The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Friday, May 9, 2014

Street art of a different sort

I always say that Oaxaca's street art and graffiti are some of the best in the world and I have posted lots of examples over the years.  I am always on the lookout for it and, of course, food.  So I was looking at and smelling this mouthwatering rotisserie full of perfectly roasted chicken and onions in Tlacolula, when I turned around and saw this badass vehicle.
I do believe the theme might possibly be Ghost Rider, but only if Nicholas Cage is there somewhere..... no, not here, just some vampire dude.
The hood.
Not on this fender. I have no idea who it is.
Or that one.  I think that's Peter Fonda
Yessss!!!  At last.
I love all the cross cultural connections.  Obviously, lots of Mexicans have spent much time in El Norte and they return fully or at least, partially assimilated.  Plus, it a global world, if you catch my drift.... Disney, Walmart, PepsiCoke, MickyDees, they are everywhere.  And it goes both ways.  I do believe, El Norte just went wild celebrating Cinco de Mayo, which is a total non-event here.  I bet most norteamericanos think it's Independence Day or something. Party on, Garth.

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