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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tough Crowd

Ah, the music business. Son, you can play at the ski area, but stay out of Guadalajara. And if they ask for Pájaro libre after last call, for pity's sake, play it.

The norteño band La Excelencia had just finished their performance at the Vida Divina club in the wee hours of Monday when four intoxicated men carrying weapons demanded that the musicians continue playing. After the group agreed to play two more songs, the club owner called a halt, informing La Excelencia and the remaining patrons that it was closing time.Minutes later, the four gunmen detonated a grenade inside the bar and opened fire on the band. (From FoxNews Latino)


Nothing is obscure on the Intertunnel! Here's la banda. Perhaps the reporter got it wrong, and the grenade was thrown because they wouldn't stop, or turn off the strobes.



Hey, wait a minute. Isn't that a song about a murder? This story is like a Mobius strip.

And "FoxNews Latino"? Really? I'm holding out for FoxNews Italian-Irish. Me and Henry Hill need news, too.

5 comments:

julie said...

Wow. That or the gunmen were really, really high? Although I don't know if there are any drugs that would make that sound good...

Eric said...

Geez. If I was trying to mock Mexican music, I think that's what I'd make it sound like. I'd grenade them too.

Sixty Grit said...

A grenade is too kind.

Was that "Cima de la Montaña de Roca" they were playing? That is a popular request around here...

Jewel said...

A pothead looking for the party next door wandered into our house, laid five bucks on the piano and demanded I play Yellow Rose of Texas. Which I did, until the potheads came over to rescue him.

lumpy said...

Right out of 'Cosmic Banditos.' The only thing missing is that it wasn't a steel drum band.