Saturday, May 5, 2007

four boys and a guitar

one late evening a few years ago, back in vt, my friend charlie and i were at this girl sophie's house. she threw on some old pre-doo wop vocal music, the authors of which i had no clue. charlie then asked "is this the mills brothers?" indeed it was, and it was quite good. i had been meaning to download some of their stuff, and finally got around to it. i'm still sifting through their prodigious discography, but i grabbed this track for a couple of reasons. enjoy. title: across the alley from the alamo.

this song is also apropos to some recent travel i did for work. i visited the alamo bend navajo reservation in new mexico this week. it was definitely interesting, but i'm going to resist the temptation to use this as an excuse to pen a long missive about the state of native americans. suffice it to say that the mescalero apache a few hours to the south seem to be doing much better economically than the alamo navajo.

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