A message from El Gallista, Joe Lopez


Se puso Buena la cosa el Sabado “Una Noche de Taquache”. What a remarkable night it was at Gallista, Los Polka Dawgs Dance Club, toda La palomilla conocida, y la musica it was better then I ever anticipated. The atmosphere was unbelievable everyone was there to have a good time and they did believe me they did Y se portaron bien, gracias a todos. Nombre se aventaron “Los Padrinos” puro conjunto compa and their version of Los Tequileros was fantastic! I love that song because it reminds me of the “Puro Gallo” fight Cirilo Martinez, Bonifacio Lopez and I had con Los Hwyners.  Puro Gallo


2005 Video of Los Padrinos

Here is a video of our performance in 2005 for the Conjunto Heritage Taller fundraiser at Mission County Park in San Antonio Tx,  I was just browsing and found it on youtube!  I believe it was Bene Medina’s son who was recording us that day.  We are playing two songs “No todo es Malo” and “Concha Perdida”.  3 years ago! We were so young back then…

Chinese Food

Here is one of my first blogs that I posted two years ago…enjoy!

Today I went to a Chinese restaurant to eat lunch. As I was paying for my meal I noticed a picture of all these chinitos gathered around for their group photo. The group was the Chinese American Cuisine Association or CACA for short. I kind of giggled but I didn’t have the heart to tell the lady at the register what was so funny. She was probably a very proud member of CACA, maybe even the founder! Los pobres don’t realize what that means in spanish – which is why it was pretty hilarious. So those of you in Chicago please do not start the Chicago Area Conjunto Association.  Imagine in Honduras a group called Sindicato Hondureño de Ingenieros Telefonicos (SHIT). Sure we can laugh, but they would be clueless as to why all these americanos are always so happy around them. Oh and another thing, I am glad we say puro conjunto, conjunto puro; and not something else like Pura Onda, Onda Pura – that stinks!