It was two years ago already that I did my first post for this blog. Back then I spoke of Café Tacvba, which are currently on a US tour making stops all over US including Chicago, various places in Texas, and Charlotte NC which is only a couple of hours away for me. They are playing at a small club in Charlotte and I really want to go. However, going implies pretty much going by myself since I’m not sure I can find anyone who wants to spend $30 plus gas money to go see a Mexican rock band, regardless of how much I can say about them. I wouldn’t drive 30 minutes for most bands, but I would drive 2 hours by myself for this guys. We’ll see what happens.
For this 2 year anniversary post, however, I want to bring to your attention to Jarabe de Palo, another monster of Spanish rock music, this one actually from the motherland (that’s Spain to us Latinos, not England).
Literally translated Jarabe de Palo means Cough Syrup from the Stick which would be immediately understood as a euphemism for male ejaculate in most parts of the Spanish speaking worlds. However, in Spain it has a different meaning. The phrase is used generally by parents to their children in the same way American’s might use the phrase “a can of whoopass.” Behave or I’m going to give you a Jarabe de Palo, means behave or I’m going to give you a beating that’s going to take away that illness that seems to be making you misbehave. So like so many other Spanish phrases, you must be careful when using this phrase and take in consideration where you are and who’s listening.
Jarabe de Palo has been at it since the mid-nineties and have
Ok, thats enough of that.
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