Juan Gabriel

Juan Gabriel’s Death, Like His Music, Brings Mexicans Together. The New York Times obituary.

It is difficult to overstate the popularity in Mexico of Juan Gabriel, whose music tapped a deeply sentimental vein in Mexican culture. His appeal transcended regional, racial and class boundaries in an otherwise stratified and fractured society. His music was played at children’s birthday parties and the wedding anniversaries of retirees. It provided the soundtrack for joyous occasions and, just as much, for heartbreak.

Big Spender

Just bought a song on iTunes by mistake. Inadvertent click of the mouse. It’s Charlie Puth with Selena Gomez, “We Don’t Talk Anymore.”

I thought about trying to get a refund but then noticed it had cost only 69¢. I’m going to play it enough to get my 69¢ worth. It is catchy. 😏

Last month I bought Puth’s track with Meghan Trainor, “Marvin Gaye.” I did buy that one on purpose.

Ride, Sally, Ride

“‘Mustang Sally’ began as ‘Mustang Mama,’ which he was inspired to write by the newly introduced Ford Mustang sports car. It was Aretha Franklin, the pianist on Mr. Rice’s demo of the song, who persuaded him to rename it.”

From New York Times obituary for Mack Rice

If you disrespect anybody that you run in to
How in the world do you think anybody’s s’posed to respect you?