Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mexico’s 43 Missing Students: ¿Quiénes Son?

El joven en la foto se llama Israel Jacinto Lugardo. Tiene diecinueve años y es un chico tranquilo y trabajador. Quería ser maestro.

Y éste se llama Antonio Maestro. A Antonio le gustaba tocar la guitarra y jugar videojuegos. Más de todo, le gustaba leer. 

Here is a short piece on what happened to these two students and many others in the south of México. I bring it to the attention of anyone interested in Latin American Studies and human rights. No son buenas noticias. From CNN:

Mexico's Missing Students: Who Are They?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Audition for Sharing the Stage

Do you know a singer/songwriter and/or musician at our school who deserves a larger audience? Maybe it's you. On Wednesday, November 19, my partners and I will hold auditions at 7 p.m. in the band room for anyone willing to give it a shot. Those selected will need to be available for one group evening rehearsal the week of Dec. 8 and, of course, be able to play the show at the Red Bicycle opening for Brothers From Another on Friday, Dec. 12. Got a job? Let your boss/scheduler know and/or see if someone will take your shift. We would love to hear one or two songs, and are especially interested in originals, though covers are cool, too.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Independence for Catalonia? Nope.

An interesting article from The Economist about Catalonia and the vote to secede from Spain.

Catalonia’s future: Let them vote

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