Saturday, May 08, 2010

Gustavo Arellano and Yours Truly on KPFK.ORG, from Thursday, May 6, 2010

Is Cinco de Mayo a sacred, Mexican, historical holiday? Or is it more an excuse to get wasted at various Dreenko de Mayo, cantina celebrations. That's what's on tap (pardon the pun!) in this 40 minute, rambling radio dialogue between me, Bill Nericcio, and Gustavo Arellano, the OCs amazing Mexican mouthpiece.

Here are three flavors of the show (I come on at the 20 minute mark): podcast flavor; streaming flavor; and, last but not least, download.

Here's a related posting at the LA Times by Daniel Hernandez--with a link back to piece by Arellano! Shades of the Borgesian labyrinth!

Ethnic Studies and Arizona--Gracias to Ric Salinas of Culture Clash for the LINKazo!

Tejanos on the Move | San Antonio Edition! Julian Castro in the NEW YORK TIMES

LADY GAGA and Alejandro: More "Mexican" RAD Stereotypes than you can shake a stick at!






the lyrics:

Alejandro Lyrics

I know that we are young.
And I know you may love me.
But I just can't be with you like this anymore.
Alejandro.

She's got both hands
in her pockets.
And she wont look at you,
Won't look at you

She hides true love.
En su bolsillo
She's got a halo around her finger.
Around you.

You know that I love you boy.
Hot like Mexico, rejoice.
At this point I gotta choose,
nothing to loose.

Don't call my name.
Don't call my name, Alejandro.
I'm not your babe.
I'm not your babe, Fernando.

Don't wanna kiss, don't wanna touch.
Just smoke one cigarette and hush.
Don't call my name.
Don't call my name, Roberto.

Alejandro.
Alejandro.
Ale-ale-jandro.
Ale-ale-jandro. [2x]

(Just stop. Please. Just let me go. Alejandro. Just let me go.)

She's not broken,
She's just a baby.
But her boyfriend's like a dad, just like a dad.
and all those flames that burned before him.
Now he's gonna find a fight, gonna cool the bad.

You know that I love you boy.
Hot like Mexico, rejoice.
At this point I gotta choose,
nothing to loose

Don't call my name.
Don't call my name, Alejandro.
I'm not your babe.
I'm not your babe, Fernando.


Don't wanna kiss, don't wanna touch.
Just smoke one cigarette and hush.
Don't call my name.
Don't call my name, Roberto.

Alejandro.
Alejandro.
Ale-ale-jandro.
Ale-ale-jandro. [2x]

Don't bother me.
http://www.elyricsworld.com/alejandro_lyrics_lady_gaga.html
Don't bother me. Alejandro
Don't call my name.
Don't call my name, Fernando.

I'm not your babe.
I'm not your babe, Alejandro.

Don't wanna kiss, don't wanna touch. Fernando.
Don't call my name.
Don't call my name, Alejandro.
I'm not your babe.
I'm not your babe, Fernando.

Don't wanna kiss, don't wanna touch.
Just smoke my cigarette and hush.
Don't call my name.
Don't call my name, Roberto.

Alejandro.
Alejandro.
Ale-ale-jandro.
Ale-ale-jandro. [2x]

Don't call my name.
Don't call my name, Alejandro.
I'm not your babe.
I'm not your babe, Fernando.

Don't wanna kiss, don't wanna touch.
Just smoke one cigarette and hush.
Don't call my name.
Don't call my name, Roberto.

Alejandro.

Pro-Immigrant Op-Ed in the San Diego Union Tribune | Arizona Immigrant Law and Families

Friday, May 07, 2010

Pull My Daisy | Cinematic Experimentation by Robert Frank


10 years ago I gave a lecture at MOPA in San Diego on the cinematic experimentation of Robert Frank, with Jack Kerouac and others, in a film entitled PULL MY DAISY; when I stepped down as Chair of Lit @ SDSU in October of 2009, the sad bastards there yanked 12 years of my work on the web offline in a mad frenzy. I am starting to try to restore some of these pieces. Here's a test page with a restored version of the Pull My Daisy piece. Hit the image for the link or cut and paste this into the browser of your choice:

http://sites.google.com/site/pullmydaisyrobertfrank/

The US in Guatemala: More INFO Released; More NO Surprises

Here's the news:

National Security Archive Update, May 7, 2010

Former Guatemalan Soldier Arrested for Alleged Role in Dos Erres Massacre
Declassified documents show U.S. officials knew Guatemalan Army was responsible for 1982 mass murder

For more information, contact:
Jesse Franzblau - jblau@gwu.edu or
Emily Willard - eawillard@gmail.com

http://www.nsarchive.org

Washington, DC, May 7, 2010 - Following this week's arrest of a former Guatemalan special forces soldier, the National Security Archive is posting a set of declassified documents on one of Guatemala's most shocking and unresolved human rights crimes, the Dos Erres massacre.

On May 5, 2010, agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested Gilberto Jordan, 54, in Palm Beach County, Florida, based on a criminal complaint charging Jordan with lying to U.S. authorities about his service in the Guatemalan Army and his role in the 1982 Dos Erres massacre. The complaint alleges that Jordan, a naturalized American citizen, was part of the special counterinsurgency Kaibiles unit that carried out the massacre of hundreds of residents of the Dos Erres village located in the northwest Petén region. Jordan allegedly helped kill unarmed villagers with his own hands, including a baby he allegedly threw into the village well.

The documents include U.S. Embassy cables that describe first-hand accounts by U.S. officials who traveled to the area of Dos Erres and witnessed the devastation left behind by the Kaibiles. Based on their observations and information obtained from sources during their trip, the American officials concluded "that the party most likely responsible for this incident is the Guatemalan Army."

Visit the Web site of the National Security Archive for more information about today's posting.

Richard Rodriguez's MACHETE | A special message for ARIZONA!


Gracias, gracias to my new carnal Evan Rubin, of SDSU's LARC and beyond for the headsup about this link. Hit the link opposite if violence doesn't freak you out!

Literary Action Figures! The Brontë Sisters! WATCH OUT! via neatorama

Cool! BoingBoing.net Touting Links to Aldous Huxley Reading from BRAVE NEW WORLD | a treat for my Engl 549 students! dystopia dystopia

Thursday, May 06, 2010

The Spanish Language on Prime Time NBC--Que Milagro | The Office

Inveterate Infidel of the Purple Prose, Mark Dery, Writes In With A Link to GringoMask.com


Now I know what to wear when I go next time to Tucson, Mark! Thank you!

Ozomatli | Gay Vatos In Love | Progressive Latina/o Gender Politics

Xicanosmosis: Jazzercise Meets Lucha Libre

I don't know if this video teaches us more about Jazzercise fusing with Mexican Wrestling or, perhaps, more likely, something about the cinematically-inclined vato, director, Carlos Avila, who zapped it to me, but it undoubtedly fuses Xicanosmotically domains heretofore left asunder. Tune in! Let me know what you think in the comments!

Let the US have Andy Warhol, Mexico has Chespirito!


Let the US have Andy Warhol, Mexico has Chespirito! or, to think of this singular acting metamorphosis in another way--Gómez Bolaños delivered on the promises of Walter Benjamin's "The Work Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" and augured the simulation/simulcara-wet theories of Baudrillard! Either way, the shapeshifting thespian of Mexican TV rocks! More, en Ingles, aqui. or hit the image above to visit Chespirito's main site.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Celebrate CINCO DE MAYO on the Sixth of May @ 3pm--The Gustavo Arellano Show on KPFK, May 6, 2010.


Gustavo "Ask A Mexican" Arellano's 3pm show tomorrow is a ONE DAY LATE CINCO DE MAYO tour de force/tour de farce; I will be on from around 3:20pm to 4:00 on LA's rad indy station, KPFK--call in and say that you are a TEXTMEXgalleryblog reader and we will try to get you on air quick!

Cool Loteria Game, Star Wars Edition: The Xicanosmotic Art of Chepo Peña



Gracias to ace correspondent, Daphne Strassmann for the link!

Another Reason to Love Baseball and Adrian Gonzalez!

Black Responses to Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Legislation @ Daniel Hernandez's INTERSECTIONS Blog!

The DOWN FOR BROWN NBA! Arizona Suns are LOS SUNS!

El Corrido de Arizona...


Gracias, gracias, to Pablo Jaime Saínz, ace correspondent, writer, and reporter, for the video! More on the band that made the video/song, LOS CEZONTLES, here.


Feliz CINCE DE MAYO, 2010!




Monday, May 03, 2010

More Latina Bombshells: Pulp Magazine Edition


Hit the image to enlarge this "Inca" model--the exotic/erotic dialogue here, a key part of my Seductive Hallucination chapters is loud and clear. More here.

Graduating Seniors and Other Students from SDSU's English 549, Dystopia, and Engl 563, DrugsSEX&Rock Classes! Congratulations Graduates!

Comic Timing! Next Stop? The Comedy Store | Barack Obama at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Zoot Suit, Mexico City Style...


Hasta Los Gatos
blog has the skinny--hit El Pachuco for the rest of the story...

Arizona in the Eyes of Political Cartoonists





this one is classic...


gracias to HASTA LOS GATOS...
click for more...