Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain

Monday, April 27, 2009

Songs That Remind You of Mexico

There's a fun thread evolving on City-Data's Mexico forum concerning songs that remind you of Mexico, but I couldn't figure out how to embed videos there (duh). So I just posted links to my choices and thought I'd embed the videos here.

First up, of course, is Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers at Circus Mexicus in Rocky Point May 2007. The song: "Mexico".

Next, the passionate "Volver, volver, volver" ("to return"), sung by Linda Ronstadt (because that's the best version I could find online). Follow me below the fold...

Next, the group "Calexico", yes another non-native-Mexican group, in this case traveling with "Luz de Luna", as great a mariachi band as you'll ever hear. Song: El Picador (live at the Barbican in London -- watch for the drummer) Actually, I like their performance of "Cascabel" better, but it's 7 minutes long...

Do you have favorite songs you'd like to share that remind you of Puerto Penasco or Mexico in general? Put a link to it/them in a comment, and I'll pick them up to embed them here. Why the heck not? Monday is a good day for some music.

Courtesy of MaryB we have Antonio Banderas: Cancion del Mariachi, from the movie "Once Upon a Time in Mexico". You're right, MaryB. It's a fine song and he's easy on the eyes, lol. (thanks for the suggestion!)

Added April 28, courtesy of Swedie, we have James Taylor singing "Mexico". Who doesn't love this song?