Monday, October 02, 2006

Hey, Gringo, you're swimming the wrong way, man!"


A new song has come out of Texas. Johnny Bradshaw and Mike and Rita Jones, whose humorous, yet serious take on illegal immigration, “So Long, Texas — Hello Mexico!”, has fans from Texas to Canada to New Zealand.

Ernesto Fraga, publisher of the local bilingual newspaper Tiempo, “I talked with a DJ for a Tejano station and he played it, and some of the calls he got were from people who were quite offended by it,” Fraga said. “I personally am really offended by it. I think it’s very racist. Anytime somebody sings a song about how Texas no longer looks like Texas because there are too many Mexicans, that’s racist.”

Come on, everybody! Let's all gather round the ol'campfire with coffee and frijoles, in a racist sing along with Johnny Tex and the Texicans , with special guest Indigo Red!

Note: Indigo Red will be serving-up the joe and frijoles 'cuz he can't carry a tune in a bucket.


The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.

4 comments:

Tom C said...

Went to Lowes the other day. When the hell did they become bilingual? Did I just not notice?

atheling2 said...

I can carry a tune, but can I make tortillas? I've learned to make very good flour tortillas from my days living in Mexifornia...

Mike's America said...

Tom: They're bilingual until you have a question. Then you might as well be speaking Klingon.

Indigo Red said...

Speakikng Klingon may actually work. Klingon is the world's fastest growing language. The number of Klingon students is now above 2000 worldwide and fluent speakers now number about 20. By one of those tricks of math and statistics over a specific time frame, Klingon comes out as the fastest growing, primarily because a few years ago there were no fluent speakers and only hobbyists. Now schools and language camps teach Klingon.

And I know waaaaaay too much about this!