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Saturday, January 8, 2011


This time, at La Bloga I do a Chicanonautica remembering the Digital Divide and encouraging the Electronic Revolution.

And what better for Mondo Ernesto extras than a salute to those original technophiles and mad scientist/artists of the barrio, the lowriders?

Kind of looks like an updated Aztec fiesta only with mechanoid madness and booty shaking instead of blood letting and human sacrifice, eh?

Today's lowriders are into hiphop, but I remember when they listened to stuff like this:

There was a time when you could tune to KRLA and get a recombocultural mix of Motown, the British Invasion, and vatos like Cannibal and the Headhunters.

These sociotechnological experiments need to be encouraged, so that maybe someday we'll all be driving cars like Ed “Big Daddy” Roth's Mysterion.

1 comment:

  1. And that ol' digital diablo rears its ugly head again: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/09/AR2011010900043.html