02 February 2008
Even after three career reincarnations and many years of being confronted with the eternal question: What Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up... the answer only recently came to me:
It was sometime after visiting my father's birthplace en "la Isla Bonita", where the oldest viejitos y viejitas seem yet so young; and then after seeing great old musicos like Israel Lopez 'Cachao', Celia Cruz, Candido Camero, Graciela, Armando Peraza. Bebo Valdez, and of course, the Buena Vista Social Club...
I finally decided what I wanted to be when I grow up:
An Old, Black Cubano!
Of course The Creator had other plans; but I'll be content to settle for two out of three...
La musica ES la secreta para vida, y juventud eternal...
(music IS the secret of life, and eternal youth...)
"The Latin/Jazz Mecca" aka The Fountain of Youth
(thanks to Andrew Beal for finding the post of this clip)
Check out this video: Buena Vista Social Club - Live in Amsterdam
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