Bottle Tree, Taqueria

San Antonio. Some people know what tacos are, others know what bottle trees are. Some people go to Texas, others go to Hell. Charlie Pride sings by the taqueria with the bottle tree: Is anybody goin’ to San Antone? You may all go to Hell. The woman with the Spanish accent intones the words of […]

What Happened in El Paso

The Texas-Mexico Border. He said, “Mejor que haya un loco y no dos. Better only one crazy. That’s why I don’t argue.” There is a longer version of Marty Robbins’ 1959 “El Paso”. In 1966 he wrote and recorded “Feleena (From El Paso)”, which tells the back story of the Mexican woman from the earlier […]