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algunz
10-31-2009, 11:27 PM
Día de los muertos

By Ableardo B. Delgado

Renacen los huertos,
también los muertos.
El día de los muertos
por siete minutos
podemos platicar
con los seres queridos fallecidos
I remember
tagging along
chasing my abuela
to el camposanto
to sell paper flowers
to make the somber tombs bright
That was back in Mexico
I was only seven years old.
Here in the U.S.
los muertos
are persona non gratas.
Here we do not wish
to hold dialogue
with los muertos
They remind us
we too
will eventually join them.
Here there is no luto
and there are no novenas
or puños de tierra
Here in the U.S.

the idea is to hide,
to ignore the dead
and to even avoid death
in our conversations.
in Mexico la muerte
is well known.
She’s la talaca, a feminine figure.
Our Puerto Rican
brothers and sisters
Call her “la flaca.”
Talking with the dead is necessary
to remind ourselves
to enjoy our lives
and not to go about
as if we already died
and no one said good-bye or cried.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee218/alessandragunz/Halloween/dia-de-los-muertos-art-rj2-.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee218/alessandragunz/Halloween/IMG_0766.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee218/alessandragunz/Halloween/IMG_1156.jpg

stinkbutt
10-31-2009, 11:32 PM
Bone, bone, bone, bone, bone, bone, bone, bone, bone

stinkbutt
10-31-2009, 11:32 PM
Tell me what ya gonna do

Geno_g
10-31-2009, 11:33 PM
I love this art...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2101/2135914370_27bdc36624.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3286/3116669204_498ece1656.jpg

algunz
10-31-2009, 11:34 PM
Tell me what ya gonna do

Bone, bone, bone, tell me what you thinkin about . . .

algunz
10-31-2009, 11:36 PM
I love this art...

It's beautiful, and the shit that can be done with sugar - AMAZING!

fiyahhh!
11-01-2009, 06:13 AM
My girlfriend's family makes a bunch of calaveras every year. They turn out pretty sweet. (pun fully intended)

TomAz
11-01-2009, 07:15 AM
that poem was really stupid.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
11-01-2009, 12:52 PM
http://crow.renezain.com/images2/photos/COA/asheriver.jpg

suprefan
11-01-2009, 01:06 PM
http://crow.renezain.com/images2/photos/COA/asheriver.jpg

Thats Devils Night, you are 2 days too late.

Aurgasm
11-01-2009, 01:07 PM
Tucson's 'All Souls Procession" is the best muertos celebration I've been to in the states!

http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/photos/2007/11/01/l67442-1.jpg

http://www.azstarnet.com/ss/2008/11/07/266149-1.jpg

Gribbz
11-01-2009, 01:08 PM
Great pictures Forza.

BROKENDOLL
11-01-2009, 03:14 PM
Thats Devils Night, you are 2 days too late.
Has the time come yet for you to be put safely away in a time capsule? THAT would be worth celebrating since you're so on top of timelines and shit!

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
11-01-2009, 03:29 PM
Thats Devils Night, you are 2 days too late.

No, City of Angels takes place during Dia De Los Muertos in Los Angeles. It even has Deftones performing during a giant Day Of The Day celebration. That pic is the film's version of the River Styx wherein iggy Pop is sent down to meet the ferryman

rage patton
11-01-2009, 03:38 PM
I love this art...

I was comming in here to say the exact same thing. I love Day of the Dead art. I absolutely love it.

M Sparks
11-01-2009, 06:02 PM
There's so MUCH of it too. My wife used to manage a call center and she has a tile with a skeleton on the phone and "Please Hold" written in bones.

Pixiessp
11-02-2009, 12:34 AM
Here's my little fellow.
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t18/Pixiessp/juststuff002.jpg

algunz
10-29-2010, 02:28 PM
It's almost here!!!

faxman75
10-29-2010, 03:20 PM
http://media.courierpress.com/media/img/photos/2010/07/30/Arizona_Immigration_P_Reyn_t607.jpg

PlayaDelWes
10-29-2010, 03:55 PM
http://theafterlifeepitaph.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/folder.jpg
http://kutsi.com/images/boingo.gif

blackchango
10-29-2010, 05:20 PM
This How I remember first experiencing Dia de los Muertos. My parents are from Morelia in the state of Michoacan not too far away from where the original Dia de los muertos celebration started.

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algunz
10-29-2010, 07:00 PM
The LA cemeteries still have some pretty authentic moments.

fatbastard
10-29-2010, 07:21 PM
Boning!

TomAz
10-29-2010, 10:12 PM
that poem was really stupid.

I stand by this statement.

Gribbz
11-08-2010, 12:06 PM
All Souls Procession(Tucson's version of Day of the Dead) was last night. It's an amazing event. There was about 30,000 people marching and dancing downtown. Calexico played after.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/4cd837d01b86fimage.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/4cd837d5ceeecimage.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/4cd837d128f2bimage.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/4cd789f26c2ffimage.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/4cd7899dd3fbcimage.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/4cd788e92137eimage.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/4090004081_e7dbebdb7e.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/l67442-1.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/mariachiwedding.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/370.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/all-souls-flam-chen.jpg
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http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/150316_450874918659_8309803659_5495812_6739678_n.j pg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/DSCN0412.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/2009pride303.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/willett_allsouls2009033.jpg

faxman75
11-08-2010, 12:07 PM
BEAUTIFUL! Nice pics Gribble.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
11-08-2010, 12:16 PM
HOLY CRAP that looks like so much fun

Gribbz
11-08-2010, 12:20 PM
It really is. I didn't get any pics, but my friend Andrea did acrobatics on top of a crane at the end. It's a pretty emotional event. People carrying around pictures/mementos of lost loved ones and what not.

faxman75
11-08-2010, 12:28 PM
How did you like the concert?

Gribbz
11-08-2010, 12:34 PM
It was great. My first time seeing Calexico.

algunz
11-12-2010, 05:32 PM
AWESOME pics.

Thanks, Mr. Gribble!! :thu

algunz
11-12-2010, 05:33 PM
I stand by this statement.

I heard you the first time.

algunz
11-12-2010, 05:34 PM
All Souls Procession(Tucson's version of Day of the Dead) was last night. It's an amazing event. There was about 30,000 people marching and dancing downtown. Calexico played after.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/4cd837d01b86fimage.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/4cd837d5ceeecimage.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/4cd837d128f2bimage.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/4cd789f26c2ffimage.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/4cd7899dd3fbcimage.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/4cd788e92137eimage.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/4090004081_e7dbebdb7e.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/l67442-1.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/mariachiwedding.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/370.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/all-souls-flam-chen.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/73674_450903078659_8309803659_5496192_6152414_n.jp g
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/150316_450874918659_8309803659_5495812_6739678_n.j pg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/DSCN0412.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/2009pride303.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/DJArcLight/willett_allsouls2009033.jpg

Because they need to be on the second page.

fatbastard
11-12-2010, 05:45 PM
It's beyond me how people prepare/create alters for deceased family members and stand next to them smiling and proud.

A photo of granny wearing a scarf hugging her 10 year old grandson/granddaughter and then the actual scarf draping the photo at the alter just brings me to tears.

algunz
11-12-2010, 05:49 PM
Because it's a good thing to be able to hang out again.

SoulDischarge
11-12-2010, 08:14 PM
Jealous of this holiday.

algunz
11-12-2010, 08:18 PM
Anyone can partake.

SoulDischarge
11-12-2010, 08:31 PM
Not when they work.

algunz
10-29-2011, 12:10 AM
Tis time.

betao
10-29-2011, 07:32 AM
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Gribbz
11-04-2011, 10:21 PM
1uYpYl-8sDs&feature=player_embedded#!

Really excited for Sunday. The only "holiday" I really go all out for.


Tucson's 'All Souls Procession" is the best muertos celebration I've been to in the states!

http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/photos/2007/11/01/l67442-1.jpg

http://www.azstarnet.com/ss/2008/11/07/266149-1.jpg

Fact.

algunz
11-04-2011, 10:59 PM
I can't wait for the pics, DG.

Sadly, I don't know if we're gonna make it now to Santa Ana's celebration tomorrow night. It's still uncertain. I will surely post pics if we do

fatbastard
11-05-2011, 07:07 AM
Missed it again this year. The new self help graphics is right off the gold line. No excuse.

algunz
10-23-2012, 10:41 AM
:bump

EastLos01
10-23-2012, 01:54 PM
Hollywood Forever Is really artsy, but beautiful. Ozo is scheduled to play this year, along with La Santa Cecilia.

http://ladayofthedead.com/event_info.html

algunz
11-01-2012, 03:39 PM
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee218/alessandragunz/Coache11a/94c4a660e223c42fed0ef7f668e02313.jpg

We'll be going to downtown Santa Ana this Saturday. Can't wait.

nosurprises12
11-01-2012, 03:47 PM
^ We have some friends who will be selling at that Santa Ana event (my wife is going to help), so keep an eye out for a vendor booth called El Ponk (http://www.elponk.com/) - they have some great stuff and are really nice people too!

amyzzz
11-01-2012, 03:56 PM
Gribbz, are you going this year?

fatbastard
11-01-2012, 04:32 PM
Hollywood Forever Is really artsy, but beautiful. Ozo is scheduled to play this year, along with La Santa Cecilia.

http://ladayofthedead.com/event_info.html

I've got the hots for Cecilia's guitar player. I'm shivering just thinking of the potential.

fatbastard
11-01-2012, 04:33 PM
Going old school at Self Help Graphics.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0Zjc4NayRs

algunz
11-01-2012, 05:06 PM
^ We have some friends who will be selling at that Santa Ana event (my wife is going to help), so keep an eye out for a vendor booth called El Ponk (http://www.elponk.com/) - they have some great stuff and are really nice people too!

I will definitely look for them.

amyzzz
11-02-2012, 10:06 AM
You all have inspired me to try to go this year. I've never been!

algunz
11-02-2012, 10:20 AM
Awesome! Make sure to take lots of pictures.

Gribbz
11-02-2012, 11:00 AM
I'm really excited for Sunday. Usually Calexico plays, but this year it's Ozomatli.