A lot of you rightfully do not like banda music. I can get with that. My grandfather was among you guys for the longest time.
He thought the genre celebrated Mexico’s drug culture to an obscene degree and generally hated banda. The only exception being Los Tigres del Norte.
You see, they told his story over and over again in their songs because they told the story of the worker. My grandfather respected the hell out of that.
There’s some fallout over a Mexican-American kid singing the National Anthem.
I’ve never been prouder of my heritage as a Mexican-American right now because we’ve gained so much as a population in the last 20 years. Some of this fallout reminds me that there is still a segment of the population that believes it is superior to us and they will never accept us.
That’s a sobering thought.
Hopefully time and education will eradicate that thought process but it’s a long way from here to there.
About the song?
It’s about a father who crossed the border and gained US citizenship coming to terms with his dual identity as a Mexican and a US citizen. It was one of my grandfather’s favorite songs.
El juez se paro en la corte
la tarde del juramento
de mi corazòn brotaba una
lagrima salada k me quemaba x dentro.
2 banderas me turbaban
una verde,blanca y roja con
el aguila estampada
la otra con su azul lleno
de estrellas,con sus rayas rojas y
blancas grabadas, la bandera
de mis hijos k
alegres me contemplaban
no me llamen traicionero
k a mis 2 patrias las quiero
en la mia deje a mis muertos
aqui,aqui mis hijos nacieron
x defender mis derechos
no puedo ser traicionero.
Yeah, that sounds about right.
It’s been awhile. I’ve been doing a lot of private writing and journaling and such.
I’m not gonna publish any of those.
But there is stuff coming.
Stay tuned? Yeah. Stay tuned.
Shit just got real.
So here’s the deal …
Puig Destroyer is actually happening. It’s a baseball-themed grindcore project featuring Mike Minnick (Curl Up & Die) on vocals, Ian Miller and Jon Howell (Kowloon Walled City) and me (Riley Breckenridge - Thrice) doing drum programming (because logistics and gah … blastbeats at 220 bpm).
We’ve got basic tracking done for our debut EP, and we should have a track from said EP fairly soon. Please stay tuned for updates/tunes. The roughs I’ve heard are ridiculously awesome and fun and raw as all hell.
Kinda like Yasiel Puig.
We’re all very excited an hope that you are too.
Oh my god this is gonna be fucking amazing.
This is a very very rough idea for visualizing pitch sequences that I’m working on.
I used Clay Bucholz’s start against the Chicago White Sox as the test model for this project, I broke each at bat down into a sequence of pitches then figured out the percentages of each sequence. For example after throwing a first pitch fastball Bucholz threw another fastball 6 times out of 14 (around 43%). So the second circle I created was 42% of the size of it’s predecessor.
I’m still tinkering with it and I still have a lot of research to do but this is the first stage of something larger.
Loving this in the AM.