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Twelve Heads in a Bag: Hector Saldana's Krayolas painting in bold, true colors

Longleaf pines are native to the southeast United States, and their conservation status is vulnerable. Only three percent of this historic, unrottable pine tree forest that can live up to 500 years remains. With long leaf pine (no smack gum) by the comeback sensations, The Krayolas, it is clear they intend to make great music for the long haul. I’m talking about one song in particular, “Twelve Heads in a Bag,” a deceptive rock-ballad (written and sung by Hector Saldana, with Max Baca on bajo sexto and Michael Guerra on accordion). Twelve Heads… is dedicated to the beheaded victims of Mexico’s drug wars. As has been said before but needs to be said again, it is the first corrido of the 21st century and it’s for the history books. Twelve Heads in a Bag makes you want to dance with a Lone Star in your hand, no matter the barbeque stains on your Tshirt, wondering why it wasn’t you in that bag.

Comments

海綿寶寶 said…
一個人的際遇在第一次總是最深刻的,有時候甚至會讓人的心變成永遠的絕緣。.........................
扇子 said…
只用微笑說話的人,才能擔當重任。 ..................................................
倫惟 said…
I love readding, and thanks for your artical. ........................................
來問個安,誰不支持這個部落格,我咬他........................................
佳喬 said…
在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」...............................................................
登山 said…
All roads lead to Rome. 堅持自己所選!.............................................
寶堅強皓 said…
想像是什麼並不重要,想像能做什麼才重要..................................................
彥安彥安 said…
生命是一頓豐富的宴席,有人卻寧可挨餓..............................
MinB2139 said…
Better say nothing than nothing to the purpose...................................................
侑柔 said…
謝謝你的分享,祝你生活永遠多彩多姿!.................................................................
志穎志穎 said…
河水永遠是相同的,可是每一剎那又都是新的。.................................................................
JonasTabr有香 said…
當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................
宥妃宥妃 said…
人生中最重要的是要自尊、自愛、自立、自強、自信。..................................................
吳婷婷 said…
Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion...................................................................
人必須心懷希望,才會活的快樂,日子才過得充實,有意義,有朝氣,有信心。......................................................
這麼用心的經營你的文章, 當然值得我們留連拜訪的!..................................................................
愛情是一種發明,需要不斷改良。只是,這種發明和其他發明不一樣,它沒有專利權,隨時會被人搶走。............................................................
一時的錯誤不算什麼,錯而不改才是一生中永遠且最大的錯誤............................................................
凱許倫 said…
所有的資產,在不被諒解時,都成了負債.................................................................
基韬 said…
人並不是生來要吃敗仗的。人可被毀滅,但不可被擊倒。..................................................................
凱許倫 said…
您的blog蠻不錯的耶,祝你快樂哦!期待您的更新!............................................................
文滢 said…
想跟你說一聲加油,祝福大家每天開心............................................................
我們必須先有哭泣,才有歡笑;也必須先感到人生的悲哀,然後才感到人生的快樂。................................................................
麗王王珠 said…
在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」............................................................
王雅俊 said…
如果成為一支火柴,也要點亮一個短暫的宇宙;如果是一隻烏鴉,也要叫疼閉塞的耳膜。............................. ...................................

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