Mexicans Love Morrissey

Last night I was part of part of the first official planning meeting for Mexicans Love Morrissey a party/event/art exhibit centering around Morrissey, the Smiths, and Los Angeles nostalgia. The inner-circle of this event include myself, Elena White, and my podcasting partner in crime Katynka Martinez. More info on this event and future Mexicans Love Morrissey parties coming soon! Until then listen to this behind the scenes audio interview with Elena and Katynka on Morrissey and Los Angeles in the 80’s.

Mexicans Love Morrissey Meeting

Peace,

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Decolonializing Donuts?

Yesterday Sarah and I went took shelter from the rain inside of Colonial Donuts. It was my first time there and I partook in a delicious apple fritter. Amidst the the 70’s wallpaper and cheap woodpaneling of the place I began to question if I was betraying my Chicano political conscience by consuming a colonial donut with such glee. I mean, it’s not like there’s an Aztec Donuts out there, right? Is a neo-colonial donut better or worse than a colonial donut? Am I reading too much into this in an attempt to maintain my Chicano credibility?

Maybe I’m just craving a donut.

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What’s new these days?

I am back on tumblr with http://hellamoz.com/ follow me and my Morrissey related antics there…If you dare!

The Great Tortilla Conspiracy recently made an appearance at a Guillermo Gomez-Pena’s performance art party where we made:

Huey Fig Newtons! They were delicious. All power to the people!

Planning a possible collaboration with my all-time favorite painter Ana Teresa Fernandez. Stay tuned for more news about it!

Just a reminder, I have work up at Pueblo Nuevo Gallery in a show called Suavecito. It’s curated by…

The one and only Mayra Ramirez, breeziest curator in the western art world.

Will I ever shoot another photograph as cool as the one above or have I reached my apex?

Still going strong with my excursions into animated gifs. I’m beginning to experiment with more cinematic techniques.

That’s it for now,  stay tuned!

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Olmos Famous Episode 2

Katynka Martinez and I are back with the latest episode of our podcast Olmos Famous. In this episode we take a look at season 22, episode 16 of The Simpsons featuring Cheech and Chong. What happens when Cheech Marin tries to educate Homer on Chicano art? Does Springfield’s Latino population live in East-Springfield? What inspired the psychedelic sequence in the episode? Listen and find out!

Olmos Famous Episode 2

Extra bonus: Here’s the Olmos Famous *exclusive* side-by-side comparison of the Simpsons’ version of Xavier Viramontes’ Boycott Grapes print and the original.

Stay tuned for more Latino media commentary and witty banter!

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