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25 responses to “Gringa’s Soapbox

  1. Hi my name is oscar sotuyo sr. i was a songwriter for Raul Torres y Los Malos, and others including one for Los Aguialres.I studied the hit songs de Jose Alfredo Jimenez,his bio and viewed his interviews at every chance i Icould I took apart and examined them.Mr Jimenez did not play an instrument he used his imagination he stated that when you use an instrument you might be limited by the amount of chords that you know.But when you learn to use his method than you can use the music you heard the notes you heard.I would like to find an Anglo Tejano band I sure could use a little help.You can find my lyrics on iwritemusic.org.Thank you.
    832-275-5452

  2. Apolonio Perez

    I would like see Centella’s first two albums remastered into CDs. Will that ever happen.

  3. Being a Tejano music listener since the early sixties I will put in my 2 cents on why the slowly declining of Tejano Music,While agreeing with Gabriel that Ramon Ayala is more of a norteno singer and not tejano,I disagree on the reason behind Tejano music being erroding from the airwaves,first,the young listeners that are so vital to the music and where Tejano music always could count on as future listeners have turned to Rap or Reagaton,second,we have been under a constant invasion of immigrants from south of the border who happen to bring their own choices of music,and now control the radio stations that once played mostly Tejano,and third,those days are gone where whole tejano families,especially from the southern part of the state of Texas would migrate to northern states or California to work on the fields thus carrying the tejano music with them,In this country,other than country music,Tejano has outlasted the rest of genres of music,as for changing with the times,what other groups beside Tejano bands can play several genres of music at any dance hall via accordion,brass or keyboard sounds,English or Spanish! For the record,Tejano was not the name of the music,neither was Tex Mex or chicano,we simply called it polkas rancheras,and the reason was, that Texas bands would copy any mexican ranchero song,change the rythem and create a song that people could dance too,Paulino Bernal being a master at it.The internet has helped tremendously in keeping Tejano alive,and we owe a lot of thanks to each any everyone who contributes in it’s cause,some not even being from Texas or mexican american themselves

    • Hey Coffy, I agree with everything you’re saying. I’ve been composing some songs with a lot of what you’re saying in mind. Though I’m unknown I still want to help Tejano music survive and progress like it was doing in the past. Here’s a Bolero I wrote in that endeavor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKJr2t2EjE4 subscribe to my youTube channel to hear my other songs or you can download them on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon etc. I’ll post more songs on youTube as soon as I get them copyright registered.

  4. Centella is back in the tejano scene after 15+ years.Check them out at http://www.facebook.com/CentellaMusic

    Stay tune for their new CD coming out soon.

  5. One of the reasons in my opinion why tejano music lost its limelight in Houston is that the bands remained the same. There were new faces but with this the music changed in a way that tejano kind of lost its appeal. Every band tries to be the pioneer in a new style so they can later be accredited as being the one that started it all. Selena before she died must of been noticing the changes in tejano music that she had begun to cross over to American pop music. Many people do not know the difference between tejano, norteno, or ranchera music. For one Ramon Ayala does not play nor has ever played tejano music. Tejano music is more the likes of Little Joe, La Mafia, Mazz, Gary Hobbs, Los Chamacos, David Lee Garza y Los Musicales. Many people think they know tejano music from norteno but in reality they don’t. I like tejano music as well as many other types of music. Music is always going to change regardless of what we like or dislike. Many bands jumped on the gravy train when it was popular music played throughout Texas and lived to tell about it. Maybe some other day it will make its way back to its hey day. Til then we can criticize and complain that tejano music is not played on the radio but times change just like people do. What ever happened to big band music, 50’s rock, disco, classic rock? Just like it has happened in American culture it will happen in Tejano culture.

    • Gaby,,,My name is Ernesto..
      We,,Big Band Tejano//Austin Texas/are rekindling the tejano sound of the big band.No accordian,,,Just horns .keys and rhythm section..The way it used to be played….Keep your ears open..Coming soon to a dance hall near you
      BBT-(Big Band Tejano)

  6. Dear Tejano Journal and Tejano industry leaders who cover all sides from the Promoters, Band managers, roadies, club managers, waitresses, bar tenders, on air Disc jockey both on FM- AM and Internet radio.

    This is twenty two years in the making I have love this genre since I was 19 years old back then it was call chicano music it was consider bad racist it was not accept it by the masses. I love it because it was different from anything I ever heard. Little Joe, Mazz, La Mafia, Elsa Garcia, Laura Canales where doing there part. I could remember when I work with Elsa in a small nite club setting here in Houston second ward, call Jell-O’s. The crowds of people where great. I DJ at many clubs here in Houston, playing this music Chicano slash tejano.

    I could recall back in 1989 two wonderful things took place, I was ask to drive a radio station van which was KQQK in Texas city which lead to on air Job. I had the honor of meeting Selena at a club call the Island Club. Boogieman & Jumpin Jess where there as well. I was nervous when Selena came in the VIP room the club was pack to see her show. I will always remember these words she said to me keep spinning tejano music and don’t be nervous she 19 and I was 29 wow huh.

    KQQK set the standards and other stations try to follow, Danny Garcia was a Program Director so was the Boogieman, Dan Sequa, Gil Romero these men shape Tejano music it was my honor to work with these men who taught me a lot about radio and tejano music. KQQK was own by a lady who love tejano music also, she had own KRBE as well. Ms Edith Bakker was her name. KQQK was a labor of love for all. I kid you not the respect of this station continues to this day.

    I could recall at one of many concerts we at Kqqk would put on I introduce Selena and Emilio in front of 20,000 fans that came out. The station was sold to Tom Castro for 12 million dollars. He then sold it to Univision for 80 million dollars. We all where layoff in 1999 to 2011, no tejano music on the FM or AM. Here in Houston 3rd largest city of the world. I went to a station Boogieman try to get up and running with the help of Dave Biondi a radio engineer a 40 year and a top 40 DJ here in Houston. I was with Bnet radio from 2003 to 2006. This station also set the standards of Broadcasting also. I enjoy the many interviews I had with Bob Gallarza, Ram, Little Joe, Ruben Ramos, La Mafia, new Talent Megan Leyva, Sesi Estrada, The Twinz from NM, Yvette Garcia of SA, Jennifer Marie 12 year old. I enjoy playing there music so they to could have a chance to make it. I enjoy the many interviews with Veroncia of avance.

    What I, really enjoy doing where the Selena Tribute four hours of her music the Tejano Stars calling in to play tribute to everyone’s daughter sister, so I dub her the Princess of Tejano music. I want to share the reason why I left Bnet radio. We DJ’s never got paid, we did this for free. I had lost my other job so I had to dip in my savings $6,000. This cause me to go in debt. I have some critics who say. I did not pay my dues. I will end with this I’m leaving tejano music to the fans who listen to me I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will keep you in my prayers.
    They say if you really love something you can let it go, maybe it will come back someday. I hope that the young people will embrace it has, I did.

  7. this has to be the best tejano website ..

  8. Norma De Leon

    All your history is awesome. Some want to believe Tejano music is dying and some are working to preserve it. The Rio Grande Valley has one spanish radio station and it only plays Norteno. Pepe Maldonado, a pioneer to conjunto music, is working hard to keep “Conjunto Music Alive”. Live telecasts every Sunday, 6-10 pm La Lomita Park, McAllen baile with live conjunto music on http://www.ustream.com/la lomita and on Wednesdays 6-8 playing “Puro Conjunto”.

  9. Sixto Gonzales

    I am looking for any tejano music collector to trade my music collection with, music I have collected over 40 years. I have over 15,000 Tejano songs from the 1960’s to the present. 5,000 of Tex-Mex Oldies collection ,Chicano Soul Oldies, Latin Oldies and Oldies & R&B.
    All in one portable hard drive. All songs are in i-tunes format with song title and artist. Thank you Sixto Gonzales, 891 Ellen st. Colton,Ca 92324 (909) 889-1356

    • whats your price on the collection of your tejano music ,i really want to buy ur collection cause my father in law is the best father in law i ever repect’d i love him so much i would like to get these collections from ya ,whats your price

  10. State of Tejano 2

    State of Tejano 2 this is a broad subject matter for one to attempt to write about. These are my views on a subject. I love and have been a part for over 25 years. I would ask debate, solve the issues work together as a team for the good of the genre and the young people who look up to us for advice leadership. We has leaders should do this now and always. I like thank Abel Hernandez for the honor of posting this on the Tjer. Thank you for your hard work in the tejano industry we all love.

    Let’s begin,
    What is the evolution of tejano Music ? I will share a story written by a teacher, in the 1690’s Spain settled the area that is now known as Texas. In 1718 San Antonio was established as a midway point to the missions of east Texas. Then 1749 Spain settled the area we now call Rio Grande Valley thus was born the Tejano A Texan of Mexican heritage. The 1850’s Europeans from Germany, Poland, and Czech Republic migrated to Texas & Mexico bringing with them there style of Music and dance. The Mexican Revolution in 1910-1917, force many Europeans to flee south Texas & Mexico. A Pioneer Lydia Mendoza became the first to record Spanish as part of RCA expansion of their popular race records of the 1920’s. In the 1940’s Valerio Longoria introduced lyrics to conjunto music. In the 1950’s Isidio Lopez making it a Tex mex sound. In the 1980’s Little Joe proved to Columbia records there was money to make in Tejano. Tejano went through a denial period in the early 70’s. This info is on the Tjer. The story was written by Martin Leal a Texas History Teacher from Brownsville TX. He has a BA in History. My point here is we as tejanos need to preserve the history of our music and events that took place for the youth. I like to see someone step up and create a website on our history. We must do this now for the generations to understand our music. We can’t fail on this issue.
    I will cover 2009-2010 during these years so much has happened. I feel the Tejano Journal which is a gate way to promote and educate our people of are culture Tejano music. I attend to highlight and offer solutions to some issues again you can agree to disagree with me its okay. I want to start with Little Joe celebrating his 50th anniversary in Chicano Music truly he is a pioneer this took place in Austin TX 8/8/09. Gary Hobbs had his 25th anniversary celebration at Tejano National convention held in Dallas Tx. 8/22/09. Jay Perez sings for President Obama First lady Michelle Obama, this event was televise but no Jay performance on TV. Side notes on that, David Chavez recommend him. This was a special event held on 9/23-27 here in the Pasadena – Houston area. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall was on display. The reason I place these events in here to show we need to get out more promote our music to the masses. I mc an event here in Houston that mark 100yr. here in my barrio magnolia. This event 10/6/09. The month of Dec tejanos came together 12/11/09 Toys for Tots was held here in Houston. 12/17/09 Ruben Ramos held his event in Austin Tx. 12/19 Toys for Tejanitos was held in Dallas host it by Veronica & advance and other acts. My point here we as tejanos help the needy there some people here in the great USA can’t buy food, provide a toy for a child on Christmas, is for the kids not for us grown ups. I wish media would shine the light on us tejanos. 2009 I had a chance to interview Rudy Cano & Laura Salinas of Rodeo Houston about the importance of Go Tejano day at the rodeo. This event is to help with raising scholarships for young people to go to college. I remember what Rudy said, they base it record sales, request on radio, to select that artist to perform. This was a strong statement in my humble option. Passing stars Freddy Fender, Ruben Vela, Steve Jordon pioneers of Tejano music. Who will be the next ones? The young artists have to look up to someone, who will take lead. I think this area has approved with Chente, Shelly, going to the schools teaching the students. Joel Guzman has a class at UT teaching tejano music these artists who have given back thank you for your time and talent. I realize not everyone can do this.
    2010 what a year as Cumbia caliente would say. I went to San Antonio three times in one year. Latin Breed celebrating a milestone 40th anniversary and sharing the stage with Houston Icon Oscar de la Rosa of LA Mafia at this year Chicano festival now in its 32nd year. TTMA Fan Fair held in San Antonio on a cold weekend thank you very much. The wind were cutting right through me LOL. The Tejano Music Network Forum was held Cumbia Caliente was the moderator. I like thank Mr. Ramos and Dave Biondi of Bnet radio to say a few words with the industry in the room truly honor. I felt it cover all subject matter. I would hope they will preserve our history. This event took place on a Saturday morning. Fan fair is a place for upcoming and establish acts to perform in front of there fans to sell cd’s t shirts and other stuff. I have always said this how we support artist. May brought me back to see the greatest 30 anniversary of LA Mafia held in the Alamo dome it should be rename LA Mafia Freedom dome. This was show no one should have missed. I’m for one looking forward to the DVD. The history Manado & Oscar deserves Grammys and Proclamation from Houston & SA. This show made me cry when he sang si quiero dios he sang this song with so much emotion he had men and women crying that is powerful. The special guest artist kick ass also Elida & Oscar was out of this world Shelly and Oscar kick butt. Oscar & Little Joe and Oscar & Ruben Ramos. All icons in tejano music. I will buy my copy when it comes out. I will never forget this. David Chavez was behind this event wow huh. July the convention and award show. David Chavez should be given the key of San Antonio Tx. He should have a medal freedom. Eddie Rodriguez celebrating 30th anniversary in this biz.
    Here is my review of the event.
    I went as a fan of tejano music. I drove in Saturday. The gran balie was going on, as I’m walking in I see Wynette who I used to work with at KQQK now she a GM of a Norteno radio 107.9 station, there where nortenos at this event. I was glad to pay my way in to support tejano music. The despos where on stage at the time, Johnny Martinez also was on stage. DLG play had everyone dancing. The sound was very good. Jay Perez closes the night out. I bump into fans from, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio own Ernestina very sweet lady. I saw Jim Luna, Papa Z, Micheal Arellano, Brandy Lopez of Latin Fusion TV was in the house. La Buck eye from Ohio. The ballroom was pack. I must give kudos, to David & Sarah Chavez for taking charge of bringing together, TTMA & Tejano Academy in the same room how did you this ? I salute you for this sir. I attend the fanfare expo on Sunday. The NCLR was having there convention going on in the same venue also. I got to ask the ? Why was our expo in the back would the average fan get confuses about this who knows ? I saw and spoke with Candance Vargas, of New Mexico, Tejano Rose of Corpus Christi, Monica Castro of Az, Eddie Rodriguez los Volcanos of Seattle Washington. I spoke with Mando of Oregon. I saw FAMA John B and the guys. Sunny Sauceda, Jenne Madrid from Houston 12 yr sensation. I hang out with Gary Hobbs and PAPA Z icon’s of Tejano music. Mike Torres The groveland chicano band played OMG this band kick major ass there from San Antonio, they are next Latin breed hands down.They were other horn bands and conjunto acts there that was cool to see that. I notice that not all the artist where there on Sunday, I wish I had made in sooner. The Award show that evening. I was honor just to attend the seats where great. David Chavez come out first, dress in a blazer, blue jeans. He bring’s on Paul Rodriguez in a wheel chair funny stuff. I can kick myself for leaving my camera in the car. Albert Calvo & Dave gave out the fist award. Male vocalist Jay Perez who was very humble by this. Elida Reyna congrads she is on top of her game. Best new male artist AJ Castillo con grads way to go brother. Best new female Veronica the future of Tejano music is now. Album of the year DLG David lee congrads to you want you do for tejano music the album was very good with Mark Ledesma on vocals. Tejano Academy winner’s congrads tambien. The House band was Bob Gallarza all star band Roger Velasquez was playing in the band wow. where was Joe Posada ? The Tribute to LA Mafia was outstanding. The words of Mando & Oscar are true words. This band is a Houston Icon. I want to thank the powers to be for doing this, David Chavez, Frank Salazar, Robert Arellano, David Lee. I as a fan thank you, by the way they got a Standing O well deserve I was proud to be from Houston. I like when Shelly, Elida, Steffani these powerful ladies paid homage to Laura Lopez, Laura Canales, Elsa Garcia, I enjoy that big time. The Tribute to Selena was outstanding to see the 1st family there they got a standing O. David you are a master sir, When Emilio pop on stage the venue shook I kid you not wow, I felt a tejano shock wave that could wake up this industry. Tierra ageless. Jay on stage was dream come true for him and us. Ruben Ramos tight set my brother. Ram on stage with Amor Quiedo 1987. The after parties, Mi Tierra host it Jay, Adalberto where there the place was jam pack. El Fuerte host was Elida Reyna invited these artist to come up. AB, DJ Kane, Micheal Salgado. Lazy mug, Ricardo Castillion, Roger Velasquez was dancing Micheal Salgado I dance too with La Buckeye it is now 2:15am Monday do people sleep in SA hell no. Homie Marco x KQQK Dj jamin the hits wow. Thank you Webjefe I saw alot. I look forward to 40th award show. Where will Tejano music be in 5 years ? Now some solutions to some problems. I feel if the coalitions would work together for the good of the young people would be inspired to enjoy our music. I do recall made mention awhile back recordings in general. I have always same to upcoming tejano acts take your time on your project search for the right songs practice with your band over and over. Perform at festivals anywhere to see if the people like it record on tape listen to it over and over. I feel we are entering new decade in 2011. The young artist must take the lead now, Veronica of Avance of Dallas Tx. Tania Castaneda of los matadors of Midland Tx. Monica Castro from Az. Denise Lopez & Alexis Gonzales of Houston Tx. These are some who are out there. I mention before the establish artist need or should embrace the young artist. I feel Elida, Shelly, Ram. Gary, Emilio, DLG, Ruben Ramos understand it Oscar de la Rosa of La Mafia. I feel in 2011 it will blossom. I like to end with. My pov are not to offend anyone they are to enlighten our raza industry leaders like Ruben C aka vive tejano, Mr. Mike, Tap, Tejano Guy, Mr. Ramos of Dallas Tx, Albert Calvo from SA, John De leon, Lazy mug here in Houston. Cumbia Caliente aka Josue from Dallas. I read all your post admire everyone’s drive to better our music culture for the young. I feel if we work together to support the artist both the establish and upcoming it would be a good thing set aside your egos for the good of tejano & conjunto music. I wrote this as a fan of tejano music, thank you all for reading this.

  11. Just changed my website to .net instead of .com thx just updating on my new info. I hope you enjoy.

  12. JENNE CELINE MADRID, Tejano Music’s Future. This 11 year old from Houston is AMAZING visit http://www.jenneceline.com and also youtube.. SHE LOVES TEJANO MUSIC.. so support our youth… Jenne sings Mariachi/Tejano/Pop tunes. From the Anthem at the Houston Rockets game to a semi-finalist in the hit TV SHOW TENGO TALENTO/Los Angeles CA Keep an eye on this kid she is destined for Stardom

  13. Carnal it’s been a fabulous great 30 odd years that I’ve been enjoying Tejano at its best from the President Ballroom to StarLite Ballroom, from KQQK to Super Tejano 108 and now with Internet Tejano Radio stations like BandidoRadio to BnetRadio.com…Now we have the Conjunto craze going on and clinging to Tejano, but the real Tejano remains untouchable. It’s all good from clubs like Lujan’s to Bea’s Islan Club and Hallabaloo’s. Let’s keep Tejano alive and kicking through this coming decade. Tejano for ever and ever, Amen.

  14. I went as a fan of tejano music. I drove in Saturday. The gran balie was going on, as I’m walking in I see Wynette who i used to work with at KQQK now she a GM of a Norteno radio station, there where nortenos at this event. I was glad to pay my way in to support tejano music. The despos where on stage at the time, Johnny Martinez also was on stage. DLG play had everyone dancing. The sound was very good. Jay Perez close the night out. I bump into fans from, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio own Erestina very sweet lady. I saw Jim Luna, Papa Z, Micheal Arellano, Brandy Lopez of Latin Fushion TV was in the house. La Buck eye from Ohio. The ballroom was pack. I must give kudos, to David & Sarah Chavez for taking charge of bringing together, TTMA & Tejano Academy in the same room How did you this ? I salute you for this sir. I attend the fanfare expo on sunday. The NCLR was having there convention going on in the same venue also. I got to ask the ? why was our expo in the back would the average fan get confuss about this who knows ? I saw and spoke with Candance Vargas, of New Mexico, Tejano Rose of Corpus Christi, Monica Castro of Az, Eddie Rodriguez los Volcanos of Seattle Washington. I spoke with Mando of Oregon. I saw FAMA John B and the guys. Sunny Sauceda, Jenne Madrid from Houston 12 yr sensation. I hang out with Gary Hobbs and PAPA Z icon’s of Tejano music. Mike Torres The groveland chicano band played OMG this band kick major ass there from San Antonio, they are next Latin breed hands down.They were other horn bands and conjunto acts there that was cool to see that. I notice that not all the artist where there on sunday, I wish I had made in sooner. The Award show that evening. I was honor just to attend The seats where great. David Chavez come out first, dress in a blazer, bluejeans. He bring’s on Paul Rodriguez in a wheel chair funny stuff. I can kick myself for leaving my camera in the car. Albert Calvo & Dave gave out the fist award. Male vocalist Jay Perez who was very humble by this. Elida Reyna congrads she is on top of her game. best new male artist AJ Castillo con grads way to go brother. Best new female Veronica the future of Tejano music is now. Album of the year DLG David lee congrads to you want you do for tejano music the album was very good with Mark Ledesma on vocals. Tejano Academy winners congrads tambien. The House band was Bob Gallarza all star band Roger Velasquez was playing in the band wow. where was Joe Posada ? The Tribute to LA Mafia was outstanding. The words of Mando & Oscar are true words. This band is a Houston Icon. I want to thank the powers to be for doing this, David Chavez, Frank Salazar, Robert Arellano, David Lee. I as a fan thank you, by the way they got a Standing O well deserve I was proud to be from Houston. I like when Shelly, Elida, Steffani these powerful ladies paid homage to Laura Lopez, Laura Canales, Elsa Garcia, I enjoy that big time. The Tribute to Selena was outstanding to see the 1st family there they got a standing O. David you are a master sir, When Emilio pop on stage the venue shook i kid you not wow, I felt a tejano shock wave that could wake up this industry. Tierra ageless. Jay on stage was dream come true for him and us. Ruben Ramos tight set my brother. Ram on stage with amor Quiedo 1987. The after parties, Mi Tierra host it Jay, Adalberto where there the place was jam pack. El Fuerte host was Elida Reyna invited these artist to come up. AB, DJ Kane, Micheal Salgado. Lazy mug, Ricardo Castillion, Roger Velasquez was dancing Micheal Salgado I dance too with La Buckeye it is now 2:15am monday do people sleep in SA hell no. Homie marco x KQQK Dj jamin the hits wow. Thank you Webjefe I saw alot. I look forward to 40th award show. Where will Tejano music then where will it be in 5 years ?

  15. My condolences to the Vela family. It is a great sense of loss when I heard of Ruben Vale’s death. I wanted to let you know that my heart is
    truly saddened.

    Ruben Vale was more than just a wonderful person; he was always so kind and considerate to towards others.

    His passing away to a better world will not only leave a void in many lives, but in the hearts of all those who knew him well. Mr. Vale
    will always remain within the heart of many worldwide.

    My sincere thoughts and prayers are with the family and all those that love him.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Domanic Valentino
    Valentino Films Motion Pictures

  16. Tejano Conjunto music in the capital of California, Sacramento?? At an outdoor park called Cesar Chavez? Organized and founded by a Tejana, former farmworker? Huh ? How can this be? Well believe it!! I am now working and planning for the 4th year this next Labor Day weekend 2010. It is not that far away, considering the planning and moneyit takes to pull it off. Thanks to the Landeros Clan and many volunteers and fans who share the dream of keeping Tejano Conjunto music going. Even though the airwaves haven’t been a help, nonetheless, we are much more clever than that and have found a way to make it happen. So much so, that I was able to secure the flashing billboards at the California State fair to announce the festival. More than a million people see those. Not that they are all coming, but more important is the fact that we are promtoing this very important music that has all but been vanished from airtime, TV and so forth adn relaying the message that we are here to stay. But flashing all over the billboards was Jay Perez’ face, The Hometown Boys and others. I even invited one of the board members of the state fair to attend and be my guest at the VIP beer/wine garden and she accepted. She had a great time and had no idea that Tejano music was so good. People came from as farway as Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and all over the state of California. What a day it was. Que Viva La Onda Tejana!!!

  17. TEJANO SOUND BAND coming to East Chicago| East Chicago, Indiana
    Club Ki-Yowga in East Chicago, located at 5220 Indianapolis Blvd. now has tickets available for their August 29th Tejano Night event. Cost is $20.00 per person. Doors open at 7pm with local Dj Lupe “Shades Of Time” Mendoza mixing till 9 p.m. A premier Tejano act from Lansing Michigan, properly titled “Tejano Sound Band”, will perform from 9pm – 1am. Tickets are limited and now available. No children please, must be 21 or older. Rain or shine, this is an outdoor event.
    Security provided by E.C.P.D.
    FYI| 219-398-1108

  18. Hello , I got to mention MJ Memorial that was cover by 19 Television networks and international networks from, Russia, Korea, Germany, Japan, China, Israel, Mexico, to mention a few. The service was in Los Angeles. The Staples center. What to mention the performances Mariah Carey I’ll be there was done very well. Jennifer Hudson was out of this world, Usher with a lot of emotion. Rev Sharp ton speech was a fiery hit on all points. President Obama needs to take a page from him. We are the world and heal the world songs great way to end. Paris speak about her Dad made me cry so much it hit home with me, and Billion people cry also. I recall The Selena tribute memorial held here in Houston, it had many artists to sing songs of Selena. La Mafia was there paid tribute to Selena.

  19. Well said.!
    There are Three Cs that is needed to be put into practice.
    COMMUNICATION
    COLLABORATION
    COMMITMENT

    P.B.T. said it.!
    (April 12,2009)

  20. The State of Tejano 2008 – 1998
    I will cover the positive and Negative issues and offer some solutions that are open to debate. I will cover Bands, along with the artist small and Big.
    I will cover recording industry the good and the bad.
    The radio stations and internet stations the good and the bad. I will cover the drug and alcohol issue that exist right now. Pay it forward ? Does it exist in Tejano?
    Promoters educate our young people about Tejano culture. I feel David Chavez and Sarah along with Ricardo Hernandez have tackled this issue head on. I must give them kudos on this. I will speak about, Rodeo Houston, the Austin Coalition, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston groups. The upcoming groups how can we help them to carry on la onda.
    What KQQK was to Houston from 1989 to 1998 my fellow TJer’s this will help answer some ? or create talk about the issues at hand. I don’t want to offend people. I’m trying to help enlighten you of these issues.

    What is tejano? We all define this our way; there is no wrong answer on this. We love the beat and accordion playing that goes on with this, some may say its country with Spanish lyrics. The Tjer has covered this in many posts through the years. I must thank Abel aka the webjefe having this board on the internet for all to see.
    Bands: what defines a bad lead singer male or female and talented musicians a band mgr. The lead singer controls the flow; of the band in less you have band director. A band mgr must promote the band through radio TV or print media. Band mgr must meet with a promoter who is taking a risk booking the artist for a show. There are promoter’s who do take a risk and there some who don’t I will name some POP, Jim Luna, Roy mesa, Bea at Bea’s Island club. POP will not take a risk for reasons unknown. Jim Luna has taken risk I applaud him for that. Roy and Bea and Bertha with BSP the jury is still out. Here lies my point if the promoter doesn’t take a risk how is the band to survive in this industry. I have solution a meeting of the minds should be arrange to include the coalitions groups also. I feel with dialog something can be settle. I feel without dialog it will hurt the bottom line.
    The recording industry: there is some bad here, favoritism to certain artist many people are afraid to speak up on this. I feel Rick Garcia of Hacienda Records in Corpus Christ is doing his part. He may have some crics of his own. Rick will work with you on your project. There are some to take your money. The average cost of a CD project is $10,000 or more A band recording is a picture of the way they perform. I feel Record labels are about taking your money this is fact. The small mom and Pop labels give you the false hopes that they can get you on the radio and get you a gig not true. The bands out there trying to get booking to make a living. The solution to this read the fine print before you sign a contract. Radio internet stations: When, I was with KQQK in 1989-1999 these years where the best of my life. I started as a driver of the van, and move up to weekday on air DJ. I had the chance to work with Ken Smith, Danny Garcia, Boogieman, Jumpin Jess, Coco Cortez, to name a few. KQQK was in Texas City than moved to Bellaire area than S Post oak in the Galleria area on the 15th floor a great view. The fans support KQQK while we played Tejano, they went to the clubs and concerts that where put on by KQQK. I feel now with the advent of internet radio it is a godsend to local radio stations to stream to the world. I know this was a dream of boogieman to do so he work a long time to make this happened. He team up with Dave Biondi a engineer by trade a former top 40 dj in the 50’s with over 40 years in the biz. They started to put on people 1st Roland Martinez of Galveston TX, he would drive in for the love of the music. Monica Pena a female dj a darn good one. I think, I was next el sonnen Poco Loco Ernie G Mean Gene Tito G who comes and goes. We were the first. I feel this crew made Bnet want it is today not Dave or Boogie or jumpin jess the crew did this. Bnet is heard around the world, I had listeners in Japan, Korea, Germany, Mexico, throughout the USA in Chicago, Mich, az, and texas. Bnet was head of it’s time. The advertisers need to jump on the wagon. I know there other stations out there. I give kudos to crazy chuy out of Dallas. Mario Garza out of Oregon doing his part, Lady Di in Mich area. They all love this music as much as, I do. I ask you to support these stations with out support well you what happens. I got to mention the bad of Bnet radio Mazzman, stringbean, they where the drunks. I feel a DJ must speak up about the issues in hand.
    Rodeo Houston: Go Tejano night
    Emilio 07, 99, 97-95, 90
    DLG – 1999 -1993 (with Los Musicales) –Ram Herrera – 99, 94
    Jimmy G y El Grupo MAZZ – 1991 (with MAZZ) – 2005
    La Diferenzia – 1996
    La Mafia – 98, 96, 92 Little Joe y La Familia – 91, 1989
    Little Joe (with Los Tres Amigos) – 2003
    Jay Perez- 1999, ’06
    Roberto Pulido y Los Clasicos 1990
    Selena – 1994-95 (with Los Dinos – 1993
    KQQK made a difffence on these shows. I must offer a solution a committee of tejano people should oversee this event. The numbers game has to facture in. There should be establish tejano artist, conjunto leader, new artist, establish on air DJ new on air dj. A marketing rep that is tejano should put a report together and be submitting to Leroy Schaffer of Rodeo Houston. This body of people should be rotate out every two years. Does pay it forward exist, it did in the 80’s 70’s big time. I ask the ? About drugs abuse exist it did with some of the establish artist in the 80’s 90’s this saddens me. Alcohol does exist look, at the Emilio accidents where they alcohol driven? The jury is still out on this.

    Top 5 news of 2008
    5. Jay Perez performing for the NFL
    4. The La mafia & Kumbia Kings battle
    3. Adalberto and son saga who really is the winner on this
    2. Conjunto Industry is it part of Tejano industry????
    1. Emilio accident which is sad for his family and fans. Emilio hang in there sir. What will be the stories of 2009

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