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R.I.P. Freddy Fender

I know it's annoying when people post obits of celebrities you don't care about, but y'all are just gonna have to put up with this one, because Freddy Fender and the Texas Tornadoes put on one of the best shows I ever saw in my life. It was either the first or second year that Chris and I were together, and we saw them with a bunch of friends at some little club in Atlanta that I couldn't name if you held a gun to my head, and we drank and danced our asses off, and Dwight Yoakam was in the crowd dancing right along with us, and Chris evilly flashed my panties at the accordion player, Flaco Jiminez, who made an "Oooo!" face. It was about as much fun as I've ever had in one night in my whole life. I'm told that I flung a whiskey bottle in the van on the way home, which was a bad thing for me to do (and typical, back then), but I don't remember it.

Great line from the story:

"Whenever I run into prejudice," [Fender, who was Mexican-American] told The Washington Post in 1977, "I smile and feel sorry for them, and I say to myself, `There's one more argument for birth control.'"

Vaya con Dios, Freddy.

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