Saturday, April 30, 2005

Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, AZ

Peek-a-boo, I See You

We went shooting in the Tohono Chul Park on the Northwest side of Tucson today. Candy is feeling much better but certainly isn't operating at 100% yet. It's frustrating. I feel like I have about 20 years left, 10 of which are good. I need to do everythihng I want to do in those 10 years or those things will never happen. This period of inactivity is giving me cabin fever.

For what it's worth, the restaurant at the park is worth writing home about ...

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Springtime in the Desert



Mariachi music (I know very little about it, actually) strikes me as being Mexican country western in 3/4 time. I know that "La Paloma" and "Cielito Lindo" have been on the Mariachi Top 10 for more than 75 years.

This weekend brought a huge Mariachi Convension to town. The Mariachi musicians occupied two stages at Ried Park. The thing that I found most striking was that the quality of music and musicianship was orders of magnitude better than either the blues concert or NAM Jam, held in the same venue.