Hola Latinopians! Sorry for the delay in getting this week’s videos up. Your Tia tries to post the new videos each Sunday but this week…hay, you should see! First the dog had to go to the vet (nothing serious, thank God, but what a production!). Then, as you can see, I have been busy at the computer. I do occasional research for a big time law firm (oye, tengo sesos!). Pues, I was working against a Saturday deadline. Or course, I made the deadline and thought, “O.K., the legal work is finished, now I can post the Latinopia videos.” Er…NOT!
Father’s Day! I had totally spaced it! And then my Jefita calls and says, “Mija, You’d better be there. No excuses! ” Well, you know how it is in a Latino family. What started off as a family lunch turned into an all day event–my Tio Gus had to prove that he could sing a better rendition of “El Rey” than my dad. Asi los veras! Not that I am complaining. We should honor and love our parents while we have them!
Anyway, finally, here are this week’s videos. We introduce you first to a truly terrific talent: songwriters and singer David Garza. A long-time fixture on the Austin music scene, David also performs regularly in Los Angeles venues. His frequent trips from Austin to Los Angeles driving on Interstate 10 inspired the song he performs here, “I-10 Charm.” Check out David and his concert schedule by visiting www.davidgarza.com. Also this week, we continue our chat with renowned playwright and director Luis Valdez. He tells us about how Edward James Olmos almost didn’t read for his signature role as El Pachuco in the play “Zoot Suit,” simply because he didn’t hear about the auditions! Bueno, enjoy the videos and all the other great bios, timelines, interviews and documents you’ll find on Latinopia. Abrazos, your hardworking Tia Tenopia