Sunday, January 9, 2011
Dear Los Lobos, I'm Sorry
Los Lobos doesn't make bad albums. They make good ones and great ones. "Tin Can Trust" is a great one, yet somehow, I only thought it was a good one when I completed my best of 2010 list.
As I sat, stuck on the 'N' train, in between 5th Avenue and Lexington Avenue, or more accurately, between a guy that stank and a ten year old girl who just couldn't stop kicking her seat below, "27 Spanishes," the last song from this album, came over the iPod, and for 5 minutes, I forgot about that little pest. (Though the guy still stank.)
I spent the weekend revisiting "Tin Can Trust," and I think I love it. Maybe even more than any previous Los Lobos albums.
So David, Cesar, Louie, Conrad, and even you Steve...I'm sorry. You should have made Burning Wood's Top Ten. I know my omission didn't break you guys, but nevertheless, I carry the guilt.
Ain't that a groove....