Tus Ojos (Your eyes)

Can’t believe it’s been 20 years since the album was released. God, it definitely feels like it was another life. Was I really a promising young researcher at some point?

Anyway, I got the album as a birthday present from one of my supervisors and friend of mine, the director of the Immunology Lab, where I worked at an assistant researcher all throughout my years in med school. In the form of a cassette, no less. Remember those? Yeah.

When I moved to Canada, that cassette was one of the many things left behind. But now, as of yesterday, I am the proud owner of a digital copy.

Excellent album. Great songs, all of them.

But Tus Ojos has been my favourite from day one. Continue reading

Today, I didn’t buy Swing music *gasp*

I got an iTunes gift card.

For the first time in, oh, I don’t know, ever, I bought music in Spanish. Nothing to do with Lindy Hop, Blues or Black Gospel.

I got music from Buena Vista Social Club, Gloria Estefan, Mocedades and others. Music I grew up with.

Good stuff.

This is my favourite salsa song ever. Gitana (Gypsy woman) by Willie Colón

Doesn’t it make you want to get up and dance?