris, Texas for the first time at the grand opening of Austin’s new downtown theater, Violet Crown Cinema.
I wish I could attend and roll my eyes at people, and watch people roll their eyes at me, and drink a few bottles of Shiner.
Joel and Ethan Coen, Blood Simple
One of my favorite openings. (No Country For Old Men begins almost identically.)