Wednesday, April 07, 2010
KILL, MAIM, AND MUTILATE THE SINGER
“They can’t do anything to me. I’m dead.”
This story seems damned churlish after all that rock & roll has done for the drug trade. Our pal HCB commented in an email – “I'd get a new tour manager”
"If Mexico's drug gangs hated anything as much as cops, it was singers and reporters. Not singers in any slang sense of snitches or stool pigeons; they hated real, guitar-strumming, love-song-singing crooners. Fifteen singers were executed by drug gangs in just eighteen months, including the beautiful Zayda Pefia, the twenty-eight-year-old lead singer of Zayda y Los Culpables, who was gunned down after a concert; she survived, but the hit team tracked her to the hospital and blasted her to death [in 2007] while she was recovering from surgery. The young heartthrob Valentin Elizalde was killed [in 2006] by a barrage of bullets from an AK-47 just across the border from McAllen, Texas, and Sergio Gomez was killed [in 2007] shortly after he was nominated for a Grammy; his genitals were torched, then he was strangled to death and dumped in the street. What doomed them, as far as anyone could tell, was their fame, good looks, and talent; the singers challenged the drug lords' sense of their own importance, and so were marked for death.” – Christopher McDougall, Born to Run.
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The secret word is Vicious
Posted by Mick at 4/07/2010 05:12:00 PM