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.