Hola, Bienvenido, Cinco De Mayo! Una cerveza, por favor? Tecate o Corona con lima. I can ask for the check, too, but that’s about the limit of it for me. And maybe for you too. In which case it is handy that I am stopping, because likely you couldn’t read it anyway. I wish we were all bilingual-trilingual, even! I think it is important to embrace our own and other cultures, to celebrate our heritages in this awesome nation of immigrants. My kin are from various European areas. I wish I could speak those languages too.
I don’t know if Carrie Rodriguez is fluent, but it wouldn’t surprise me if she is. I do know that she can sing in Spanish. Do you know that she moved back to Austin? And that she did something really cool called The “Woodshed Series,” as she showcased new songs at Threadgill’s WHQ on Wednesday nights, where sometimes a special guest or two stops by to join her. And that she will be playing a gig at Threadgills on June 9th? Of course, you know that she has a new album out, a set of duets with Ben Kyle called We Still Love Our Country. It was just over a year ago, in March of 2010 that we had her come before the Music Fog cameras, at the above mentioned Threadgill’s WHQ. She sang in Spanish for us, a song that her great aunt recorded 40 years ago called “La Punalada Trapera.”