Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Las Hermanas Guerrero - Corrido de Juan Meneses

These are Maria Luisa and Felipa, collectively known as Las Hermanas Guerrero, a popular South Texas duet. This ballad was performed with Jimmy Morgan's Conjunto in 1946. The Guerrero sisters recorded songs for the Ideal label in San Benito, although I'm not sure where this particular narcocorrido was recorded. This song tells the story of Juan Meneses, a chief that was brutally killed in Mexicali on June 23, 1946. I wish I had more information about this duet but they are an obscure subject. But I hope you enjoy this classic narcocorrido!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Border Perspective

I was recently asked to appear on this podcast talking a little bit about Pharr From Heaven. I apologize for my extremely awkward voice, and all my uses of "...ummm...". But check out Border Perspective, they do a great job. I want to thank them for inviting me, I really appreciate it.

Border Perspective Podcast

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Nodrog's Documents (Entry 1)

This is the first of three documents that I will be sharing with my readers that deals with Nodrog and his group. First off, let's take a look at the header logo.

Interesting looking logo, one of the most curious things about the logo is that they reference the two newsworthy hurricanes from 1967, Hurricane Beulah and Hurricane Fern. The first paragragh starts off with the following four words, "Ultimatory of Perfect Greetings", which sound like something out of an Ultimate Warrior rant. It goes on to greet all the officials and employeees of the City of Pharr while also accusing the Pharr school system of being a "Red social communist school system". Nodrog also seems to be angry at false prophets which Nodrog means as preachers, priests, and rabbis.

The second paragragh is quite bizzare and I'm not sure what to make of it. It seems to be saying that at 6 P.M. that "total sterilization of all life" will happen. It also refers to Weslaco as the "City of (Ultimate Sodom) Weslaco". I had no idea Nodrog liked the word "ultimate" so much.

Also, Nodrog wants to inform us that this Earth is not a planet at all. He goes on to say "Time Station Earth is not a planet unto itself, but has Time Ark Service Modules, which humatons perverfractioneer as U.F.O.s or flying saucers." Ummm...okay. Neat?

Nodrog goes on to talk about how we've turned our backs on "the service modules" and for that we will pay dearly. What he means by that is we're stuck on Earth for 7000 years. Not bad, maybe I'll finally get around to seeing Bela Tarr's 7 1/2 Hungarian film Sátántangó. Also, according to this document, we don't have the mental capacity to "investigate the facts offered by the O.D.F."

It's pretty difficult to summarized the rest since I don't want to leave anything out that you, the reader, would find fascinating. So, I thought it would be a nice idea to share this interesting document with you. Enjoy.