Happy Cinco de Mayo

Strange how it happens every year on the Fifth of May.

Here’s some vaguely appropriately-themed music for you, from my wife’s favorite band:

[imeem music=”s-tIMxirsW”]

22 Comments on “Happy Cinco de Mayo”

  1. Before anyone tries to helpfully clue me in, yes, in fact, I know what “Cinco de Mayo” translates as.

  2. Yeah, everyone knows how to say “sink the mayonnaise” in Spanish. I’ve just never been convinced anyone knows what it means. {shrug} Idioms.

  3. When I lived in Spain in the early 90s, someone in the U.S. asked, “Do they have cinco de Mayo in Spain?” I answered, because I *am* a wise-ass, “Yes. Also seis de Mayo, siete de Mayo, ocho de Mayo…”

  4. dawn – east or west of there – PhD in rhetoric and scientific and technical communication, social media researcher, blogger, amateur photographer

    Love Concrete Blonde. They seem so much more appropriate for Dia de Los Muertos, though. But it’s all good.

  5. Oh, for the halcyon, borderline-suicidal high school days of the closet Goth driving a green Saturn with the windows down and singing “Tomorrow Wendy” at the top of her lungs.

    Not that I would know anything about that.

  6. Your wife has excellent taste in music, Concrete Blonde is one of the best bands ever recorded.

    If you can find a copy of WAR’s “Cinco De Mayo” it fits perfectly to this occasion.

  7. Doesn’t everyone know what Cinco de Mayo is? It’s just another holiday celebrating a French military defeat. Surprising that this would merit a holiday, but I guess it does for some.

  8. I did (honestly!) once hear a group of undergraduates discussing what day Cinco de Mayo was going to be.

  9. Woo! Concrete Blonde! *ahem* Your wife has great taste, clearly.

    By the way, did my buddy at the BBC call you about doing the JG Ballard obit?

  10. James Swallow:

    Yes, he did, and I suggested someone else to him, as I was not qualified. Thanks for the suggestion, however.

  11. Another Concrete Blond fan? No way!! I thought I was the only one left. My all-time favorite band and nobody ever knows who I’m talking about.

  12. Joe Brockmeier – Raleigh, NC – Joe Brockmeier is editorial director, Red Hat blogs. Joe is a long-time participant in many open source projects, including Project Atomic, Fedora, and many others. Joe is also a member of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) and on the Apache Incubator PMC. Joe also has a long history of writing about Linux and open source, and has written for LWN.net, Linux Magazine, ZDNet, Linux Pro Magazine, CIO, Linux.com, IBM developerWorks, and many, many others.

    Woot on the Concrete Blonde. Love that band, one of the best live shows I’ve seen. Check out Concrete Blonde y Los Illegals for some heavily Mexican-flavored rock.

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