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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Narco corridos

A sad article in the Telegraph about how musicians in Mexico are being killed because of their connections to the drug trade. Having a narco corrido, or drug ballads, written about you is apparently a mark of prestige for a drug lord. Music is being taken deadly serious there. And we complain about our budgets and audiences.

1 comment:

  1. I first learned of these Mexican musicians when I read Arturo Perez-Reverte's Queen of the South (2002). The narrator says, "I always thought that those narcocorridos about Mexican drug runners were just songs, and The Count of Monte Cristo was just a novel." Personally, I think our government should legalize all controlled substances and you should be able to buy cocaine at CVS. So when I get to be President...