Friday, December 25, 2015


Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, to one and all from your pals at La Bloga.  (Do I get time and a half for this?) Hope you haven't eaten too many tamales and that the mistletoe has served you well.  In the spirit of the season, here are a few videos that I hope preserve that warm and fuzzy holiday feeling you might have felt after the extra glass of eggnog or maybe the last dozen or so of biscochitos, empanadas, conchas, etc., etc.

First, a sentimental oldie but goodie from the maestro, Lalo Guerrero.

How about a moving tale from two guys who somehow understand the true meaning of Christmas?

We all have a valley somewhere in our history.  Here in Colorado many of us relate to the Valle de San Luis, down in Texas it's the Rio Grande Valley, over in California they got Death Valley and San Fernando.  It's all good.  Check out Freddy Fender waxing nostalgic about Christmas in the valley.

To end the musical interlude, a classic performed by an immense talent, Lila Downs.  If this doesn't cheer you up, well, there's no hope (literally).

Happy New Year!  Don't be a stranger in 2016.  La Bloga will be here, taking care of business.  See you soon.


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