Thursday, July 26, 2007

Babalú: The All-Purpose Blog

George Moneo posted an article today on Babalu entitled "What's Next? Bacon Cheeseburgers?" which had nothing at all to do with Cuba, and, if anything, told us more than we ever wanted to know about George's penchant for smoking and bacon cheeseburgers (a suicide cocktail if there was ever one). The post, ostensibly, was about Disney banning smoking in all its films and a German Airline that caters to smokers.

What any of this has to do with Cuba is your guess. But, anyway, Babalu doesn't much concern itself with Cuba these days. What with Sting and The Police and Santana and the Estefans, it's really become more a celebrity blog dedicated to third- and fourth-tier musicians who have seen better days.

An all-purpose blog is a no-purpose blog.

9 comments:

Mambi_Watch said...

You crack me up Tellechea. Good point about the current state of the Babalu blog. I remember when they had better days.

But, out of curiosity, which artists would you consider "first-tier" or better than Estefan or Santana, specifically in the genre of Latin music?

Thanks in advance for your reply on this non-Cuba related issue.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Mambo:

You crack me up too, although most of the time you don't mean to.

Vana said...

I prefer a hamburger myself, obviously they never were really concerned with Cuba, what does a cheesburger and smoking got to do with anything?

Vana said...

I prefer Roberto Torres, or even Israel Kantor, no matter what band he plays with, he does a great rendition of the songs from the master, Beny More' add to that La Charanga Cubana, they are based here in Los Angeles, they are great

Charlie Bravo said...

Vana, Israel Kantor passed away a year ago, the data is in this link: http://gratefuldread.net/archives/dc/001594.html

Vana said...

NO Charlie, that's sad news to me, I wasn't aware of it, I'll check out the link, oh my I have always enjoyed his music, and his voice, see as I have said before, I miss out on so much here in CA

Vana said...

Oh Charlie, he died of cancer, he was only 56, too young to die, I didn't even know he had started with the Van Vans, I don't like them, but I trully loved Israel's voice, I will miss him, another one of us to die in exile, it's all so unfair.

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