9.6.08

La Naca

Growing up, I always thought the Cheros (cowboys) at my high school were such chuntaros. My friends and I used to laugh at their chingamelavista lime green boots, painted on Wranglers, and motley-colored cowboy shirts. When they cruised through campus in their supped up pick up trucks blaring Ramon Ayala y Los Tigres del Norte, I would turn up whatever grunge band I had playing on my Walkman.

Since I’ve left home, I’ve become quite a fan of “chero music.” As I told my mom a while back, “me estoy haciendo bien naca.”

I am such a naca now, that I almost jumped out of my seat when I was able to download the newest Intocable cd 2C before midnight.

4 comments:

cindylu said...

There was a period in the early 90s when banda (or grupera) music was really popular. Everyone liked it and wanted to dance quebradita. I'm not sure how it became so popular, but I guess it was cool to be chunti then.

rob said...

Intocable is not considered "naco" music. Thier music is a blend of rock, norteno, country, pop to form a modern and fresh sound. There are as much fresa fans as their is " naco " fans with this group.

La Brown Girl said...

Cindy-I remember that era. My mom used to always try to dance it. She was crazy.

Rob-I know Intocable isn't naco. I guess what I failed to convey is that it would be in my book...as a high schooler. Who would've of thought that I would ever so into this kind of music?

Chanclita Divina said...

when i was in high school i had a recently divorced aunt that would take her son and some of his cousins (including me) to the baile. quebradita was all the rage back then. i always found the dancing protocol facinating. the way men walked up to the girls and extended their hands to ask them to dance.