I hear this song a few weeks ago for the first time on 107.5 Tejano radio in San Anto. All the gente calling in to say how good it is. I swear they're playing it every hour on the hour. Then this viejito calls in and says, "He sings alright, yknow, he sings alright, but you know what he oughta stick to what's his. They got their music y'know, they should sing it. Not try to sing our music." The old man is getting upset. And the Tejano DJ's try to calm him down, tell him it's okay, that toda la gente's digging the song. The old man saysGeorge Strait doesn't roll his R's right and he says Strait corta sus palabras en español. Que a él no le gusta que la gente corte las palabras. The DJ's say a lot of Tejanos cortan their words too, y'know? But the viejito doesn't care. He just keeps saying, "We got our stuff. They got theirs. It oughta stay that way."

3 comentarios:

Manuel dijo...

Y porque nunca se la hicieron de fart a Vicky Karr por sus erres?

Akaotome dijo...

Yo digo que si le pasamos a Julio Iglesias que cantara EL REY con pujido, podemos tolerar cualquier cosa!

Tuan dijo...

en parte le doy la razzón al ruquito: esto es una apropiación que viene ddesde arriba, no importa si es bien intencionada o simplemente condescendiente... lo de las errres es lo de menos, lo verdaderamente molesto son esos arreglos "mexicanos" que parecen sacados de "Los siete magníficos" o cualquier otro western racista (pleonasmo): maraquitas y castañuelas de sintetizador incluidas.