Behold the storm

HERE’S A GREAT documentary about Mexico in the early 20th century, particularly the Revolution and its aftermath down into the 1960s.

It’s almost two hours long. I watched it over a span of days, 15 minutes to half an hour at a time. It’s worth the effort.

I bring this to you as a public service. Free of charge.

The bass player

bass

THIS OLD BOY is part of a street band. They stand next to sidewalk tables, and start playing and singing loudly whether you want them to or not. They work for tips.

The group varies in size, but it’s usually three or four. There were five on Sunday. I gave them 20 pesos.

This character is my favorite because he always looks as if he just woke up from a bender that scored 8.0 on the Richter Scale. Were the photo in color, you’d see bloodshot eyes.

No matter. He strums that bass with enthusiasm, and his instrument appears to date from the Revolution.

It’s very old, but it works. Just like him.