Sunday, September 14, 2008
Podcast #3: Viva San Miguel
For lovers of all things clave...
We had a heat wave a couple of weeks ago in San Francisco. It was up in the mid-90s, which I know most of you east coasters or southerners consider child's play. But it made the mission district feel more like Panama City. Anyway, the heat combined with some chilaquiles I had for breakfast and whatever beer I was drinking at the time got me inspired to record a bunch of Latin music. I opened up the bedroom windows and cranked it a bit, this is the result.
The name comes from the Mexican city -- a friend of ours is currently living down there working on her writing, and I was flipping through some photos she sent. It was in my head while I was doing this mix, so this one goes out to her.
The cornerstone of this mix is the Colombia! comp from Sound Way Records, one of my favorite records from last year. I used a few tracks from that and pulled in Joe Bataan and Ray Barretto. You'll hear some Arsenio Rodriguez, plus stuff from Peru, Ecuador, Puerto Rico and Nueva York. The name makes no sense, because absolutely none of this music is Mexican. But there you have it, enjoy.
Veggie Burritos Podcast #3: Viva San Miguel