Tex-Mex Nirvana


Texas cold front
it brings me to Taqueria Arandas
off 7th street, eastside ese
Sipping on café con leche y azúcar


Vicente Fernandez and Tequila better than Meditation?


Vicente Fernandez and Tequila better than Meditation?

By CHICO REYES, Associated Press Writer

AUSTIN September 5, 2013

IMPORTANT: Watch the video before reading this groundbreaking study.

Artist: Vicente Fernandez, Song: Mujeres Divinas

Another Sunday con Cornelio


Another Sunday con Cornelio

By Daniel Reyes

This piece was published in the 2011 Tonantzin Magazine, the Tejano Conjunto Festival’s Edition.  The short story is inspired by the author’s feature length film script, Saladitos.

Cornelio Reyna singing

Te vas angel mio
ya vas a partir
dejando me alma herida
y un corazón a sufrir

You’re leaving my angel
You’re departing now
Leaving my soul wounded
And a heart to suffer

Cornelio’s voice waltzed across the narrow white room, the accordion escaping down the corridor. The room became an imaginary dance hall of baile and live performance. Mabel smiled, her head tilting from side to side, her eyes slightly closed as if daydreaming—his voice was magical to her. It had that power to tug at her nostalgic corazón. Once she asked her mamá why her father always listened to such sad music.