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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You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

The hereafter re me

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

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Feria Land - Mezcal

There are simultaneous ferias de mezcal occurring now, one in Llano Park in the city
And one in Matatlan, the world capital of mezcal as the sign proudly proclaims. 
Mezcal is a hot product these days as it gains notoriety and becomes more readily available.  This year's event in Llano came together at the last minute due to the fact that someone forgot to get a permit.  However, the mezcaleros quickly set up their stalls and when I visited on the delayed opening day, it was fairly crowded.  I am sure it got packed, but when I was there it seemed rather tranquil.
There is a feria de artesanos right next door.
One could wander and sample mezcals and mezcal cremes.  Salud!
Here is the Pierde Almas setup. 
We had just visited the palenque in Chichicapam
 Ain't nothin' like the real thing.
 The size and number of pearls are indicators of quality and strength.  Large bubbles means it is strong.
 Drink wisely, my friends.

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